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Event Ideas

Event Ideas

Need some inspiration? Here's a list of the kinds of events that alumni are doing with Play Dough. 

Questions? 
Phil Scanlon
(626) 395- 8363
pscanlon@caltech.edu

Educational

  • Event with a Caltech faculty speaker
  • Local alumni speaker lectures or seminars at Caltech or other local colleges/universities
  • Behind-the-scenes tours

Cultural

  • Museum or art exhibits
  • Monument or landmark tour
  • Symphony or concert
  • Theater performances
  • Guided walking tours
  • Lectures/Book signings

Social

  • Monthly lunch
  • Happy hours/mixers
  • Welcome new graduates or alumni to your area
  • Food parties - oyster roast, crab feast, clam bake, chili fest
  • Gourmet restaurant tour
  • Food truck crawl
  • Beach day
  • Wine/Beer tastings
  • Day at the races
  • Book clubs
  • Movie nights

 

Athletic

  • Attend a local sporting event
  • Pre-game/Post-game receptions and tailgate parties
  • Recreational team sports
  • Golf, tennis, bowling, skiing, biking, hiking

Professional Development

  • Company or facility tours
  • Financial seminars
  • Career or networking seminars
  • Hackathons
  • Speed networking
  • Career fair

Community Service (non-fundraising)

  • Adopt-a-Highway
  • Book Drive
  • Food Bank
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Local soup kitchens

Family-Friendly

  • Day at the zoo
  • Boat Cruises
  • Picnics/Hayrides
  • Science or children’s museum
  • Picnics/Barbeques
  • Theme parties - holiday, pool/beach, Super Bowl