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Frequently Asked Questions

WEEKEND FORMAT

Will Alumni Reunion Weekend be virtual or in person?
Both! University activities on Friday, Oct. 7, as well as class reunion events on Saturday, Oct. 8 will take place in person. Virtual attendance will be available for select university activities on Friday. To see the full schedule of events, please click here.

Why is the programming both virtual and in person?
We want all alumni and guests to be able to participate, no matter the format. Providing both virtual and in-person options is the best way to be inclusive of all parties and to ensure a successful, safe and fun event.

SAFETY PROTOCOL

How is KU Medical Center evaluating its safety protocols?
KU Medical Center continues to monitor conditions and regularly consults with public health officials. The university follows the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the county health departments and our clinical partner, The University of Kansas Health System.

REGISTRATION

How do I register?
All alumni who plan to attend any Alumni Reunion Weekend activities should register online by Friday, Sept. 30. Registration reserves your spot in programs that are subject to space availability, so please make sure to register as early as possible. If you have any trouble with the online registration page, please call our office at 913-588-1255.

Why should I register early?
Space is limited for some activities, so please register early to reserve your spot. Once an event is full, we'll update the online schedule and online registration to reflect the change. You'll be notified if you have been placed on the waiting list.

How much does it cost to register?
Most events throughout Alumni Reunion Weekend are free to register. There is a registration fee for events where food and/or beverages are served. See the full schedule on the online registration page for more information.

Once I'm registered, how do I change or cancel my registration?
Contact the KU Medical Center Office of Alumni Relations at 913-588-1255 or alumni@kumc.edu to make changes to your registration or to cancel. Registration cancellations must be received by Thursday, Sept. 15 to be eligible for refund. The KU Medical Center Office of Alumni Relations reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances that would make the event non-viable. Registrants will be offered a refund if the Alumni Relations office cancels an event with a registration fee prior to venue cancellation deadlines.

EVENT WEEKEND

Where can I stay?
We have a list of suggested hotels close to the Kansas City campus. Please call the hotel directly to make a reservation.

Can I bring a guest?
Guests are always welcome! Please include your guest when you register so we can make plans for them as well. Once you register yourself on the online registration page, you will be prompted to register your guest.

What should I wear?
Dress is casual and comfortable for all daytime events on campus. Attire for class events will depend on the venue. Please check with your Class Coordinator if you have questions.

Where do I park on campus?
Complimentary parking is available in the P4 Garage on the northwest end of the main campus. Turn east onto Adams Street and continue straight ahead to the ground-level garage entrance. The parking gate will be open throughout Friday, Oct. 7. If you arrive and the gate is closed, press the call button and tell the operator that you are an Alumni Reunion Weekend guest. We will send all registrants an email with a parking map the week of the event.

What should I know about getting around on campus?
The Kansas City campus is large and it can take several minutes to get from one building to another. If you need guidance while on campus, please see the Alumni Reunion Weekend registration table in the Health Education Building ground floor lobby.

Can I access the buildings on campus?
All University buildings on the Kansas City campus require a KU Medical Center badge for entry. More information about accessing campus buildings will be provided to registrants the week of the event.

What if I need special accommodations?
To request accessibility accommodations, please contact the Alumni Relations office at 913-588-1255 or alumni@kumc.edu by Sept. 15, if possible. Wheelchairs are available upon request. Accessible parking is available. If you have special dietary needs and are attending an event where food is served, contact the Alumni Relations office.

Where do I check in when I get to campus on Friday, Oct. 7?
The check-in and registration table will be open from 7:45 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. in the Health Education Building ground floor lobby. Stop by to check in and pick up everything you'll need for the weekend. More information about check-in will be sent to registrants the week of the event.

Where can I eat on campus?
Water, coffee and light refreshments, sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, will be available in the Health Education Building on the ground floor lobby. Food will be available for purchase at the Campus Community Lunch Fair. Other dining options are available on or near campus.

How will I access the virtual events?
Zoom links will be emailed out to virtual registrants the week of your event, as well as 1 hour before the event begins.

How does one use Zoom?
Zoom is a user-friendly video meeting platform that is free to access. If you're not familiar with Zoom, we recommend reading the Zoom instructions.

CLASS REUNION EVENTS

How do I find out if my class has an event this year?
This year’s Alumni Reunion Weekend will highlight class years ending in 2 and 7. A list of this year’s class reunion events is listed here. To see more information about your class event, please go to the online registration page.

What if I don’t see a reunion event listed for my class?
Only scheduled class reunion events are listed. If you’re interested in coordinating a reunion event for your class, contact Micaela O’Bryan at alumni@kumc.edu. Inquiries must be received by Friday, Aug. 26.

Is there a registration fee for my class reunion event?
Registration fees vary depending on the class reunion event and location. Please note the registration fee covers the cost of the reunion event only.

My class reunion event is “dutch treat.” What does that mean?
For reunions with pricing listed as “Dutch Treat,” payment will be completed via separate checks onsite at your event.

How do I connect with my classmates prior to our reunion?
You can see a list of other registrants and connect with your classmates via our Alumni Reunion Weekend app. After you register, a link and download instructions will be available in your registration confirmation email. Contact our office at (913) 588-1255 or alumni@kumc.edu if you have any questions about the app.

ALUMNI AWARDS

What is the Alumni Awards Recognition Ceremony?
The ceremony celebrates our 2022 Alumni Award recipients. The Alumni Awards are the highest honors the KU Medical Center Alumni Association bestows upon graduates and those who made outstanding contributions to health care. The space is limited, so we recommend registering early.

Can I attend the Alumni Awards Recognition Ceremony virtually?
Yes, the ceremony will be broadcasted live via Zoom for virtual attendees. The Zoom link will be sent to virtual attendees the week of the event, as well as an hour before the event begins.

How can we congratulate the award recipients?
If you are interested in congratulating our Alumni Award recipients, we welcome that! Please send any congratulatory messages to our office at alumni@kumc.edu or use our online form.

Alumni Relations