Alumnae

Reunion

While we continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as of today (March 13, 2020), we are moving forward with our Reunion Weekend planning.
 
We are accepting Reunion registrations at this time, and will update the Reunion page regularly with any changes. We will continue to share this information directly with the Reunion Chairs.
 
Please stay in touch and connect with us if we may assist in any way.
 
Visit our COVID-19 Preparedness page for relevant updates, information, and resources. 

Reunion 2020

Welcome home, 0s and 5s!
We invite you to come home, reminisce, and reconnect with friends who were part of your life on Mount Ida. Find a piece of your past, kindle new friendships, and connect with the future of this extraordinary school, June 12-14, 2020!
 
See below for the tentative schedule and watch for more information to come. In the meantime, if you’re interested in getting involved with planning or have ideas and suggestions for the weekend programming, please contact the Alumnae Relations Office at 1-866-833-1814 or email alumnae@emmawillard.org.

For photos from past reunions, visit Emma Willard School on SmugMug.

List of 6 items.

  • Who's Coming

  • Planning Details

    Programming
    We have an exciting and full weekend planned for you. The weekend schedule can be viewed here.
     
    Registration
    The registration site will take you through the weekend and ask you to register for yourself and any guests, including children. You will have the choice to register for the full weekend or selected days. You will notice there is a discount for early bird registration which applies through April 26.
     
    If you are having trouble registering or would like to register over the phone, please call 866.833.1814.
     
    Full Weekend Registration
    • $325.00 ($350.00 after April 26)—Includes all programming, meals and housing.
    • $225.00 ($250.00 after April 26)—Includes all programming and meals. No housing.
     
    A La Carte Registration
    •Friday Registration—$110.00 ($125.00 after April 26)—Includes all programming and Friday Meals.

    •Saturday Registration—$110.00 ($125.00 after April 26)—Includes all programming and Saturday Meals.

    •Sunday Registration—$15.00 ($20.00 after April 26)—Includes all programming and breakfast/brunch buffet.

    •Housing (on campus)—$100.00
     
    *Post-50th Classes will be free
    ***5th Reunion Class will receive 20% discount on registration and free on campus housing.
     
    Parade – Meet at the Flagpole
    The parade steps off on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Please plan to meet at the flagpole between 10:30 and 10:45 a.m. as it takes time to organize everyone by classes. To help, we have a number of student volunteers. They will be holding up class signs so you know where your class will be located in the parade lineup. Your help is greatly appreciated!
     
    If there is severe weather, the parade will be cancelled and an announcement will be made.
     
    Class photos
    The class photos will be taken during class dinners between 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. on Saturday.
     
    Nametags
    Nametags will be given at registration check in. Please remember to wear your nametag throughout the weekend and especially for the receptions and dinners Friday and Saturday evenings. All guests who have registered to attend these events will have a sticker on their nametag.
     
    Class Dinners
    Each class will have their individual class dinner on campus on Saturday night. Class dinner locations are assigned mid-April and are based on the number of alumnae and guests registered for each and the size needed.
     
    All classes are invited to attend the All-Class Reception under the tent prior to dinner. The reception and the meal are included in the price of the Full Weekend or Saturday Registration. When registering, you will be asked for your class dinner meal choice.
     
    Alcoves
    Our alcoves and bathrooms have been renovated. All dormitory alcoves have a refrigerator and microwave. If you anticipate late night chats, by all means load up your car with fixins’—snacks, beverages, baked goods…anything goes. If you’re planning to enjoy some libations, please remember to pack the appropriate openers, and, of course, drink responsibly!
     
     
    Dorm Rooms
    All the comforts you remember from days gone by await you! Your room is equipped with a bed, dresser, closet or armoire, a pillow, bed linens, towels, a lamp, and a fan. You are welcome to bring along anything that might enhance your dormitory stay, such as your favorite pillow.
     
    For more housing information, click here.
     
    Wireless Access
    A significant portion of the campus has wireless access. You will be able to log in to Emma’s network as guests in the following locations: the dining hall, Kellas Commons area, the 2e-café, the admissions suite, and Dietel Library. Each registrant will be given a guest ID and password for the weekend.
     
    Attire
    Whatever makes you happy! Many guests like to dress up a bit for the Saturday evening class dinners, but it’s not necessary and we want you to be comfortable! Bring comfortable shoes and a light jacket or sweater for the evenings.
     
    Parking
    On-campus parking is for all guests. Please feel free to park either in the lot to the right of the Main Entrance off Pawling Avenue, or in the lot to the left off the Elmgrove Entrance.
     
