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Reunion 2018

May 31 - June 3, 2018

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

As you prepare to come back to campus, review these answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. Click on the topics below to jump to the specific section.

WHO CAN ATTEND

EVENT REGISTRATION

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING REGISTRATION

WHAT TO BRING

WHAT TO WEAR

TRAVELING TO CAMPUS

GETTING AROUND CAMPUS

SPECIAL NEEDS/ASSISTANCE

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WHO CAN ATTEND

All Class Years
Villanova alumni from all class years are invited to attend Reunion! For 2018, members of class years ending in 3 or 8 will have special reunion events, and all other events are open to all alumni from all class years.

Families & Guests
Spouses, children, other family members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend Reunion! With the exception of the Class Parties and Supernova, Reunion events are child-friendly. The Picnic on Saturday will include entertainment for children (face painter, balloon artist, lawn games, etc), the Wildcat mascot and student-athletes.

Please note that Villanova does not provide childcare during the weekend.

Pets
With the exception of service dogs, pets are not permitted to attend. If you or someone in your party will be bringing a service dog, please contact us at alumni@villanova.edu or 1-800-VILLANOVA (1-800-845-5266).

Find Out Who Else is Attending
You can see who is coming by viewing the Reunion Attendee List, which will be posted after registration begins on March 21. To obtain contact information for fellow alumni before Reunion, you may look them up via the Nova Network.

EVENT REGISTRATION

When will registration open?
Registration for events and housing will open on March 21 at 9 a.m. ET. Registration will be available through this website. We encourage you to discuss your plans with friends and family in advance, so you will be able to complete your registration quickly. This is especially important for those interested in on-campus housing, which will sell out quickly.

Do I need to register in advance?
Registration is mandatory for on-campus housing. We strongly encourage pre-registration for all events to ensure proper space and meal planning. Walk-ups at events will be accommodated as space permits.

Please note that no walk-ups will be accepted for Supernova and pre-registration is required.

Can I reserve a table at an event?
We do not offer assigned seating or reserved tables. Class banners, tents and table cards will indicate general areas to facilitate locating your classmates. At all events, there will be extra seating so that you and your friends can sit together. On-time arrival will help with seating preferences.

What methods can I use to register for Reunion?
Online registration is the preferred method, but you can also call 1-800-VILLANOVA and someone can help you with your registration.

What credit cards can I use to pay for registration?
We accept American Express, VISA and MasterCard. We do not accept Discover Card.

How will I know that my registration has been received and processed?
When you register, you will be sent a confirmation via email. Please retain this email for your records. If you have misplaced your confirmation email, you can call 1-800-VILLANOVA (1-800-845-5266) or email alumni@villanova.edu to request another one.

Are refunds allowed?
To get a refund, housing cancellations must be made before May 7, 2018, and event cancellations must be made before May 24, 2018. For cancellations or adjustments to your registration, please click the modify registration link in your confirmation email, or contact the Alumni Office at 1-800-VILLANOVA (1-800-845-5266) or alumni@villanova.edu.

How will I get my event tickets?
You will be able to print your tickets from home. Additional information will be provided as Reunion 2018 approaches.

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING REGISTRATION

When can I register for housing?
Event and housing registration will open on March 21 at 9 a.m. ET. Housing options will be included in the Reunion registration form. On-campus housing is limited and will sell out quickly.

Are there requirements for on-campus housing?
Yes, guests must register for a Class Party on Friday night or Supernova on Saturday night in order to reserve a room/apartment on campus. This will help us provide on-campus housing to those who need it most. 

What methods can I use to register for Reunion?
Online registration is the preferred method, but you can also call 1-800-VILLANOVA and someone can help you with your registration. We encourage you to discuss your plans with friends and family in advance, so you will be able to complete your registration quickly. This is especially important for those interested in on-campus housing, which will sell out quickly.

Can I purchase more than one room/apartment when I register?
No. Each registrant may only purchase one room/apartment.

If I don't know who my other room/apartment guest(s) will be, can I still purchase a room/apartment?
Yes. You can purchase a room/apartment during registration and add your guests' names at a later date. Please list "TBD" for guest names when you register, and use the modify registration link to update your guests' names when they are confirmed. All guests must be confirmed by May 7. 

If my original room/apartment guests have changed, what should I do?
If your guests have changed, please click the link to modify your registration in your confirmation email and update the names, or email alumni@villanova.edu for assistance. 

How can I request a handicapped-accessible room?
A limited number of handicapped-accessible apartments are available in each West Campus building. On the Reunion registration form, you will have the option to request a handicapped-accessible room.

Any additional housing needs should be directed to 1-800-VILLANOVA (1-800-845-5266) or alumni@villanova.edu.

How do I know what residence hall/apartment I am assigned to?
Room assignments will be shared via email one week in advance of Reunion. When you arrive on campus, visit the Welcome Center in Garey Hall to confirm your room assignment and receive your keys. Welcome Center hours are listed on the Reunion Events Schedule.

