Fantastic Alumni Day— where do I even begin?
First and foremost, I want to say that I am so thankful that I got to be a part of this incredible event. Staff from different offices and faculties joined forces to help make this day a huge success. Being in a room with such incredible people got me all fired up!
The basketball games really kept everyone on the edge of their seats. Both the men’s and women’s teams did a fantastic job— a stellar performance executed by a stellar roster. I would like to applaud the players for their spectacular sportsmanship.
Seeing alumni and their adorable children made my heart smile with intense joy. One alumnus came with her husband and her child. The mother smiled, looked into her daughter’s eyes and said, “This is where your daddy and I first met.” The University of Waterloo has always been the birthplace of long-lasting meetings, friendships, and relationships, and Fantastic Alumni Day helps us remember and appreciate these amazing encounters every year.
Once you graduate, you become a Waterloo alumnus. Fantastic Alumni Day recognizes that milestone— it commemorates and celebrates your remarkable journey at the University of Waterloo.
To sum up my experience, here is a poem in honour of this year’s Fantastic Alumni Day:
Dressed in black and gold
Welcoming Alumni and friends
Young and old
A table full of free swag— we got pens,
stickers and bandanas,
goodies that got everyone going bananas
Captured through the camera lens
were passion and affection,
hoops and goals,
and paper airplanes that were flying in every direction
the excitement was completely out of control
Not to mention
the wonderful prizes
A 55 inch TV that clearly got all the attention,
a chance to win a one night stay-cation, and enterprise’s
$500 gift card
The pride that you hang on your Waterloo lanyard,
is shared amongst us
Thank you for putting your trust
in this amazing campus
This alumni connection
is what we call perfection
I am proud to call myself a Waterloo Warrior
See you next year
Please bring your family and friends,
the more the merrier.
2019 Fantastic Alumni Day
is heading your way!
Amy U is a 3rd year English student majoring in Rhetoric, Media, and Professional Communication. She is currently spending her 2nd Co-op term as the Alumni Outreach Assistant for the Office of Advancement.