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Frequently Asked Questions - Reunion Weekend 2015

Click on the sections below to view answers to frequently asked questions.

  1. How do I register for Reunion Weekend?
    1. There are 2 ways to register:

            1. Register online for all events and housing at www.bc.edu/reunion. Please note that event registration and housing registration are separate transactions.

            2. Mail the Reunion registration form with payment to the below address postmarked by Wednesday, May 13:
                 Boston College Reunion Weekend
                 Cadigan Alumni Center
                 140 Commonwealth Avenue
                 Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

            VISA, MASTERCARD, and AMEX are accepted both online and via the mailed-in registration form. Checks made payable to Boston College Alumni Association are accepted via mail only.

  1. When do I need to register by?
    1. The registration deadlines are as follows:
      Housing: Friday, May 15 at 5 p.m. EDT
      Events: Tuesday, May 26 at 5 p.m. EDT

  1. Is my registration refundable?
    1. Reunion Weekend event and housing fees are non-refundable.

  1. Why is there a processing fee?
    1. There is a one-time $10 processing fee to offset administration costs, credit card and bank surcharges, and temporary reunion student labor expenses.

  1. Can I register on-site?
    1. Advanced registration is required in order for us to provide the best experience for the roughly 5,500 alumni who come to Reunion every year. Similar to planning a (very large!) wedding, we ask for your RSVP in advance in order to have the most accurate predictions of numbers for our partners, particularly Dining Services so that they can order the correct amount of food and beverages for each Reunion Weekend event.

  1. How do I change or add to my registration once it has been submitted?
    1. You may add to your registration by clicking the link in your confirmation email. You may add events and/or guests to your original registration at any time before the registration deadline.

  1. Will I receive an event admission tickets?
    1. No tickets will be issued for any event. You simply need to arrive at the events for which you pre-registered and check in with staff at the registration table. You will receive either a nametag or a wristband, which will act as a ticket and grant you admission to fee-based events. You may keep and wear your nametag from event to event in order to be expedited through subsequent event registrations. Free events do not require a nametag.

  1. Will I receive a brochure in the mail?
    1. Print brochures should arrive in mailboxes by early April. Please note: in a effort to go green, the 5th and 10th reunion classes will receive email invitations only.

  1. Will I receive a registration confirmation?
    1. If you register online, you will receive an immediate e-mail confirmation.

      If you register for events by mail, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address specified on the reunion registration form.

  1. How do I find out who is attending Reunion from my class?
    1. A list of attendees can be found on the "Event Registration" page of the Reunion Weekend website. Click the button that says "Check out the attendee list" on the "Getting Started" page. You can sort the list by class year by clicking on the top of the class year column.

  1. Where can I park during Reunion Weekend?
    1. Ample parking will be available without a parking pass. You may park in either the Beacon Street or Commonwealth Avenue Garages (not in reserved spaces).

      15-minute parking is available in the St. Ignatius and Stayer Hall parking lots to unload luggage only for those registered for housing.

      There are a limited amount of handicap parking spaces. Handicap registration plates or placards are required.

      There will be shuttle buses to transport reunion celebrants and guests around campus to all event venues and residence halls.

  1. What should I wear?
    1. 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.

  1. Are there places to eat on campus?
    1. Yes, the dining halls will be open throughout Reunion Weekend. Detailed information about locations and hours will be available on the Reunion Weekend maps which are distributed at every event.

  1. Will the Boston College Bookstore be open
    1. Yes, the bookstore will be open throughout Reunion Weekend. Detailed information about the hours of operation will be available on the Reunion Weekend maps which are distributed at every event.

*For instructions to register for on-campus Reunion housing, please click here.

  1. Are handicap rooms available?
    1. If you need a handicap room, please make note in the "Comments" section of your registration so we can make necessary accommodations. Items such as handicap shower chairs are not available outside of handicap rooms.

  1. What is in the suite?
    1. Linens are available for each bed, but we do recommend bringing an extra blanket as the New England weather is unpredictable. Towels are also provided for guests. There is a refrigerator in each suite, but no microwave. Trash bags will be provided. Free WiFi is available, but there will be no televisions in the suites or rooms. Each suite is equipped with air conditioning.

  1. What should I bring to my suite?
    1. We recommend you bring an extra blanket, personal toiletries, hand soap and hand towels, and paper products such as paper towels, tissues, cups, and plates.

  1. Can children stay in the dorms?
    1. We regret that we are unable to accommodate families in housing. All guests must be 21+ to stay in housing for the weekend.

  1. Can we bring alcohol into the dorms?
    1. Kegs are not allowed in the dorms but all other alcohol in reasonable amounts may be brought in.

Still have questions? Feel free to email us at reunion@bc.edu.

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