While on campus housing for Reunion is currently full, we have secured a block of rooms on the UMass campus for Thursday – Saturday nights. If you would like to reserve a room/s, please call Alumni House at 413-542-2065 for help with registration Thursday until 10 p.m. EDT and Friday 8 a.m. to noon. UMass housing registration will close at noon on Friday, May 28. Until that time walk-in registration is still available.
The available UMass Campus rooms are in an air-conditioned dormitory in the North Apartments. The rooms are singles in four-person suites with a kitchen, two baths, and a common room. We will attempt to keep classes together in suites (i.e., two couples attending from the Class of 1991 may be housed together). We will not place families with children in suites with other adults. The cost will be the same as Amherst’s on-campus accommodations: $35 per person, per night.
For parking at UMass, there may be some spaces available nearby, but the majority parking will likely be about a half mile away. There is a place for pick-up and drop-off of passengers and luggage at the dorm. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide transportation between the UMass campus and Amherst campus, but there is good local bus service, taxis, and private companies including Uber in the area.
We have also become aware that a number of local hotels have just released blocks of rooms. If you were hoping to stay in a hotel, you can look at your favorite hotel search engine, or to make it easy, this is a link to the hotels closest to the college with rooms available.
If you plan to stay in a local hotel, we recommend that you make your reservations early.
Lists of local hotels, motels and B&Bs are available.
Please note: On-campus housing for Reunion 2016 has now moved to a waiting list. Please indicate if you would like to be placed on the waiting list when you register online.
On-campus housing is available Wednesday through Saturday nights only, on a first-come, first-served basis, to the occupancy limits of the College dormitories. Register early as housing may fill up and we may not be able to accommodate all requests for on-campus accommodations.
Please remember that there will be parties around campus on Friday and Saturday nights, and depending on your proximity, that may impact your sleep if you turn in before your classmates. Dorms open at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and close at noon on Sunday. It is not possible to stay additional nights due to required maintenance on the buildings that begins right after Reunion.
For Reunion 2016 there is major construction on campus and not as many rooms as usual are available for alumni housing. Alumni and their guests will be placed first in their headquarters as much as possible. If headquarters are full, alumni will be placed in another dorm, as close by as we can manage. The dorms on the main quad are mostly doubles, and alumni who are coming with guests will be housed together in the same room. Most other dorms on campus are singles, so couples will be housed in adjacent rooms. Children will be placed on cots in single rooms with their parents. For example, in dorms away from the main quad, a family of three with one child would have one single with a cot, and one single next door. On the main quad, they would have a double with a cot added. You can request to be housed near friends when you register and can let us know about any special needs you may have, especially any accessibility needs. Most dorms are accessible, but some are more accessible than others. If your class headquarters is on the main quad and you are attending without a guest, but would like to be housed with a friend in a double, please include that information in your registration. You will receive a confirmation of your room reservation; however, you will not receive your room assignment until you arrive on campus. Please register and pick up your room key at the Alumni House Reception Center. See your class headquarters information here.
Reminder: Dormitory rooms are functional (extra-long twin-size beds, sheets, towels, a pillow and a blanket are provided). There are no rooms with private baths. All dormitories and houses are non-smoking. You may want to bring flip-flops for the shower and a reading light, and you will need toiletries. The dormitories are not air-conditioned, and we encourage you to bring a fan.
Late Arrivals: If you arrive after Alumni House closes, please call the Amherst College Police (dial x2291) using the phone outside of Alumni House. Instructions will also be posted on the Alumni House door. The police will accompany you to your on-campus room. You can return to Alumni House in the morning to pick up your key.
At the end of your stay, please return your room key and access fob to the Alumni House Reception Center, or place it in the key box in the lobby of your dormitory. Missing keys require the locks to be replaced; therefore, your cooperation is appreciated.
Alumni who graduated in 1956 or earlier, plus one guest each, are offered complimentary on-campus accommodations.