FAQ




Registration Questions
Cancellation Policy
Housing and Hotel Questions
Travel and Transportation Questions
General Questions

Registration Questions


What are the dates of Reunion?

Reunion 2017 will be held June 1 – June 4.

How do I register?

Online registration will be available in early 2017. A registration announcement should arrive in your mailbox in early 2017.

How much does it cost to attend Reunion?

A complete list of packages and fees will be posted on the Reunion website early in 2017. There will be a mixture of full-weekend and a la carte options available.

What does my registration fee cover?

All packages include discounted accommodations in residence halls, parking, shuttle service around campus, seminars, open houses, tours, meals & beverages, refreshment tent snacks and beverages, recreational activities, and entertainment.

What meals does my Full-Weekend registration fee cover?

The fees cover the following meals:
Thursday Opening Reception
Friday Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (inclusive of beer/wine)
Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner (inclusive of beer/wine)
Sunday Breakfast

Can I bring my children to Reunion?

Families are encouraged to bring their children to Reunion. The Children's Program is designed for children ages 4 – 11 and 12 – 16 years. We have a separate residence hall for families bringing children.

Do I need to register my children?

Yes, you will need to register your child for a children’s program package ($100) which will have a wide variety of scheduled activities from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Pre-registration is required for the children’s program. If an attendee chooses to take their child(ren) to any of the adult events, a ticket must be purchased for them at the adult price. Past activities have included field trips to the local children’s museum, bowling, picnic lunch, a tie-die t-shirt project, movies, recreational events, art projects, and Jordan Hall of Science activities. Meals are included in the price of the children's program package.

Can I bring my pets to Reunion?

If you choose to bring a pet to Reunion, please understand that animals are not permitted to stay in the residence halls on campus. Please find a list of local boarding facilities listed below for your convenience:

Bunk'N Biscuit –
1740 W Bertrand Rd Niles, MI 49120
(269) 684-2865
M-F: 8am-6pm; Sat: 8am-12pm; Sun: 4-6pm

South Bend Animal Clinic
3224 Lincoln Way W South Bend, IN 46628
(574) 232-1459
M-F: 7:30am-6 pm; Sat:8 am-1 pm

Gilmer Park Animal Clinic
6751 US 31 S South Bend, IN 46614
(574) 291-3302
M-F: 8am-6pm; Sat: 8am-12pm

Clayview Animal Clinic
(574) 272-7172
MW: 7:30am-7pm; TTF; 7:30am-6pm; Sat: 7:30am-1pm

Is there an option to complete a paper registration form?

Yes! If you are part of the 50 Year Club (1966 and before) or part of the 50 Year Class (1967), you will receive a paper registration booklet in the mail during the month of February. Printable copies of these registration forms can be found here: 50 Year Club, 1967.

Cancellation Policy
What if my plans change and I need to cancel my registration?

The following provides important information concerning any request to cancel your registration for Reunion 2017 with the University of Notre Dame Alumni Association. Except as the University may decide in its sole discretion, full and partial refunds:
  • WILL NOT be given if the request for cancellation is received after May 25, 2017
  • WILL NOT be given in the case of inclement weather
  • WILL NOT be given in the case of a no show or partially or completely missed event(s)
  • WILL reflect a $25.00 processing fee
  • WILL be made using the original form of payment, if granted

Please submit cancellation requests in writing via this REQUEST FORM or through the similar link provided with your registration email confirmation by 12:00 p.m. EST on May 25, 2017.

Please note that cancellations and/or refunds submitted after May 12th will be reviewed after Reunion concludes on June 4th. A Reunion representative will be in touch with you within fourteen days after June 4th.

**Please note that this policy does not apply to (1) event registrations with a particular Alumni Club, or (2) trips or reservations associated with the Notre Dame Alumni Association Travel Program**

Can I request special meals because of dietary restrictions?

You may indicate any dietary restrictions on the registration form. We will send all requests to campus catering. Please make sure to notify your server before each meal so that you receive the appropriate choice.

Can you accommodate special needs?

