Reunion 2020 and COVID-19 FAQs

Due to the ongoing threat to public health from the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Reunion 2020. 

What alternatives will there be for classes that planned to celebrate reunions in 2020?
The Alumni and Parent Programs team continues to support classes as they unwind reunion planning, consider reunion alternatives and think through ways of supporting community and celebration. There will be opportunities for classes that were to have celebrated Reunion in May 2020 to gather in person, when we are next able to gather in community, or virtually. The Bicentennial year provides an opportunity for expanded celebrations and we will pursue that option as well. As you and your classmates have ideas, please share them with your class liaisons at the College. We will keep your class informed as we make a plan to move forward.

Will there be any Reunion 2020 content online?
We are actively exploring possibilities for virtual and digital connections and will provide updates as we are able. In addition, opportunities to connect virtually with the College will continue to be shared with you.

Will my Reunion fees be refunded?
Yes, all reunion class, housing and Children’s Reunion Evening Program fees will be refunded. You do not need to fill out any further forms or paperwork. You will receive a notification when your refund has been processed. Due to the large volume of transactions to process, please allow several weeks for funds to be credited to your credit card. If you paid by check, refund checks will be mailed, which may take up to six weeks.

Instead of a refund, can I donate my registration fees to the Amherst Fund or the COVID-19 Student Support Fund?
If you would like to donate your reunion refund to the College, please email reunion@amherst.edu no later than Monday, March 30, phone (413) 542-2313 and leave a voicemail message, or contact a member of our Advancement team. In your message, please indicate if you would like your refund to go to the Amherst Fund or the COVID-19 Student Support Fund, which helps offset the unexpected costs to the College of meeting the financial and technological needs of students as we moved to remote learning. Thank you for your support and generosity during this challenging time.