Frequently Asked Questions
Questions? We’ve got answers.
ABOUT REGISTRATION / FEES
Is my registration refundable?
Can I register on site?
Yes, on-site registration will be available for events that are not already at capacity. On-site registration fees will be higher than those offered during pre-registration. 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 guests.
How do I change or add to my registration once it has been submitted?
Please contact the Alumni Office to make changes to your registration by calling 617-552-1865.
Will I receive tickets for events?
No, printed tickets will not be issued for individual events. 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 sticker, which will act as your ticket and grant you admission to fee-based events. Free events do not require a name tag or sticker for entry.
ABOUT PARKING / TRANSPORTATION
Where can I park during Reunion Weekend?
Ample parking will be available without a parking pass. You may park in either the Beacon Street Garage or the Commonwealth Avenue Garage in any unreserved spaces. There are a limited number of accessible parking spaces, and the appropriate registration plates or placards are required.
Will shuttle buses be available over the weekend?
A limited number of shuttle buses will be available. 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. Shuttle times will be announced at a later date.
Hours of Operation:
- Friday: 5 p.m.–12 a.m.
- Saturday: 12 p.m.–12:30 a.m.
ABOUT DINING, CAMPUS FACILITIES, AND OTHER GENERAL QUESTIONS
What should I wear for Reunion Weekend events?
Suggested attire for most events is casual.
For Class Parties, we suggest business casual 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 and Golden Anniversary Investiture, we recommend business casual attire.
Are the dining halls on campus open over the weekend?
Yes, dining halls will be open throughout Reunion Weekend. The locations and hours of operation will be announced at a later date.
Will the BC Bookstore, the Margot Connell Recreation Center, 245 Beacon Street, Fish Fieldhouse, or the McMullen Museum of Art be open over the weekend?
Yes, the BC Bookstore, Bapst and O’Neill Libraries, and other campus facilities will be open. Please note that the McMullen Museum is under construction and may not be available for Reunion Weekend. Please check the McMullen website for more information: bc.edu/sites/artmuseum.
Detailed information about the hours of operation for other offices and facilities will be available on the Reunion Weekend maps, which will be distributed upon your arrival and at every event.
What happens if there is inclement weather?
In case of inclement weather, updates about event location changes will be sent via email, via push notifications from the Reunion 2023 mobile app, and posted on the Reunion Website.
ABOUT ON-CAMPUS HOUSING
About the rights and responsibilities of those registering for on-campus housing…
- All rooms are thoroughly inspected prior to the opening of Reunion Weekend and after the close of Reunion Weekend. Guests will be held financially responsible for any and all damages, excessive trash, lost or unreturned keys, or other such items upon post-reunion inspection of rooms.
- If the person who causes damage to an assigned suite cannot be identified, the financial responsibility thereof will fall to the suite’s Group Leader.
- At the end of your stay, you will be required to remove all personal items from your room and return the room to its original condition.
- Keys and/or key cards will need to be returned at check out. You may be subject to a lost key fee if you lose or neglect to return your key or key card.
What kind of room will I be assigned?
This year’s available spaces can accommodate two-, four-, six-, and eight-person groups, depending on the building your class is assigned. Many alumni will be in an eight-person, four-bedroom suite with two twin beds in each bedroom. There will be a common area and two shared bathrooms in the suite. It is possible that a few groups of eight will be split into two suites or apartments. In that situation, the groups will be split up into two groups of four, and we will do our best to place those groups in adjacent suites.
Are accessible rooms available?
If you need an accessible room, please make note in the “Additional Accommodations” section of your registration so we can make necessary accommodations. Items such as shower chairs are not available outside of accessible rooms. If you have other injuries or physical limitations that BC should be aware of, please make note of them in the “Additional Accommodations” section.
What is in the rooms? What do I need to bring?
The following items WILL be provided for each guest:
- Linens: flat and fitted sheets, one blanket (you may want to bring an extra one in case of cool weather), one pillowcase, and one pillow
- Small bath towel
- Toilet paper
- Trash bags
- Free WiFi
- Air conditioning
The following items WILL NOT be provided for each guest:
- Microwaves (in most buildings)
- Ice machines
- Irons and ironing boards
- Hair dryers
We recommend bringing an extra blanket, bathrobe or additional towel, hand towel, hangers, shower shoes, personal toiletries, etc. Many alumni who have stayed on campus in the past have also found it helpful to bring paper products such as paper towels, cups, and plates.
What is the maximum number of guests permitted in our room block?
We recommend that you form even-numbered groups. Most bedrooms will have two beds, and we will fill every bed within each suite or apartment. Since the majority of our largest suites hold eight people, we cannot guarantee that groups of a larger 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 or apartment, the remainder of your suite or apartment 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 in your bedroom will be a friend.
When will I know what residence hall I have been assigned to for Reunion Weekend?
You will receive an email a few days before Reunion Weekend with your residence hall building assignment. This email will include additional information on how to contact the Welcome Center while you are on campus and details on how to check into and out of your room assignment. You will receive a specific room number when you check in.
When are check-in and check-out times for the residence halls?
- Friday, June 2: check-in at 12 p.m.
- Saturday, June 3: check-in at 9 a.m; check-out at 12 p.m.
- Sunday, June 4: check-out at 11 a.m.
Can children stay in the residence halls?
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 residence halls?
Kegs are not allowed in the residence halls, but all other alcohol may be brought in. Consumption of alcohol in public areas, outside of the residence halls, is not permitted.