Frequently Asked Questions
Loriann Macko, Director of Alumni Relations for NTID, SVP ’88, ‘94
Staci Wagner, ‘92
Chris Wagner, SVP ’86, ‘94
Early bird pricing is $75 per person until February 1, 2018. After that, the price will go up to $100 per person until June 27, 2018. There will be limited registrations accepted at the door, for $125 per person.
If you are interested in attending the reunion, even if only for a day or two, it's best that you grab the early bird price. This will ensure you're covered for any activities you want to do, as nametags will be required to enter all scheduled reunion activities. There will also be cool give-aways and other surprises, but only those who register will get these items! So don't hesitate, register early and rest assured you won't miss any of the fun!
Your Reunion registration fee will include access to all parts of fun Reunion activities! You will be able to enjoy: the Opening Ceremony, all evening entertainment that will include refreshments and cash bar, presentations/workshops, the exhibit area, Saturday BBQ dinner, and Sunday breakfast. Not included in the registration fee is the Golf Tournament and the NTID Theater production. These will have separate registrations. Also not included are meals on your own. The registration fee is well worth it - you will not otherwise be able to gain entry into all of the fun activities we have planned!
Reunion registration tickets are NOT transferable. You must register under your name and we cannot switch the ticket to another person. If unforseeable events occur and you find you cannot attend the Reunion as planned, you may be refunded the ticket price - this will be determined on a case by case basis. Refunds can only happen prior to May 1, 2018. After that date, we cannot issue any refunds.
Alumni are more than welcome to bring their families and friends to the reunion! Current students, past faculty/staff, current faculty/staff, parents, and friends of NTID are all welcome to attend the reunion. We only ask that everyone register for the reunion before showing up on campus.
Nope! There is no limit on how many people can register for the reunion. The more, the merrier!
Please visit the Reunion Committee page to see who would be the best person to contact. If you are unsure of whom to contact, please contact any of the chairs - Loriann Macko, Staci Wagner, or Chris Wagner - for the Reunion and they will be able to further assist you.
Yes, there will be exhibits during the Reunion. If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact our Exhibit Coordinators, Elena Shapiro and Rick Postl, for more information. Their contact information is on the Reunion Committee page
Yes, there will be workshops on Friday and Saturday. There will be a variety of fun and informative workshops such as panels, demonstrations, and activities. More information will become available at a later date.
The registration fee covers two meals (Saturday BBQ dinner and Sunday breakfast) as well as appetizers during the evening entertainment on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. Other meals will be on your own. There will be several on-campus dining options, and we will have food trucks available for folks on full Reunion days (Friday and Saturday). Dining options will be explained in more detail in your registration packet.
The registration fee for children ages 4 and under is free, and those 5 and older pay the same fee as any other registrant. This will ensure we’re able to cover the budget for food (children are welcome to take part in the same meals as everyone else), and the additional expenses for bringing children’s activities to campus.
Yes, children's activities will be provided on Friday and Saturday of the Renunion! There will be a variety of activities for various ages: face-painting, magic, a petting zoo, movies, Sunshine 2.0 performance, and sports activities like rock climbing, ice skating, swimming, and outdoor games. Several performers will be announced soon as well! A schedule will be available by March with details on different events.
Children of all ages are welcome at the NTID 50thAnniversary Reunion! While we are unable to provide supervised child care during the Reunion, we will be providing a ton of fun activities for children of various ages. Parents will need to stay on the premises to supervise their children.
All of the mentioned activities will be provided right on campus where the reunion activities are also taking place. So you can still have fun and catch up with friends, while your kids also enjoy themselves! Please keep in mind that due to RIT's liability policy, parents will need to remain with their children.
Depending on what hotel you are staying in, there might be a shuttle service from the airport. It is recommended that you check with your individual hotel about shuttle service. Also, some hotels may provide shuttle services to/from campus during the reunion.
Yes, parking will be available on campus for those of you who will be driving. More details on where you can park will be available at a later date.
As part of our lodging options, we are offering the option to stay in the dorms (Ellingson and Peterson - alumni may know those as Tower A and Tower B). Both Single rooms and Double rooms are being offered. Reserve a dorm room here.
Dorms are being offered for Wednesday (primarily for those coming for the GOLF tournament which begins Thursday morning. There will be NO reunion programming on Wednesday evening), Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
Single rooms are for ONE person and will have one twin bed. There is only a limited number of single rooms, so it's first come, first served. When the sigle rooms are filled, we will note it on the website Lodging tab.
Double rooms are for TWO people and will have two twin beds in one room. If you reserve a double room and note the name of a roommate, you will be matched with that person (they will also need to reserve a double room and note your name on their registration). If you do not note a prefered roommate, you will not be matched with anyone and will have the room to yourself.
Most of the dorm rooms have shared (not private) bathrooms. If you are reserving a room with friends who are couples, please be aware it means you will be sharing a bathroom with both male and female individuals.
Yes, absolutely! We have a limited number of handicap rooms to offer, so it will be first come, first served. However, you are welcome to reserve one of these rooms if you have a need. We have both single and double rooms available. If you have specific questions about this, let our Housing team know and email them at NTID50housing@gmail.com .
Yes. For every year from 1968 to 2018, there will be a group picture of all the students/alumni who entered RIT/NTID that year. These group pictures will take place on Friday. Location and time will be released at a later date.
Yes. We will take the time to ensure that alumni who attended RIT/NTID and have passed away will be recognized. More information will come at a later date.
Please wear casual and comfortable clothes. Don’t forget to bring comfortable shoes as you may be walking around quite a bit.
There is never a shortage of things to do in Rochester! There are many museums, parks, activities to do, and places to visit in Rochester. Please visit the link below for ideas and suggestions.
We will need lots of volunteers during the Reunion!! You can volunteer for a few hours or a whole day. There will be a variety of tasks for volunteers to do – give out shirts, give directions, set up for events, take down after events, etc. Please be aware that volunteering does not waive the registration fee. However, volunteers will be recognized. For more information, contact our Volunteer team, at NTID50Volunteer@gmail.com
Yes, you can park your RV on campus, but the only location that will offer this is B Lot. And there are no water or electric hook-ups offered, so you'll need to plan accordingly. If you're interested in checking out local RV camps, please see the Lodging page on this site and you'll find the website link where you can browse more information.