Alumni can reconnect with campus through Third Degree Program

Micaela Cashman

Registration is now available for the second annual Third Degree Program, taking place Jan. 23 and 24 at Reiman Gardens.

The Third Degree Program is an event that allows college alumni to go back to their college years for a few days. For those graduates who miss attending lectures and wandering around campus, they can come to Ames and participate in classes, attend a Stephen’s Auditorium event and even go to a graduation ceremony.

Guests will go to the Smithsonian Jazz Performance on Jan. 23 at Stephen’s Auditorium followed by a welcome reception and the opportunity to explore the Ames restaurant scene. Everyone will stay overnight at Hilton Garden Inn of Ames.

Jan. 24 will consist of nine hours of classes, divided by a lunch trip to Hickory Park, a cocktail reception and a graduation dinner and diploma ceremony.

Classes will cover topics such as writing, green living, digital photography and the history of American pop culture.

Participants may register at