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REGISTRATION

What are the dates for Reunion?

Reunion I: May 17–19, 2019
Alumnae and guests are welcome to arrive on campus on Friday, May 17, and stay overnight. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.* on Friday.

*Registration will open at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, for members of the class of 1969 and for class presidents and reunion chairs. 

Reunion II: May 24–26, 2019
Alumnae and guests are welcome to arrive to campus on Friday, May 24, and stay overnight. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m.* on Friday.

*Registration will open at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, for class presidents and reunion chairs. 

How do I register for Reunion?

Registration opens March 1. You may register online or by phone 413-538-2201 (9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday) after that date.

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Can I attend Reunion if it’s not my reunion year?

We recommend that if you have a friend attending reunion in their class year, that you register as their guest. If this is not possible, please contact our reunion registration staff.

I have to cancel my registration. Will I get a refund?

A full refund, less a $5.00 processing fee, will be issued provided notification is made by email or by phone at 413-538-2201 to registration staff by April 29, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST; this applies to entire reunion package(s) and on-campus housing. Cancellations or changes to your registration and/or on-campus housing are non-refundable after April 29, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST. By this date we have given firm commitments and guarantees to off-campus vendors and other partners in your name that generate non-refundable expenses to the Alumnae Association.

What is the registration deadline?

April 15. Reservations received after April 15 will be assessed a $25 late fee.

I need ADA accommodations while I am on campus. How do I arrange them?

Please contact the reunion registration staff at reunion_registration-g@mtholyoke.edu. If you do not get prior approval for any accommodations there is no guarantee services will be available.

Why am I only able to purchase a package instead of individual meals?

Increased Connection Opportunities
Because all meals are included, alumnae will have more opportunities to connect while attending meals with each other and with other classes in the new, state-of-the-art Community Center Dining Commons.  This will give you the sense of the student experience.

Improved Food and Meal Choices
Classes will now be able to enjoy hot breakfasts and a larger variety of food options, which include more accommodations for dietary needs and preferences in the Community Center Dining Commons.

If I do not participate in all the meals, do I pay less to attend?

Packages cannot be prorated. Please note that packages do not include on-campus housing. To reserve on-campus housing, please make your selections on the housing page.

I will be observing Ramadan this year. How do I make special meal requests?

Please do not register online. Contact our registration staff by phone at 413-538-2201 to discuss.

HOUSING

What overnight accommodations are available?

Review our housing information page for options.

Will I be able stay near my friends?

If you are planning to attend Reunion we strongly recommend registering by April 15 to guarantee a bed on campus.

Rooming requests cannot be guaranteed, but we will do our best to accommodate all requests. You and your guests will be housed together. Note that the majority of rooms available are double rooms (two twin-sized beds per room). Limited singles are available but not guaranteed; due to space limitations, if you do not select a classmate one may be assigned to share a room with you. Beds cannot be held for classmates or guests that are not registered.

What are the rooming arrangements for children?

Parents/guardians have the option to bring sleeping bags and air mattresses for use on the floor of their room for children. If a bed is requested for a child, the overnight fee is the same as the adult fee. If you have questions about rooming arrangements for children, contact our registration staff  directly.

When will I find out where I am staying?

You will receive your room assignment when you arrive on campus to check-in.

Are dormitory bathrooms single-sex or co-ed?

Most residential bathrooms are marked as either single-sex or co-ed during the year. During Reunion I, alumnae and their guests should comply with the designation made by students, as they will still be occupying the residence halls. During Reunion II, classes are free to designate bathrooms by gender if they wish.

I have physical/medical difficulties. Will I be able to stay in a dormitory?

In almost all cases, yes. Please indicate your physical/medical difficulties on the registration form, and the registration staff will work with you to determine a suitable rooming assignment.

FINANCIAL

How much does it cost to attend Reunion?

See class specific packages for costs.

Can I register now and pay when I arrive at Reunion?

In order to secure meals and on-campus accommodations, payment in full must be made prior to arriving for Reunion.

What methods of payment are accepted?

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover

What does the Alumnae Association registration fee cover?

The Alumnae Association registration fee is used to offset the Association’s expenses related to Reunion, including Association staff support, student workers (wages, housing, meals), Back to Class, entertainment, various receptions, shuttles and transportation, printed materials, parade expenses, loyalty class reunions, and other programs and expenses.

What is the class fee used for?

