Frequently Asked Questions
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Registration and Fees
Why should I register? Who should I register?
Registration is required for all alumni and guests to ensure housing accommodations and meals.
How much does Reunion cost?
The per-adult fee varies by class. Fees help cover the costs of Reunion expenses such as food, beverages, and rented tables, chairs, and tents. Please note every registration fee is already subsidized by the college. To view reunion fees, click here.
What is the age that determines if my child is considered a youth or an adult?
Children (ages 3 and younger) are free when accompanying the alumna/us to reunion activities and meals. Children (ages 4-16) should be registered as a YOUTH and have nominal fees for housing accommodations and meals.
Can I attend for a part of the weekend?
Yes. There are many different pricing packages. Click here to view current packages and rates. Please note, rates are subject to change prior to registration opening.
Is there a registration deadline?
Yes, April 28, 2023. We will only accept walk-ins after the deadline.
Can I come if I didn’t pre-register?
Walk-ins are accepted day of, however, due to limited housing and dining spaces, we cannot promise availability.
Can I come if I am not in a Reunion year?
Yes, but classes in their Reunion have first priority.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds can only be requested on or before April 28, 2023. Approved refund checks or credit reversal will be handled after Reunion weekend. Please contact the Alumni Office at 508-286-8207 if you have any questions.
Do I have to register ahead for meals?
Yes, it is required. To be guaranteed meals, you must register in advance. Saturday lunch and Saturday night class dinners tend to sell out.
I have dietary restrictions or an allergy, is Wheaton able to accommodate my needs?
Yes, when you register, please indicate in the dietary section what accommodations you need. If you have questions, please call the Alumni Office at 508-286-8207.
Is on-campus housing available?
Yes, rooms are available for alumni and their guests in the residence halls. It is on a first-come, first serve basis when registration opens in March.
*In order to receive housing on Friday or Saturday, you must be registered for a meal.
*Rooms are available Friday and Saturday night only. There is no opportunity to stay on Campus until Monday.
Where will I be housed?
Each class will be assigned to the same residence hall. Please note these are modest room accommodations. Shared co-ed bathrooms are located in each hallway. We will provide sheets, pillows, towels, a blanket and a bar of soap. **Please bring any “extra comforts” from home such as a fan, alarm clock, flip flops for the shower, as well as an extra pillow, blanket and towel.**
Can I choose my roommate(s)?
Yes, there is space for you on the registration to put a roommate, we recommend that you have your roommate request you on their registration as well. You may also request to be near other friends as you will not all fit in one room.
**If you wish to be assigned to a room close to a particular classmate/s, you and the other members of your group must make a request at the time you register. We will do our best to accommodate these requests on a first-come, first-serve basis.
When do I find out where I will be staying?
Residence hall assignments will be available the week leading up to Reunion but room assignments will not be available until you check in.
What can I do if I do not want to stay in a residence hall?
There are local area hotels where you can book a room. The College has a hotel block at the Clarion Hotel in Taunton, Mass.
Other Local area hotels:
enVision Hotel and Conference Center Mansfield-Foxboro (9 miles from campus) – (Minimum 3 night stay May 18-21 or May 19-22)
31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, Mass 1-800-972-3381
Check-In and Parking
Where do I check in?
Check-in details will be updated as we get closer to the event start date.
Where can I park after I check in?
Parking details will be updated as we get closer to the event start date.
What is Wheaton College’s alcohol policy?
Please click here for the alcohol policy.
Lost and Found
If I lose something while on campus, where do I go?
The lost and found is in Mary Lyon Hall. You can either go to check in to find this or call the Alumni office at 508-286-8207 to see if it has been turned in.
What do I do if I leave something behind?
Please call the Alumni office at 508-286-8207. If we were able to find it, we will mail it to you as soon as we can.
What happens before and during Commencement?
Commencement is at 9:45 a.m. sharp. Alumni will line up in front of Stanton Hall prior to the start of graduation in order to walk in the procession. The program will last approximately 2 hours.
Accessibility and Transportation
What provisions have been made for individuals with accessibility accommodations?
The Alumni office works with the Public Safety Department (508-286-8213) to try to meet the needs of all of our guests.
How do I get around campus if I have mobility issues?
During Reunion weekend, staff and student volunteers will be driving golf carts. If you need a ride, you can call the Alumni office at 508-286-8207.
Can Wheaton provide transportation to the College for Reunion?
Unfortunately, the College does not provide transportation for Reunion. There are local taxi services that can give you a ride or you can request a ride using the Uber or Lyft apps.
Unfortunately, with the exception of certified service animals, pets are not allowed in the dormitories. If you should choose to stay on campus, you will need to board your pet at a local kennel.
Relaxed! Unless your class leaders have urged you to bring formal attire, pack your bag with comfortable clothes. Be sure to check the weather in the days prior to the weekend to adequately pack for rain, heat, cold, etc.
Facility times coming soon.
Useful Phone Numbers
Registration, Alumni Relations, Golf cart requests 508-286-8207
Haas Athletic Center 508-286-8216
Public Safety (routine/business) 508-286-8213
Public Safety (Emergency only) 508-286-3333
Rain decision 508-286-8285
From campus phones, dial the last four digits to connect with offices.
Update Your Contact Information
Don’t miss out on important communications about your reunion! To receive the latest news, please email us at email@example.com or call 508-286-8207 to update your information. The majority of reunion information is sent via email, so please make sure we have your email address correct.