Reunion 2021: FAQ

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COVID-19 Updates

The health and safety of the Carlson community are of absolute importance to us.  We continue to monitor the developments surrounding the state of the pandemic and the Delta variant.  At this point, we are planning for a hybrid celebration in September, with virtual lifelong learning sessions, and in-person gatherings for select classes (note: some classes have elected to postpone their in-person gatherings to spring 2022).

Please see the University's guidelines on masks and vaccinations that will govern Reunion Weekend policies. 

In brief, the University's guidance is that unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask indoors at all times. Vaccinated individuals may decide not to do so, or they may wear a mask if they choose. All individuals, regardless of their vaccination status, must wear a mask when given space is officially posted as requiring mask usage.  The University of Minnesota strongly encourages members of its community to get vaccinated as it is safe, prevents serious illness and death, and ensures we are all safer as a community.

 

How can I get involved?

Our volunteer-driven model needs engaged alumni to make Reunion a success! The more, the merrier! If you would like to serve on your Reunion committee or would like more information, please contact Sarah Oehler at soehler@umn.edu

 

Who is invited?

All Carlson School MBA alumni and friends are welcome to attend.  A special invitation is extended to alumni celebrating a milestone Reunion year.

We kindly ask that current Carlson School undergraduate students do not register to attend.

 

What should I wear?

Friday- Business Casual 

Saturday Morning & Afternoon- Business Casual or Smart/Dressy Casual

Saturday Evening- Evening Casual

In general, wear what makes you comfortable. Use the above as a rough guide on what the majority of people wear to programming like Reunion Weekend:

 

What is included with registration?

2021: All Reunion events are complimentary!

Friday All-Access pass: Access to all programming including the Dean's Update and Welcome Lunch, lifelong learning programming, networking breaks, and All-Reunion reception. Includes lunch, afternoon beverages, and snacks, complimentary beer/wine/heavy apps at All-Reunion Reception.  Premium liquor available for purchase.

Friday All-Reunion reception: complimentary beer/wine/heavy apps at All-Reunion Reception.  Premium liquor available for purchase.

Saturday day pass: Access to all programming including keynote speech, community lunch, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion plenary sessions, and class dinners.  Includes lunch and dinner with complimentary beer/wine. 

Saturday class dinner: meal including complimentary beer/wine. Premium liquor available for purchase.

All Weekend Access passes: all of the above.

Carlson Families Connect: optional add-on for alumni and their families who would like to connect with other alumni and their families. This is an informal gathering featuring an educational program with our friends from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided. All ages welcome, child supervision not provided.

Alumni attendees who purchase a day pass or all-weekend pass will receive two complimentary Reunion gifts when checking in.

 

May I bring my partner or children?

We welcome spouses and partners at all events as long as they register as well.  

Families are invited to join us for our Saturday afternoon Carlson Families Connect programming. This is an informal gathering featuring an educational program with our friends from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided. All ages welcome, child supervision not provided. Registration required.

 

Are there lodging options?

There are several hotels located near the University of Minnesota Campus to suit your preferences. As Reunion 2022 approaches, we will update this site with information about Reunion Weekend room blocks as available.

 

 

I would like to sponsor Reunion, can I?

Interested in having your company featured in front of our 55,000+ Carlson alumni? Sponsorship opportunities are available for the inaugural MBA Class Reunion! Please contact Katy Fischgrabe (kfischgr@umn.edu) for more information.