Frequently Asked Questions
As the 25th Reunion approaches, this page will answer frequently asked questions. Please check back periodically for more details.
For any questions not answered on this page, please email the Reunions team: 25thReunion_HAA@Harvard.edu.
Online Registration will open in spring 2019. In advance of registration, you may want to contact block mates, student groups, and old friends and encourage them to join you at Reunion. Online registration will be available for events and housing with a credit card. If you would like to take advantage of dorm accommodations, you must register for housing by the May 1, 2019 deadline. After the deadline, housing registration will be closed and rooms will be assigned.
How much does it cost to register?
Click here to see a full breakdown of costs. If the registration fees present a significant barrier to attend, there will be an option to request financial assistance on the registration form. This option is available upon request and on the honor system.
A La Carte or Full Package?
You may pick and choose which events you’d like to attend. There is a discount if you buy a full package that grants you entry to all Reunion events. The schedule will be posted on the website and updated as events are finalized.
Can I register at the door?
Walk-in attendees are on a space-available basis. To be sure you’ll have a spot, buy in advance! If available, ticket prices will be marked up at the door. Please note that we’re unable to accept walk-ins for the Children’s Program.
Can only members of 1994 attend?
Guests are welcome, as are alumni friends of the class celebrating reunion from other years. Anyone with a Harvard Key can register for Reunion events. Guests who are not affiliated with Harvard should be added to the registration form of the class member with whom they are attending.
I'm attending with another member of our class, What should we do?
If both members of a couple are a member of the class of 1994, we recommend you register separately and let HAA know you would like to link your information. You’ll also be able to let us know in your housing form that you’re a family and would like to be housed together.
If I register in advance and my plans change, Can I be refunded?
Refunds requested in writing (email is preferred) to 25thReunion_HAA@harvard.edu by Wednesday May 1 will be granted. Following the May 1 deadline, we won’t be able to refund cancelled orders.
Check-in opens on Wednesday May 29 for those who wish to attend Commencement on Thursday, May 30. The reunion will wrap up on Sunday, June 2, with brunch ending at 12pm. Check-out at the registration headquarters will also close at 12pm. Click here for more schedule details.
Complimentary parking is available on campus at the 10 Everett Street garage, as well as 52 Oxford Street. When you arrive at the garage, tell the attendant you’re here for Reunions. More information can be found here.
A perk of the 25th Reunion is that we are offered housing in the Yard! You are welcome to make hotel accommodations also in area hotels; there are still a number of hotels with availability for all the nights, and the best rates will probably be found online at travel sites. More hotel information is available here.
Staying in the Yard:
The 25th Reunion is housed in the Yard dorms. This is super fun and a visit down memory lane; to remind you, though, the dorms are simple, no-frills, shared bathrooms in many dorms, and no A/C, but it’s a beautiful and historic setting right in the heart of it all. Included in your housing registration are sheets, pillow, a blanket, towel and soap; and your beds will be made up for you upon arrival. The cost for dorm housing is $100 per bed per night. Child housing is a flat rate of $80, regardless of how many nights the child is staying on-campus. Children eligible for the Children's Program (ages 3-17) are priced at the child rate. Children above this age are considered adult guests. Infants and toddlers below the age of 3 who will sleep in your own pack-n-plays will not be charged.
Am I guaranteed housing in the dorms?
Due to the limited availability of dorm beds, housing requests will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis. All housing requests must be made by the May 1 2019 housing dealine.
Are prices per person, room, bed?
Prices are per bed, per night. Keep in mind these are the same beds used for undergrads, and they might feel much smaller now! If you register for one bed, you will receive one swipe card to get into the dorms, one key to get into your dorm room, bedding and linens for one person. If you register for two beds, you will receive two swipes, two keys, two sets of linens, and so on.
Can I request to be placed in my old dorm or with my friends/roommates?
A lovely addition that HAA will aim to accommodate is that when registering you will have the chance to indicate which friends with or near whom you would like to room! However, because of the large number of alumni returning with various group sizes, we can't accommodate requests for specific dorms.
Are Harvard museums open?
The Harvard Museums will be available for reunion attendees free of charge with their reunion namebadge. More information can be found here: reunion attraction information.
Many parents may ask what reunion events children can attend. Specifically, children eat with parents in Annenberg every morning as part of the children activities day package, and families are encouraged to attend the Saturday Field Day together. A full schedule of activities is available for children of all ages so that parents can enjoy the reunion the events with peace of mind. Last year, the Children’s Program offered magic and science shows for the youngest age groups, Harvard Museum and Boston excursions for grade-school ages, and college admissions sessions and Boston tours for teenagers, for example. All parents who have completed registration will receive detailed instruction for submitting child information. For more information, please refer to last year's children's program page. This page will be updated with 2019 program information once finalized.
To help make reunion attendance possible for those with disabilities or certain medical conditions, accommodations and services can be provided to those who make requests on the registration form. College Alumni Programs, in collaboration with University Disability Services, will make every effort to effectively accommodate the needs of alumni. In order to ensure timely accommodations, advanced planning is strongly encouraged. If you have any questions about attending the reunion with a disability or medical condition, please contact the College Alumni Programs Office at 617-496-7001 or email 25thReunion_HAA@harvard.edu. Additional accessibility-related information resources can be found at www.accessibility.harvard.edu.
What if I have Dietary Restrictions?
There will be vegetarian options at all Reunion events. If you have a further dietary restriction, please indicate this on your registration form and we’ll work to provide alternative meals at the events.