General Information

 

During The Event

HEADQUARTERS

Reunions will be headquartered at the Cabot Science Library in the Science Center (1 Oxford Street, Cambridge). Each class will have its own table where guests will collect nametags, class favors, and any other Reunion materials. We will also have walk-in registration for all events, and check-in for the Children’s Program.

HQ Hours
Tuesday, May 28:
2pm - 10pm
Wednesday, May 29: 8am - 8pm
Thursday, May 30: 8am - 11pm
Friday, May 31: 8am - 11pm
Saturday, June 1: 8am - 11pm
Sunday, June 2: 8am – 12:30pm

TICKETS AND NAME BADGES

We will not be distributing paper tickets for any Reunion events. Instead, upon arriving at your class meals, you will be electronically checked in by a member of the Harvard staff. You will receive a name badge when you check in at headquarters and we ask that you wear this throughout your time on campus. If you have questions about tickets for Harvard Alumni Day, please visit the FAQs page.

GETTING AROUND CAMPUS

To orient yourself on campus, you use the Harvard campus map, which is searchable. Additionally, physical maps will be available at headquarters. 

HOUSING

We’re excited to welcome you back to stay in the Houses and dorms you remember fondly. As a reminder, on-campus housing is simple and will not come with the same amenities as a hotel room. Your room will be equipped with beds, fresh linens, fresh towels, soap, and trash bags. Be prepared that you may have a shared bathroom and no air conditioning. You may visit the on-campus housing page for more information about what to expect in your room(s).

Please be aware that the on-campus housing inventory is extremely limited within each of the respective dormitory buildings this year. As a result, some classes may have multiple buildings assigned to them. Individual party sizes were used to make room assignments, followed by the order of receipt of housing requests per registrant.

When you arrive on campus, check in at the housing desk in headquarters to receive your room assignment and keys. We will not be able to share assignments prior to your arrival on campus.

LUGGAGE STORAGE

Take advantage of bag and luggage storage on campus at Science Center Plaza, 1 Oxford Street, on May 31 and June 1. The Mobile Locker Company will be providing secure, monitored storage for Harvard Alumni attendees and guests. Their professional staff is onsite 8am-8pm to handle your bags and luggage so you can enjoy your time on campus. You may pre-purchase your storage solution and avoid any lines or wait times at the event. Pre-register for luggage storage here. You may also pay on site, credit card only. The $20 fee covers all your storage needs and secure monitoring. You may store more than 1 bag with your reservation. 

We encourage you to pick up your belongings before closing time each day. However, in the event you are not able to retrieve your belongings, the Mobile Locker Company will be in contact to arrange getting your items and will keep them secure.

DISABILITIES AND CERTAIN MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Harvard University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Accessible parking for Reunion guests will be available at the 52 Oxford Street Garage on a first-come, first-served basis. Please utilize the designated accessible spaces and display your state-issued disabled parking placard, if you have one. If wheelchair rental is needed during Reunion, the HAA can provide you with a list of recommended vendors. Additional accessibility-related information can be found at accessibility.harvard.edu. If you have further questions, please call the College Alumni Programs Office at (617) 496-7001.

MEDICAL SERVICES

Medical services are available at Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) on a fee-for-service basis. Your Reunion name badge is your identification for admission to the clinic, which is located in the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center (formerly Holyoke Center), 75 Mount Auburn Street, and can be reached at 617-495-5711. The clinic is open from M-F from 8am to 8pm, and on weekends from 8am to 6pm. If you are experiencing a life-threatening concern, call 911 (9-911 from a campus phone) or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. The nearest hospitals are: Cambridge Health Alliance, 1493 Cambridge Street in Cambridge and Mount Auburn Hospital, 330 Mount Auburn Street in Cambridge. For more information about HUHS, visit huhs.harvard.edu.

LACTATION SUPPORT

Recognizing the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for parents and their infants and in promoting a family-friendly environment, Harvard provides many formal lactation rooms across the University. All University-sponsored rooms have a hospital-grade Medela Symphony pump, for which you will need to provide your own Medela accessory kit. Accessory kits can be purchased online or from local pharmacies. Additional information about procedures and room locations is available on the Lactation Support website. Please register using the visitor form ahead of the first anticipated use date if possible. Additionally, there will be a Reunions-specific lactation room available in the Science Center where headquarters will be located. More information will be available at headquarters.

SAFETY & SECURITY

Security for all alumni and guests attending Reunions is taken very seriously. The Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) will have an active presence on campus throughout the entire week. The Yard will be closed to the public from the entire week of Reunions. Additional information about required credentials to enter the Yard is forthcoming. Staff will additionally be present at all events and can get help if anyone is feeling unsafe.

