Reunion FAQ

What should I wear? Is on-campus housing available? May family and friends attend? Will childcare be available? Answers to these and other questions are available here. Can’t find an answer to your question? Ask us at

General Information

Reunion is the largest Denison alumni event held each spring. Alumni return to the college to rekindle connections with classmates, enjoy lively conversations and lectures, explore the current campus, and revisit their past. We typically expect 1,000-1,250 Denison alumni, spouses, children and friends at Reunion.

A complete listing of upcoming Reunion dates for each class is available on the Reunion overview page.


Online registration will be available this winter. Alumni will also receive a registration packet in the mail in early March. The packet contains registration forms and information about the schedule of events.

You will receive a Reunion Weekend brochure and registration materials in March or you can view the information online.

The deadline for all registrations is in late May. More details to follow in the registration packet and online.

Yes. There are two pricing options, one all-inclusive (with or without campus housing) and one à la carte.

Yes, although alumni are strongly encouraged to register in advance. Some events have limited capacities and sell out quickly, and we cannot guarantee the availability of rooms or dining services if you have not registered in advance.

Refund requests received in writing by the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement before May 15 will be granted in full. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate refunds after that date.

Who is Coming?

Absolutely! We encourage returning alumni to bring their entire families. All activities and programs are open to anyone who is on campus for the weekend.

Check out the online registration page once it goes live this winter to find out who’s attending from your class.

Certainly! All alumni are invited to return for Reunion Weekend. In an effort to be green, the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement does not mail reservation materials to the non-reunion years.

Yes. Faculty, coaches, and staff are invited to attend various meals and functions during the weekend.

Activities & Amenities

Reunion Weekend includes many different events. You can participate in some or all — it’s up to you. Among the weekend activities and programs are the following:

  • Campus van tours, featuring the new and renovated buildings on campus
  • Alumni Convocation, featuring the current year’s Citation recipients and announcement of class gifts
  • Alumni College Classes
  • Bio Reserve Bird Watch
  • 5K Fun-Run, Jog, Walk
  • State of the College Address, with the President
  • Class receptions and dinners
  • Entertainment each evening

The Convocation ceremony is a time-honored tradition and the sole opportunity for all Reunion classes to be together in Swasey Chapel. Of special highlight are the achievements in fundraising by each Reunion class and the public recognition of Alumni Citation honorees.

Yes! On Saturday morning, the President will give a first-hand update on life at Denison in his annual State of the College address. He will talk about what has changed, what hasn’t, and what the future holds, along with a with Q&A period.

Yes! The Bookstore will be open during its normal business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Monday through Thursday. It also has extended hours on Friday and Saturday. See the Reunion Schedule once it’s posted online for updated information.

Denison’s athletic facilities are available for returning alumni and their guests. Take a swim in the pool, play racquetball or use the indoor track in Mitchell, play a tennis match at the outdoor courts, or sweat it out in the new state-of-the-art Crown Fitness Center. Times vary and are included in the weekend schedule you will receive at the Check-In Center.

Yes, three sessions are offered for children ages 2-12. Sessions are on Friday evening, Saturday morning, and Saturday evening! Registration is required. See more about Reunion children’s programming here.

Denison now has a campus-wide guest Wi-Fi network available!

It is especially important to register in advance if you will need any special accommodations, menus, or transportation assistance on campus. Make sure to give us your contact information, and include your cell phone number (if you have one).

Casual clothes are fine for all daytime activities as well as the opening reception on Friday evening. “Business casual” is appropriate for events at the President’s home. Saturday dinners give you a chance to “dress up” a bit if you wish. In addition to walking around the campus or downtown, many events are outdoors on the grass. Keep this in mind as you select which shoes to bring.

Travel & Lodging

Parking is available throughout campus. If you’ll be staying in campus housing, it is recommended that you leave your car parked in one location and not worry about it for the weekend. Our student crew will be on golf carts throughout Reunion weekend to transport you around campus.

It’s your choice! You can stay in area accommodations or on-campus housing. Learn more about each option by following the links below.

Yes, alumni may request to be paired with a roommate for the weekend. However, because we anticipate a large number of alumni staying on campus, we are unable to honor request to be placed near another classmate.

Special housing for families with children is available. Simply request the family-housing option on the registration form. This kid-friendly space is limited so be sure to register early.

Your first stop should be the Registration Center located in the Burton Morgan Center, Room 218. There you will receive a packet containing your name tag(s), ticket(s), an updated weekend schedule, campus maps and other information needed for the Weekend. If you are staying on campus, your registration packet will also include your dorm room key.

Go to the Security/Switchboard Office located on the Visitor Level (P1) of the Parking Garage adjacent to the Burton D. Morgan Center. A Security Officer will let you into your room. The next morning, check in at the Registration Desk to pick up your weekend packet and dorm room key.

There are no formal discounts available.

Some events might be moved inside, but with traditional Pioneer spirit, our Reunion celebrations will continue rain or shine.

Stay tuned for more details!