Frequently Asked Questions

Reconnect weekend is a unique alumni occasion that combines great events in one special weekend: class reunions and 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 1960-69, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2014, 2016, 2018.

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.

Yes, and we strongly encourage you to register in advance. Many reunion or specific events sell out, register early. However, for those events that don’t sell out, registration will be available on-site. Registration for the 2019 event will open in January 2019.

Please let us know about any special needs (such as dietary requirements or disability 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.

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

Chicago Booth has reserved room blocks for the following hotels:

Fairmont Chicago (200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60601)

Rate: $259 per night
Reservation cut-off: April 11, 2019

How to book: 
- Call 800-526-2008 and ask for the Chicago Booth Reconnect 2019 room block
- Visit the website

Westin Chicago River North (320 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60654)

Rate: $279/Double Occupancy
Reservation cut-off: April 2, 2019 

How to book:
- Call 888-627-8359 and ask for the Chicago Booth Reconnect 2019 room block
- Visit the website

All rates are subject to hotel availability. Hotel blocks may sell out prior to the registration cut-off date. Please note that Chicago will be hosting a city-wide conference during Reconnect weekend. We recommend booking your stay as soon as possible. 

Please see the travel page for more details.

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.

We hope you can take full advantage of not only the activities Booth has planned but also 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.


Business attire is recommended for Management Conference and business attire or dressy casual for your class reception. For all other events, the dress is casual.

Any outright gift or multiyear pledge received between July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019, 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.

 

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.

  • Make a multiyear pledge by contacting helen.bernard@chicagobooth.edu

  • 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

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.