Each class determines what the fee will be used toward.

How do I make a donation to the Mount Holyoke Fund that will count toward my class’s reunion total?

Any donation you make to the Mount Holyoke Fund will automatically be counted toward your class’s reunion total unless you note otherwise. For more information or to give now, visit the Office of Advancement.

I have to cancel my registration. Will I get a refund?

A full refund, less a $5.00 processing fee, will be issued provided notification is made by email or by phone at 413-538-2201 to registration staff by April 29, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST; this applies to entire reunion package(s) and on-campus housing. Cancellations or changes to your registration and/or on-campus housing are non-refundable after April 29, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. EST. By this date we have given firm commitments and guarantees to off-campus vendors and other partners in your name that generate non-refundable expenses to the Alumnae Association.

ON CAMPUS

What are the check-in hours?

Thursday 3:00–6:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Where do I go to check in once I arrive on campus?

Check-in will take place in the New York Room, on the second floor of Mary E. Woolley Hall.

EXCEPTIONS: The class of 1959 will check in at their headquarter dorm. The classes of 1944, 1949, and 1954 will check in at the Willits-Hallowell Center.

What if I need to arrive on campus outside of check-in hours?

For your comfort and security, the Association recommends that you make every effort to arrive during open check-in hours. However, if you cannot, room keys only will be distributed by the Campus Police for those who have pre-registered for a dorm room.

Can I have my classmate pick up my dorm room key for me since I will be arriving late?

Due to heightened security on campus there has been a change in how dorm keys are delivered and returned. Keys will only be given to the registered guest for their room and identification will be required at check-in. Upon departure you will be asked to drop your key off to one of the many locations on campus and sign out.

Thank you for your understanding as we implement these new changes.

What time do I need to arrive on Friday to attend the Back-to-Class sessions?

Back-to-Class sessions begin at 1:00 p.m. and run through 5:00 p.m.

Where may I park?

See our parking information page.

May I use the Kendall athletic facilities?

Alumnae and guests are encouraged to use the Kendall Sports and Dance Complex during the following times:

Reunion 1

  • Building Hours: Friday, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday, closed
  • Fitness Center Hours: Friday, 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday, closed
  • Pool Hours: Friday, 12:30–2:30 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30–2:30 p.m.; Sunday, closed
  • Squash and Racquetball Courts: First-come, first-served during building hours

Reunion 2

  • Building Hours: Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Fitness Center Hours: Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
  • Pool Hours: Friday, 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 12:30–2:30 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Squash and Racquetball Courts: First-come, first-served during building hours

Children under age sixteen must be accompanied by an adult. They are not permitted in the fitness center, weight room, or field house cardio areas.

Will there be any transportation offered on campus?

Yes. On-campus shuttles will be available throughout the weekend. To request a shuttle, call the Alumnae Association front desk at 413-538-2300. Mount Holyoke College also has a wheelchair-accessible van. If you will need to use this van, please contact reunion@mtholyoke.edu to make arrangements prior to arriving on campus.

Sedans and other special transportation will be available for alumnae in the loyalty classes (sixty-fifth, seventieth, and seventy-fifth reunions).

Is there a lost and found?

Yes. All found items should be turned in to the Alumnae Association office, first floor, Mary E. Woolley Hall, where they will be kept for the duration of the weekend. Following Reunion, unclaimed items will be held for thirty days. Call 413-538-2300 to claim lost items.

COMMUNICATION

I did not receive a letter or email from my class board about Reunion this year. Why not?

If you did not receive a class email or letter, please update your contact information.

How do I access guest wireless while on campus?

How do I get my reunion schedule on my phone?
From your phone’s internet browser, go to either mhcreunion1.sched.com or mhcreunion2.sched.com. Go to your phone’s browser menu, and select Add to Home Screen. When prompted, select Add, and this will create a mobile shortcut on your home screen.

Mobile shortcut is compatible with Android, iPhone, and Blackberry devices. For iPhone users, we suggest using Safari as your internet browser.

You can access detailed instructions by clicking the mobile phone icon at the top of the reunion web schedule.

I have questions not answered here. What should I do?

For registration inquiries, please contact the registration coordinator at reunion_registration-g@mtholyoke.edu or 413-538-2201 (9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Monday–Friday). For questions about your class events, please contact your reunion planners. For all other inquiries, please contact reunion@mtholyoke.edu or 413-538-2300.