FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Reconnect weekend?

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Reconnect weekend is a unique alumni occasion that combines great events in one special weekend: class reunions and a Management Conference. The weekend is a great time to catch up with former classmates, listen to renowned faculty present their latest research, and take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer. 

The class years celebrating a reunion are 2015, 2013, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, and 1960–1966 (Half Century Club).

Connect with classmates and encourage them to come back for the weekend! Help make your milestone celebration a success by serving on your reunion committee. If you are interested, please contact the Reunion Team.

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Who attends?

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All Chicago Booth alumni and their guests are invited to attend Reconnect. Designated activities are family-friendly as well.

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Do I need to register in advance?

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Yes, and we strongly encourage you to register in advance. Many reunion or specific events sell out, so we recommend you register early. However, for those events that don’t sell out, registration will be available on-site.

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What if I have special needs?

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Please let us know about any special needs (such as dietary requirements or handicap accessibility) through your registration, or call Alumni Relations at 773.702.7731. We will do our best to accommodate requests made at least one week prior to Reconnect weekend.

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Do you have any deals with local hotels?

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Please see the travel page for more details.

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What if I need an invitation letter to apply for a visa?

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If you are traveling internationally to attend Reconnect and need a letter to apply for a visa, please e-mail the Reunions team to request a letter. 

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Where can I learn about other activities taking place in and around Chicago during the weekend?

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We hope you can take full advantage of both the activities Booth has planned as well as some of the attractions Chicago has to offer. Please check the travel page for a list of activities and attractions in the Chicago area and for additional transportation and logistical information.

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What is the suggested dress code for the weekend?

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The following is a suggested dress code for weekend events:

The All Booth Happy Hour at Rock Bottom Brewery  - Casual
Alumnae and Student Breakfast - Business Attire or Business Casual
Management Conference and Networking Reception - Business Attire
Back to the Classroom Sessions and Reunion BBQ at Harper Center - Casual
Reunion Class Dinners/Receptions - Smart Casual (nice jeans, slacks, or a more casual dress)


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What counts as a contribution to the reunion class gift campaign?

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Any outright gift or multiyear pledge received between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, will count toward your reunion class gift. For multiyear pledges, donors and their affiliated class will be recognized for the entire commitment. If a gift has already been made this fiscal year, it will be counted in the reunion totals.

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Will I be asked to give another gift this year in addition to my reunion class gift?

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Your reunion gift counts as your annual contribution to the school. We may also ask you to continue to support the Annual Fund in non-reunion years.

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How can I make a reunion class gift?

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  • Make a multiyear pledge by contacting Adam Niermann
  • Contribute by filling in the online giving form and selecting "Make a Reunion gift" from the drop-down menu. You also can set up recurring payments online.
  • Add your reunion commitment when you register for your reunion.
  • Mail your check payable to Chicago Booth to:

The Annual Fund
The University of Chicago
Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

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Does my reunion gift really make a difference?

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Yes. Reunion class gifts support the school's top priorities and help close the gap between tuition and the total cost of educating a student. Every dollar makes a difference for current students. Furthermore, collective alumni support helps Chicago Booth retain the best faculty, attract the brightest students, and expand its global impact.

We look forward to welcoming you back to campus.