Please do not allow a special need to keep you from returning for Reunion. Many campus buildings and facilities are accessible. We want those with physical challenges to have as few obstacles as possible during their stay and to be able to participate fully in Reunion activities.

Wheelchairs will be available to use during Reunion and are available at Reunion Headquarters in the Eck Visitors Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Golf carts are not available for rent during Reunion weekend; however, they are part of Reunion transportation services. If you would like to rent a scooter during Reunion, the following businesses will rent you a scooter and deliver it to the Eck Visitors Center for you to pick up upon arrival:

Scooter Warehouse: 574-299-8606
Alick's Home Medical: 574-273-6000

A few wheelchair accessible vehicles will be available to transport attendees during Reunion. Contact Reunion Transportation while on campus for pick up. If you use a wheelchair but can get into and out of a car, you may call Reunion Transportation for assistance.

If you anticipate any difficulties, please call the Reunion Office at 574-631-9029. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Housing and Hotel Questions


What hotels do you recommend?

We have set aside blocks of rooms at local hotels at discounted pricing for Reunion 2017. To check hotel locations and rates, please refer to the Hotels page on the Reunion website.

Can I request a roommate(s)?

Yes, you can request a roommate(s) on your online registration form before April 30, 2017. The NDAA will do our best to accommodate your request as long as the below criteria are met:
Anyone you are requesting as a roommate must also list you as a requested roommate on their own registration form. Please encourage all of the classmates you are requesting to register at the same time you submit your information.
Your registration form (and those of your requested roommates) must be received by April 30, 2017. Roommate requests will no longer be taken after April 30, 2017.

Please note: due to the configuration of some of the residence halls, a triple or quad request may be made by assigning two double rooms.

What if I need a single room?

Please indicate that you are requesting a single room on the registration form. If there is a shortage of singles in the hall to which your class is assigned, you may be assigned to another hall.

When can I check in to the residence hall?

Reunion attendees can check into residence halls at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 1. You will not be allowed in the residence hall before that time. Check-out is no later than noon on Sunday, June 4.

Which residence hall is my class staying in?

Class residence hall assignments for Reunion 2017 will be made in early 2017.

Attendees from each milestone class year will be housed in the same residence hall. All alumni from your class year will be automatically assigned to the residence hall for your class. Rooms will be assigned according to date the registration is received. Later registrations may be assigned to an overflow residence hall.


Is the hall air-conditioned?

A limited number of air-conditioned halls are available. Preference is given to the 50-Year Club and class. If you require an air-conditioned room for health reasons, please indicate this on your registration form, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Can my children stay in the Residence Hall?

Families are assigned to a designated residence hall. Families are not allowed to stay in the residence halls assigned to the individual classes. Please note that you might not be able to have adjoining rooms if you request more than 2 beds. Please note that the family residence hall will not be air conditioned.

When will I find out my room assignment?

Room assignments will be given when you check in for Reunion. Housing coordinators will be on-site if you have any questions.

What is provided in the rooms? What should I bring for the room?

Rooms are provided with sheets, a blanket, a pillow, towel, washcloth, and small bars of soap. You may want to bring your own soap, towels, slippers, shower thongs, and bathrobe. Some alumni bring their own pillow as well. Please note that the rooms are basic residence hall rooms.They do not provide the same luxuries as a hotel room would.

Can I request a private bathroom?

There are no private bathrooms available in the residence halls.

Travel and Transportation Questions

What are the best ways to travel to campus?

By Car

(From the North) The University is located just south of the Indiana Toll Road (Interstate 80/90). Exit Interstate 80/90 at exit 77 and turn right onto Michigan (Indiana 933). Make a left at the fourth stoplight (Angela Blvd.). Make a left at the first stoplight onto Notre Dame Avenue.

(From the South) Take US 31 north, which becomes Indiana 933 just south of South Bend. Stay on Indiana 933 to Angela Blvd., which is the second stoplight north of the St. Joseph River. Turn right onto Angela Blvd., then left at the first stoplight onto Notre Dame Avenue.

