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 PacRim 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 will become available in the near future. Once you have registered online, you will receive an email with a personalized link to online registration.  If you do not receive this email please contact Sharron Airey in the Alumni Office at 253.879.3451 or at sairey@pugetsound.edu.  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.

Can I stay on campus in the residence halls?
Summer reunion guests are welcome to stay on campus. Rooms will be available in all residence halls, as well as the Greek houses. Housing is free for Alumni Council members. If you have housing questions, are requesting a Trimble suite, or are a group of 6 or more, please contact Sharron Airey at sairey@pugetsound.edu or 253.879.3245.

How do I book a residence hall room?
Indicate your interest when you register for the weekend either online or via the Summer Reunion Weekend brochure. If you have questions, feel free to contact Sharron Airey at sairey@pugetsound.edu.

Will I be able to stay in my old residence hall room?
At this time, we are unable to reunite alumni with their specific rooms. However, we will try our best to consider location preferences when matching alumni. 

What do I need if I stay in the residence halls?
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 the Hotel Murano, Best Western Tacoma Dome, La Quinta, and Inn at Gig Harbor. Please mention Puget Sound when making your reservation. 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 Friday and will continue on Saturday. For guests staying in the residence halls, check-in also will begin on Friday 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.

What on campus resources are available during the weekend?
During Summer Reunion Weekend, the following stores and facilities will be available to all guests:

Diversions Cafe
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Bookstore
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Library
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fitness Center
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. - noon

Wallace Pool
Saturday 8 a.m. - noon