The current schedule of events for Reunion weekend 2019 has been posted online.

Please note: This preliminary schedule is tentative and subject to change. A complete schedule of activities, with times and locations, will be available at check-in. Please continue to check back for up-to-date information.

Reunion online registration opens March 1st and closes May 3rd.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Registration and Fees

Why should I register? Who should I register?
All alumni should register themselves and any guests for Reunion to ensure housing accommodations and meals. To guarantee a spot, please register by May 3.

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.

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 to attend meals.  They also will have access to register for supervised childcare.

Can I attend for a part of the weekend?
Yes. There are many different pricing packages. Packages and rates.

Is there a registration deadline?
Yes, May 3, 2019.  This is a hard deadline as we need meal counts and dorm selection for classes.

Can I come if I didn’t pre-register?
Yes! Please note ALL returning alumni are welcome and strongly encouraged to register in advance. Meals and housing have limited capacities and sell out quickly. We cannot guarantee the availability for these if you do not pre-register.

Can I come if I am not in a Reunion year?
Yes, alumni who are not in a Reunion class but who would like to attend are welcome to join.  When registering, select the Non-Reunion Registration Type.

What is the refund policy?
Refunds can only be requested on or before the registration deadline (May 3, 2019) or in extreme emergency situations.  Approved refund checks or credit reversal will be mailed after Reunion weekend. Please contact the Alumni office at 508-286-8207 if you have any questions. 

 

Meals

Do I have to register ahead for meals?
Yes! To be guaranteed meals, you should 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.

Housing

Is on-campus housing available?
Yes, dorms rooms are available for alumni.  It is on a first-come, first serve basis when registration opens in mid-March.

*In order to receive housing on Friday or Saturday, you must be registered for a meal

*Dorms 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 dorm.  Please note these are modest dorm 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 served basis

** Single Room Requests: Please call the Alumni Relations office to make this request. An additional housing fee, per person, per night, will be applied to guarantee a single room.

When do I find out where I will be staying?
Dorm 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 dorm?
There are local area hotels that you can book a room. The College has a hotel block at the Courtyard Boston Foxborough/Mansfield.

*Rate guaranteed of $163 per night runs until Wednesday, April 26, 2019, or if the block sells out first. (508) 543-5222

Other Local area hotels:

Residence Inn Boston Bridgewater (9 miles from campus)
2020 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater, MA 508-697-1412

Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro Area (10 miles from campus)
31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 1-800-972-3381

Comfort Inn (9 miles from campus)
4 Fisher Street, Foxborough, MA (508) 543-1000

Holiday Inn Taunton-Foxboro Area (5 miles from campus)
700 Myles Standish Blvd, Taunton, MA 02780   (508) 823-0430

Check-In and Parking

Where do I check in?
Check-in for classes in their 2nd Reunion through the 55th Reunion will check in in Mary Lyon Hall.  Please park in either Lot 1 (Clark Center Parking Lot) or Lot 2 (Visitors Parking) located along Rt. 123.

Check-in for classes in the 60th Reunion and older will check in at Beard Hall (Located at the end of Howard Street).  Parking for this dorm is located behind Haas Athletic Center.

Where can I park after I check in?
You can either leave your car where you parked to check in (Lot 1 or 2) or you can drive closer to the dorm you will be staying in.  Students will still be on campus through Saturday so parking will be limited.

Alcohol Policy

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.

Commencement

What happens before and during Commencement?
Commencement is at 10 a.m. sharp.  Alumni will line up in front of Stanton Dorm at 9:15 a.m. in order to walk in the graduation.  The program will last approximately 2 hours.

Who is the graduation speaker?
Coming Soon

Accessibility and Transportation

What provisions have been made for people with special needs?
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.  There is also a bus to the College from the Mansfield MBTA train station.

Local Taxi Services:
Foxfield Taxi (508) 339-2828
Mansfield Taxi (508) 339-3771
Bill’s Taxi in Mansfield (508) 339-0808

Limousine Services:
Mass Limousines 1-800-342-5894
Pegasus Shuttle Service (508) 822-4388
At Your Service Limo 1-800-867-5466
Alexander’s Limousine (508) 822-8087

Pet Policy

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.

Attire

Relaxed! Unless your class leaders have urged you to bring formal attire, pack your bag with comfortable summer clothes. Be sure to check the weather in the days prior to the weekend to adequately pack for rain, heat, cold, etc.

Facilities

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
Switchboard 508-286-8200

From campus phones, dial the last four digits to connect with offices.

 

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To contact the office, please email alum@wheatoncollege.edu or call 508-286-8207

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