Alumni 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: a Save the Date flyer; a Class Gift letter; a Happy New Year postcard; perhaps a telephone call from your Reunion Class Volunteers; 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. (Locations and times are subject to change.) All activities will be finalized in the spring – please check the Web site frequently.

Friday

  • Casual night for classes to plan on their own.

Saturday

  • Registration
  • Casual Breakfast in Charlie’s, Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
  • Family Southern Barbecue
  • Campus Tours
  • Conversations with the President
  • Gym and Swim
  • Afternoon Entertainment at Charlie’s
  • Reunion Mass and Renew your Wedding Vows (Priests wishing to concelebrate should contact the Office of Campus Ministry at 508-767-7419)
  • Class Dinners for 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998 and 2003
  • Class Event for 2008
  • Evening Entertainment

Sunday

  • Farewell Reunion Breakfast
  • Tinsley Campus Ministry Tour
  • Mass
  • Golden Greyhound Brunch (for alumni who graduated in 1963 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 by mail. 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. We ask that Registration be your first stop. We will provide you with your registration packet, including nametags, an updated schedule of events and venues, and residence hall keys (if you are staying on campus). Registration/Check-in is open: Friday from 5:00 to 9:00 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 prior to your arrival.

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 2008 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 and blankets. These are not replenished daily. You may wish to bring extra towels, coat hangers, shower sandals, an iron, a reading lamp and a clock. Members of the Class of 2008 are asked to bring their own bedding.

KEYS:  It is imperative that all keys are returned…otherwise there is a $100 charge per set.

Q. Why did you send out a Data Verify forms?

A. We sent those so we would have the correct information to produce a Class Directory for The 50th Anniversary Class of 1963. For all other classes, we want to make sure your information is up to date to assure you receive all communications regarding the weekend.

Q. What is the Class Directory (only for the 50th Reunion Class)?

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 50th Class Directory be mailed?

A. It will be mailed in April.

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 photos 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 TVs, coffeemakers, toasters or toaster ovens) – if you wish to stock it with some snacks and beverages.
- Class of 2008 members should bring their own bedding.

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, 2013 deadline. Details will be in the Reunion Brochure.

Q. Why should I sign up early?

A. Besides the cost savings? 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 May 27, 2013.

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. There are wireless open ports in Charlie's, in the Hagan Campus Center.

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 or another College priority such as the multi-sport stadium). Reunion Classes strive for 40-50% class participation - some come in even higher! Current donors are encouraged to consider increasing their annual gift.  Alumni who are not annual donors are asked to participate with a gift of any size to increase the participation level. The goal 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)

Location:

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:

Campus Store

closed

10am – 6pm

9am – noon

Plourde Recreation Center

9am – 7pm

11am – 6pm

 

Plourde Pool

 

2:30pm – 4pm

 

D’Alzon Library

Dunkin’ Donuts

On Campus Tour

8:30am – 4:30pm

 

1 – 3pm

TBD

TBD

 

TBD

 

For more information…

If your question(s) has not been answered on this page (or you just want to talk), contact Alumni Relations at (508) 767-7223 or alumni@assumption.edu
Information, events, dates and times are subject to change.

Additional phone numbers:

  • Public Safety – 508-767-7225