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Frequently Asked Questions - Reunion Weekend 2014

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. Please note that event registration and housing registration are separate transactions.

            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. CASH and CHECKS may be mailed.

  1. When do I need to register by?
    1. The registration deadline for both housing and events is 6 p.m. ET on May 20.

  1. How do I change or add to my registration once it has been submitted?
    1. If you would like to register yourself or your guests for additional Reunion Weekend events, you may do so by clicking the unique link at the very bottom of your confirmation email on or before the registration deadline. The link reads as follows: Click here to edit your registration information.

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

  1. Can I register on-site?
    1. Advanced registration is required in order for us to provide the best experience for the roughly 5500 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. I did not get a brochure in the mail. Where do I get one?
    1. Print brochures will be mailed to most alumni in April. There are 2 versions of the paper brochures: one for Newton College alumnae, and a brochure for the following Boston College classes: 1954, 1959, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994 and 1999. Please note: in an effort to “go green,” 2004 and 2009 will receive email invitations only.

  1. Will I receive 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 wrist band, which will grant you admission to fee-based events for which you have pre-registered. The name badges will have a numerical code that is keyed to several of our large-scale events to indicate other events for which you have pre-registered, and you may keep your nametag from event to event. Free events do not require a name badge.

  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.

*Please note that housing registration is managed separately from Reunion events registration.
  1. Will I receive a housing confirmation email?
    1. Housing confirmation will be sent by the Boston College Residential Life office after you complete your registration.

  1. Why didn’t I receive a housing confirmation email?
    1. 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.

  1. When do I find out which dorm I will be staying in?
    1. Housing registration closes on May 20, which gives the Office of Residential Life enough time 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 provided when you check in on campus.

      You will be placed in a dorm with other members of your class. When demand requires more than one reunion class to be placed in the same dorm, you will be placed on the same floor as members of your class.

      The following 6 dorms on the lower campus are utilized for Reunion Weekend:
           1. Edmonds Hall      2. 90 St. Thomas More Road      3. Vanderslice Hall      4. Voute Hall      5. Gabelli Hall      6. Stayer Hall

  1. How does group registration work?
    1. Groups may be formed to place individuals in the same suites. Please choose a group leader to begin the process. Up to 8 people (4 for the Class of 2009) may use the same group registration number. After that, it is not guaranteed that you will be placed together or near each other. Please note that we fill all spots in the suites, and if you do not have a full group of 8, you may have guest(s) you did not request in your suite. If you are a group of 4, there is also the chance that you will be placed in a suite of 8 with 4 other members of your class.

      Group Leader: Must register first. 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. You will receive both your own confirmation number and your group leader’s registration number in your email confirmation.
      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.

  1. Can I reserve an entire suite or room to myself?
    1. Due to limited space, you cannot reserve an entire suite for yourself. If you do not fill an entire suite with guests, it will be filled with alumni to complete the suite. It is likely that the suite will be filled with members from your class, but it is not guaranteed.

  1. Can I block rooms?
    1. No, we are unable to accommodate room blocking requests.

  1. Can I choose my dorm room? Request a specific room?
    1. No, we are unable to accommodate specific room requests.

  1. Are there handicap rooms available?
    1. If you need a handicap room please make note of that on your registration so we can make all necessary accommodations. Handicap shower chairs, etc. are not available outside of handicap rooms.

  1. What is provided in the suite?
    1.      • Linens and a pillow for each bed
           • One towel on each bed
           • A refrigerator
           • A garbage bag will be provided

  1. What is not already provided and what should I remember to bring?
    1. We are only able to provide the most basic accommodations. There is no microwave or TV in each suite. We recommend that you bring the following items that are not provided:
           • An extra blanket, as New England weather can be unpredictable
           • Toiletries
           • Hand soap and hand towels for bathrooms
           • Paper products such as paper towels, tissues, cups and plates

  1. Is there internet access in the residence halls?
    1. Yes, the suites are wireless.

  1. Are spouses allowed to share a room or is each suite gender specific?
    1. Yes, spouses can share the same room but all beds are twin beds.

  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 may be brought in.

  1. When will I be able to check in and out of on-campus housing during Reunion Weekend?
    1. Check-in will be available from 9 a.m. Friday, May 30, to 1 a.m. Saturday, May 31; and then again from 9 a.m. Saturday, May 31, to 1 a.m. Sunday, June 1. Check-out will be at 12 p.m. on Sunday, June 1.

  1. Where can I park during Reunion Weekend?
    1. Ample, complimentary parking will be available on campus. You do not need a parking pass for Reunion Weekend. You may park in either the Beacon Street or Commonwealth Avenue Garages (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 amount of handicap parking spaces. Handicap registration plates or placards are required to use these spaces.

  1. Is there transportation around campus?
    1. There will be shuttle buses to transport reunion celebrants and guests around campus to all event venues and residence halls. The shuttle bus schedule is listed on the Reunion Weekend map, which is available at Housing check in and at many events.

  1. Will there be places to eat on campus?
    1. Yes, the dining halls will be open throughout Reunion Weekend. Specific hours will be posted closer to the weekend.

  1. Will the Boston College Bookstore be open?
    1. Yes, the bookstore will be open during Reunion Weekend. Specific hours will be posted closer to the weekend.

  1. How do I notify you of a food allergy?
    1. Online registration contains a field where this information can be provided. We will notify our colleagues in food services of any allergies related to a particular event.

      As you would at a restaurant, we encourage you to identify yourself to a Reunion Weekend staff member or a dining services staff member when you arrive at the event to ensure your dietary needs are met.

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