Reunion 2015: FAQs


How do I register for Alumni Weekend?

Online and mail registration is now closed. But you can still register in person throughout Alumni Weekend in the Jean Yawkey Center. Payment by cash check or credit card will be accepted.

All major credit cards are accepted (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). Please make checks payable to Emmanuel College.


What if I have to cancel? Can I request a refund?

All fees paid for events and on-campus accommodations are non-refundable; however, you may choose to apply your payment to your Class Gift.


Where do I pick up tickets for events?

The only event requiring tickets is the Boston Pops concert on Friday night. Tickets will be available for pick up in the Jean Yawkey Center at check-in until the buses to Symphony Hall leave campus at 7:00 p.m. After this time, tickets will be transferred to the will-call desk at Symphony Hall. Please note: Tickets will not be mailed to registrants.


Can I make change or additions to my registration?

Contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 617-735-9771 if you need to make any revisions to your current registration.


Where do I park?

Parking is available on campus from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31. Special requests for handicap parking may be submitted to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations by calling 617-735-9771.


Where do I register/check-in?

Check-in will be located on the first floor of the Jean Yawkey Center in the glass conference room to the right of the doors as you enter the building. Services for those who have not already registered will also be available at this location. Check-in/registration times: Friday, May 29 – 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 30 – 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday, May 31 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


What are my options for overnight accommodations?

If you wish to stay overnight on campus during Alumni Weekend, double-occupancy rooms are available in Julie Hall for Friday and Saturday nights. If you are arriving prior to Friday night or plan to stay in Boston longer than two nights, please refer to the list of nearby hotels offering a group rate for Emmanuel College alumni. All guests must check out of Julie Hall by 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. NO EXCEPTIONS.

You may also stay off campus. Room blocks have been reserved for Alumni Weekend under Emmanuel College. Please refer to the list of nearby hotels and make your reservation before the hotel’s cut-off date. Please be aware that other area colleges have reunions that weekend and hotel rooms may become booked early.


What do I need to bring with me when staying in the dorm?

Julie Hall is air conditioned, and linens (sheets, one blanket and one pillow) are provided. You will also be provided with one full bath towel and a face cloth. Alumni and guests should bring their own toiletries and other miscellaneous items (a heavier blanket or additional pillows and towels). Additional blankets may be delivered to your room upon request. NOTE: For guests staying in the dorm, a Continental Breakfast will be served on Saturday and Sunday morning from 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in Hynes Square, the lower level of Julie Hall.


How are dorm rooms assigned?

Roommate requests are encouraged and may be submitted when you register. Those who do not indicate a roommate preference for the weekend will be matched with someone, generally from the same class year. Special requests for handicap accessible or single rooms may be submitted and will be considered in your room assignment. Single rooms are limited and will be issued on a first-come first-served basis depending on registration date.


Are spouses invited to Alumni Weekend events?

Spouses are welcome at all Alumni Weekend events.


Are guests or children permitted in the dorms?

Guests (friends, spouses, family members, etc) are invited to stay on campus. Children are welcome to stay in Julie Hall at the discretion of the parents and with parental supervision.


Is a wireless network available on campus?

A wireless network is available. Please ask a staff member for the secure username and password when you check in.


Are exercise facilities available?

A fitness room is located in the Jean Yawkey Center. The hours for guest use during Alumni Weekend will be posted in the check-in area.


Will the campus bookstore be open during Alumni Weekend?

The bookstore is located on the second floor of the Jean Yawkey Center and will be open throughout Alumni Weekend. Hours of Operation: Friday, May 29 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 30 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Sunday, May 31 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


What is the dress code for the weekend?

The dress code is casual for most of the Alumni Weekend events. Those attending the Boston Pops concert on Friday night may choose to wear business casual attire. For the reunion dinners and class photos, the dress code is business to semiformal attire.


Where are the official class photos taken?

All class photos will be taken Saturday night during the reunion dinners with the exception of the post 50th reunion classes (Classes of 1940 to 1960), which will be taken at the reunion brunch the following morning. A photographer will be on campus for the duration of the weekend taking photos at the various events. Photographs will be posted on the Emmanuel website, and prints may be ordered. Information about how to order prints will be available at check-in in the Jean Yawkey Center.


What is the Muddy River Pub?

We have converted the Muddy River Café, a campus casual dining facility on the lower level of the Administration Building with access from the quad, to a casual meeting spot for Alumni Weekend. The “Pub” will be open at scheduled/posted times for alumni to gather together. There will be a cash bar open during certain hours and bar snacks will be available. This is a great spot to meet or continue your reminiscing throughout the weekend.


What does the Notre Dame Campus Tour entail?

Viewing of this new campus is only available during the two scheduled tours listed on the schedule of events. The campus is approximately one mile from the main campus. Transportation will be provided for those taking the tour. The tour is limited in size: Please register early if you are interested in seeing the campus.


How long is the Fenway Walking Tour?

This tour will be led by a member of the Emmanuel College faculty and is approximately 45-60 minutes in duration. Those signing up for the tour will need to be able to walk for the length of the tour.


Please be sure to consult the Event Schedule for detailed information about the events scheduled during Alumni Weekend.