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; Registration will open online mid-April.  You will receive a Reunion postcard in the mail letting you know registration is open.

Q. What is planned for Reunion Weekend?

A. Full Schedule of events is listed on our Reunion page.

Q. How do I let Alumni Relations and my classmates know that I am attending the Reunion?

A. Once you receive the Registration postcard in the spring, please sign up quickly. 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 an updated schedule of events and venues, and residence hall keys (if you are staying on campus). Check-in is open: Friday from 4pm 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 late evening events or stay on campus but may enjoy the Houndfest beginning at 5pm and an afternoon swim on Saturday. 

Q. What should I wear? 

A. Dress for the weekend is casual. During the day/Houndfest many reunioners wear casual weather appropriate attire.  Class dinner and event dress is generally slacks for men and casual chic for women.

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 2012 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 May 26, 2017 deadline. Details will be in the Reunion website.

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 26, 2017.

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.  

     Visit www.centralmass.org for a complete listing.

Q. Is Wi-Fi available on campus?

A. Wi-Fi is available on campus. Please use the ACGuest network to log onto Wi-Fi while on campus.

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

Campus Housing Questions

On campus housing capacity is limited and assigned on a first come first served basis.  Housing has been known to sell out, so register early!

Q. Where do I stay on campus?

     Classes of 1967-2007

     Housing for these classes is available in the Living/Learning Center.  The LLC is air-conditioned,

     suite-style, two bed-room, private-bath accommodation.  Four people per suite, linens, blankets,

     pillows and towels are provided. Please send names of requested roommates with paid reservation.

     If no request is received, a roommate will be assigned.

 

     Class of 2012

     Housing for the 5th reunion class will be available in West Hall. Four roommates per suite.  Please

     Send names of requested roommates with paid reservation. If no request is received, a roommate

     will be assigned. Please bring your own linens, towels, and pillows.  We do NOT provide them in

     West Hall.

 

Q. I’m not planning on attending any events on campus, can I still stay overnight?

     Housing is extremely limited and is only available for alumni and guests attending pre-registered

     events on campus or pre-registered class events off-campus (5th Reunion Park Ave stroll,

     private off-campus events/dinners). If you are only attending a class specific event off campus, we

     will verify your registration before room keys are distributed. 

 

Q. Where do I return my housing keys?

     Students will be located in the lobby of the Living Learning Center and West Hall to collect keys

     at 8am on Sunday morning.  You must be checked out of your room and have your keys returned

     by 11am.  If you are leaving Saturday, please return your keys to the reunion check-in desk in the

     Plourde Recreation Center. If you need to leave before 8am on either day, please drop your keys at 

     Campus Police, located in Kennedy Hall.

 

 *KEYS: It is imperative that all keys are returned.  There will be a $100 charge per lost set.*

 

 

On Campus Services during reunion weekend (Subject to change): 

 

Location Friday Saturday Sunday
Campus Store 8:30am – 4:30pm 10:30am – 6pm 9:30am – 12:30pm
Plourde Recreation Center 10am – 7pm Closed (open for check-in only, no workout room) closed
Plourde Pool closed 2:30pm – 4pm closed
D’Alzon Library 8:30am – 4:30pm closed closed
Dunkin’ Donuts 8:30am – 1pm 8am – 11pm 8am – noon
Charlie’s, Hagan Campus Center closed 11am-2pm closed

 

For additional questions/concerns, please contact

Office of Alumni Relations

Phone: (508) 767-7223

E-Mail: alumni@assumption.edu

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 

Information, events, dates and times are subject to change.

Additional phone numbers:

Public Safety – 508-767-7225