Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I check in once I arrive on campus?
Check-in will be at the Soda Center, on the back side of campus. Just follow the signs directing you to the Soda Center, where you can pick up your name tag, grab a weekend schedule, and receive your dorm keys. Check-in will begin Friday at noon and continue until Saturday afternoon.
How should I dress for Reunion Weekend?
The dress code for most of the weekend is resort casual, but the Saturday reunion dinners are semi-formal. Dinner for most classes will be outside on the Chapel lawn, so be sure to dress for the weather and wear grass-friendly shoes.
Will I need a permit to park on campus? Where will I be able to park?
You will not need a permit to park on campus during Reunion Weekend. Just follow parking direction signs around campus.
I’m staying at local hotel instead of the on-campus dorms. Will shuttles be available between my hotel and the campus during reunion weekend?
Unfortunately, there will not be shuttle service to and from local hotels and campus. If you are not staying on campus in the dorms, please plan to drink responsibly and use local taxi service.
Are special services/accommodations available for people with disabilities?
If you have a disability that requires a reasonable accommodation, please call the Alumni Office at (925) 631-4200 at least one week prior to the event.
What if my plans change and I need to cancel my registration?
We sincerely hope that does not happen, but if it does, please call the Alumni Office at (925) 631-8744 by Friday, July 12 so we can process your cancellation. We cannot provide refunds after July 13 due to catering commitments.
Will the campus bookstore be open?
The bookstore will be open on Saturday, July 20 from 10 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Will there be wifi available on campus?
Yes, please ask for more information at check in.
Are there group rates at local hotels?
To receive room discounts, make sure to mention that you are with Saint Mary's Reunion Weekend.
Lafayette Park Hotel
$139 per night
(Ask for the Saint Mary's College Reunion Weekend Block. Discount ends June 28, after which rooms go up to the market price.)
Hilton - Concord
$104 per night
Book online or call and book under the Saint Mary's Reunion Group
Embassy Suites-Walnut Creek
$109 per night
(includes full breakfast)
Note: Call 1-800-Embassy and request Saint Mary's preferred rate, or book online with corporate account number 0560040514.
Holiday Inn Express
$99 per night
(includes continental breakfast)
For an SMC special rate click here!
What is the deadline for registration?
MAIL-IN DEADLINE: Monday, July 8
ONLINE DEADLINE: Monday, July 15
While we strongly encourage registering before Reunion Weekend, you may also register on-site at the Soda Center. Registration will be open on Friday, July 19, from noon - 10 p.m.; and on Saturday, July 20, from 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Please note that pricing for each event will increase by $5 after July 8 and by another $5/event after July 15.