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 and perhaps a telephone call from your Reunion class volunteer; the Registration Brochure with full details; and a “full-court press” in May to sign people up!

Q. What is planned for Reunion Weekend?

A. There is a tentative schedule of events for Reunion Weekend.

Friday

  • Golden Greyhound induction dinner
  • 5th Reunion Park Ave. stroll
  • Casual night for classes to plan on their own

Saturday

  • Registration
  • Casual Breakfast in Charlie’s, Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Alumni Association Awards Ceremony: 2015 recipients
  • Fr. Louis Dion, A.A. '35 Outstanding Achievement Award - Edward McGettigan '75
  • Jack L. Bresciani '72 Outstanding Alumnus Award - Bob Kenney '65
  • Young Alumnus Award - Ryan Brennan '05
  • Honorary Alumni Award - Terrence and Rebecca Milka P'12
  • Food Truck Festival, Plourde parking lot/Multi-sport Stadium
  • Gym and Swim
  • Reunion Mass and renew your wedding vows (Priests wishing to concelebrate should contact the Office of Campus Ministry at 508-767-7419)
  • Reunion celebration for all classes with dinner and entertainment with DJ Dan Marshall '96, Taylor Dining Hall
  • Class Event for 2010, Charlie's

Sunday

  • Farewell Reunion Breakfast
  • Mass
  • Golden Greyhound Brunch (for alumni who graduated in 1965 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. If you register online, you will see a list of attendees (if classmates haven't opted out of being listed)

Q. Where do I check-in for Reunion Weekend? 

A. Check-in will be in the Plourde Recreation Center. Please make Check-in 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). Check-in is open: Friday from 5pm to 9 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 8 pm.

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 will enjoy the new Food Truck Festival, afternoon activities 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 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 2010 West Hall).  Send names of requested roommates with paid reservation. If no request is received, a roommate will be assigned. You must be registered for a Saturday evening event to stay in the residence hall.

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 2010 need to bring their own bedding.

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

Q. What should I bring?

A. All you really need is…
- A bathing suit for a dip in the Plourde Recreation Center swimming pool and your phone/camera (please send us photos after to post on the website)
- If you are staying on campus in one of the suites, there are refrigerators in LLC  – if you wish to stock it with some snacks and beverages. (Please note: There are no TVs, coffeemakers, toasters or toaster ovens)
- Class of 2010 members need to 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 June 5, 2015 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 June 5, 2015.

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, Hagan Campus Center, Taylor Dining Hall and the residence halls.

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 8:30am – 4:30pm 10am – 6pm 9:30am – 12:30pm
Plourde Recreation Center 10am – 7pm 10am – 6pm closed
Plourde Pool closed 2:30pm – 4pm closed
D’Alzon Library 8:30am – 4:30pm closed closed
Dunkin’ Donuts 8:30am – 1pm 8am – 6pm 8am – noon

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