Frequently Asked Questions

Traveling, Directions and Covid-19 Guidelines

The health and safety of our community and all Reunion attendees is a top priority. All attendees must follow College policies regarding Covid-19. We strongly encourage vaccination or testing within 72 hours of attending. 

We are not testing attendees onsite or requiring proof of a negative Covid-19 test. Thus, each attendee should consider their personal health situation in deciding to attend Reunion, including attendance at particular Reunion events and activities. To the best of our ability, we plan to hold as many Reunion events as possible outdoors. 

Masks are optional in all settings during Reunion. Anyone who wishes to wear a mask in any setting will have the full support of the College in doing so. 

If you begin to feel unwell while at Reunion, we encourage you to take a Covid-19 test. The closest local provide that can administer a Covid-19 test is located at 32 Mallets Bay Avenue in Winooski.

We will continue to monitor the Covid-19 landscape and provide updated information if there are any changes to the policy or event plans.

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

The full schedule of events can be found here.

Online registration will close Sunday, May 29, 2022, at 11:59 pm. We encourage online registration because we need to provide final numbers to our vendors.

We encourage online registration because we need to provide final numbers to our vendors, but if you are unable to pre-register, no worries! You can register when you arrive on campus at our Reunion Headquarters, located in the Dion Family Student Center.

You can pay for events at the door with cash or a credit card, but space may be limited.

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.

In order to ensure the best possible experience for our valued alumni, we are offering a low all-inclusive price for Reunion. The all-inclusive price includes entry to all events (including Friday evening’s class events), food for most events and a limited amount of drink tokens. This pricing structure allows us to negotiate better prices with our vendors, making the weekend as a whole a better deal for alumni.

The all-inclusive price is mandatory regardless of how many events you attend unless your only event is the P-Knight Party.

If your plans have changed, please notify events@smcvt.edu ASAP. Refunds will no longer be available when online registration closes on Sunday, May 29, 2022.

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.

For class years that end in 0, 1, 5, and 6 – we haven’t forgotten you! Our alumni who missed their in-person Reunion in 2020 and 2021 have a special invitation to attend Reunion 2022.

Friday evening is open for you to enjoy Burlington with friends, but otherwise, we hope you will join us at all other Reunion events! Register to attend for one low, all-inclusive cost.

Head to the Dion Family Student Center Lobby to check-in (if you pre-registered) or to register for the weekend’s events. Pick up your registration packet, which will include tickets, name tags and a final schedule.

Registration will be open:

  • Friday: 8:30 am-4:00 pm
  • Saturday: 8:30 am-3:00 pm

Accommodations

Information on hotels and room blocks can be found here.

To rent a townhouse, click here.

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 8:00 pm on Friday night. If you or someone in your party cannot pick up the key before then, please contact Sydney Rybicki at drybicki@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 Angie Armour at aarmour@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.

The P-Knight Party, the main event of the weekend, will be fun for all ages. There will be something for everyone, including live music, food trucks and games!

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

Children ages 8 and under may attend Reunion Weekend at no cost. Please add them as a “Guest” on your own registration.

The cost for children ages 9-12 to attend the weekend is $20. Please complete this separate child Reunion registration form.

Children ages 13+ should be be registered as a “Guest” on your own Reunion registration and will be charged adult pricing.

Miscellaneous

Most class events will have a minimum of one free drink. For the P-Knight Party, each attendee will receive two drink tokens when they arrive.

The cash bars will accept all major credit cards.

The Tarrant Recreation Center is open and free for our alumni. You can also participate in the Purple Knight Fun Run or Yoga on Saturday morning!

Fitness Center & Tarrant Courts Hours:

  • Friday, June 3: 9:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 4: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 5: Closed

Ross Pool Hours:

  • Friday, June 3: 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 4 & Sunday, June 5: Closed

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 the 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.