Reconnect III

 

A Celebration of the Boston College AHANA Alumni Community

July 24–26, 2020

We look forward to seeing you on campus for this exciting weekend. Be sure to check out the schedule of weekend events, hotelson-campus housing, and much more.

Register by May 31 and receive an Early Bird Discount!

 

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RECONNECT III Event Schedule

There's something for everyone at RECONNECT III! Learn more about events happening throughout the weekend. Register for individual events or purchase weekend-long packages here.

10:00 a.m.

Campus Tour

Take a casual bus tour of the Heights with us and learn the ways BC is continuing to evolve and grow. You will tour updated academic spaces, new facilities for recreation and athletics, and more. The tour will last approximately one hour and depart from Gabelli Plaza.

No cost


12:00-2:00 p.m.

Welcome Lunch

Enjoy a buffet lunch with fellow Reconnect attendees while receiving a comprehensive update on the University’s initiatives and developments.

Cost: $30/$25 GOLD; Kids under 12 are free


2:30 p.m.

Back to School

Step back into the classroom and attend a replica class taught by a prominent BC professor. Stay tuned for more details!

No cost


3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Career Networking Session

Come join us for an opportunity to network with fellow AHANA alumni. Meet professionals in a wide variety of fields, build relationships, and connect with potential mentors. Learn about the Eagle Exchange, our alumni and student mentor program, and how you can get involved. Don’t forget your business cards!

No cost


7:00 p.m.

Remember and RECONNECT Dinner

Enjoy an exciting, cross-cultural menu that highlights the diverse traditions within our AHANA community. Listen to live music while you connect with friends and reminisce about your time on campus.

Cost: $60/$50 GOLD, Kids under 12 are free 


9:00 p.m.

Late Night RECONNECT

Let the party begin! Dance the night away while our DJ plays top hits and old favorites from your time at the Heights. Late-night bites and drinks will be served.

Cost: $25/$20 GOLD

10:00 a.m.

Breakfast with Champions

Join us for a breakfast buffet and hear from key BC Athletics staff about why it is an exciting time to be an Eagle!

Cost: $20/$15 GOLD; Kids under 12 free


11:30 a.m.

AHANA Alumni Advisory Council Meet and Greet

Learn about the mission and work of the AHANA Alumni Advisory Council (AAAC), meet the committee members, and find out how you can get more involved.

No cost


1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

RECONNECT Family Fun BBQ

Bring the kids for this family-friendly outdoor gathering! Enjoy lawn games, music, a barbecue lunch at the center of campus, and a special guest appearance by Baldwin!

Cost: $30/$25 GOLD; Kids under 12 free


7:00 – Midnight

RECONNECT III Gala and Keith A. Francis ’76 Inspiration Award

This premier event is not to be missed! Join us for this black-tie gala featuring elegant fare, and the presentation of the Keith A. Francis ’76 Inspiration Award. Join us for after-dinner dancing at what will be the highlight of the weekend!

Cost: $100/$90 GOLD

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Keep the Faith Prayer Service

Join us for a moment of reflection and gratitude as we conclude the weekend with a non-denominational prayer service.

No cost


11:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Sunday Brunch

Before you depart, enjoy a delicious and plentiful Sunday brunch with family and friends.

Cost: $30/$25 GOLD; Kids under 12 are free

Hotels

Below are a list of hotels that are holding a limited number of rooms for RECONNECT III attendees. Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. When making reservations at these locations, please reference the room block for Boston College RECONNECT III, to ensure the lowest rate. Please note that rates are subject to change based on room availability. If you want to stay on campus, click here to register for on-campus housing.

A View of RECONNECT II

Held in 2016, RECONNECT II united alumni across decades and celebrated the University's African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American community. More than 600 alumni, friends, and family members returned to the Heights for a variety of engaging events, including presentations from the Admissions Office and the AHANA Alumni Advisory Council; a welcome from University President William P. Leahy, S.J.; networking; campus tours; and a service showcasing Voices of Imani current students and alumni.

The highlight of the weekend was the black-tie gala held on Saturday evening, featuring a moving tribute to Keith A. Francis '76. Francis was a prominent member of the AHANA community who served as a mentor to countless BC students and alumni and was instrumental in bringing prospective AHANA students to campus. A University Trustee, Francis passed away in 2011, though his legacy continues to shape BC today. In addition to the tribute, the inaugural Keith A. Francis Inspiration Award was presented to Dan Bunch '79, MSW'81, director of Learning to Learn at BC.

FAQ's

Scenes from Reconnect II