Reunion Weekend

Frequenty Asked Questions


1. Can I just show up without registering first?
No, you must register ahead of time. In order to ensure a great weekend for everyone, we need to know how many people will be attending.

2. Where do I pick-up my check-in packet?
Check-in packets will be available on Reunion Friday at the front gate during the day and, afterward, on the Pergola.

3. If I arrive late on Friday evening, will there be a problem checking in?
No. Please contact Aaron Boydston or 805-640-3201 ext. 274 to let him know your approximate arrival time, and the information will be given to our Security Staff who will let you in the front gate after 11:00 p.m.

4. How do I sign up for horseback riding and/or trapshooting?
Sign-up sheets for horseback riding and trapshooting will be posted in the Commons on Reunion Friday.

On-Campus and Local Accommodations

5. How do I reserve on-campus housing?
You can request an on-campus dorm room, if available, when you register for Reunion. There are a limited number of dorm rooms, and reservations for dorms occur on a first-come, first-served basis. The Reunion registration fee must be paid before your request for a dorm will be processed. You may complete the registration process at

6. I registered for housing. How do I get my room assignment?
Room assignments will be included in your registration packet.

7. If I'm staying on-campus, will I be housed with my classmates?
We will do our best to place each class in the same and nearby dormitories.

8. What do I need to bring if I'm staying in a dorm?
Bath towels, hangers, and bedding for children (if needed). Beds, sheets, blankets, and pillows are provided for adults only. Please contact us in advance if you would like to borrow sleeping bags and pads for your child(ren).

9. I'm booking accommodations off-campus. Is there a list of places in Ojai?
Yes, you can find a list of local accommodations here. We recommend booking accommodations early because The Ojai Music Festival is the same weekend and we anticipate accommodations to be limited.

What to bring

10. Do I need formal attire?
Yes, please bring Thacher formal dinner attire for the Saturday evening banquet.

11. What kind of clothes/gear/supplies should I bring for the weekend?
Bring layers for warm days and cool nights. Formal attire for the Saturday evening banquet. Recreation gear such as boots, cleats, court shoes, tennis racquets, bathing suits, pool towels. Sunscreen, hats, reusable water bottles for refilling stations.

12. Can I bring my dog with me to campus?
No. Please leave your furry friends at home or at your hotel. Not everyone loves dogs and we will have upwards of 500 people on campus. If you do bring your pet to Ojai, please look for accommodations off campus. There is a lot happening here during Reunion Weekend and even the calmest, most well-behaved dog can become stressed in a strange place with lots of new people, children, noise, horses, etc. Bringing your dog also creates stress for the faculty pets that call Thacher home.

13. Can I bring my own horse?
Yes. Please contact the Horse Department ahead of time.


14. Are my children allowed to attend the banquet?
Older teenagers are welcome to attend the banquet with their parents (please be sure to register all individuals who are attending the banquet with you). The banquet, while very entertaining for alumni, is three hours long with an hour of class photos and mingling prior. Teens may prefer to attend the Teens Program offered during the banquet.

15. Is there childcare available during the weekend?
For children ages 5 and older, childcare is available during the Saturday evening banquet. While you are at the formal banquet, your kids (ages 5-11) and teens (ages 12-17) will enjoy dinner, games, crafts, gym sports, and movies. For children ages 4 and under, childcare during the banquet is not provided by Thacher but we can help you find a local babysitter. Contact Aaron Boydston at for assistance.