REUNION WEEKEND 2013 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Reunion Weekend Hotline: 617-552-1865
Reunion Weekend email: email@example.com
How do I register for Reunion Weekend?
There are two ways to register:
1. Click here to register online for all events. Please note that housing registration is now closed.
2. Mail the Reunion registration form with payment to:
Boston College Reunion Weekend
Cadigan Alumni Center
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
VISA, MASTERCARD, and AMEX are accepted.
By when do I need to register?
The registration deadline for both housing and events is May 22.
Is my registration fee refundable?
Reunion Weekend event and housing fees are non-refundable.
Why is there a processing fee?
There is a one-time $10 processing fee to offset administration costs, credit card and bank surcharges, and temporary reunion student labor expenses.
Can I register on site?
No, you must register and pay in advance for all events.
How do I change or add to my registration once it has been submitted?
Call 617-552-1865 and request a modification. You may add events and/or guests.
Will I receive event admission tickets?
No tickets will be issued for any event. Your name tag will grant you admission to all events for which you have registered. Name tags can be picked up at any fee-based event. Your name tag will have a numerical code that is keyed to the events for which you have registered. Free events do not require a name tag.
I did not get a brochure in the mail. Where do I get one?
Online brochures are available in PDF format here. There are three versions: one for the BC Class of 1963 Golden Eagles, one for Newton College alumnae, and one for all other reunion classes (1953, 1958, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, and 2008).
Brochures have been sent out from our mail house, and you should receive yours by the end of March. If you would like to request that a brochure be mailed to you, please call 617-552-1865.
Will I receive an event registration confirmation?
If you register for events online, you will receive an immediate email confirmation from both the BC Alumni Association and CashNet (the vendor that processes credit card payments).
If you register for events by mail, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address specified on the Reunion registration form.
How may I find out who from my class is attending Reunion?
A list of attendees may be found by clicking here.
Where can I park during Reunion Weekend?
Ample parking will be available without a parking pass. You may park in either the Beacon Street or the Commonwealth Avenue Garage (not in reserved spaces).
15-minute parking will be available in the St. Ignatius and Stayer Hall parking lots only for those registered for housing in order to off load luggage. There will be no overnight parking in the St. Ignatius or the Stayer Hall parking lots.
There are a limited number of handicap parking spaces. Handicap registration plates or placards are required to use these spaces.
There will be shuttle buses to transport reunion celebrants and guests around campus to all event venues and residence halls.
What should I wear?
Suggested attire for all events is casual (e.g. khakis, polo shirts, comfortable shoes, etc.) with the exception of the Golden Eagle Investiture, where we recommend business attire (suit or sport coat and tie/dress, skirt, or pantsuit). For the class parties, we suggest cocktail attire.
Are there places to eat on campus?
Yes, the dining halls will be open throughout Reunion Weekend.
Will the Boston College Bookstore be open?
Yes, the bookstore will be open throughout Reunion Weekend.
|Friday, May 31, 2013|
|McElroy Commons & Hillside||9 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Newton||9 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|Saturday, June 1, 2013|
|McElroy Commons & Hillside||10 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Sunday, June 2, 2013|
|McElroy Commons & Hillside||9 a.m. to 2 p.m.|
Will I receive a housing confirmation email?
Housing confirmation will be sent by the Boston College Residential Life office. Please note that when your payment goes through, your registration is incomplete unless you click “To continue with your registration click here." If you close the window after paying, you will be charged, but you will not receive a confirmation email.
If you register for housing by mail, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address specified on the Reunion registration form.
When do I find out which dorm I will be staying in?
Housing registration closes on May 22, which gives the Office of Residential Life a week to place registrants in dorms. You will receive notification of housing location the week of Reunion. Please note that only your dorm will be given; your actual suite will be assigned when you check in on campus.
How does group registration work?
Groups may be formed to place individuals in the same suites. Please choose a group leader to begin the process. Up to eight people (four for the fifth anniversary class) may use the same group registration number. After that, it is not guaranteed that you will be placed together or near one another.
Group leader: A registration number will appear on the final screen of your registration. Please give this number to your friends. This registration number will also appear in your confirmation email, which you may forward to your friends.
Group members: Please include your group leader’s registration number in the group registration number field. Please note that your registration confirmation will reflect only your individual registration number, not the group number that you have entered.
Direct roommate requests: If you wish to be in the same room with someone who is registering separately, please include their registration number in the direct roommate field.
Can I reserve an entire suite or room for myself?
Due to limited space, you cannot reserve an entire suite for yourself. You must reserve a full suite. If you do not fill an entire suite, it will be filled with alumni of the same gender. It is likely that the suite will be filled with members from your class, but it is not guaranteed.
Can I block rooms?
We cannot accommodate room blocking. All classes will be in rooms of eight with the exception of the fifth anniversary class which will be housed in Edmonds, which offers only suites of four.
Can I choose my dorm room? Request a specific room?
Requests for specific rooms can be made but are not guaranteed. Classes are placed in a dorm with their other classmates, and rooms are filled by floor.
Are there handicap rooms available?
If you need a handicap room, please put that on your registration so we can make all necessary accommodations. Handicap shower chairs, etc. are not available outside of handicap rooms.
What is in the suite?
Linens are available for each bed, but we do recommend bringing an extra blanket as New England weather is unpredictable. Towels are also provided for guests. There is a refrigerator in each suite but no microwave.
What should I bring to my suite?
An extra blanket and toiletries are recommended.
Is there Internet access in the residence halls?
The suites provide wireless access.
Are spouses allowed to share a room, or is each suite gender specific?
Yes, spouses can share the same room, but all beds are twin beds.
Can children stay in the dorms?
We regret that we are unable to accommodate families in housing. All guests must be 18+ to stay in housing for the weekend.
Can we bring alcohol into the dorms?
Kegs are not allowed in the dorms, but all other alcohol may be brought in.