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Frequently Asked Questions About Reunions

 

Q:  I’ve never been to a reunion before.  What can I expect? 

A:  The first hour or so is mingling and “catching up”.  If a group photo is to be taken, it will usually be done just before the meal service.  Once everyone has settled down and taken their seats, the Committee may give a short “Welcome” speech and/or get everyone involved in a short but fun nostalgia activity.   As dinner service is finishing up, the lights go down and the DJ tries to get everyone dancing.  Sometimes this is successful, but more often it is not!  If everyone seems to just want to converse and catch up on old times, the DJ will adjust the volume and tempo of the music to match the mood of the room.  You will be surprised how quickly a four or five hour reunion can pass by when you are trying to catch up on so many years with so many friends.

Q:  Can attendees pay at the door?

A:  We cannot guarantee admission to the reunion for anyone arriving at the door without a reservation, therefore we highly recommend that everyone pre-register.  With everyone pre-registered, we can plan for enough food and seating, check-in goes quicker and everyone will have a keepsake picture nametag.   The caterer determines if and how many extra people we can accept at the door.  This number varies greatly, so that is why we cannot guarantee admission.  In short: make your reservation before you arrive.  Unless otherwise posted, RSVPs are accepted online and by fax until the day before your reunion, so there should be very few reasons to arrive at the door "empty-handed".

Q:  What do I wear to my reunion?

A:  For most reunions, people dress in varying degrees of “dressy-ness”.  Women generally are seen wearing “little black dresses”, cocktail dresses, suits, or anything that might be worn to a wedding.  For men, we usually see suits or a jacket and tie and the occasional khaki/shirt/sweater.  Younger reunions tend to be more casual while older reunions tend to be much dressier.  Tuxedos and formal gowns are rarely seen and jeans, t-shirts and sweatshirts are discouraged.  Do consider that you may be standing and walking around for quite a long time during the evening, so dress accordingly.

Q: Will the list of attending classmates be available online?

A: There is a simple reason why we do not post a list of attending classmates online: procrastinators!   As the vast majority of alumni will put off signing up for the reunion until the final 2-3 weeks just before the event date, the "attending" list for every reunion will look small until then.  We would not want anyone to miss their reunion, assuming erroneously that the turnout was low, when in reality it was just a matter of time before everyone signed up.  There has never been an exception to this rule.   If anyone ever figures out a way to change human nature, please do let us know!

 

 

 

IMPORTANT!

PLEASE DISREGARD THE "RSVP" LIST AT CLASSMATES.COM.  THIS IS NOT THE OFFICIAL RSVP LIST.

WE DO NOT COUNT ANYONE FOR THE REUNION UNLESS AN RSVP IS SENT DIRECTLY TO REUNION CENTRAL BY MAIL, FAX OR MADE ONLINE AT WWW.REUNIONCENTRAL.COM AND ACCOMPANIED BY PAYMENT.

 

 

Reunion Central

P.O. Box 285

Frederica DE 19946

888-333-6569

 

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