Reunion A to Z



Admissions Office, Scoville Hall
The Carleton Admissions Office is open on Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Students can be added to the mailing list to receive Carleton admissions publications by calling the office at 800-995-CARL or visiting the admissions website. On Friday, tours will be offered at 8:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., and there will be informational sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Scoville Hall.

The Alumni Admissions Representative Program is a volunteer organization made up of alumni who help to preserve the character and quality of Carleton’s future by interacting with prospective students through individual contacts, college fairs, interviews, and gatherings. Drop by the admissions office on Friday to sign up as an AAR or to learn more.

Announcements about program updates or cancellations will be made via twitter using hashtag #carlreunion via the @carlreunion account. You can also find these in the Carleton Reunion App on the home screen. Posters will be listing updates on the doors of each residential space.

Under Minnesota state law, people younger than 21 may not purchase or be served alcoholic beverages. The College requests that all alumni conform to the letter and spirit of the law.

There have been several changes in how alcohol is served during reunion weekend. In 2011, Northfield passed a social host ordinance meant to curb underage drinking. Violators can be fined up to $1,000 and face 90 days in jail. In addition, Carleton’s food service, Bon Appétit, now holds a liquor license for service on campus. These changes mean that increased monitoring and control of alcohol service and consumption are necessary. Access to alcohol provided during Reunion weekend (at dinners and at large event venues) will be limited as follows: alumni from the 15th reunion and older classes will show their reunion nametag for service. Registered alumni from the 5th and 10th classes will receive a plastic bracelet at Sayles-Hill registration as proof of valid ID. This bracelet will demonstrate proof of age at venues where alcohol is served. If your bracelet gets torn, you can bring it to the information desk to exchange for a new one (ID required). Anyone from the 5th and 10th classes not wearing a bracelet will not be served alcohol during reunion weekend. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

For safety reasons, glass containers are prohibited on the Hill of Three Oaks and all athletic fields; please help keep our athletic fields safe for students.

Alcoholics Anonymous Program
An AA meeting is scheduled for Thursday, 5:30–6:30 p.m. at the Moravian Church, 713 Division Street. If you need immediate AA assistance, please call 507-581-0972. To find other meeting times and locations, go to

Alma Mater
“Carleton, Our Alma Mater”
Air: “Officer of the Day” by R. B. Hall
O, Carleton, our Alma Mater,
We hail the maize and blue;
Thy name is ever dearest,
Thy children ever true.
O, Carleton, our Alma Mater,
To thee we sing our praise;
For thee we fight, to thee we pledge
The strength of all our days.

Alumni Annual Fund
The Alumni Annual Fund Reunion headquarters is located in Sayles-Hill Great Space, and is open from 9 am to 4 pm Friday and Saturday for up-to-the-minute information on class gift totals and participation.

Volunteers: Stop by and pick up your volunteer ribbon! Gifts (credit card numbers accepted) may be dropped off at this location or given to an AAF staff member during the weekend. On Sunday, annual fund staff will be available in Sayles-Hill from 8 am to noon.

Alumni Association Award Recipients
During Reunion, Carleton's Alumni Association recognizes alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their field or community, who have provided exceptional service to the College, or who are young alumni and have made a significant contribution that embodies the spirit of Carleton. Click above to find the list of Alumni Association Award recipients.

Athletic Facilities
Carleton’s athletic facilities, with the exception of Cowling Gym, will be available for use during the weekend. Hours for the Recreation Center are as follows:
Thursday, 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday, 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m.
Saturday, 7 a.m.–6 p.m.
Sunday, closed


  • Lap swim*, 7–9 a.m, 12:30–1:30 p.m., 4-6 p.m., West Gymnasium Thorpe pool
  • Pick-up basketball, 12–1 p.m., Recreation Center
  • Total Body Blast, 12:10–12:50 p.m., Recreation Center dance studio
  • X-Fit, 12:10–12:50 p.m., Recreation Center fitness center
  • Mid-Day Mixx, 1:50–2:30 p.m., Recreation Center fieldhouse


  • Lap swim*, 7–9 a.m., West Gymnasium Thorpe pool
  • 5K Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. check-in and warmup, 8 a.m. race time, behind the Recreation Center
  • Kids 10 and older bouldering wall*, 9-11 a.m.

*Lap swim and bouldering availability are subject to change.


