Welcome to Your City took place on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Please check back in the summer of 2022 for more information regarding the next Welcome to Your City program.
Calling all Cincinnati-based Harvard alumni!
On Thursday, October 21, alumni in cities around the world will come together to welcome members of the Class of 2021 to their new cities! Harvard alumni who graduated between 2011 and 2021, from the College or any of the graduate schools, are invited to participate.
If you live in Cincinnati or have plans to move there, the Harvard Club of Cincinnati welcomes you to register here for their Welcome to Your City event. The evening promises a welcome to Cincinnati while meeting and connecting with alumni in the area. Attendees will also learn about the many Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups available to you and more.
Enjoy an evening of Cincinnati inspired cuisine, craft cocktails, and a spirits sampling from local New Riff Distillery -- all complimentary -- to welcome you to the Cincinnati area. Complimentary valet parking will be provided (bring a few dollars cash to tip if you so choose!) at the Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Downtown valet stands on E 4th St or Vine St (bring your valet ticket inside with you!). Attendees will also have the option of joining a VIP tour through this newly renovated, architecturally significant, Harvard-connected building. Masks are required to enter and are to be worn outside of our section on the second floor.
The Ingalls Building, built in 1903 in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the world's first reinforced concrete skyscraper. The 16-story building was designed by the Cincinnati architectural firm Elzner & Anderson and was named for its primary financial investor, Melville E. Ingalls, a Massachusetts state legislator, graduate of Harvard Law School (LLB 1863), and president of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (the Big Four Railroad). The building was considered a daring engineering feat at the time, but its success contributed to the acceptance of concrete construction in high-rise buildings in the United States. It was fully renovated in 2021 and partially converted to a hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott Cincinnati Downtown.
Whether you are new to Cincinnati or have called it home for years, the Harvard community is your community—so we hope you will join us on October 21! Register with your LinkedIn profile or other social media accounts to see who's coming and connect with others before, during, and after the event.
The Harvard Club of Northeast Ohio, the Harvard Club of Cincinnati, and the Harvard Club of Central Ohio would also like to invite you to sign up for their annual "Welcome to Your State" event which will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET. This event will give recent graduates the chance to meet and interact with each other from the comfort of their homes to continue the conversations had during the Welcome to Your City events. The group will split into city and interest breakout rooms for smaller group activities during the call. You must register separately for this event here (registration required to receive the Zoom link).