General Information

 

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During The Event

COVID PRECAUTIONS

The University’s COVID task force is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and is informing plans for 2022 Commencement, Special Celebrations for the Classes of 2020 and 2021, Reunions, and Harvard Alumni Day. Their most recent community updates are posted here. We will be following their advice for all Harvard Alumni Association sponsored events.

COVID-19 transmission is currently rated as “high” in Boston and Cambridge. With that in mind, please take note of the following public health guidance regarding Reunion-related events:

  • Test before coming to campus and every day that you have a scheduled event, even if you are not experiencing symptoms. We encourage you to bring tests with you to Cambridge.
  • If you have symptoms, no matter how mild, we ask that you do not attend reunion events—even if you test negative.
  • If you test positive, please do not travel to campus or attend reunion events. After testing positive, adhere to the 5-day home isolation guidance. For the full 10 days, follow strict masking and do not drink or dine in proximity to other people.
  • In crowded settings, especially when indoors, we strongly encourage wearing a high-quality mask that fits securely without air gaps around your nose and mouth. Please be prepared that some events may require masking.
  • We are working to move as many events as possible to outside locations with tents. For events that involve unmasking to eat or drink, we suggest you minimize any unmasked mingling and mask up whenever you can. To-go containers will also be provided should you prefer to eat outside.

HEADQUARTERS

Each class will have its own table where you will collect nametags, class favors, and any other Reunion materials. The 5th–55th Reunions will be headquartered at the Cabot Science Library in the Science Center (1 Oxford Street, Cambridge), while the headquarters for the 60th, 65th, and 70th Reunions will be located at each class Reunion event (locations TBD). Please check your class schedule for the listing of hours for headquarters.

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 Commencement or Harvard Alumni Day, please visit the FAQs page.

HOUSING

Please visit the Accommodations page for information about staying on campus.

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 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day throughout Reunion Week. If you are experiencing a life-threatening concern, call 911 (9-911 from a campus phone) or go to the nearest hospital emergency room. For more information about HUHS, visit huhs.harvard.edu.

SECURITY

The Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) is an important resource if you are lost, locked out of your building, 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. If you are staying in University housing, ask your bellhop to point out the nearest emergency telephone when you are escorted to your room. 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.

LOST AND FOUND

If you lose or find something, notify the staff at headquarters as soon as possible. Lost items will be kept at headquarters until June 5. 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.

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.


Parking and Transportation

PARKING

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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.

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. Specifics about timing and on-campus shuttle stops are forthcoming. 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.

Thursday, June 2

  • The timing varies by class, but 55th–70th will have morning service to their respective Hospitality Spaces within the Yards.
  • Each class will also have service back to the hotel following their daytime programming.
  • Round trip service will be provided for all classes to their respective dinner locations.

Friday, June 3

  • The timing varies by class, but 55th–70th will have morning service to their respective Hospitality Spaces within the Yards.
  • Return service to the DoubleTree will be provided for all at 4:30 p.m. following Alumni Day.

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

The Harvard Alumni Association welcomes reunioning alumni of all religions to observe their faith traditions while on campus. This June’s celebration coincides with Shavuot and Eastern Orthodox Ascension Day. If you need support in order to observe a holiday while on campus, please email your class mailbox or call the Reunions main line at 617-496-7001.

Sunday, June 5, 2022, 9:30 am: The Priest Chaplains of Harvard invite you to Reunion Weekend Mass, Saint Paul's Church, Corner of Bow and Arrow Streets (#10 Arrow Street for GPS purposes). --Fr. Bill Kelly, Senior Chaplain & Pastor, Fr. Patrick Fiorillo, Undergraduate Chaplain & Parochial Vicar, and Fr. George Salzmann, OSFS, Graduate Chaplain. (st.paulsharvardsquare.org; www.HarvardCatholic.org)

Alumni who will be practicing the religious observances of the Jewish festival of Shavuot during the weekend of Reunion may wish to be in touch with Harvard Jewish Chaplain, Rabbi Jonah Steinberg, Ph.D., Executive Director of Harvard Hillel, who will help the HAA identify and offer accommodations and arrangements in keeping with the holiday, including kosher meals and religious services. For additional information about events taking place during Reunions, please visit the Harvard Hillel website.

Alumni who will be celebrating the Jewish festival of Shavuot during the weekend of Reunion are asked to complete this poll to help inform Harvard Hillel’s planning for services and meals.

The HAA is happy to work with any alumni wanting to observe their faith traditions while taking part in our activities.

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.


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.

Additionally, we will be offering several tours of campus, including the Yard and the new Allston construction. Details are available below:

Thursday, June 2nd

  • Campus tours at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences tour at 4:00 p.m.

Friday, June 3rd

  • Campus tour at 9:00 a.m.
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences tour at 10:00 a.m.
  • Combined campus/School of Engineering and Applied Sciences tour at 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 4th

  • Campus tours at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences tours at 10:00 a.m. and 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 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:
Tours last 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