Beverages, Snacks, and Ice
Ice, cups, a limited supply of non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks will be available in class lounges. For safety reasons, glass containers are prohibited on the Hill of Three Oaks and all athletic fields; please help keep our athletic fields safe for students. For additional ice, consult the student hosts assigned to your class. Sources for ice, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks: Family Fare (Division and 6th), Cub Foods (South Highway 3), Just Food (516 S. Water St.), and Kwik Trip (Highway 19, just west of Highway 3). Sources for alcoholic beverages: Municipal Liquor Store (116 W. 5th St., phone: 645-5153), Firehouse Liquor Store (South Highway 3, phone: 645-5717) and MGM (Dundas, phone: 507-366-6460). Student staff members cannot pick up or purchase alcohol, so please do not ask them.

The Carleton Bookstore (x4153) will be open during Reunion Weekend:

  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 8:30 am–5 pm.
  • Sunday: 9:00 am–12 pm.

Book and CD Signing
Alumni, faculty, and staff authors and performers are invited to autograph their books and CDs on Saturday. The Carleton Bookstore will work with you and your publisher to acquire the books or CDs and make them available for sale during the event. Please indicate on your Reunion Registration prior to May 15 that you would like to participate in the event and the Alumni Relations Office will be in contact with you. Find a list of participants here.


‘C’ Club Hall of Fame
‘C’ Club will induct four outstanding former athletes into the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Tickets to the luncheon are available for purchase in advance at Sayles-Hill registration. Registration is required.

Career Center
The Carleton Career Center, together with our alumni, parent, and friend partners, strives to provide for our students and recent graduates the information, advice, and opportunities to both explore their professional interests and to secure opportunities as they transition from Carleton. A key part of this effort is the involvement of alumni to create a vibrant, far-reaching, diverse, and deep network of support. Plan to stop by the prominent red-topped tent near the Chapel tent on Saturday to find out how you can volunteer for specific programs and help our students. You can also visit the Career Center, which is located in Johnson House (College and 1st), on Friday.

Camp Carleton (children’s program), x4205:
For children registered in Camp Carleton, activities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. For more information, check the Sayles-Hill information desk or call x4205. For safety reasons children can only enter/leave the program at pre-set times.

Teen Program, x4205:
A schedule of planned activities of interest to teenagers is available at the information desk in Sayles-Hill, or visit the Teen Center located in upper Sayles-Hill. Pre-registration required.

Individual Child Care:
A list of sitters is available at the information desk in Sayles-Hill. This list of babysitters is compiled by Carleton employees and members of the Northfield community who have used babysitters for their own children and have had good experiences. It is at your discretion and is your responsibility to interview or complete a background check on the potential babysitters listed. Carleton College does not run background checks or interview these individuals. Please make your own arrangements for payment and transportation.

Computer Access
Computers are available in upper Sayles-Hill and Gould Library (see schedule for open hours) on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Labs in the Center for Mathematics and Computing will be open Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

Wireless access to the Carleton network is available throughout campus. To log on, select the “Carleton Guest” wireless network. Open a web browser, go to, and click the link “Please sign up for guest access.” Enter your information and follow the instructions. This will need to be done separately for each device. Call the ITS Helpdesk x5999 if you need assistance.


Dacie Moses House
Stop by Dacie Moses House (110 Union Street) throughout the weekend to make cookies and share stories with others. Dacie Moses House hosts a Saturday ice cream making event and Sunday brunch that all are welcome to attend. See schedule for more information.

Department Receptions
Looking to connect with your academic department?
A number of departments will be hosting receptions on Friday, in addition to the All-Class Happy Hour with faculty and staff members on Friday afternoon.


Emergencies, 9-911 or x4444 To summon Northfield police, fire, or ambulance from a campus phone, dial 9-911. To summon Campus Security, dial x4444 and wait; the call will be picked up on Security Services’ two-way radio. For non-emergency medical assistance, call the Northfield Hospital at 507-646-1000.

Note: the Northfield Hospital is located at 2000 North Ave. Drive north on Hwy. 3 to Greenvale Ave. Turn left, and go straight; road will curve right and becomes Cedar Ave. Take first left on North Ave. You will see the hospital ahead on your right.

Incoming emergency calls after hours should be directed to Security at 507-222-4444.

In case of a campus emergency, Campus alert will send updated information to your cell phone via text message.


