Coming to Reunion? Here’s a quick guide to help you plan the details of your visit. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Q: What kinds of activities will we do during our Reunion?
A: The schedule of events for Reunion weekend is extensive. It will be available to preview in March. The big, all-comer events are the Friday night New England Clambake, the Friday night keynote speaker, the Saturday Parade of Classes and the Saturday Alumni Picnic. Your class will celebrate this reunion milestone with a private reception and dinner on Saturday night.
Q: Can I bring my children? Is Reunion kid-friendly?
A: Absolutely. Children are welcome. Reunion includes many family activities. On Saturday afternoon, there will be a Camel Kids Carnival on Tempel Green. This event includes a bounce house, professional balloon artist and face painter, a live animal exhibit AND MORE! Childcare is available Saturday night during the Saturday class dinners. More about children’s activities and childcare.
Q: When will I hear what my class is planning?
A: You should hear preliminary information this winter and detailed plans from your Reunion Committee by the spring. If you haven’t yet heard from your Reunion Committee, we might be missing your email or home address. Please send your contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll be sure to get you anything that you’ve missed.
Q: How much does attending Reunion cost?
A: Registration for all alumni, with the exception of the 50th Reunion class, ranges from $85 - $180. These prices include all meals, a custom piece of swag, and your registration fee.
Q: When can I register?
A: Registration will open mid/early March. If you are in the 50th Reunion Class or above, you will receive a registration packet in the mail. If you are the 45th Reunion Class or younger, you will register online.
Q: Why is there a deadline for registration?
A: It is very important that you register for Reunion by the deadline so that we can accommodate you for housing and meals. We will do our best to accommodate registrations after that date, but cannot guarantee housing preferences.
Q: What are the on-campus accommodations like?
A: On-campus housing is convenient for all Reunion activities and available for all alumni and their guests. It also makes it easier for you to spend time with your classmates, as each class is housed in its own residence hall with its class headquarters which we refer to as your “hospitality suite.” Bathrooms are shared among guests on each floor.
Q: How are on-campus accommodations assigned?
A: If you register for on-campus housing, you will be placed with the rest of your class unless otherwise requested. Double rooms are limited and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis during registration.
Q: How do you handle special rooming requests?
A: If you wish to be assigned to a room close to a particular classmate/s, you and the other members of your group must make a request at the time you register. We will do our best to accommodate these requests on a first-come, first-served basis. We can only accommodate requests made on registration forms prior to May 1st.
Q: How do I access my room?
A: When you arrive to campus, please check-in at the Registration Desk in the College Center. You will be given a swipe card to access the building, as well as a key to your room. Upon checkout, please return your swipe card and key to your student host. There is a $25 fee for each lost swipe card and a $75 fee for each lost room key. 50th - 75th Reunion attendees who are staying on campus and receive their key and card from student hosts at their assigned dorms.
Q: Can I stay at a hotel?
A: Approximately 85% of alumni stay on campus; however, you are free to stay at a local hotel if you prefer. We have hotel blocks reserved at the Holiday Inn (New London), Springhill Suites (Waterford), and the Mystic Marriott (Groton). Be sure to reference the Connecticut College Reunion Weekend when making your reservation to ensure that you receive our discounted rate.
Q: What should I expect from a residence hall room?
A: Accommodations are modest, as they are college residences. Most alumni report that Reunion is primarily about the experiences and embracing being back on campus.
Q: What is in the residence hall room?
A: Each room comes with one set of sheets, one pillow, a light blanket, a light towel, a washcloth and a small bar of soap. We recommend that you bring coat hangers, a fan, and an alarm clock, as the rooms do not come equipped with these. Most residence halls have overhead lighting, so you might want to bring a reading lamp if you prefer. You may also choose to bring an extra blanket and pillow.
Q: How do I get around campus if I need a ride?
A: We offer our alumni a trolley service to navigate campus. If you need a ride on campus, the Reunion trolley will take you to your destination. The van circles campus approximately every 20 minutes. Look for the "Trolley Stop" signs. They will also pick you up along their route if there is room. You will also see a number of golf carts zipping around campus all weekend so don't be afraid to flag one down! Advancement Staff would be more than happy to bring you to your destination.
Q: What should I pack?
A: Spring weather in New England can be very unpredictable. Pack casual clothes, a sweater or sweatshirt (the Bookshop is open during the weekend if you’re in the market for new Connecticut College gear), comfortable shoes, an outfit for your festive class dinner and rain gear. You can also bring athletic wear and extra towels if you plan to use the sports facilities. If you plan to take part in yoga, please bring a mat. Evenings tend to be rather buggy in the spring, so please bring Bug Spray as well.