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Reunion 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

Has Reunion 2020 been rescheduled?
Given the resources involved in hosting Reunion 2020, we will not be rescheduling this event in its original form this year. We plan to keep the same exciting schedule for Reunion 2021, which will be held in late May or early June. During the 2021 reunion, we will honor classes ending in 0’s, 1’s, 5’s, and 6’s. Watch your mailbox, email, and Facebook for dates to be announced later this summer.

In the meantime, providing the landscape shifts, we are thinking creatively about ways to allow alumnae to gather on campus at an all-alumnae picnic later this summer and hope to see many of you at Alumnae Council on September 19, 2020. Stay tuned for more information regarding these events.

Will I get my money back for my Reunion 2020 registration?
Yes, we are refunding the full cost of all registrations, minus any gifts included with your registration. If you paid by credit card, you should see a credit issued from Cedar Crest College within the next 60 days. If you paid by check, we will be sending a check to you. It may take up to 60 days to process all registration refunds.

Can I donate my registration fees instead?
Yes. If you would like to re-direct your registration fees to the Cedar Crest Fund, please email alumnae@cedarcrest.edu by Friday, April 17 to indicate your preference. You may also indicate a different designation if you would like. Now, more than ever, due to COVID-19 impact, our students need financial assistance. Any gift to the Cedar Crest Fund can help our students at a time when their families may be facing extraordinary financial hardships.

Can I apply my registration fees to a future Reunion instead of receiving a refund?
Unfortunately, not at this time. We will be issuing refunds to all alumnae and will not hold registrations for a future date. We apologize if this is an inconvenience.

I already booked my hotel for Reunion Weekend. What should I do?
Please contact the hotel directly. Most hotels allow cancellations without penalty up to 72 hours before you arrive.

I already booked my flights to come to Reunion. What should I do?
We suggest you immediately contact the venue from which you purchased your ticket(s); whether that be a travel agent, a booking website (such as Expedia, Kayak, etc.), or an airline. Most airlines and travel partners have been extremely flexible in terms of canceling flights or giving customers credit for future flights.

Will the College help to cover some (or all) of my travel expenses that I already incurred?
We apologize, but we cannot assist with travel expenses. We do know that hotels and airlines have been extremely flexible with cancellations given the global pandemic and the cancellation of most large-scale events across the United States and all over the world. Please contact them directly to request a refund or credit.

Is the College still open?
Currently, the campus is closed, but College personnel are still working from home and are available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact them via email or leave a message and they will return your call promptly.

Can I come to campus by myself or with a group of friends for our own reunion?
Please do not come to campus at this time, as the Cedar Crest College campus is closed to all external visitors and non-essential College employees. We encourage all alumnae to follow the guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which recommends social distancing and social isolation as the only known way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Once social distancing restrictions have been lifted and the campus reopens, you are welcome to stop by anytime. Please let us know if you would like a tour while you are on campus and we will be happy to show you around.

What will happen to the Alumnae Award recipient?
The Alumnae Award recipient will still receive her award at the all-alumnae luncheon during Reunion Weekend 2021. We will also honor her at Alumnae Council on Saturday, September 19, 2020.

I know my class was raising funds in honor of our Reunion year. What will happen with this effort?
We are continuing to accept gifts and are especially grateful for a gift in honor of your Reunion year. However, specific honor year fundraising efforts will resume in the new fiscal year. At Reunion 2021, we will present awards to classes from this year’s and next year’s Reunion classes for the most dollars raised and the most donors. For classes ending in 0’s and 5’s, gifts from fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 will be counted in your totals. Thank you for continuing to support our students and the Cedar Crest College community through this difficult and uncertain time.