Alumnae

Reunion

Welcome home, 4s and 9s!
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 14-16!
 
More information to come, in the meantime, if you’re interested in getting involved with the 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.


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  • Who's Coming

  • 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 $120.00 per person which includes all meals except the class dinner. 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. 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 Monday, May 27. All registrations received before May 28 will be placed with their class. Registrations after May 27 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 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 Troy Waterfront Courtyard by Marriott, located at 515 River Street, Troy, NY 12180. To reserve a room, please call 518-240-1000 and request a room from the Emma Willard School Reunion room block to receive a special rate.  
  • 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.
  • 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 a la carte. You will notice there is a discount for early bird registration which applies through April 28.
     
    If you are having trouble registering or would like to register over the phone, please call 866.833.1814.
     
    Full Weekend Registration
    • $160.00 ($185.00 after April 28)—Includes all programming and all meals excluding Class Reception and dinner.
     
    A La Carte Registration
    •Friday Registration—$60.00 ($75.00 after April 28)—Includes all programming. Dinner is not included.
    •Saturday Registration—$60.00 ($75.00 after April 28)—Includes all programming and lunch. Class reception and dinner is not included.
    •Sunday Registration—$25.00 ($40.00 after April 28)—Includes all programming and lunch.
     
    A La Carte Dinners
    •Friday Welcome Home Reception and Dinner—$25.00 ($40.00 after April 28)
    •Saturday Reunion Class Reception and Class Dinner—$40.00 ($55.00 after April 28)
     
    *Post-50th Classes will be free
    **10th Reunion Class will receive 10% discount
    ***5th Reunion Class will receive 20% discount
     
    Farmer’s Market
    If you signed up for the Troy Farmer's Market trip, please meet outside on the front loop. The vans will be leaving promptly at 9:00 and will return by 10:30 a.m. for the parade. The vans cannot wait for anyone.
     
    Parade – Meet at the Flagpole
    The parade steps off on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. Please plan to meet at the flagpole by 10:30 (if possible) 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 by Liz Lajeunesse’90 during lunch on Saturday (schedule below). The 50th class (1969) will have their class photo taken during their cocktail reception Saturday evening. Please note your class time below.
     
    Class Photos:
    1954 - 1:00
    1959 - 1:00
    1964 - 1:00
    1969 - during class dinner
    1974 - 1:15
    1979 - 1:15
    1984 - 1:15
    1989 - 1:30
    1994 - 1:30
    1999 - 1:30
    2004 - 1:45
    2009 - 1:45
    2014 - 1:45
     
    Childcare
    Childcare will be available throughout the weekend. Prices vary on the number of children and the times needed. Full pricing is on the registration site.
     
    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.
     
    Classes having their dinners on campus 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 class dinner. When registering, you will be asked for your class dinner meal choice.
     
    For classes who choose to have class dinner off campus at a classmate’s home, or at a local restaurant, please contact your Class Reunion Chair for details.
     
    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 an ID and password to use for the weekend. It is located on the front of your registration folder.
     
    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, at 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, 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. 

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.
 
Jessica Zeccardi 
Assistant Director of Alumnae Relations
518.833.1787
jzeccardi@emmawillard.org
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