REUNION 2023 FAQS
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Think casual and think college. Dig out those Hobart or William Smith beanies, sweatshirts, T-shirts, caps, etc., and get in the spirit. We just love those colorful photo ops!
Reunion is generally a casual weekend, though some people choose to dress up a bit for the Saturday class dinners. Remember that the weather in June can range from 50 to 95 degrees and you should pack and dress accordingly. Even if the forecast is for balmy weather, we suggest packing a jacket or sweatshirt as evenings on the Quad can get chilly-and you want to be prepared if you’re inspired to take a sunrise walk along the lake.
Since there are very few rooms on campus that are air-conditioned, we recommend that you dress comfortably.
WHY IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?
The registration fee helps to offset the cost of entertainment, fireworks, receptions, refreshments, as well as many other extras provided throughout the weekend. Most activities listed on the schedule of events are included at no additional cost, unless otherwise noted. If there is an additional fee, in most cases it covers admission to an event, meal charges and/or transportation.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
Once registration begins, refund requests must be made via email or phone call no later than June 1. Refunds will be issued after Reunion Weekend.
WHERE SHOULD I STAY?
We have room for everyone right here on campus. What better way to slip back in time than to spend a couple of nights in a residence hall with your family and friends? Every effort is made to house classes together so you can take advantage of the lounges for impromptu gatherings. Staying in the dorms is convenient and economical, but it is not luxurious! Most residence halls on campus are not air-conditioned, so if you are sensitive to heat or have other health-related needs, we encourage you to consider staying at a local hotel, a bed and breakfast, or renting a house. A list of accommodations can be found here.
WHEN DO I FIND OUT ABOUT MY CAMPUS HOUSING ASSIGNMENT?
Assigning housing is like that 1,500-piece puzzle in your closet – it takes a lot of time and patience to complete. Rest assured that we will do our very best to accommodate your housing requests and to keep the classes together. To do so, we will need to receive housing requests early.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CAMPUS HOUSING?
Dorm rooms are equipped with the basics – sheets on a twin bed, a blanket, a pillow, and small towels. You may want to pack toiletries (body wash, shampoo, and conditioner, shower cap, …), an alarm clock, additional towels, an extra blanket, a fan, and anything else you may need to be more comfortable. Families with small children should bring all necessary supplies. June weather in Geneva can be hot, sunny, cold and/or rainy! Most residence halls on campus are not air-conditioned.
WHERE DO I PARK?
While on campus, you may park in any campus parking lot. Handicapped parking is available at all campus locations. Golf carts will be circulating on campus throughout Reunion Weekend to transport you to events and residence halls.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY CLASSMATES HAVE ARRIVED? IS THERE A WAY TO LEAVE A MESSAGE FOR A CLASSMATE?
We we will have arrival screens detailing who has arrived – all listed by class year – at Reunion Headquarters! If you can’t find your classmate(s), check in at Reunion HQ and we can provide you with a way to message your classmate.
IT’S 7 A.M. AND I’M HUNGRY – WHERE IS BREAKFAST?
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and baked goods in a relaxing atmosphere in the early morning at Reunion Headquarters. If you want the full breakfast, please note that Saturday breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and Sunday brunch starts at 10 a.m.
ASSISTANCE ON CAMPUS – WHAT IS AVAILABLE?
Most campus buildings are handicapped accessible. If you or a member of your family has special health or dietary needs, please indicate this when you complete your registration form or the online registration form so that we may determine how to make your visit most enjoyable.
MY 5 YEAR AND 14-YEAR-OLDS ARE COMING WITH ME – WHAT DO I DO WITH THEM?
From the Family Festival to just throwing a Frisbee on the Quad, rest assured that there is plenty for the family to do and nearly all activities are open to all ages. Past participants will attest to the fact that Reunion is a blast for everyone. And, back by popular demand- Saturday evening Kid’s Camp is again provided on campus (you must preregister for Kid’s Camp by Saturday of Reunion at Noon).
Family Festival (Saturday afternoon): Join Reunion families for an afternoon of activities for our young attendees.
Saturday Evening Kid’s Camp (Children 12 weeks to 12 years old)
Kid’s Camp is being offered to allow parents to enjoy Saturday evening activities with classmates while their children are in a safe and fun environment. The sessions runs Saturday from 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Children must be pre-registered by noon on Saturday at Reunion Headquarters. Pizza, snacks, and beverages are provided. If your child has other dietary needs (e.g., strained carrots, formula, etc.), please bring them along. NO WALK-INS will be accepted.
WHERE CAN I FIND UP-TO-DATE SCHEDULE INFORMATION?
The HWS Reunion Schedule webpage will be updated in early spring.
ARE THERE COMPUTERS AVAILABLE, OR IF I BRING A LAPTOP, HOW DO I ACCESS THE INTERNET?
Public computers are available on the first floor of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. These are accessed using a guest log-in (username and password are available at the HELP Desk). The Warren Hunting Smith Library will be open from 8 a.m.– 4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 10 a.m.– 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Wireless internet is available campus wide. Consult with our Reunion Headquarters staff for log-in information.