Gould Library Exhibitions


Follow the fun and post about Reunion on Twitter! Use the one-word hashtag #CarlReunion and your tweet may appear throughout the weekend on Carleton's digital signage.

Follow Reunion events on Facebook by liking or

Fans can be rented at the Fan Checkout Desk in Sayles-Hill (a limited supply is available).


Gould Library Exhibitions

  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 8 am–5 pm.
  • Sunday: 9 am–1 pm.


Heywood Society
The annual luncheon honoring members of the Joseph Lee Heywood Society will be held on Friday, June 21. Lunch begins at 11:30am. The Heywood Society welcomes everyone who has included Carleton College in their estate plans through a will, trust, retirement plan, life insurance policy, or life income gift.

To learn more about becoming a member of the Heywood Society, visit

Hotels in Northfield

  • America’s Best Value Inn 507-663-0371
  • AmericInn 507-645-7761
  • Archer House 507-645-5661
  • Country Inn 507-645-2286
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites 507-366-5000

Housing Assignments and Class Lounges

  • 1954 Davis, 4th Davis Lounge
  • 1959 Davis, Alumni Guest House library
  • 1964 Nourse, main lounge
  • 1969 Watson, main lounge and tent
  • 1974 Town Houses, Stimson House
  • 1979 Cassat, main lounge
  • 1984 Town houses, Nason House and Musser tent
  • 1989 Myers, main lounge and terrace
  • 1994 Burton, main lounge and patio
  • 1999 James, main lounge
  • 2004 Evans, main lounge
  • 2009 Parish House and Other Campus Houses, Parish House lounge and tent
  • 2014 Goodhue, Superlounge


Each class lounge will receive a supply of ice each afternoon. See Beverages, Snacks, and Ice for more information on additional purchasing locations.

Information Desk Hours, x4205
The information desk is open Thursday, 3 p.m.–10 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Saturday, 7 a.m–8 p.m.; and Sunday, 6 a.m.–12 p.m.


Jumping Houses
You can find a wide variety of jumping houses and other inflatable amusements at the Reunion Carnival on Friday afternoon. Additionally, a small jumping house for children will be located on the mini Bald Spot in front of Cassat Hall Saturday during daytime hours. You are responsible for your use and your guests use of the bounce house.


Please check out of your residence hall by noon Sunday. Return your room key(s) to the key desk in Sayles-Hill or to the express checkout box in each dorm. A charge of $50 for each lost key and $20 for each lost card will be assessed.


Lactation Room
The College has a room for nursing parents: Severance 109. It will be open throughout the weekend and has two comfortable chairs, a restroom, and a refrigerator. If the room is locked, ask for a key at the information desk.

Lost and Found

Report any lost or found items to the Info Desk. After Reunion, call 800-729-2586 or e-mail


Meal Tickets
Meals purchased in advance are listed on the back of your nametag. You must have your nametag for admission to dining locations. Individual meal tickets may be purchased at the information desk in Sayles-Hill. Availability is limited.


Name tags
Please keep your name tag with you throughout Reunion as it identifies you as an attendee and is required for entrance at all meals. If you need to replace your name tag, visit registration in Sayles Hill.


Enjoy the beauty of the Carleton Arboretum and search for birds and other natural wildlife. Check the schedule for guided bird and Arb walks.


Parking on campus is limited and certain areas have been posted as no-parking or reserved areas to allow for pick-up and delivery of people, equipment, and food. There are also several areas blocked off to allow for events like fireworks and food trucks. Please do not move signs or park in these designated areas.

Cars parked in no-parking areas may be towed at the owner’s expense. Please observe the signs.

Perlman Teaching Museum
The Perlman Teaching Museum, open since September 2011 in the Weitz Center for Creativity, is comprised of two beautiful spaces: the lofty Braucher Gallery and more intimate Kaemmer Family Gallery. During Reunion, the Kaemmer Gallery will feature Connections, Collections with work by alumni artists. The museum will be open on Friday from 1–5 pm.


Challenge yourself to see how much you know about Carleton. On the Reunion App you can follow a series of clues on a walking scavenger hunt to see if you can solve the quest!


