Frequently Asked Questions

Traveling and Directions

By Car: Check Google Maps for directions. Use One Winooski Park, Colchester, VT 05439 as your destination.
By Air: Burlington International Airport offers a variety of car rentals. Uber and Lyft are also available.
By Train: Amtrak trains may be accessed at Essex Junction, VT
By Bus: Greyhound offers service to Burlington, Vermont.

Reunion happens rain or shine! If we need to move an event indoors, we will let you know well in advance.

Head straight to Reunion Headquarters in the Dion Family Student Center. You’ll be able to register, ask questions and see who else has arrived. If you pre-register, your registration packet will be ready for you. It includes your name tag, schedule, and all-inclusive bracelet, which will be your ticket for all events.

Yes. Handicap-accessible spaces are also available.

We are a small campus and all events have parking close by. However, if you need special transportation, let us know during registration and we will be happy to accommodate you.

Registration

A schedule of events for Reunion 2021 will be posted in Spring 2021.

For the Class of 1970, Reunion 2021 will start a day earlier on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. For the Class of 1971, Reunion 2021 will begin on Thursday, June 3, 2021.

All other classes do not have events until Friday, June 4, 2021.

Online registration opens on Monday, April 5, 2021. We will send an email to all alumni when the form is live.

Please note that there are separate links to register for the Purple Knight Golf Classic and the Spirit of Ethan Allen lunch cruise.

Online registration closes at midnight on Sunday, May 30, 2021. We encourage online registration because we need to provide final numbers to our  vendors.

For some events, tickets can be purchased at the door. Please note, however, that ticket prices for each individual event will be higher than if you paid in advance for an all-inclusive ticket.

No worries! You can register on campus at our Reunion Headquarters, located in the Dion Family Student Center.

For some events, tickets can be purchased at the door. Please note, however, that ticket prices for each individual event will be higher than if you paid in advance for an all-inclusive ticket.

For one all-inclusive price, you’ll have access to the weekend’s events, meals, and receptions. Pricing will be available in October 2021.

Saint Michael’s College does not make a profit from Reunion and our budget does not cover all Reunion event expenses. We do our best to offer our alumni great events with fair prices.

If you are interested in underwriting an event during Reunion Weekend in order to offset the costs for your classmates, please contact Angie Armour.

If your plans have changed, please notify events@smcvt.edu ASAP. Refunds will no longer available when online registration closes on Sunday, May 30, 2021.

If you are not interested in the all-inclusive package, you can pay for events at the door with cash or credit card, but space will be limited. Please note, however, that ticket prices for each individual event will be higher than if you paid in advance for an all-inclusive ticket.

Alumni who are not part of an official reunion class, but would like to attend, are more than welcome to join the weekend activities. They can attend as a guest or they can register separately on their own.

We will provide a list of attendees on our website starting in April.

Accommodations

Information on hotels and room blocks can be found here.

On-campus housing is available in limited quantities. We recommend reserving your townhouses ASAP. If you are looking for a 4-bed townhouse, use the link above. If you are interested in a 6-bed townhouse, please email Emily Carolin at ecarolin@smcvt.edu.

You may request a specific townhouse, however we cannot guarantee that house will be available to rent. We are not made aware of available houses until after graduation in May.

Linens, pillows, and towels are provided. However, we do recommend bringing your own pillow and sleeping bag if possible. If it is a warm spring, a fan is recommended.

Yes. When you arrive on campus, check in at Reunion Headquarters to receive a key to the townhouse.

Reunion Headquarters closes at 8:00pm on Friday night. If you or someone in your party cannot pick up the key before then, please contact Emily Carolin at ecarolin@smcvt.edu.

Yes. The password to our SMC-Guest WiFi is PurpleKnights!

We kindly ask that all pets stay at home.

All hotels are able to accommodate guests with accessibility needs. If you wish to stay in a townhouse, please communicate those needs to Emily Carolin at ecarolin@smcvt.edu.

We like to give people the option of staying wherever is most comfortable for them.

Family and Children

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

On campus, families have access to the Durick Library, the Tarrant Recreation Center and the Makerspace. The Burlington area has many kid friendly destinations like ECHO Aquarium and Science CenterShelburne Farms and Vermont Teddy Bear.

Miscellaneous

Visit the Golden Knights page for all the information you will need!

Visit the Silver Knights page for all the information you will need!

All events on and off campus are cash bar, unless noted otherwise.

Exceptions include: Purple & Gold Celebration, Trucks, Taps & Tunes, and your Saturday class event. All include one drink ticket.

Friday night’s Welcome Home Dinner is cash only. All other events will accept credit cards.

The Tarrant Recreation Center is open and free for our alumni. We will host other wellness activities throughout Reunion Weekend.

Most classes have a Facebook page where you can post photos, start a conversation, plan a pre-reunion gathering and find friends. Reach out to your class manager for more information.

Most events on campus are casual. Class events off-campus tend to be a bit more formal depending on location. Please keep in mind you are in Vermont in the spring, so weather can be anything from warm and sunny to cool and rainy.

We have students living on campus in the summer, and for their safety, dorms are locked 24 hours a day. However, we do offer a number of student-led tours throughout the weekend for those who are interested in seeing other parts of campus.