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Alumni & Parent Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

I have questions about my class reunion. Who do I talk to?

Andrew McPheeters, Senior Director, Alumni & Parent Programs
Class of 2012 5th Reunion
503.768.7936 office —-

Emily Decker ’85, Senior Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs
Class of 1967 50th
Golden Medallion Luncheon coordinator
503.768.7838 office —-

Tara McIrvin, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs
Class of 1977 40th
503.768.7941 office —-

Ginger Moshofsky ’83, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs
Overall Alumni Weekend Coordinator
Class of 1992 25th Reunion
503.768.7444 office —-

Dith Pamp ’11, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs
Class of 1987 30th Reunion
On-campus housing coordinator
503.768.7955 office —-

Carolyn Brown, Support Staff, Alumni & Parent Programs
Class of 1952 65th
Class of 1972 45th

Hannah Mathieson’17, Alumni Fellow
Class of 200710th Reunion
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Pioneer College Coordinator
Alpha Gamma Tea Coordinator

Ariel Moya ’19, Student Life Intern
Class of 1997 20th Reunion

General Alumni Weekend/Reunion questions
Please contact or 503.768.7950


Is Alumni Weekend family-friendly?
Absolutely! We welcome your entire family to join the fun. Kids are welcome in on-campus housing, but there is no special equipment available (no cribs, etc.), so plan to rent or bring things with you.

If you need a babysitter while at Alumni Weekend, you can contact Northwest Nannies. If you are in a local hotel, you are asked to cover parking and if applicable, valet parking. There is a four hour minimum per service. You can call NW Nannies at 503-245-5288. Click here to fill out their online Family Registration form. 

If you need to rent or borrow cribs and additional equipment for children, you can contact Katelyn’s Closet at (503) 293-4333 to arrange for rentals.

Is campus animal-friendly?
On-leash dogs, cats, and other critters are welcome to enjoy the grounds and outdoor events, provided they behave nicely. Pets are not allowed inside buildings. Certified service and support animals are welcome everywhere.

I have special dietary needs. Will they be accommodated?
We will pass on all dietary requests to Bon Appetit. The Bon Appetit staff are excellent at making sure all the needs of campus guests are met. Please contact our office at 503.768.7950 or if you have dietary needs that you did not note at the time you registered. Food will be very clearly labeled with ingredients at events and meals. There are always vegetarian/vegan, and gluten-free options at events and meals.

I have accessibility limitations. Can I still come to reunion?
We will have an accessibility map available at check-in and here online. Many campus buildings, all of the apartments, and most residence halls are ADA-compliant. There are several rooms in apartments that are built specifically to accommodate wheelchairs and have low counters and accessible bathrooms. Some paths on campus are not accessible, and some older buildings do not have wheelchair access, elevators, or accessible bathrooms. Campus is large and can be tricky to navigate, so persons with mobility limitations are recommended to bring a friend or family member to help. If you have questions, please call 503.768.7950 or email

Can I stay on campus during Alumni Weekend?
We will be offering a variety of on-campus housing options, including apartment doubles and quads, and housing in the newest building, Holmes Hall.

Can I park on campus for free during Alumni Weekend?
Yes, parking is free for the duration of Alumni Weekend. Please follow all campus signs regarding not parking in loading zones, fire lanes, and reserved spots. There are a number of  spots on campus reserved specifically for guests with Disabled Person Parking Permits. Cars parked inappropriately may be ticketed. Parking in the Akin lot is 15 minute check-in parking only. Please be considerate and move your car out of the Akin lot after checking in. 

What do people wear to Alumni Weekend events?
Casual dress is appropriate at Alumni Weekend events though some choose to get dressed up for their reunion dinner.

What are my transportation options for Alumni Weekend?
MAX runs from the airport to downtown Portland and there are other options as well. Find transportation options here.

What if my plans change and I am not able to attend after I have registered?
Refunds are available until 14 days before event. Read refund policy.

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