Which classes are celebrating a Reunion in 2013?
Classes celebrating their 20th-45th anniversary of their graduation from W&J will have special reunion events at this year's Homecoming. At Homecoming 2013, that includes 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978, 1973, and 1968. There also be a graduates of the last decade reunion at Homecoming weekend. The 50th Reunion convenes during Commencement weekend.
When will we receive registration materials?
The Homecoming & Reunion Weekend brochure will be sent in spring. It includes a full schedule of events and a registration form. Official invitations to the 50th Reunion will be sent in early March.
Where should I first go on arrival?
Registration and information for Homecoming Weekend is available at the Alumni House (335 East Wheeling St.) from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This is a great place to find out details on locations for the Weekend's activities, as well as pick up tickets for those events in which you are registered, including football game tickets.
Are children welcome at Homecoming & Reunion Weekend activities?
Children are welcome at many of the activities over this weekend, including the Tailgate Luncheon, sporting games, and Fifth Quarter. The Tailgate Luncheon is especially child-friendly with activities for younger children.
What kind of lodging is available for Homecoming/Reunion Weekend?
The Office of Alumni Relations has reserved rooms at several area hotels for those alumni and friends attending Homecoming &Reunion Weekend. Reunion classes are encouraged to reserve their rooms at their designated hotel so that they might be able to informally gather with classmates. For a full list of area hotels, please check our accommodations page.
What should I bring to Homecoming/Reunion?
Many times at Reunion events classmates will bring along photos and memorabilia from their days at W&J. Be sure to bring along a camera so that you can take pictures of the new facilities & familiar faces. And, of course, bring along some red & black gear for the sporting games!
Is transportation available on campus?
Golf carts will be available for campus tours and for those needing extra assistance to events during the weekend. There will also be a van shuttle from the tailgate tent to Cameron Stadium prior to the game and returning to the tent post-game. Check at registration for any assistance you may need.
What is the standard dress at Homecoming/Reunion events?
Most events at Homecoming are casual, although the Homecoming dinner on Friday night and the Reunion dinners are a bit more dressy. Men typically wear a sport-coat and/or a tie, while women will wear suits or dresses. You'll see a lot of Red and Black gear around campus on Saturday!
Who is invited to attend the Homecoming Dinner?
All alumni and their guests are invited to attend the Homecoming Dinner and awards presentation. Special reserved seating is available for those who are in a reunion year and the guests of award recipients. Advanced registration (firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-223-6079) is highly suggested, as we have limited seating in the Commons and the event is often sold out.
How can I purchase a football ticket to the Homecoming game?
Tickets can be purchased at Cameron Stadium prior to the game or at the Alumni House during regular registration times. Game tickets are not available prior to Friday, September 27, 2013, for the Homecoming game.
What if I have other questions?
Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 724-223-6079 or email@example.com if you have other questions. We'd be glad to help!