There are a number of benefits to alumni status besides discounted basketball tickets and networking opportunities, one being the chance to take classes without ever having to sweat through a final again. At this year’s reunion weekend, 272 members signed up for the “classes without quizzes” seminars, which ranged in topics from tai chi and Jesuit history to wine-tasting and gender communication.
The entire weekend celebration honored Xavier and Edgecliff classes with years that ended in a 4 or a 9, with approximately 1,000 alumni coming back to campus for the celebration. Events throughout the weekend included a golf scramble, lectures and cocktail parties. Those attending also had the option of staying at one of the on-campus residence halls in order to help relive their college days—this time without the resident assistant hounding them to keep it down.