Alumni Posts

RUST FOUNDER’S WEEK

By gpeterson
Posted on Nov 05 2021

Dear Rust College Family,

Founders’ Week is a time-honored tradition for Rustites, family, and friends. Each year, we look forward to welcoming everyone back to the Citadel on the Hill” to plug into the Founder’s Experience. From reconnecting with friends to making new memories Founder’s Week represents the true spirit of Bearcat pride and spirit.

Over the past few months, Rust College has continuously monitored, and assessed the current public health landscape – monitoring COVID-19 cases and projections in and around the state of Mississippi, analyzing the many options for events, adjusting safety measures, and gathering data to help determine appropriate actions. In consultation with Rust College, its Covid-19 Taskforce, and health professionals the RCIAA has decided to offer virtual options for main events in which our alumni typically attend. The RCIAA will forego in-person meetings like the Fall alumni, and individual class meetings and opt for 100 percent virtual meetings. Additionally, our first alumni club student training session will meet virtually as well. See below for Zoom links for all meetings. 

See below for a full schedule of events.

We know our alumni and friends would rather gather in-person to celebrate in true Founders’ fashion, however, the safety of the Rust College and Holly Springs community is our primary concern. The RCIAA will work throughout the academic year to when conditions allow, to find additional ways to provide opportunities to engage, connect, and elevate alumni in the spirit of Rust College.