Hello! Welcome to The 2011 Black Alumni Weekend registration page.
This year Black Alumni Weekend will be held from Friday, April 1 – Sunday April 3. We have a variety of events planned for the weekend including group discussions with the Black Men’s Group (BMG) and Black Women’s Group (BWG), campus tours, pick-up basketball, quiz bowl, dinner followed by an alumni-student mixer (party), career panels, lectures and more! Please click here to view a tentative schedule for the weekend, which will be updated as needed.
In order to get an accurate count for scheduled events we ask that you please register online. Pre-registration will remain open online until March 15. The registration fee is $60 and includes the official dinner, a T-shirt and breakfast/dinner meal tickets for Valentine Dining Hall. Please note that because of catering needs, pre-registration online is required for entrance to the weekend dinner. Alumni are welcome to register after March 15 and during the weekend, but the late registration fee will be an additional $15. Register online here.
Rooms at the Holiday Inn Express and EconoLodge in Hadley, MA have been blocked at a discounted rate until March 15, 2011. After March 15 the discounted rate will no longer be available. If you would like to reserve a room please follow the reservation method below:
Guests will make their own reservations by telephoning the Holiday Inn Express Reservations Department at (413) 582-0002 or the EconoLodge reservations department at (413) 582-7077 by March 16, 2011.In order to receive the contracted group rate, telephone requests must identify affiliation with Amherst Black Alumni Weekend.
Please call and reserve your room(s) as soon as possible as weekends tend to be busy. Cancellations must be made by 3 p.m. on the day prior to arrival according to hotel policy.
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 11 a.m.
Breakfast is included in the rate at both properties and is offered in the lobby cafés.
For alumni coming from a distance, carpooling with other alumni may be an option. You may try contacting other alumni in your region on your own or using your regional planning committee contact person (see below) to set up a carpool to/from the airport or home location.
Local transportation companies include:
Peter Pan Transportation
If you have any questions about the weekend please contact your regional planning committee contact person listed below:
Northeast—Renata Robinson-Glenn ’04
Southwest—Ellis Moss V ’79
Southeast—Stan Calhoun ’94
West Coast—Ongel Duncan ’80
Midwest—Henderson Brown IV '74
International—Nikki Scott ’97
On campus/Pioneer Valley—Lauren Wimbush ’11
We hope that you will join us for Black Alumni Weekend 2011!!