Frequently Asked Questions

What is the appropriate attire for the weekend?

Daytime activities: Casual

Thursday evening: Casual

Friday evening: Business Casual

Saturday evening: Cocktail Attire

Keep in mind that spring weather in St. Louis can be unpredictable. Packing clothing items that can be layered is always a good option.

How will I remember what I registered for?

You will receive an electronic confirmation by email, regardless of whether you registered online or via the registration card. In addition, when you check in at the registration desk during Reunion, you will receive a personalized itinerary along with your name badge and pocket agenda.

Are children welcome at all Reunion events? Is childcare available?

Children are welcome at many events. However, the Friday night Class Dinners and the Saturday night Awards Reception and Banquet are an opportunity for alumni and their spouses and/or guests to gather.

If you need a sitter, we recommend contacting TLC for Kids, a licensed temporary child-care service. Phone: 314-725-5660.

What events should I attend?

We encourage you to attend as many Reunion events as you can. The schedule has social, educational and sight-seeing options for you and your guests. All events (free and paid) require registration in order to hold a spot for you and your guest(s).

What if I have special dietary needs?

When you register online or via the packet that will be mailed to you, please be sure to list dietary needs or food allergies in the space provided. If you’ve already registered and don’t remember if you listed your needs, please email or by phone at 314-935-9682 or 877-816-2586.

Is transportation available from the airport?

Please visit the Transportation page for transportation options from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

How will we get around from the hotel to the medical campus?

Shuttles will be provided from the Chase Park Plaza during the times when there are activities outside of the hotel (including those on the medical campus and tours at other locations). The Parkway Hotel is located on the medical campus. Additionally, the Parkway Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle for guests to many attractions in the St. Louis area including Forest Park.

Please check your welcome packet or ask an Alumni & Development staff member if you have questions about transportation.

What else should I know?

All university spaces are non-smoking, unless otherwise indicated.

The university no longer sells bottled water or offers bottled water at events and meetings because of the environmental impact.

Throughout the Reunion weekend, we request that all alumni and their guests wear their Reunion name tags when participating in Reunion activities. 

Other activities around St. Louis

STL Cardinals Game
Location: Busch Stadium
700 Clark Ave.,
St. Louis, MO 63102
Time: April 26th, 2018 at 12:15pm
Watch the STL Cardinals defeat the NY Mets at Busch Stadium.

Bruckner 4
Location: Powell Hall
718 N Grand Blvd.,
St. Louis, MO 63103
Time: Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:30am and Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8:00pm
Upheld as one of the Bruckner’s most famous works, his Symphony No. 4, the “Romantic,” builds with anticipation and tension that leads to triumph as the orchestra launches the listener into his fairytale world. Declared by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as “phenomenal, performing in a manner that had to be seen, as well as heard, to be believed.” Christian Tetzlaff returns to perform Widmann’s otherworldly and mystifying Violin Concerto.

The Black Rep Presents: Torn Asunder
Location: Edison Theatre at Washington University
6445 Forsyth Blvd.,
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 935-6543
Time: April 13, 2018 to April 29, 2018
Torn Asunder dramatizes true stories of newly emancipated African Americans trying to overcome the ever-present vestiges of chattel slavery to reconnect with their families. Based on the research of Prof. Heather Andrea Williams in her book ‘Help Me to Find My People’.

Panoramas of the City
Location: Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Blvd.,
St. Louis, MO 63112
Time: September 2, 2017 through August 12, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Panoramas of the City will use over 50 of these photographs to bring St. Louis’s history to life. Through these images—several of which will be blown up so large that you’ll feel like you can walk right through them—you’ll be able to experience St. Louis’s past in a way you never have before. You’ll learn new stories about the city’s rich and diverse history, stories that have been all but forgotten. You’ll see unfamiliar images of familiar moments, images that give us a new perspective on well-known stories from our past.

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission
Location: Saint Louis Science Center
5050 Oakland Ave.,
St. Louis, MO 63110
Time: April 14, 2018 to September 3, 2018
The Saint Louis Science Center is one of four science museums nationwide that will host “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission,” a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The exhibition will feature the Apollo 11 command module Columbia, marking the first time in 46 years it has left the museum.