Outreach

Homecoming Day 2013 at Ookayama Campus (5/26)

Tokyo Tech will mark its 132nd anniversary on May 26, 2013. On this special day, alumni will gather together again in Ookayama on the verdant campus.

Tokyo Tech's Homecoming Day originated as one of the commemorative events planned for the Institute's 130th anniversary and was scheduled to take place in May 2011. However, due to the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, it was postponed. A year later, in May 2012, the inaugural Homecoming Day was held and approximately 1000 graduates and their families visited their former campus on this occasion.

The 2nd annual Homecoming Day will welcome Tokyo Tech alumni with various events.

Schedule

10:00 a.m. Campus Tours
Scheduled Routes
Route 1: Display of robots in motion, Meister (students' cultural club),
Museum and other places on campus
Starts at 10:15 a.m.
Duration: one and a half hours
Route 2: Display of robots in motion, Meister (students' cultural club),
Collaboration Center for Design and Manufacturing
(CODAMA), supercomputer TSUBAME and Museum
Starts at 10:20 a.m. and at 10:30 a.m.
Duration: one hour and 45 minutes
Registration: starts at 10 a.m. on the day
Language: Japanese
Routes are subject to change in the event of rain.
Departmental Reunions
Students' Extracurricular Activities
Events run by current members of various social and cultural clubs and volunteers
Auto Club: display of club cars from previous years at club garage
JugTech: juggling in front of the Library
Los Guaracheros: Latin jazz performance in front of the Library
Meister: exhibit of a human-powered aircraft and an electric racing vehicle called Econo-move at the Collaboration Center for Design and Manufacturing (CODAMA)
Tea Ceremony Club: tea ceremony in the lobby of the 70th Anniversary Auditorium
Volunteer students: Tohoku regional product fair in front of the Library
12:30 p.m. Special Joint Performance by graduates and current student members of the Tokyo Tech Orchestra

Conductor: Ryuichi Suenaga
Program includes The Blue Danube and The Song of Tokyo Institute of Technology
Venue: 70th Anniversary Auditorium
Admission: free
Seating: first-come, first-served basis

1:30 p.m. Special Lectureby graduates who were integral in the design and construction process of the TOKYO SKY TREE.

Title: Design technique and construction technology of the TOKYO SKY TREE
Speakers:
Keiichi Okamoto, President and CEO, Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
Graduate of the class of 1969, Department of Architecture, School of Engineering
Nao Sugiyama, Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, Obayashi Corporation
Graduate of the class of 1974, Department of Architecture,
Graduate School of Engineering
Venue: 70th Anniversary Auditorium
Admission: free
Seating: first-come, first-served basis
Language: Japanese

3:00 p.m. Departmental Reunions and Students' Extracurricular Activities
4:30 p.m.
- 6:00 p.m.
Closing Party (advance registration closed)
Opportunity to interact with different generations of graduates and current students over a light meal

For more information, visit the Homecoming Day page.

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Published: May 2013