July 20, 2017

Reunion FAQ


How do I sign up—and when?

Online Registration is now open! Click “Register Now” at the top of this page to get your tickets and book on-campus housing.

I’m attending with another member of our class and want our materials to be together. What should we do?

If both members of a couple are a member of the class of 2013, we recommend you register separately and let HAA know on the registration form you would to link your information. You’ll also be able to let us know in your housing form that you would like to be housed together.

I want to come to the Reunion but if I buy tickets and my plans change, will I be able to get a refund?

Refunds requested in writing (email is preferred) to 5thReunion_HAA@harvard.edu by the April 27 deadline will be granted. Following the April 27 deadline, we won’t be able to refund cancelled orders.

Does buying tickets to Reunion count as a gift to Harvard?

No, the packages are priced to simply cover the cost of attendance at each event. Harvard does not make a profit and is, in fact, helping to cover some of the costs. Making a gift to Harvard is not required to attend Reunion.

What is this “Reunion Fee”?

The Reunion Fee is charged to each classmate regardless of the number of events they attend. It covers fixed costs associated with the Reunion.

Why is it cheaper to buy before April 27th?

We have decided to discount packages to encourage classmates to register as soon as possible. This helps with general planning and ordering food for events. Don’t wait until the last minute!

Weekend Events

When do the events begin and end?

The reunion will begin on the evening of Thursday, May 24 with an informal gathering. Things will wrap up on Sunday, May 27, with brunch. Check-out at the registration headquarters will also close at 12pm. You can find the preliminary schedule here.

A la carte or smorgasbord?

You may pick and choose which events you’d like to attend. There is a discount if you buy a full package that grants you entry to all Reunion events. Most events involving food and drinks will be all-inclusive; it will be noted on the schedule if this is not the case.

Will tickets be available at the door?

Walk-in attendees are on a space-available basis. To be sure you’ll have a spot, buy in advance!

Can only members of 2013 attend?

Guests are welcome, as are alumni friends celebrating reunions from other years. Anyone with a HarvardKey can register for Reunion events. Guests who are not affiliated with Harvard should be added to the registration form of the class member with whom they are attending.


Staying in the Houses:

The 5th Reunion will be housed in the Quad. This is super fun and a visit down memory lane; to remind you, though, the dorms are simple, no-frills, shared bathrooms in many dorms, and no A/C. Included in your housing registration are sheets, pillow, a blanket, towel and soap; and your beds will be made up for you upon arrival. The cost for dorm housing is $95 per bed, per night.

Am I guaranteed housing in the dorms?

Due to the limited availability of dorm beds, housing requests will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All housing requests made by Friday, April 27 will be granted; late registration for housing is highly unlikely to be accommodated.

Are prices per person, room, bed?

Prices are per bed, per night. Keep in mind these are the same beds used for undergrads, and they might feel much smaller now! If you register for one bed, you will receive one swipe card to get into the dorms, one key to get into your dorm room, bedding and linens for one person. If you register for two beds, you will receive two swipes, two keys, two sets of linens, and so on.

Can I pick my roommates?

When registering, you will have the chance to indicate which friends with or near whom you would like to room!


Dorm living not for you? Not to worry — we have hotel blocks at the following area hotels:

Hotel Rate
Holiday Inn Express, Cambridge $299/night
Kimpton Marlowe Hotel $429/night (Single & Double Rate)
$449/night (Triple Rate)
$469/night (Quad Rate)
Residence Inn Boston $379/night
The Liberty Hotel $399/night (Single & Double Rate)
$449/night (Triple Rate)
$499 (Quad Rate)

Indicate that you are with a Harvard Reunion when you make your reservation. These blocks are open to other reunion classes so we recommend booking soon to secure this rate.


Reunion Headquarters

Reunion Headquarters for the 5th will be located at the Cabot Science Library in the Science Center. When you arrive, check in at Reunion Headquarters to obtain your registration packet.

Thursday, May 24: 2:00 p.m.–Midnight
Friday, May 25: 8:00 a.m.–Midnight
Saturday, May 26: 8:00 a.m.–Midnight
Sunday, May 27: 8:00 a.m.–Noon

If you know in advance that you will be arriving after midnight, please email collegereunions_haa@harvard.edu to make arrangements.


Complimentary parking is available on campus at the 52 Oxford Street garage or 10 Everett Street garage. When you arrive at the garage, tell the attendant you’re here for Reunions.

Dietary restrictions

There will be vegetarian options at all Reunion events. If you have a further dietary restriction, please indicate this on the registration form and we’ll work to provide alternative meals.

Disabilities and Certain Medical Concerns

To help make reunion attendance possible for those with disabilities or certain medical conditions, accommodations and services can be provided to those who make requests by 5:00 pm, April 27. College Alumni Programs, in collaboration with University Disability Services, will make every effort to effectively accommodate the needs of alumni. In order to ensure timely accommodations, advanced planning is strongly encouraged. If you may need assistance because of a disability or medical condition, please contact the College Alumni Programs Office at 617-496-7001 or email 5thReunion_HAA@harvard.edu. Additional accessibility-related information resources can be found at www.accessibility.harvard.edu.

Safety at Reunion

We want your 5th Year Reunion experience to be as amazing and positive as possible, which includes promoting your safety and well-being. Please refer to the list of resources and emergency phone numbers that will be available to you throughout our Reunion weekend.

  • In case of emergency: 911

  • Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) emergency line: (617) 495-1212

  • Cambridge Police non-emergency number: (617) 349-3300

  • Mt. Auburn Hospital Emergency Department330 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138

  • Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR) 24-hr. hotline: (617) 495-9100

    • OSAPR provides survivors of sexual and gender-based violence confidential support and advocacy services. Their confidential hotline will be open 24/7.

  • Transition House 24-hr. crisis line: (617) 661-7203

    • Transition House is a Cambridge-based organization addressing domestic violence intervention and prevention.

Hang with your friends, remember that consent is sexy, and treat others the way you’d like to be treated. The 2013 Class and Reunion Committees believe in fostering the space for our classmates to build wonderful memories.