Mercyhurst University

Reunion Weekend - Frequently Asked Questions

Q: 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 50th, 40th, 30th, 25th and 10th 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.

Q: Who’s invited? All alumni are invited back. We are celebrating the Landmark Reunions of:

Class of 1968 (50th)
Class of 1978 (40th)
Class of 1993 (25th)
Class of 2008 (10th)
Torchbearer Classes (Graduates before 1968 are welcomed back each year and awarded Torchbearer medals during the Alumni Awards Ceremony)

Q: 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 Warde Hall 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.

Q: How do I register? Registration is done all online, and is fast and easy! 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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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.

Q: Can I bring my spouse? Absolutely! Your spouse is invited and will be treated just as an alum would for the weekend!

Q: Will there be childcare? No there will not be childcare provided.

Q: Where do I go once I arrive on campus? When you arrive, please check-in at the Registration Desk located inside Warde Hall. If you have reserved on-campus housing, your room key will be available. For your convenience, your registration packet will be waiting for you there. Please click HERE to view a campus map.

Q: When is the earliest I can arrive? Check-in for Reunion Weekend begins at noon on Friday, June 8, 2018. The Class of 1968 is permitted to arrive one day early, we can also allow this for special situations. Check-in for the entire weekend will be located in the lobby of Warde Hall.

Q: Where do I park on campus? All lots are available for parking during the weekend.

Q: 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).

Q: When do I have to check-out for on campus housing? All residents of Warde Hall must be checked out by 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 10.

Q: What do I need to bring if staying in Warde Hall?   Bed sheets, towels, blankets and one pillow are provided in all locations, but we suggest bringing your own blanket and pillow. If you are flying, we have a few extra pillows available on campus. If needed, a limited number of extra blankets will also be available. Personal toiletry items and hangers are not provided. These rooms are air-conditioned with temperature control units in each room.

Q: 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.

Q: What is the refund policy? You can be refunded your payment with notice of one week in advance.

Q: 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.

Q: Will handicapped parking options be available? There will be several designated handicapped parking spaces identified throughout the campus. If you need further assistance during the weekend, please contact the Alumni Office at 814-824-2330 or via email at

Q: Will there be Wi-Fi access? Warde Hall does have wireless access available, information for that will be provided in your registration packet.

Q: Can I use the REC center during the Weekend? Yes, the hours will be posted in the passport provided in your registration packet.

Q: Will the Bookstore be open? Yes, the hours will be posted in the passport provided in your registration packet.

Q: Will the Library be open? Yes, the hours will be posted in the passport provided in your registration packet.

If you still have questions, please contact the Alumni Office at 814-824-2330 or via email at