What if I arrive on campus outside of registration hours?
If you have registered for on-campus housing and arrive after registration hours, there will be instructions at the Welcome Center in Garey Hall as well as at residence hall doors for where to report to pick up your room keys.

Do I need to stop by the Welcome Center to check out of my room?
No. Upon moving out of your room, you do not need to stop at the Welcome Center - you can simply pack your belongings and depart! Room keys may either be discarded or left in your room.

MOBILE APP

New this year, Reunion details will be available through a mobile app. The Reunion 2018 app will launch on May 1.

1. Download the VU Events app from the Apple and Google Play stores.
2. Once the app is downloaded, log in with the email address you used to register for Reunion and the password reunion18 to get all the latest updates.*
* You must be registered for Reunion events in order to log into the app to ensure you receive all Reunion event updates. If you already have the VU Events app, you do not need to download it again, just log in with the Reunion password after you are registered for Reunion.
 

WHAT TO BRING

I’m staying on campus. Do I need to bring my own bedding?
Apartments and residence halls are supplied with basic pillows, bed linens and a limited supply of blankets (housekeeping services are not provided during the weekend). We strongly recommend you bring extra blankets and warm attire, as the blanket furnished for each bed is a simple one and there are very few extras available. Extra blankets - if available - will be left in the Klekotka Hall lobby on West Campus. 

What about bathroom and shower supplies?
Apartments and residence halls are supplied with towels and washcloths. Basic personal care items such as soap, shampoo, toilet tissue and hangers are provided. We recommend that you bring additional toiletries and other items you anticipate needing.

I’m staying on West Campus. Do I need to bring my own cooking supplies?
Apartment kitchens and kitchenettes include a microwave. They do not come with any kitchen supplies (utensils, plates, glasses, cookware, etc.) or small appliances (coffee-maker, toaster, etc.). You must bring your own supplies if you anticipate using them. 

Are there any basic items you recommend I bring?
Help us in our efforts to preserve the environment! We encourage you to bring your own refillable water bottle and refill it at one of our Hydration Stations.

WHAT TO WEAR

What is the dress code for Reunion events?

Prior to departing for campus, make sure to consult the weather forecast and plan your attire accordingly. A jacket or sweater is strongly recommended as the buildings can be cold in the evening.

Temperatures may vary by room and venue, so for your own comfort, we recommend that you dress in layers.

Casual
  • Family Picnic (a great place to break out your Villanova hats, shirts and other Wildcat gear!)
  • All other daytime events
Business Casual
  • Class of 1968 Kickoff Reception
  • President’s Lunch
Business/Cocktail
  • Class parties
  • Cocktails and Conversation with Campus Leaders
  • Vigil Mass/Marriage Vow Renewal Ceremony
  • Donor Recognition Reception
  • Supernova Dinner Dance
What is Business Casual attire?
  • For Men - Khakis, slacks and button down or golf shirt. Sport coat optional.
  • For Women - Pants or skirt, sweater or casual blouse.
  • For Both - No jeans or sneakers.
What is Business/Cocktail attire?
  • For Men - Business suit or coat and tie.
  • For Women - Skirt and blouse, dress or dressy pantsuit.

TRAVELING TO CAMPUS

Parking will be available in the following locations:
  • W-2 lots near the West Campus apartments (accessible via Spring Mill Road)
  • I-1 parking garage at the corner of Lancaster and Ithan Avenues
  • I-2 lots near the South Campus residence halls on Ithan Avenue

Please note that parking on Main Campus may be limited. To drive onto Main Campus, enter through the Main Gate on S. Ithan Avenue (across from the Pavilion). To access the west side of Main Campus, enter via the Fedigan Hall gate off of Spring Mill Road.

What options exist for off-campus travel?

Local taxi services are available for off-campus travel, including:
  • Rosemont Taxi: (610)-525-1777
  • Main Line Taxi: (610)-272-1000
Ride-sharing services are also available.

Complimentary shuttles will be available to transport guests between campus and the Residence Inn and Marriott West in Conshohocken.

GETTING AROUND CAMPUS

Villanova's campus is pedestrian-friendly, and members of the Reunion Crew will be available to help provide directions to event locations. View Campus Map

On-campus shuttles will stop at various event locations around campus and to the Inn at Villanova throughout the day. In addition, golf carts will be available to help transport guests around campus. Golf carts will not transport alumni off-campus under any circumstances.

Please email alumni@villanova.edu or call 1-800-VILLANOVA (1-800-845-5266) if you will require mobility assistance during the weekend. 

SPECIAL NEEDS/ASSISTANCE

Please let us know about any specific special needs — including dietary requirements or mobility needs — when you register by emailing alumni@villanova.edu or calling 1-800-VILLANOVA (1-800-845-5266). We will do our best to accommodate your needs as long as we know about your circumstances at least one week prior to the weekend.