Frequently Asked Reunion Questions

Is the Adams Alumni Center available to host events?
Great for any occasion, the Adams Alumni Center offers various meeting and event spaces. For more information about facilities and rentals, contact the facility staff at 800.584.2957, 785.864.4760 or email kualumni@kualumni.org.

How can the Alumni Association assist with my reunion?
The Alumni Association assists living groups, special interest groups or class-year groups with reunions. We can put you in touch with the correct individuals on campus or within the community, suggest caterers, help identify venues and find fellow classmates.

The Association may be able to offer additional staff support as well. Contact information and staff support is determined on a case-by-case basis. To protect the privacy of our alumni, participants must follow the Association’s guidelines when handling contact information.

What are the costs associated with planning a reunion?
Reunions are self-supporting in that registration and event fees are applied at the time of registration. Registration fees offset expenses for print materials, postage, facilities, equipment, labor and other expenses associated with holding special events.

Who is involved with reunion planning efforts?
Reunion activities usually are planned with the assistance of a volunteer planning committee of reunion group peers. If need be, the Association’s staff advises reunion planning committee members on items such as dates, formats/schedules, locations, lodging and fee structures. Staff also procures venues and caterers, develops and processes announcements, accepts reservations and provides all staffing necessary to execute reunion events.

When are reunions typically held during the year?
Many groups hold reunions during Homecoming, such as the KU Spirit Squad and Alumni Band. The 50-year and Gold Medal Club reunions historically have been held in April.

Which class reunions are hosted annually by the Alumni Association?
The KU Alumni Association initiates two annual reunions:
1. A golden anniversary celebration of the 50-year class; if you are interested in sitting on your respective 50-year reunion committee, we want to know! Please email your interest to kualumni@kualumni.org and we will be in touch.
2. A Gold Medal Club Reunion, which celebrates 50-plus years as a KU graduate. To find more information on the Gold Medal Club, click here.

How can I find and contact class members and alumni for reunions?
Locate class members or alumni through our online directory. All alumni can register and search the online directory; step-by-step instructions to register and log in are located here. If you need additional assistance, our staff is available to help you. Please call our office at 785.864.4760 or toll free 800.584.2957.

What hotels are available in Lawrence?
For annual reunions hosted by the Association, a block of rooms will be reserved for use by attending guests. These arrangements will be detailed in registration information.

For a current hotel listing, information and details, visit the Explore Lawrence website at www.explorelawrence.com and click on Accommodations. This link will be beneficial to you as you plan your trip to Lawrence.

Who can I contact at the Association with questions?
For help planning a KU reunion, or if you have questions or comments, please contact:
Michelle Lang, director of alumni programs
785.864.9669 (office)
800.584.2957 (toll free)
michellem@kualumni.org