    Pets
    We cannot accommodate pets at reunion, unless you have a service animal. If you do have a service animal, please email Alumnae Relations, alumnae@emmawillard.org or call 1-866-833-1814.
     
    Smoking
    Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere on campus, especially in the dorms! The dorms are equipped with very (very!) sensitive smoke alarms, a change since you were last on campus. A candle, excessive hair spray, and, of course, cigarettes and e-cigarettes, will set them off.
     
    Please note: If you smoke in the dorms, the smoke alarms will go off, the fire department will be called, and the dorms will be evacuated regardless of the hour. No smoking please!

    Other House Rules
    Please review other rules here.
  • Housing - Frequently Asked Questions

    Dorm Rooms
    All the comforts you remember from days gone by await you! Your room is equipped with a single bed, dresser, closet or armoire, pillow, bed linens, towels, a lamp, and a fan. You are welcome to bring along anything that might enhance your dormitory stay, such as your own pillow.
     
    Alcoves
    Our dormitory alcoves have a refrigerator and a microwave. If you anticipate late-night chats, by all means load up your car with fixins’—snacks, beverages, baked goods…anything goes. If you’re planning to enjoy some libations, please remember to pack the appropriate openers, and, of course, drink responsibly!
     
    Children and Spouses in the Dorms
    Please let us know if you are planning to bring a spouse or children. We will do our best to make you and your family comfortable. Please remember to bring a portable crib and appropriate linens, for little ones.
     
    Bathrooms
    The bathrooms have been renovated. We will have a flipable sign on each door to accommodate male guests.
     
    Costs
    The cost for on-campus housing is $100.00 per person. The 5th reunion and the 50th reunion and beyond will enjoy some discounts, which will be applied during the registration process.
     
    Housing costs are for Friday and Saturday night. Unfortunately, we cannot discount for a one-night stay.
     
    Pets
    We cannot accommodate pets on campus, unless you have a service animal. If you have a service animal, please let Alumnae Relations know in advance.
     
    Dorm and Room Assignments
    When assigning dorms and rooms, we consider the number of alumnae and guests returning for each class, special considerations, the class year, etc. When making housing assignments we will keep classes together. All housing assignments will be done on Tuesday, May 26. All registrations received before May 26 will be placed with their class. Registrations after May 26 will be given campus housing, but we cannot guarantee you will be with your class.
     
    We do our best to accommodate special requests but cannot guarantee you will be assigned your preferred alumnae roommate, excluding spouses and children.
     
    Please let us know if you require special assistance with your housing.
     
    Smoking
    Smoking is NOT permitted anywhere on campus, especially in the dorms! The dorms are equipped with very (very!) sensitive smoke alarms, a change since you were last on campus. A candle, excessive hair spray, and, of course, cigarettes and
    e-cigarettes will set them off.
     
    Please note: if you smoke in the dorms, the smoke alarms will go off, the fire department will be called, and the dorms will be evacuated regardless of the hour. No smoking please!
     
    Hotel Info
    For those who prefer the comfort of a hotel, we have reserved a small block of rooms at the hotel listed below. To reserve a room, please call the hotel directly and request a room from the Emma Willard School Reunion room block to receive a special rate.
     
    Hilton Garden Inn Troy – the cutoff date is May 12th
    235 Hoosick Street
    Troy, NY 12180
    (877) 782-9444
    Or please use this link:
    The Hilton Garden Inn Troy has complimentary shuttle service for guests traveling to and from Albany International Airport and Amtrak Rail Station.
     
    Courtyard by Marriott Troy Waterfront
    515 River Street
    Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 240-1000
    They do not have a room block available, but there are a limited number of rooms available should you wish to stay here. You can register at the number above or online: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/albty-courtyard-albany-troy-waterfront/
  • Reunion Giving

    Whether this is your 5th or 50th Reunion, a gift during your reunion year is a great way to commemorate each milestone. Each gift provides immediate assistance to the students, faculty, and staff who continue to make Emma Willard a global leader in girls’ education. 
  • Update Your Information

    Be sure Emma Willard has your latest contact information so that you can receive updates about Reunion Weekend, the alumnae magazine Signature, and other important correspondence from the school. Update your information today.
  • Alumnae Association Annual Meeting

    The annual meeting of the Emma Willard Alumnae Association will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. in Kiggins Auditorium.

Contact us any time

The Alumnae Relations Office is looking forward to seeing you on campus over Reunion Weekend. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office toll-free at 866-833-1814 or email Alumnae Relations at alumnae@emmawillard.org.
 
Margaret Clark ‘98
Director of Alumnae Relations and Campus Events
518.833.1899
mclark@emmawillard.org
285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180 | P: 518.833.1300 F: 518.833.1815
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