Recycling & Sustainability
Please participate in the Carleton recycling program during your time here by putting glass, paper, newspaper, plastic, and aluminum into the appropriate blue barrels for recycling you'll see around campus. In addition, help Carleton with composting efforts. Maize Compost containers will be located at all meals. All food waste and catering cutlery for outdoor events (all utensils, plates, cups, etc.) are compostable. Have a question? Ask any reunion staff and they will be happy to assist with proper disposal of your items.

Green Reunion
Carleton strives to be a model of stewardship for the environment by incorporating ideals of sustainability into the operations of the College, including Reunion. Posters, bulletin boards, and other means will be used to communicate important information during the weekend. Compostable plates, utensils, cups, and packaging will be used for all outdoor meals. The weekend program also will feature information about Carleton's wind turbines and current geothermal project. For more information about Carleton's sustainability efforts, please visit the Sustainability website.

Reunion Volunteering
Interested in volunteering to help with the next reunion? Send a message to

Reunion Staff
Staff can be reached at 507-222-4205 (x4205). Staff will also be available at the Reunion Information Desk in Sayles Hill.


Sayles-Hill Café
The Café will be open:

  • Thursday: 8 am–5 pm
  • Friday: 8 am–5 pm
  • Saturday: 8 am–5 pm
  • Sunday: 8 am–12 pm

Security, x4444
Dial 507-222-4444 (x4444) for Campus Security. Call 507-645-4475 for the Northfield Police for non-emergency assistance (remember to dial 9 first from a campus phone). Please remember to lock your unattended room and vehicle, and do not leave valuables unattended. We have had occasional thefts, particularly of cameras and alcohol, from dorms and tents. Call security to report a problem or to receive assistance. Emergency call boxes are located at strategic points around campus.
Additional security will be at some events. Remember to wear your nametag and have your wristband (’09 and ’14) as you may be asked for these at the door.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Policy
Carleton College has a comprehensive sexual harassment and assault policy. The College requests that all alumni conform to the letter and spirit of these policies. If you feel that you have been the victim of harassment or assault, please notify a member of the alumni relations office staff or campus security immediately.


Tips for Students
More than 120 students work in front and behind the scenes to make Reunion possible. If you wish to contribute to the general tip fund for Reunion student workers, a box will be available all weekend at the registration desks in Sayles Hill and at breakfast on Sunday. You may also use the envelope provided when you arrived.


Shuttle transportation to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport will be provided to those who have selected that option ($35 one-way) in their registration. Shuttles will depart the Terminal 1 Transit Center on Thursday, June 20th at 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm and drop-off at Sayles-Hill Campus Center. Members of the Class of ’69 will be dropped directly at Watson Hall. On Sunday, June 23rd, shuttles will leave for the airport at 6:00am, 8:00am, 10:00am, and Noon. Pick-up will be at Sayles-Hill, and Watson Hall. Please be ready to depart, with baggage, 20 minutes prior to departure. Students will be available to assist with luggage whenever possible. During Reunion, contact the Information Desk if there are changes to your shuttle needs from what you indicated on your registration.

Follow the fun and post about Reunion on Twitter! Use the one-word hashtag #CarlReunion and your tweet may appear throughout the weekend on Carleton's digital signage.

Follow Reunion events on Facebook by liking or


For information on what to do in case of severe or inclement weather, please see the information posted in your residence hall. Campus alert will send updated information about severe weather to your cell phone via text message.

Weitz Center for Creativity
The Weitz Center for Creativity, located at Third and College Streets, is open during Reunion. Guided tours are offered on Friday at 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30 pm and on Saturday at 1, 1:30, 2, and 2:30 pm. Meet for the tour outside the Weitz Center’s Third Street entrance.

Wireless Access
Wireless access to the Carleton network is available throughout campus. To log on, select the “Carleton Guest” wireless network. Open a web browser, go to, and follow the instructions. This will need to be done separately for each device. Call the ITS Helpdesk x5999 if you need assistance.

Worship Opportunities
An Oneg Shabbat (Shabbat reception) will be held on Friday at 8:30 pm at Page House East (218 College Street). Sunday at 9:30 am, An Alumni Interfaith Service of Remembrance and Celebration will be held in the Chapel.

Wristbands are required for alcohol service to 5th and 10th Reunion attendees in addition to their name tag. If your wristband is damaged, please bring it to Sayles Hill to exchange it for a replacement; state/government issued ID is required for replacement.


Did you know Carleton Zoobooks are available online? You can find them, and other fun archival materials, in the online Digital Collections at