Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When is Summer Reunion Weekend and Alumni College?
June 6 - 8, 2014
Who should come to Summer Reunion Weekend and Alumni College?
Alumni from all class years are invited to attend - the more the merrier! All alumni are welcome to attend the weekend, with the heart of the weekend celebrating the 12 reunion classes ending in 4 and 9 (1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009). Summer Reunion Weekend also features reunion celebrations for alumni who were involved in Study Abroad during their time at Puget Sound. Alumni who are not celebrating their class reunions may wish to attend events closest to their reunion year or will be seated with alumni closest to their reunion years at all alumni events that have tables or sections arranged by class year.
Can I bring my family?
Yes! Most weekend activities are family-friendly.
What is Alumni College?
Summer Reunion Weekend includes Alumni College, a program that provides alumni and community members the opportunity to engage in the intellectual life of the university. Faculty will lead discussions on topics related to a specific theme. Alumni College sessions will take place Friday afternoon and Saturday morning of Summer Reunion Weekend.
Do I need to register for Summer Reunion Weekend and Alumni College?
Yes! To help plan for your arrival and attendance, everyone is asked to pre-register for Summer Reunion Weekend.
How do I register?
Online registration is available now. You should have received an email with a personalized link to online registration. If you did not receive this email or you would like an additional copy, please contact Crissy Benage in the Alumni Office at 253.879.3417 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can access the general registration site by visiting www.pugetsound.edu/reunionweekend or check your mailbox later in the spring for a printed registration form. You may also call the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations at 800.339.3312 or 253.879.3245.
What residence halls will be available for reservations?
Summer Reunion guests will stay in Anderson/Langdon, Harrington, Schiff, Smith, Trimble, or University halls. Anderson/Langdon features the nostalgic look with tile flooring, original windows and woodwork, and great views of the North Quad. We also will have a few rooms available in Trimble Hall, the newest residence hall on campus, which is located across the South Quad from Seward and Regester Halls. It features 4, 5 or 6-person suites, each with a shared kitchenette, bathrooms, living and dining areas and will be available for large groups or families on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have housing questions, are requesting a Trimble suite, or are a group of 6 or more, please contact Sharron Airey at email@example.com or 253.879.3245.
How do I book a dorm room?
Contact Sharron Airey at firstname.lastname@example.org to book the room(s) now, or indicate your interest when you register.
Will I be able to stay in my old dorm room?
At this time, we are unable to reunite alumni with their specific dorm rooms. However, we will try our best to consider location preferences when matching alumni. Due to the university renovation schedule, capacity limitations, and other reasons, it is important to note that some of the residence halls are unavailable for use this summer.
What do I need if I stay in the dorms?
Blankets, sheets, towels, soap and a pillow are provided, but you may opt to bring your own linens for additional comfort. Please remember that most of the residence halls do not feature private bathrooms. Campus suites are available for families with children and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you plan to bring your children and they will need a bed, please note this on your registration form. Otherwise, they are welcome to bring sleeping bags for the floor. Cribs are not available.
What if I do not want to stay in the residence halls?
The office of alumni and parent relations has reserved a block of rooms at Hotel Marriott, Hotel Murano, Best Western Tacoma Dome, Silver Cloud, and La Quinta. Other accommodation information can be found on the Puget Sound website: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/visiting-puget-sound/nearby-accommodations/.
How much will the weekend cost?
Individual costs will be around $100-300 per person (depending on the number of activities, nights in the dorms versus hotel expense, and other items requested).
When should I arrive on campus for the weekend events?
Anytime! However, please note that official check-in begins on Thursday and will continue on Friday and Saturday. For guests staying in the residence halls, check also will begin on Thursday and check-out occurs on Sunday. Special accommodations can be made for alumni arriving early/leaving late as long as alumni provide advance notice of their needs.
Is the University bookstore open during Reunion?