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Frequently Asked Questions

Reunion Weekend contact: reunion@bc.edu or 617-552-1865.

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

General Weekend Information

By when do I need to register?

The registration deadlines are as follows:

        Housing: Friday, May 19, at 5 p.m. EST

        Events: Friday, May 26, at 5 p.m. EST

 

How do I register?

There are two 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 address below postmarked by Friday, 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.

Will I receive a brochure in the mail?

Print brochures should arrive in mailboxes by early April. Please note: in an effort to go green, we will send invitations to the 5th and 10th Reunion Classes via email only.

 

Is my registration refundable?

No, Reunion Weekend event and housing fees are nonrefundable.

 

Why is there a processing fee?

There is a one-time $10 processing fee per registration to offset administrative costs, credit card and bank surcharges, and temporary reunion student labor expenses. Don’t worry — if you make edits to your registration, you will not be charged again for the processing fee.

 

Can I register on-site?

Yes, you may register on-site; however, on-site registrants will be charged an additional fee. We encourage you to register as early as possible so we can ensure that there is enough food, drink, and staff on hand for all our guests

 

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

If you register online, you will receive an immediate email confirmation.

If you register for events by mail, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address specified on the Reunion Registration Form.

 

How do I change or add to my registration once it has been submitted?

You may add to your registration online by clicking the link at the bottom of your confirmation email. You may add events and/or guests to your original registration at any time before the registration deadline.

               

Will I receive tickets for the events?

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

 

How do I find out who is attending Reunion from my class?

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.

 

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 Commonwealth Avenue Garages in any unreserved spaces.

For those registered for housing, 15-minute parking is available in the St. Ignatius and Stayer Hall parking lots for unloading luggage.

There are a limited number of handicapped parking spaces. Handicapped registration plates or placards are required.

 

Will shuttle buses be available over the weekend?

Yes, shuttle buses will run on a regular schedule to transport guests around campus to all event venues and residence halls. Detailed information about shuttle stop locations and hours will be marked on the Reunion Weekend maps, which will be distributed upon your arrival and at every event.

 

What should I wear?

Suggested attire for most events is casual (e.g. khakis, polo shirts, sun dresses, comfortable shoes).

For the class parties, we suggest cocktail attire. Please note that many of the class parties take place outdoors on grass. We suggest flats or wedges rather than heels for these locations.

For the Golden Eagle Investiture, we recommend business attire (e.g. suit or sport coat and tie/dress, skirt, pantsuit).  

 

Are the dining halls on campus open over the weekend?

Yes, dining halls will be open throughout Reunion Weekend. Detailed information about locations and hours will be available on the Reunion Weekend maps, which will be distributed upon your arrival and at every event.

 

Will the Boston College Bookstore be open?

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 upon your arrival and at every event.

Housing Information

View instructions to register for on-campus Reunion housing

 

What amenities are included in each suite?

The following amenities WILL be available in each suite:

  • 2 extra-long twin beds per room
  • Linens for each bed
  • Towels for each guest
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Refrigerator
  • Trash bags
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning

The following WILL NOT be available:

  • Microwaves
  • Televisions
  • Ice machines
  • Irons and ironing boards
  • Hair dryers

We recommend bringing an extra blanket as New England weather is unpredictable.

 

What should I bring to my suite?

We recommend you bring an extra blanket, personal toiletries, hand towels, and paper products such as paper towels, cups, and plates.

 

Can children stay in the dorms?

We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests under the age of 21 in housing.  All guests must be 21 or older 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 in reasonable amounts may be brought in.

 

What is the maximum number of guests permitted in our room block?

We recommend that you form groups with even numbers, as each bedroom has two beds and we fill every bed in every suite. The available dorm rooms can accommodate four-, six-, and eight-person groups, depending on the building your class is placed in. As the largest suite can hold only eight people, we cannot guarantee that any groups over this size will be placed in the same area.

 

What if my group does not fully fill our suite?

If your group does not fill the entire suite, the remainder of your suite will be filled with members of your class. For this reason, we encourage guests to form groups in even numbers so that your immediate roommate will be a friend.

 

Are handicapped rooms available?

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

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

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