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Frequently Asked Questions

Reunion at Thurtene Carnival

When does registration open?
You can register online starting Wednesday, January 10, 2018. For now, let us, and your friends, know you are coming back to celebrate by filling out our Planning to Attend form! You can see who else plans to attend next April by checking out our See Who's Coming page.

Why is my name on the Planning to Attend list?
You either did not opt out of including your name on the online attendee list, or a Reunion Ambassador informed a Reunion Staff liaison of your plans to come back.


What is the Early Bear Package?
Register for our three signature events, Cocktails with Classmates, Alumni BBQ, and your Class Party by March 7, 2018 and receive a $10 discount.

How can I get involved with Reunion at Thurtene?
You can become a Reunion Ambassador. As an ambassador, we ask that you contact classmates to encourage them to return to campus for Reunion, participate in your class gift at any dollar amount, and attend Reunion April 13-15, 2018. To sign up visit our Reunion Ambassador resource page.

Does a Reunion Ambassador have to work during Reunion Weekend?
No! We just want you to have a wonderful time with friends.

Where can I stay during Reunion weekend?
Check out our Hotel Accommodations page for hotel deals and room blocks. Book your hotel soon as some hotels sell out fast at the discounted rate.

Where is the schedule for Reunion 2018?
We are currently working hard to plan an exciting weekend of events for our Reunion 2018 celebrants. Please check back in the late fall for our schedule of events.  However, in the meantime you are welcome to see what types of events we have by viewing our Reunion 2017 events schedule.

May I bring my family?
Yes! In addition to many family-friendly events offered throughout the weekend, we have extensive programming for children of all ages through Bear Club. Bear Club is designed to allow alumni to enjoy their Friday and Saturday nights knowing that their children will be entertained and cared for by licensed and bonded temporary professional nannies from TLC for Kids assisted by Washington University staff and students. Bear Club is divided into four recommended tracks to ensure age-appropriate and engaging activities for all participants. Parents can also arrange for private childcare through TLC for Kids by calling 314-725-5660 or visiting their website.

What if I have special needs?
Need assistance getting around campus?  Have special dietary needs?  Please contact the Alumni Association at 800-867-2586 or

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