The HUPD is an important resource if you are lost, or in need of help of any kind, and should be the first contact for any on-campus incidents. HUPD can be reached with any of the blue-lit emergency telephones in Harvard buildings and in public areas, or by calling 617-495-1212. However, if you get locked out of your room, please call Securitas at (617) 496-9370. The desk will be manned 24/7. Your registration packet includes a room key for access to your room and an electronic card for access to the building. You should lock your room at all times.

If you are experiencing a crisis and need immediate assistance, SHARE maintains a confidential hotline, (617) 495-9100, which is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by SHARE counselors. You may call the hotline for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:

  • Sexual harassment
  • Stalking
  • Domestic violence
  • Dating concerns

SHARE staff will help you identify resources and immediate supports. For all non-urgent matters, please contact the SHARE main line at (617) 496-5636 or email oge_share@harvard.edu.

LOST AND FOUND

If you lose or find something, please notify the staff at headquarters as soon as possible. Lost items will be kept at headquarters until June 3. After that date, contact the College Alumni Programs Office at 617-496-7001. After two weeks, all unclaimed articles will be donated to an appropriate charity.

LIABILITY FOR INJURY OR LOSS

Every reasonable precaution is being taken for your safety. At the same time, no individual or committee can or does assume any liability for injury to any person or for loss of, or damage to, property at any time or place during Reunion. If you have any concerns, please inform the staff at headquarters.

EXERCISE AND ATHLETICS

Certain Harvard athletic facilities are available to alumni during Reunion. Please present your name badge for access. All athletic facilities and hours are listed at gocrimson.com. Additionally, the paths along the Charles River provide an excellent venue for a walk or jog.

Hemenway Gym Hours

1515 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138 

  • Tuesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 30 (6:00 AM – 9:00 PM) 
  • Friday, May 31 (6:00 AM – 5:00 PM) 
  • Saturday, June 1 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) 
  • Sunday, June 2 (10:00 AM – 8:00 PM) 

Malkin Athletic Center Hours

39 Holyoke Street Cambridge, MA 02138 

  • Tuesday, May 28 – Thursday, May 30 (7:00 AM – 8:00 PM) 
  • Friday, May 31 (7:00 AM – 5:00 PM) 
  • Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 (9:00 AM – 5:00 PM) 

Murr Fitness Center Hours

65 North Harvard Street Boston, MA 02163 

The Murr Center will be open during Reunions. Post-Memorial Day hours to be confirmed soon. 

AA MEETINGS

There are many AA meetings in Cambridge and the Boston area taking place during Reunion Week. Visit aaboston.org for locations and times.

REUNION PHOTOGRAPHS

Panfoto will take group photographs during Reunion. You may order prints directly from Panfoto during Reunion; contact them by phone at 781-788-9595 or visit panfoto.com. Prints are available framed or unframed.

COVID PRECAUTIONS

The health and safety of our guests is our top priority. We ask that guests abide by state, local, and University COVID-19 guidelines and protocols. We also ask guests to read all communications from the University sent in advance of this event to ensure you are up to date on the current policies and protocols.


Parking and Transportation

PARKING

While at Reunion, complimentary parking and transportation resources will be available throughout your stay on campus. Those in the 25th and 50th Reunions should plan to park at the 10 Everett St. Garage. All other attendees should plan to park in the 52 Oxford Street Garage. For those only attending Harvard Alumni Day, parking will be available at the Soldiers Field Parking Garage with shuttle service to the Yard.

To use one of the parking garages, mention that you are celebrating your reunion to the garage attendant for entry. There is no need to go to headquarters first, you can check-in at headquarters after you've parked.

SHUTTLES

Transportation is provided for most events. On-campus shuttle service will be available to and from all major events, including meals, the Memorial Service, and Reunion symposia. The shuttle schedule is available online and shows a live view of shuttle movement. Individuals with limited mobility should make arrangements at headquarters for transportation in Reunion vans, including a wheelchair-accessible vehicle. We will also provide shuttle service for those in the 55th–70th Reunions staying in the DoubleTree Suites and the Freepoint Hotel.

Thursday, May 30

  • The timing varies by class, but 55th–70th will have morning service to their respective daytime programming within and around the Yard. These classes will also have service back to the hotel following their daytime programming, as well as round-trip service to and from their respective dinner locations.

Friday, May 31

  • The timing varies by class, but 55th–70th will have morning service to their respective daytime programming within and around the Yard. 
     

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The Harvard Square stop on the Red Line of the MBTA subway system is across the street from the Harvard Yard. For more information, please visit mbta.com.

TAXI AND RIDESHARING SERVICES

If you come to Cambridge by taxi, ride-sharing, or public transportation, please go directly to headquarters to check in. To view an interactive map of campus locations, please visit map.harvard.edu.


While You Are Here

ATTIRE

The general dress code for reunions is casual and comfortable (and comfortable walking shoes are recommended). You should also bear in mind the vagaries of New England weather and bring sweaters, sweatshirts, windbreakers, and rain gear, especially an umbrella. Since many evening activities will be spent on grass, low-heeled shoes are recommended. Evening events are usually cocktail attire and will be noted on your schedule.

