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Virtual Reunion Questions

Why is the Reunion 2021 going to be virtual?

While Reunion weekend is a highlight of the year for the Notre Dame Alumni Association, the health and safety of our alumni and University is our top priority. Reunion brings together alumni and families from across the United States and the globe, sharing facilities for housing, meals, and entertainment. 

While we have the promise of vaccinations, there is still plenty of uncertainty about the virus and public health protocols in the coming months. For the safety of our alumni and campus, and in concert with the latest guidance from the University and public health officials, we are canceling our two weekends of in-person Reunion and will be hosting them virtually this summer.

What is a virtual Reunion? Is it a single day event?

Our virtual Reunion is a series of events hosted digitally and open to everyone celebrating a milestone Reunion. Multiple offerings are being developed, both live and on-demand.

I have some ideas for how to celebrate virtually with my class. Who can I work with on these ideas?

Great! For a specific class-related gathering idea, please work directly with your class Reunion planners. You can find those individuals on your class site in my.nd.edu. For general Reunion ideas and suggestions, please fill out this form at any time and our events team will review in the coming weeks.

Can I still come to campus even though there are no official in-person events happening in June?

The University’s commitment to minimize COVID-19 infections and safeguard the health of the entire Notre Dame community requires both significant limitations on the number of visitors to campus, and heightened expectations of visitors who do come to campus.The full policy for visiting campus is posted on the here.nd.edu website. Please check back often for updates.

Will there be a cost for the virtual Reunion 2021?

No, Reunion 2021 will be a complementary event for all ND alumni & friends. For details on what portions of the event may require advance registration, please visit our agenda page.

Will my class still be coordinating a giving effort tied to our Reunion year?

Yes. For the most up-to-date information, please visit your individual class sites.

What happens to my Morris Inn reservation for Reunion 2021? What if I booked a room at another hotel?

The Notre Dame Alumni Association events team has contacted each of the hotel partners to advise them of the cancelled in-person Reunion weekends. The hotels will be cancelling all reservations without penalty accordingly.

Who will be invited back to campus for Reunion 2022?

Reunion 2022 will be planned with the return to milestone celebrations in mind. This means that classes ending in 2 and 7 will be invited to return for the June weekend in 2022.

When can I come back to campus?

For the latest information regarding the University’s policy for campus visitors, please check the official here.nd.edu site often.

With regards to the 50 Year Club — am I still a member even though there is not a ceremony? When will I receive my gold hat? How will we commemorate the 50-Year Classes of 1970 and 1971? (1971)?

The members of the classes of 1970 and 1971 will now officially be recognized as part of the 50 Year Club. The 50 Year Club was formed in 1950 with the purpose of 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. 

We understand and share in the disappointment of being unable to recognize your milestone 50-year graduation anniversary together in person. The Alumni Association continues to explore all possible options, including in-person events at another time, and will keep you informed as decisions are made. 

The NDAA team is also hard at work developing creative and engaging ways to commemorate your truly special milestone this summer while we remain separated. This includes the distribution of the traditional gold hat for each new member of the club.

Can I still purchase Reunion merchandise?

Yes! Please send us an email at reunion@nd.edu to begin this process and we’ll be happy to assist. For a complete list of all available merchandise items, please check out the Reunion Shop page.

Does this mean that 2020/2021 Commencement ceremonies will be cancelled or virtual?

The decision to cancel in-person Reunion festivities in 2021 was made together with the University’s planning for the two Commencement celebrations planned for May 2021. For additional information on Commencement, please refer to the official site.

General Questions

How do I stay in touch with my class?

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. You can also visit reunion.nd.edu/social to find your class online community, where you can share photos, Notre Dame memories and reconnect with classmates.

Who is attending the virtual Reunion from my class or group?

A complete listing of reunion attendees will be made available on our “See Who’s Coming” Page, which is updated weekly after registration opens.

What is the 50 Year Club?

The “50 Year Club” was formed in 1950 with the purpose of 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. The 50 Year Class joins the 50 Year Club during a special induction luncheon at Reunion.

What is the difference between the 50 Year Club and the 50 Year Class?

The 50 Year Classes for Reunion 2020 will be 1970 & 1971 – Congratulations! At the Saturday luncheon, alumni from both classes will be inducted into the 50 Year Club; thereafter you will be invited to come back to Reunion each and every year and enjoy discount pricing, etc.

What are the dates for future Reunion weekends?

If you are planning for a future Reunion weekend, be sure to hold these dates on your calendar!
2022: June 2-5
2023: June 1-4
2024: May 30-June 2
2025: May 29-June 1

I studied at this great place. What would it be like to work here?

Notre Dame is more than the breathtaking campus you’re experiencing during Reunion – our strong community and sense of family, long-standing tradition of excellence, and the ability to offer the best in resources and opportunity means we attract the finest faculty and staff from around the world.

Notre Dame jobs are found here:
IrishCompass.nd.edu – The Alumni Association’s job board
jobs.nd.edu – The University’s job board

Take a closer look at why Notre Dame was identified as one of the top higher education workplaces in the country.

Registration Questions & Cancellation Policy

How do I register for the virtual Reunion?

Coming Soon!

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

There are no fees associated with any official Reunion 2021 virtual events. Therefore, attendees are able to update/cancel their registration as often as they need before each event takes place.

To manage your registration details at anytime, please visit the ‘My Events’ section of your myND profile.

For additional questions, please contact the NDAA Reunion team at reunion@nd.edu.

Coronavirus Policies

What is the impact of the coronavirus on Reunion 2021?

For the safety of our alumni and campus, and in concert with the latest guidance from the University and public health officials, we are canceling our two weekends of in-person Reunion and will be hosting them virtually this summer. 

How can I get the latest information about the impact of the coronavirus?

We suggest you continue to get information directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov) as well as from the university’s site regarding the virus (here.nd.edu). Please note that any information or changes from the Association regarding Reunion will be conveyed to all registrants and potential registrants via email as well as posted at reunion.nd.edu.