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Reunion 2011
June 3, 4 & 5

Frequently Asked Questions

Reunion 2011

Frequently Asked Questions

Q . When will I hear all the details of Reunion Weekend?
A.
You will receive several messages from your classmates and the Alumni Association:throughout the year; a Save the Date letter; a Class Gift letter; a Happy New Year postcard; a telephone call from your Reunion Committee; your Reunion Directory ; the Registration Brochure with full details; and a “full-court press” in May to sign people up! Please contact the Alumni Office if you do not receive them.

Q. What is planned for Reunion Weekend?
A. There is a tentative schedule of events for Reunion Weekend at  http://www1.assumption.edu/alums/Reunion. ( Locations and times are subject to change .) All activities will be finalized in the spring – please check the Web site frequently.

Friday

  • Registration
  • Class Dinners for 1961, 1966, and 1971

 Saturday

  • Registration
  • Reunion Breakfast
  • Reunion Presentation/Speaker
  • Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
  • Family Barbecue
  • Campus Tours
  • Gym and Swim
  • Admissions Program
  • Reunion Mass (Priests wishing to concelebrate should contact the Office of Campus Ministry at 508-767-7419)
  • Class Dinners for 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006
  • Campus Mixer

Sunday

  • Farewell Breakfast
  • Mass
  • Golden Greyhound Brunch (for alumni who graduated in 1960 or earlier)

Q. How do I let Alumni Relations and my classmates know that I am attending the Reunion?
A. Once you receive the Registration Brochure in the spring, please sign up quickly – either by mail or online at http://www1.assumption.edu/alums/Reunion. We will also have a spot on the Web site – under your Class Year – where we will post names of those attending from your Class.

Q. Where do I check-in for Reunion Weekend?
A. Registration will be in the Plourde Recreation Center – all weekend. We ask that this be your first stop. We will provide you with your registration packet, including nametags, an updated schedule of events and venues, event tickets and residence hall keys (if you are staying on campus). Registration/Check-in is open: Friday from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m.  and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Q. Is parking available?
A. Parking is available free of charge for alumni. No parking is permitted in indicated handicapped or service areas. You must display handicapped parking permits, if applicable.

Q. Are there special services available for attendees with disabilities?
A. If you or your guest have any special needs (physical and dietary), please notify the Alumni Relations office at 508- 767-7223.

Q. Will there be child-care available?
A. We do not provide childcare services. Children do not typically attend the evening events but always enjoy the Family Barbecue and Gym & Swim on Saturday.  We suggest you bring your favorite babysitter with you and a DVD player. There are no telephones or televisions in the residence halls.

Q. What should I wear?
A. Dress for the weekend is casual. During the day many reunioners wear shorts and polo shirts.  Evening dress for class dinners is generally slacks for men and casual chic for women. The weather can be unpredictable in early June so you may want to bring shorts as well as pants and sweaters.

Q. Are there any new residence halls we can stay in?
A. Overnight accommodations are a lot of fun and will be available ON CAMPUS in our suite-styled, private-bathed, residence halls! Reunioners will be housed in the Living/Learning Center. The LLC is an air-conditioned suite-style, private-bath accommodation. (Class of 2006 will be housed in West Hall.). Send names of requested roommates with paid reservation. If no request is received, a roommate will be assigned.

We supply: Sheets, pillowcases, towels, blankets, soap and an opportunity for you to reconnect with old friends and network with new friends! These are not replenished daily. You may wish to bring extra towels, coat hangers, shower sandals, an iron, a reading lamp and a clock.

The Class of 2006 are asked to bring their own bedding and you will be housed in West Hall.

KEYS: It is imperative that all keys are returned…otherwise you will be charged $50 per set.

Q. Why did you send the Data forms?
A. We sent those so we would have the correct information to produce Class Directories for 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991 and 1996.

Q. What is the Class Directory?
A. In order to help you re-connect with your classmates and friends, we compile an updated Class Directory with your name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail, spouse and children.

Q. When will the Class Directory be mailed?
A. It will be mailed in February.

Q.What should I bring?
A. All you really need is….
- A bathing suit for a dip in the Plourde Recreation Center swimming pool, your digital cameras (please send us some after to post on the web-sites) and your enthusiasm!
- If you are staying on campus in one of the suites, there are refrigerators in LLC (no coffemakers, toasters or toaster ovens) – if you wish to stock it with some snacks and beverages…

Q. How do I get the Early Bird Special?
A. You can save if we receive your Registration Form on or before the May 20, 2011 deadline. Details will be in the Reunion Brochure.

Q. Why should I sign up early?
A. Besides the cost savings? As most of you know, details are abundant in planning these types of events. In order for us to continue to make this as cost efficient as possible, the caterers and building supervisors need final numbers as early as possible. Please help us by getting your reservations in early. Thank you.

Q. What is the refund policy?
A. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after June 1st.

Q. What is there to do around Worcester?
A. There are a number of great things to do in Worcester, including golf, Museums, Theatre, etc. (brochures will be available at Registration). Visit www.centralmass.org for a complete listing.

Q.Where can I plug in my laptop?
A. The campus is wireless, request the password at the registration desk.

Q. Will my cell phone work on campus?
A. The College has T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T towers, other service may be limited.

Q. How much do alumni usually give for their Class Gift?
A. When a class celebrates a reunion, classmates are encouraged to participate in the Reunion Class Gift (a gift to the Annual Fund). Reunion Classes strive for 40-50% class participation - some come in even higher! Past donors are encouraged to consider increasing their usual gift and those who have not given in recent years are asked to participate with a gift of any size to increase the participation level. The aim is to present the College with a Reunion Class Gift that reflects the enthusiasm of the class and their affection for Assumption College. Every gift—no matter what size—counts toward class participation! Reunion gifts may be made online by visiting www.assumption.edu/donate.

On Campus Services during reunion weekend: (to be confirmed)

  Open Friday Open Saturday Open Sunday
Campus Store: 8:30 am – 6:30 pm 10 am – 6 pm 9 am – noon
Plourde Recreation Center 9 am – 7 pm 11 am – 6 pm  
Pool Hours: 4 – 6 pm 1 – 5 pm  
d’Alzon Library: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm On Campus Tour  

 

For more information…

If your question(s) has not been answered on this page (or you just want to talk), we invite you to contact Alumni Relations at (508) 767-7223 or alumni@assumption.edu.

Information, events, dates and times are subject to change.

Call the Alumni Office or one of your class leaders - get involved and make your reunion a memorable event! For more information call (508) 767-7223 or e-mail the Alumni Office at: alumni@assumption.edu

Phone Numbers You May Need:

  • Public Safety – 508-767-7225
  • Alumni Relations – 508-767-7223
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  • Bus - tbd


 


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