In an ever-evolving world, we want to make sure you feel prepared – and EXCITED! – for Alumni Weekend 2022. Please see a list of questions fellow alums have asked ahead of the April 22 – 23, 2022 event. If your question is not answered below, please send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Who can attend Alumni Weekend?
A: All UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni (and their guests) can join in for Alumni Weekend festivities annually. However, we encourage alums who are in milestone reunion years (this includes those one year out from graduation, then five, 10, 15, etc.) to prioritize attending as we host reunions for those respective classes. Alumni from all UNC Kenan-Flagler programs, whether in-person, online, full-time, part-time, graduate, or undergraduate, are celebrated during Alumni Weekend.
Q: What is the cost to attend Alumni Weekend?
A: You’ll see a tiered pricing model on our registration page here. Our goal is to keep registration costs affordable while providing a world-class experience during your two days in Chapel Hill. Starting March 25, you will also find options to register for the Thursday/Friday events and the Saturday events separately.
Q: When is the last day to register?
A: In order to meet the needs of our various caterers, we will close registration on Friday, April 8. Though spaces are limited, we will be able to accept a certain number of walk up registrations during Alumni Weekend 2022.
Q: Is childcare provided? What does childcare look like?
A. Given the continued public health crisis caused by the coronavirus, we are encouraging alumni to consider finding alternate childcare. That being said, UNC Kenan-Flagler will contract with licensed childcare services to offer limited childcare throughout the event. Childcare is first-come, first-served, so please make sure you check the box on your registration. Our childcare providers will be leading in the creation of activities, as much will depend on the various age levels of the children. There will be opportunities for your child(ren) to join you for various events, including Friday’s reception at the School before class reunions and Saturday’s “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” activities available on-campus and across Chapel Hill.
Q: Will I need to wear a mask at Alumni Weekend?
A: We will follow University and Orange County public health policies for our spring event. As of March 2022, masks are optional for indoor spaces. We will stay abreast of changes to various covid-19 protocols and ensure you know what to expect during your visit to Chapel Hill. You can find more information on the Carolina Together website.
Q: What program options and activities are available to partners of alums who attend Alumni Weekend?
Partners are welcomed to join any and all program options available during the weekend. From continuing education to networking opportunities to social activities, we invite partners to join in on the learning, fun, and connections.
Q: I’ve been hearing about this “Class Campaign.” What is that all about?
A: Class campaigns offer an impactful and meaningful way for our reuniting classes to support current Kenan-Flagler students, our faculty and staff, and the multitude of initiatives and programs offered. All reuniting classes have a goal (you can see yours here) based on various information, including previous giving history.
Annual giving is a critical revenue source for UNC Kenan-Flagler. While tuition, state funding, and fees from services such as Executive Development help the School meet its budgetary priorities, philanthropy remains a vital component of ensuring UNC Kenan-Flagler is able to provide the rigorous academic and life-changing experiential experiences you, as alums, know best.
All gifts made between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022 will count towards your class campaign totals. However, we will crown winners during Saturday evening’s reception at the Dean Smith Center for the class who has raised the most dollars and the class who has the highest percentage of campaign participation. Those classes will get to take part in some special, commemorative activities (not to mention be immortalized outside of McColl on our Alumni Weekend championship bricks).
Q: What are the cancellation policies for Alumni Weekend registration? How about hotel cancellations?
A: If something changes in your ability to attend Alumni Weekend, please contact us immediately at email@example.com. This includes changes with your guest(s) and/or childcare as well. The final date to request a refund is Friday, April 8. After this date, we be unable to issue registration refunds due to contractual obligations with our caterers.
Changes regarding your hotel reservation will need to be directed to the actual hotels as cancellation and refund policies vary by hotel. Because UNC Kenan-Flagler set up courtesy blocks, the hotels’ general cancellation policies typically apply. Individuals should refer to their reservation confirmations for specific cancellation policies.
Q: Will parking be available at UNC Kenan-Flagler during the weekend?
A: Yes! The Kenan-Flagler Business School parking deck will be open and available for your use. Please do not park in the Visitor’s Parking lot at the top of the hill.
Q: Will transportation be available to and from UNC Kenan-Flagler?
A: For Friday night’s class receptions, we will be have chartered buses available to take you from campus to close to your reunion location.
Q: I have a food allergy/dietary considerations. Will UNC Kenan-Flagler be able to accommodate me?
A: When you register for Alumni Weekend, you will be asked if you and your guest(s), child(ren) have dietary considerations. We will do our best to accommodate throughout the weekend, working in partnership with our caterers to reduce cross-contamination and provide delicious fare for all in attendance.
Q: What is the dress code for Alumni Weekend?
A: We encourage attendees to adopt a business casual mindset for their wardrobe choices. You can take advantage of professional headshots, so if you want to bring a nicer top to change into, you are welcome to. It can get cooler indoors, so plan your layers accordingly.
Saturday night’s event at the Dean Smith Center will be more formal, but leave your tux and tails at home.
Q: I see these “Choose Your Own Adventure” Options for Saturday, April 23. Do I need to pay for those? Can I bring my children?
A: We are offering several structured options for Saturday afternoon, including a Chapel Hill gourmet food tour; beer tasting at TOPO; and student-led tours of a new exhibit at the Ackland Art Museum. These activities are all first-come, first-served; and there are maximum numbers allowed. Children are encouraged to join at Ackland; however, children can join the food tour but will count towards the total numbers; children are discouraged from attending TOPO.
All of these activities are included in your registration prices! The Kenan-Flagler staff encourages you to consider gratuities/donations to the hosts of your chosen activity.