INTERNET AND COMPUTER ACCESS

Harvard has an extensive network of wireless internet access points in the residential Houses as well as locations throughout the Harvard Yard area available for use on campus. Kiosk computers are available in the Science Center lobby throughout the day.

WIFI ACCESS

For guest access to Harvard’s WIFI network, please visit wifi.harvard.edu/guest.html to get started. Please use your Harvard Key to login. To claim your HarvardKey please visit key.harvard.edu/select-user-type.

MUSEUM PRIVILEGES

Alumni presenting a Reunion name badge will be granted free admission to the Harvard Art Museums and the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, which includes the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Harvard Semitic Museum, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES

If you are interested in attending religious services while attending Reunions, you can find information about local faith and non-religious communities on the Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Chaplains websites.

The HAA is happy to work with any alumni wanting to observe their faith traditions while taking part in our activities. Please email collegereunions_haa@harvard.edu with any questions or needs.

Harvard Hillel will also be hosting several events over the course of the weekend:

  • Open House | Thursday, May 30 | 3-5 pm
    Stop by to see our building, chat with staff, and relive your Hillel glory days!

  • Conversation on Campus Climate with Boaz Barak  | Friday, May 31 | 5 pm
    Boaz Barak is a professor of Computer Science at Harvard University and a member of the Harvard Antisemitism Taskforce.

  • Pre-Shabbat Reception | Friday, May 31 | 6 pm
    Nosh a little with Hillel friends before services and/or Shabbat dinner (or wherever else your night takes you!).

  • Shabbat Dinner | Friday, May 31 | 7:30 pm
    We're bringing out the crimson and white tablecloths. It's Shabbat dinner at Hillel, just like you remember it.

  • Ice Cream Social | Saturday, June 1 | 3-5 pm
    A perennial favorite! Enjoy J.P. Licks ice cream and shmooze with classmates in the June sunshine.

  • A Conversation with Dara Horn '99, PhD '06 | Saturday, June 1 | 4-5 pm

Register for any/all events at: https://guestli.st/746256

More information: hillel.harvard.edu/reunion. If you have questions, please contact Jessica Axel (jessica@hillel.harvard.edu), Harvard Hillel Consultant, to discuss arrangements. 

St. Paul’s Church and the Harvard Catholic Center will be offering several Masses over the course of the weekend:

  • Vigil Mass | Saturday, June 1 | 5:00 pm
  • Regular Masses | Sunday, June 2 | 7:30 am & 9:30 am
  • Alumni Reunion Memorial Mass | Sunday, June 2 | 11:00 am
    Fr. John MacInnis (chaplain 1981-1990), celebrant and Deacon Matt Boyer ’79 assisting. The world-renowned St. Paul’s Schola will sing at Mass.

Please spread the word, and join us while back in Cambridge for your reunion. No need to register!
 
For more information: HarvardCatholic.org and StPaulsHarvardSquare.org
 


Exploring Harvard Square

While you’re back in Cambridge, be sure to take advantage of the many offerings available both on campus and throughout Harvard Square! From museums and libraries to restaurants and shopping, there are endless opportunities to explore. For more information on happenings in the Square visit harvardsquare.com.

Thursday, May 30th

  • Campus tour at 9:00 a.m.
  • Allston campus tour at 2:00 p.m.

Friday, May 31st

•    Campus tour at 9:00 a.m.
•    Allston campus tour at 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 3rd

  • Campus tour at 9:00 a.m.
  • Allston campus tour at 2:00 p.m.

Meeting Location:

Outside of the Harvard Square T Station (1376 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138) Please arrive 10 minutes in advance of the scheduled tour time. Tours operate rain or shine, and umbrellas are provided. Tours will not operate in extreme weather conditions including lightning.

Tour Time and Distance:

The tour lasts about 75 minutes. The tour route is about one mile. We walk at a leisurely pace and the routes are all accessible.

All tour offerings are complimentary for all reunion classes and their guests and free of charge.

Contact:

Please call Trademark Tours Office with any questions: 1-855-455-8747

CHILDREN'S PROGRAM

Childcare is available to alumni celebrating their 5th through 45th Reunions. They registered through their reunion registration form. For information about activities for each age group, please see visit the Childcare page on the Reunions website. Childcare is available for children 3-17. Please note all children must be potty-trained.

Overview of care offered this year:

Friday 5/31 daytime care will be provided from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., with evening care provided from 6 p.m. until midnight. Pricing includes the cost of lunch and dinner, but not breakfast.

On Saturday 6/3, daytime care will be provided from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. with a break from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. for Field Day, during which no childcare will be provided. Saturday evening care will be provided from 6 p.m. until midnight. No childcare will be provided to parents/guardians at Field Day OR from the hours of 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

No childcare will be provided on Sunday.