REUNION WEEKEND 2020
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on our campuses, the university has postponed this celebration until Reunion Weekend 2021.
June 12-June 14, 2020
Whether it’s been five years or 50, join us in June to reminisce, connect with friends, and create new memories on the hill! The weekend will include plenty of opportunities to revisit your college years and learn about where the University has come. Please review the event details below as well as the individual reunion Facebook pages and registration form.
What is Reunion Weekend?
Reunion Weekend is relatively new to Mercyhurst University, the first being celebrated in 2010. Those that attended the event thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, thus allowing us to make the weekend a yearly celebration. Reunion Weekend seeks to honor Landmark Reunions (celebrating their 60th, 55th, 50th, 40th, 30th, 25th, 10th, and 5th Reunions) and honor distinguished alumni that represent the University in our community, nationally and internally. It is our intention that graduates coming back to campus relive their years on the Hill and celebrate with classmates; making for one of most memorable weekends alumni can have.
All alumni are invited. We are celebrating the Landmark Reunions of:
Class of 1960 (60th)
Class of 1965 (55th)
Class of 1970 (50th)
Class of 1980 (40th)
Class of 1995 (25th)
Class of 2010 (10th)
Class of 2015 (5th)
Torchbearer Classes (Graduates before 1970 are welcomed back each year and awarded Torchbearer medals during the Alumni Awards Ceremony)
Where do I stay during the Weekend?
While you are more than welcome to stay wherever you please, we HIGHLY recommend the convenient comforts of staying here on campus. You can stay on campus and be a short walk away from all of the exciting Reunion Weekend festivities. In addition, we provide a hospitality suite stocked with snacks, pop, beer and wine throughout the weekend. There is NO SHUTTLE SERVICE provided by the University for those staying off campus.
How do I register?
Registration is done all online, using the button above. If you experience any difficulties or prefer to register via phone, call 814-824-2330. Credit card information must be provided to secure your registration.
Will I receive a confirmation after I register?
Yes, an automatic email will be sent to the email you provide on your registration form when your registration is complete. You must fill out the payment section of the registration form to complete your registration.
Does the registration fee include alcohol?
Yes, alcohol will be served at the Friday and Saturday evening events. Additionally, those guests staying in Warde Hall will have use of a hospitality suite which will be stocked with snacks, soda, beer, and wine.
Can I bring my spouse?
Absolutely! Your spouse is invited and will be treated just as an alum would for the weekend!
Will there be childcare?
No, there will not be childcare provided.
When is the earliest I can arrive?
Check-in for Reunion Weekend begins at noon on Friday of the weekend. The 50th reunion class is permitted to arrive one day early, we can also allow this for special situations.
Where do I park on campus?
All lots are available for parking during the weekend.
What if I arrive on campus and check-in has closed?
Please contact the Alumni Relations office at 814-824-2330 in advance to discuss arrangement to receive your registration packet and room key (if you are staying on-campus).
When do I have to check-out for on-campus housing?
All residents must be checked out by 1 p.m. on Sunday.
What do I need to bring if staying on campus?
Bed sheets, towels, blankets and one pillow are provided in all locations. Personal toiletry items and hangers are not provided. Rooms are air-conditioned with temperature control units in each room.
What is the dress attire expected?
Most of the weekend is very casual, with lots of walking. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, and an umbrella as Erie, PA weather is always unpredictable! Many wish to dress less casual for the Saturday night dinner, but it is not mandatory.
What is the refund policy?
You can be refunded your payment with notice of one week in advance.
Are the Alumni College sessions free?
Yes, but space is limited so please make sure to attend if you sign up to allow for others as well.
Will handicapped parking options be available?
There will be several designated handicapped parking spaces identified throughout campus. If you need further assistance during the weekend, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 814-824-2330 or via email at email@example.com.
Will there be Wi-Fi access?
Warde Hall does have wireless access available, information for that will be provided in your registration packet.
Coming to Reunion Weekend and staying on-campus? We’ve prepared this list to help you pack for your weekend. Though Warde Hall is an exceptional residence hall, it is not a hotel, it is an air-conditioned facility that we fill with all of the necessities including snacks and drinks! Sheets, a blanket, a pillow and towels are provided but you should bring with you any personal sleep items that you need in order to feel comfortable. You should plan on bringing:
- Personal Toiletries (including soap and shampoo)
- Personal Medications
- Hangers (if you need to hang any clothes)
- Travel Iron/Steamer (if you anticipate needed one over the weekend)
- Alarm Clock
- Hair Dryer (if needed)
- Cell phone charger (if needed)
- Exercise clothes and shoes (if you intend on using fitness facilities, you’ll need a pair of workout shoes that aren’t used as street shoes)
- Layered Clothing