We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that alumni and guests have about Reunion Weekend. Need additional information?
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What is reunion? Reunion weekend is our largest alumni gathering of the year which takes place on campus. Macalester College proudly welcomes all alumni back to campus for 3 full days of social and educational events with special celebrations for milestone anniversaries: 5th through 75th! Over 1,200 alumni, family and friends gathering during the weekend to reflect, reminisce and reconnect with the college and each other. Whether you can come of the whole weekend or just one day, there is something for everyone.
How do I register for Reunion? You can register for the weekend online, by phone, or for the 50th and Golden Scots by completing the registration form by email and returning to the Alumni office for processing.
What are Pronouns? I see that is an option for my nametag.
No matter your gender identity, gender is important to one’s sense of self. To be misgendered can cause someone to feel threatened, disrespected or alienated. In a community that values multiculturalism, and as a school that is consistently ranked highly as a place where transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals can live authentically as themselves, we believe it is important to not make assumptions about someone’s gender identity. We ask that all attendees use and respect the pronouns of all community members. If you wish to have your pronouns printed on your name tag, please enter them here (he/him/his, she/her/hers, they/them/theirs, ze/zim/zir).
What is the deadline to register? Advance registration will close on Friday, May 24. After this date, individuals may register on-site when they arrive on campus. We recommend advanced registration if you wish to stay in on-campus housing–limited housing may be available at walk-up registration, but is not guaranteed.
Where do I register and check-in when I arrive on campus? Class of 1969
Briggs House, 1644 Summit Avenue (formerly named the Alumni House)
Thursday, 1–8 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m.–noon
Golden Scots – For the Classes of 1967 & Earlier
Please note that registration materials will be available for pick-up during regular registration hours at the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center with the exception of the following:
**Friday, June 7 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
On Friday morning please proceed directly to the lobby of the Leonard Center (the old Field House), outside of the Alumni gym.
All other classes/Reunion groups
Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 2nd Floor Atrium
Thursday, 1–7:30 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Saturday, 7:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
Can I attend if it's not my reunion? All alumni are welcome back to campus. We have many events that are open to all including faculty lectures and panels, the All-Class picnic, Fun Run/Walk to the River and more. For complete details, please view our online schedule.
I need to cancel my registration, what do I do?
Individuals may cancel until May 24 and receive a full refund for registration. Refunds will be processed by the method of original payment. Note that donations to the annual fund are not refundable.
Can I request to stay in a specific dorm or room? Individuals can request a specific dorm or room however that is not guaranteed. Dorm assignments for the overall class are based on the # of requests per class. Dorms we have used in the past include Wallace, Turck, 30Mac, Doty and GDD for the 50th reunion.
I want to stay with a classmate, what do I do? 45th and earlier classes
When registering online, they will have the option to add in their housing preferences and are advised to the list of the name of the individual that they wish to room with. Please note that if the individual they want to room with does not also request them, we will not place them in the room together.
Note that the 50th and Golden Scots will have the same option during online registration, however they also have a paper form that they can send in to our office for processing.
What items are included in the dorm? Linens, blankets, and towels are provided. Individuals will need to bring toiletries, hair dryers, fans, alarm clock, etc. Note that only George Draper Dayton is air-conditioned.
How much is the class dinner? Early bird pricing until May 11
$40 for the 5th and 50th reunion classes
$49 for all other classes
After May 11th and on-site
$50 for the 5th and 50th reunion classes,
$59 all other classes
Where is my class dinner being held? This information is not available until reunion weekend as spaces are assigned based on registrations by class size. Exact locations will be posted at registration on the 2nd floor of the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center as well as the reunion website on the weekend.
Will I be able to register when I arrive on campus for the dinner?
A limited number of tickets will be available for purchase on-site. When registration closes on May 24, the locations will be assigned for each class and a capacity will be set. Note, that we did not have any class dinners sell out last year however it has happened in past years.
Where is my gathering being held? This information is not available until reunion weekend as spaces are assigned based on class size. Exact locations will be posted at registration on the 2nd floor of the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center as well as the reunion website on the weekend.
Is there food at the gathering?
The class gathering does not include food, however Food Trucks will be available on the portico of the Leonard Center. Note that individuals are responsible for payment for these meals. Food truck vendors TBD. We will update this information on the web-site as it becomes available.
What is the dress code?
Casual attire for daytime activities. Dressy attire for event activities. Note that the Saturday night party takes place on the lawn, so heels are not suggested.
I need assistance getting around campus, what services are available? Golf carts, a.k.a. Alumni Taxis, will be available all weekend to help alumni get around on campus. Signs will be posted letting individuals know where they can wait to be picked up or they can just flag down one of the many carts that will be driving around campus looking for alumni that need a ride.
Will I know anybody there?
You can view the list of registered attendees
for your class online. Please note that due to privacy settings, this list may not reflect all registrants. If you don’t want your name listed on the website, please let us know.