Air Travel

Airlines serving South Bend include Allegiant Air, Continental Connection, Delta Connection, and United Express. If you need assistance with travel arrangements, contact Anthony Travel at anthonytravel.com or 800-366-3772.

Train

Amtrak service stops in South Bend. Please refer to Amtrak.com for schedules. The South Shore commuter train travels from downtown Chicago to the South Bend airport. Additional information can be found at www.nictd.com or by calling 312-836-7000.

Bus

Coach USA provides bus transportation from two Chicago airports – O’Hare and Midway – and runs to the Notre Dame campus. For schedules, please visit coachusa.com/tristateunitedlimo.

Is there transportation available from the airport to campus?

Transportation is not provided by the Alumni Association between the airport and campus. Cab service is available from the South Bend airport to Notre Dame. One-way fare is approximately $12.00.

Yellow Cab: 574-233-9333
Blue Ribbon: 574-233-4040
Express Cab: 574-233-6000

Where do I park for Reunion?

Alumni are directed to park in lot D-6, where shuttle mini-vans will transport you to your residence hall. Alumni will not be allowed to drive on campus to drop off luggage.

Can I bring my car on campus?

Cars will not be allowed on campus for the weekend, but ample parking is available in the outer campus lots. Our shuttle service will transport you and your luggage to the residence hall.

What if I have a handicapped parking pass?

Limited handicapped parking is available on campus.

How do I get around campus for the weekend?

The Alumni Association provides a fleet of shuttles for the weekend. To request a shuttle, call the number listed in the official program for the weekend, and one will be dispatched to you.

General Questions

Who is attending Reunion from my class?

A complete listing of reunion attendees will be available online after registration is open.

Will my class have specific events?

There will be class specific activities as part of the Reunion program. Your class planning committee may plan additional class specific activities during the weekend. Once the individual class agendas are finalized, you can access them from the Reunion website.

How do I contact attendees from my class before or after Reunion?

Alumni can register for myNotreDame, which provides access to a free online directory. The directory can be accessed at my.nd.edu, and it allows you to look up contact information for your classmates.

What is the schedule of events?


Once the schedule of events is finalized, you can access it from the Reunion website. The event schedule will be continually updated as details are confirmed.

What takes place on Thursday?

Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. at the Eck Visitors Center, and residence halls also open at this time. The Alumni Association hosts an Opening Reception on Thursday evening. Check your class agenda for details for any class events that might be hosted on this night.

What seminars will be offered this year?

A complete listing of seminars will be available in early spring 2017.

What is the 50-Year Club?

The "50-Year Club" was formed in 1950, extending the annual weekend experience to alumni who have observed their Golden Jubilee Anniversary of graduation. Alumni in the 50-Year Club are invited to return to campus annually for reunions, instead of being involved in the usual five-year cycle. Special activities are planned for the 50-Year Club when they return to Notre Dame for Reunions, including a luncheon and dinner.

What is the attire for the weekend?

Attire for the weekend is casual for all attendees. The 50-Year Class Induction ceremony is informal, and men may prefer a jacket for their picture with the University president. Average daytime temperature for Reunion weekend is in the mid-70s, with evening temperatures in the mid-50s. There is always a chance for rain in South Bend, so make sure you bring your umbrella and any other appropriate rain gear.

Do I have access to the recreational facilities?

As a Reunion attendee, you will have access to campus facilities, including Warren Golf Course, Notre Dame Golf Course, Eck Tennis Center, Rolfs Sports Recreation Center, Rockne Memorial, Rolfs Aquatic Center, and racquetball courts. Fitness classes will also be offered throughout the weekend. We will publish a complete list of events and recreational activities once they are confirmed.

Are the golf courses open?

Golf courses will be open during the weekend. Information about how to obtain a tee time will be available on the Reunion website 1 month before Reunion.

How do I register for the Sunburst races?

The Sunburst Races include a marathon, half-marathon, 5K and 10K runs, and a 5K fun walk. There is a special registration form for Notre Dame Reunion attendees. More general information can be found at www.sunburstraces.org