Alumni Weekend FAQs

GENERAL INFORMATION

Which classes are celebrating a Reunion in 2017?

Alumni with class years ending in "2" and "7" will celebrate reunions this year.  The Class of 1967 (50th Reunion) and the Class of 1992 (25th Reunion) will mark their major milestones; while the classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1997, 2002, 2007, and 2012 will also reunite.  Heritage classes (years 1966 and earlier) are celebrating milestone years, too.  Even if it’s not your reunion year, all alumni are welcome!

Where can I view the Alumni Weekend Schedule?
Look for the printed registration brochure in your mailbox, or see the schedule online at www.muhlenbergconnect.com/aw2017.

How can I find out who's coming to Alumni Weekend? 
Visit your Class Page and find the section "Look who's coming back!" to see a list of classmates who plan to attend Alumni Weekend.  If you're not in a reunion year, check out the Homecoming page.

How can I get in touch with someone in my class?
The online Alumni Directory gives you immediate access to your classmates’ contact information.  (You must be logged in to MuhlenbergConnect to access this.)  Another option is to utilize your class' Facebook group.  You can find a link to the Facebook group on your Class Page, or search "Muhlenberg College Class of XXXX" on Facebook.  Once you arrive on campus for Alumni Weekend, check out the message board at the Welcome Center to find out where friends are staying or to leave messages for them.

Where should I go during the weekend if I have questions?
Visit our team of staff and volunteers at the Welcome Center in the Seegers Union Lobby.  We're happy to help!  The Welcome Center is open Friday 9/15 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9/16 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

What should I wear during Alumni Weekend? 
Traditionally, the weekend is casual and relaxed, so plan to dress comfortably.  Allentown weather varies – the average high for September 16 is 75 degrees, low 53 degrees.  Many alumni prefer to dress up for the Saturday night class dinner – from dresses and jackets to walking shorts and polo shirts.  Check your Class Page to see any specific directions from your reunion committee.

What should I bring? 
Photos of family and friends, memorabilia from your college years, weather-appropriate clothing, a camera and a smile!

Are children welcome? 
Yes, children are welcome and they can join in many of the weekend's activities including the Homecoming Fair, lunch, and athletic events on Saturday.  The reunion class dinners on Saturday night are for adults only; however, we are pleased to offer childcare service for the first time in 2017.  Childcare will be available during the dinner hours for kids age 3 and up, and will be facilitated by students from Muhlenberg's Education department with proper clearances.  You may register your child(ren) for this program within the standard Alumni Weekend registration process.  Registration by the Early Bird deadline of August 28 is required so we can ensure appropriate staffing levels for the safety of all participants.

Will the Muhlenberg bookstore be open?
Of course!  The ’Berg Bookshop will be open:
Friday, September 15 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 16 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.



REGISTRATION BASICS     

How do I register for Alumni Weekend?
There are three ways to register:
  1. Online: www.muhlenbergconnect.com/aw2017 

  2. Mail the Alumni Weekend brochure registration form with payment to:
    Office of Alumni Affairs
    Muhlenberg College
    2400 Chew Street
    Allentown, Pa. 18104-5586

    Or, fax your completed form to 484-664-3545.

  3. Phone: 1-800-464-2374
VISA, MASTERCARD and AMERICAN EXPRESS are accepted.

I did not get a brochure in the mail.  How can I get one?
Just call the Office of Alumni Affairs at 1-800-464-2374, or email bergalum@muhlenberg.edu.  We'll be happy to send you one!

By when do I need to register?
Register now to get the best rate!  Monday, August 28 is the deadline for Early Bird pricing and Saturday evening childcare.  Online registration for all other activities will continue at the advanced rate through Monday, September 11.  Door registration will also be available throughout the weekend, but prices are significantly higher and seats are not guaranteed at events.

What package should I select?
This year, all activities are priced a la carte; there are no package prices.  The price of the Saturday night reunion dinner includes entry to the after party.  An Early Bird discount rate is available for registration by August 28.  Most activities that do not include a meal are offered to alumni at no charge.
 
Can I just show up on campus at my reunion?
Yes, but you will need to pay at the door to enter your class dinner.  Door rates are significantly higher; you can save by registering in advance.  Also, space is limited, so we cannot guarantee seating for those who pay at the door.  We strongly suggest advance registration - save money and avoid the hassle by registering now!

After I register, when will I receive more information? 
If you register online, you will receive an email confirmation listing all the activities you signed up for.  If you don't receive this email or if you have questions about your registration, please call the Alumni Office at 1-800-464-2374.  When you arrive on campus for Alumni Weekend, visit the Welcome Center in the Seegers Union Lobby to pick up your registration packet.  The Welcome Center is open Friday 9/15 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 9/16 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

How do I register for An Evening of Distinction?
An Evening of Distinction will be held on Friday, September 15.  This annual gala event recognizes the philanthropic support of the Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Society and Circle of 1848 members, and celebrates the accomplishments of our Alumni Achievement Award winners.  Registration for An Evening of Distinction is separate from general Alumni Weekend registration, and typically begins in July or August.  For more information, visit www.muhlenbergconnect.com/distinction2017.


ONLINE REGISTRATION 

Do I need to register for MuhlenbergConnect and login before I can register for Alumni Weekend?
No, this year you do not need to login to your MuhlenbergConnect account in order to register for Alumni Weekend.  However, some features of MuhlenbergConnect, such as the Alumni Directory and other special pages of the site are only available to logged-in members.  If you would like to use these features, you will need to complete the First-Time Login process first (or login to your existing account).

It's not working, I can’t log on…
Please don't stress!  This year you do not need to login to your MuhlenbergConnect account in order to register for Alumni Weekend.  But if you have any trouble with the registration process or any features of the MuhlenbergConnect website, just call us at 1-800-464-2374 or email bergalum@muhlenberg.edu.  We are happy to help and are typically in the office Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST.

Why doesn't my pricing match the activities I selected?
You might notice this issue if you made multiple changes in the course of filling out the Alumni Weekend registration form.  Occasionally your computer may “remember” previous saved decisions you made, and this can affect your total on the billing page.  If you have a problem, please call the Alumni Office at 1-800-464-2374 and we will be happy to help you with the registration process.

What should I do if I need to change my registration?
Changes to your registration cannot be made online.  Please contact 1-800-464-2374 or bethstrohl@muhlenberg.edu to notify us of changes.  We will update your registration and send you an email confirmation reflecting the changes.


TRAVEL AND LODGING INFORMATION

What kind of lodging is available for Alumni Weekend?
See hotel information here.

What about transportation?
Shuttle service will run for the duration of Alumni Weekend between several area hotels and campus.  The campus shuttle station is located under the bridge between Shankweiler and Trumbower.  The shuttle will stop at the following hotels on Hamilton Blvd.: Comfort Suites, Wingate by Wyndham, Renaissance Allentown and Holiday Inn Center City.  See your registration packet for shuttle times.

Where can I find directions to campus?
Find all directions to campus here.

Where should I park?
We encourage you to use the free shuttle service, which is available to guests of the four blocked hotels.  Click here for hotel information.  If you are not staying at a blocked hotel, you may park on campus in the Upper Village lot (next to the Library and the ATO House), or in the 23rd and Gordon Sts. lot.  Accessible parking is available on campus behind the Haas College Center.  Street parking can be found in the vicinity of the College.


OTHER QUESTIONS?
Let us help!  Call the Alumni Office at 1-800-464-2374 or send an email to bergalum@muhlenberg.edu.