FAQ


Frequently Asked Questions

Q
show

What is Reconnect weekend?

A

Reconnect weekend is a unique alumni occasion that combines three grand events in one special weekend: class reunions, Management Conference, and Alumni Celebration. 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 2013, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1989, 1984, 1979, 1974, 1969, and 1964.

Help make your milestone celebration a success by serving on your reunion committee. Reunion planning is already in process, so if you are interested, please contact the Reunion Team.

Q
show

Who attends?

A

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

Q
show

I'm not celebrating a reunion. Can I still attend?

A

Yes. All Chicago Booth alumni are invited to attend Management Conference and Alumni Celebration over Reconnect weekend. Even if you aren’t celebrating a reunion, there are many great activities open to all alumni.

Q
show

What is the recommended attire for the weekend?

A

Business-casual attire is appropriate for most events excluding Alumni Celebration, which is black tie optional. For class dinners on Saturday night, smart casual is also acceptable.

Q
show

Do I need to register in advance?

A

Yes, and we strongly encourage you to register in advance. Many reunion or specific events sell out, so if you do not preregister, it is unlikely that you will be able to attend. However, for those events that don’t sell out, registration will be available on-site.

Q
show

What if I have a seating request?

A

Alumni Celebration is the only weekend event with formal seating. If you have a seating request, please contact the Reunion Team by May 9, 2014. Otherwise, you will be seated by class.

Q
show

What if I have special needs?

A

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.

Q
show

Can I cancel my registration?

A

Cancellations must be received by Friday, May 2, 2014, to receive a full refund. To cancel, please email the Reunion Team or call 773.702.7731.

Q
show

Do you have any deals with local hotels?

A

Yes, we have reserved room blocks at the following hotels: Club Quarters, InterContinental, and the Hyatt Place Chicago, Hyde Park. Please check the travel page for more details and rate information. 

We suggest booking your hotel early as they fill up quickly.

Q
show

Will transportation be provided?

A

Shuttle service is available for Alumni Celebration on Friday evening and reunion activities on Saturday afternoon.  The service will run between Gleacher Center, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Chicago Booth suggested hotels located downtown. Shuttles will also run on Saturday between Gleacher Center and Harper Center for reunion activities.

Please see the travel page for more details »

Q
show

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

A

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.

Q
show

Are there family friendly events? Will childcare be provided?

A

Yes, many family-friendly events are planned for Saturday, May 17. These events are noted in our Full Event Schedule. Child-care services are available from a number of local providers, including American Child Care (312.644.7300 or hotelcare@aol.com). The university does not endorse or assume liability for any outside child-care service providers.

Q
show

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

A

Any outright gift or multiyear pledge received between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, 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.

Q
show

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

A

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.

Q
show

How can I make a reunion class gift?

A

  • Make a multiyear pledge by contacting Eric Shea by email or phone at 212.218.4281. 
  • 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

Mail your check payable to Chicago Booth and mail to:
The Annual Fund The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637

Mail your check payable to Chicago Booth and mail to:
The Annual Fund The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637

Mail your check payable to Chicago Booth and mail to:
The Annual Fund The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637
Mail your check payable to Chicago Booth and mail to:
The Annual Fund The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637

Mail your check payable to Chicago Booth and mail to:
The Annual Fund The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637
Mail your check payable to Chicago Booth and mail to:
The Annual Fund The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637
Mail your check payable to Chicago Booth and mail to:
The Annual Fund The University of Chicago Booth School of Business 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60637

Q
show

Does my reunion gift really make a difference?

A

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.