Visitor Details

Please note: No alcohol or any drugs are to be brought onto campus or consumed in the dormitories. Consumption of alcohol is ONLY to take place in The Great Tent or designated reception sites while the bar is open. Alcohol found in the dormitories will be confiscated.

Times and locations are subject to change.

In addition to the reunion-specific information below, please see our Visitor Information section for more information on lodging, dining, and local amenities. If you have additional questions, please email reunions@deerfield.edu or call 413-774-1474.

Caswell Library in Main School Building

The Caswell Library serves as the hospitality center and will be open during registration hours. Go there to relax, grab a cup of coffee, or read a paper.

Deerfield Stores

Hitchcock House, located on Albany Road in the heart of the campus, features Deerfield apparel, gifts, books, and supplies. The Athletic Store offers team-specific and performance apparel in addition to more generic Deerfield gear. You may purchase your favorite Deerfield items at Hitchcock House and the Athletic Store (temporary location next to the Greer Store) throughout the weekend.

  • Thursday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Sunday: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

*NOTE: Due to construction during Reunions, the Athletic Store will be temporarily located in the Stoltzfus Room, next to the Greer Store.

Athletic Facilities

Due to construction for the new Athletic Complex, we cannot guarantee access to the fitness center, indoor pool or other facilities in the gymnasiums. Additional details and updates will be posted as we draw closer to Reunions.

  • Pool: Open Lap Swim on Fri. 6/9/17 from 6-7:30 am
  • Pool: Family Swim on Sat. 6/10/17 from 2-4 pm
  • Tennis Courts: Bring your own equipment and use caution when walking/parking on the Lower Level, due to construction.

Banking Needs

The nearest ATM is located in the basement break room of the Main School Building. There are also several banks just a short drive away in South Deerfield and Greenfield.

Boyden Library

The air-conditioned library provides a cool and comfortable spot for relaxation on Friday and Saturday.

Campus Map

A map with event locations will be available at the registration desk.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds after May 25, 2017 except in the case of a medical emergency. Questions? Please email reunions@deerfield.edu or call 413-774-1474.

Communications

Computers are available in the Boyden Library. Most of the campus has wireless Internet access (DA-Wireless; no password). Faxes may be sent to and from Ephraim Williams 2nd floor copy room, 413-772-1123.

Dress for the Weekend

Weekend dress is casual except for the Grand Classes and 50th dinner on Thursday and 50th dinner on Friday evening where a coat and tie for gentlemen is preferred. Plan your attire based on the activities you expect to participate in and be sure to check the weather forecast before you leave for the weekend.

Faculty

Lists of current and former faculty attending Reunions will be available at the registration desk.

Friends of Bill W. and Dr. Bob

There are two designated times during the weekend for Friends to meet. In addition to those times, the designated location will be available at any time throughout the weekend. Please check your program upon arrival for more details.

Housing

Every effort will be made to house you with your classmates. If you are a late registrant or a last minute “walk in,” this may not be possible. Each room will have basic amenities: a twin bed (or two, if it’s a “double” room), sheets, a blanket, two towels, soap and disposable cold drink cups. Remember — this is dorm living! Sleeping arrangements: if space is available, appropriately aged children will have a separate room. Otherwise, sleeping bags and pillows are required.

If Raining…

In the event of rain on Saturday, alternative locations or cancellations will be posted on the message board in the Main School Building.

Late Arrivals

If you arrive after the Registration Desk is closed, please call the Deerfield Security cell phone: 413-772-9880 to be gain access to your room. Please make every effort to arrive by 11 pm on Friday or dormitory housing cannot be guaranteed.

Lost and Found

The Registration Desk, located in the Main School Building, is the center for turning in or claiming lost and found objects.

Medical Assistance

An EMT will be available on Friday and Saturday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 am. In case of an emergency, call the Deerfield Security cell phone: 413-772-9880, or from a campus phone, dial 911.

Parking

Deerfield Security will guide you to the appropriate parking area. Handicapped parking will be provided. Please observe “No Parking” signs.

Pets

Due to the potential for becoming a nuisance to other guests or damage to our campus, we encourage you not to bring your pets to Reunions with the exception of trained service animals. If you are planning to bring any animal to campus, please receive approval from the Alumni Office prior to your arrival.

Registration

Hours for the Registration Desk in the Main School Building are:

  • Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am to 11:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Please make every effort to arrive by 11:00 pm on Friday or dormitory housing cannot be guaranteed.

Religious Services

The First Church of Deerfield (Brick Church), Deerfield: Sunday, 10:00 am
Holy Family Parish, 29 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield: Saturday, 4:00 pm; Sunday, 8:00 and 10:30 am
Temple Israel, 27 Pierce Street, Greenfield: Saturday, 10:00 am
Hampshire Mosque, Temporary building: Jones Library, 43 Amherst, MA. Daily prayers.

Rest Rooms

The bathrooms are located in all dormitories and all academic buildings. Handicapped-accessible bathrooms are located in the Boyden Library, Ephraim Williams, Koch Center, and the Main School Building.

Universal, single bathrooms are in the following locations:

  • Arms Building basement
  • Boyden Library 1st floor
  • Dining Hall off the North Dining room
  • East Gym main lobby
  • Ephraim Williams House 1st floor
  • Health Center basement and first floor
  • Hess Center for the Arts (near the Hilson Gallery, near the Acting Lab B140 and on the 2nd floor)
  • Kendall Classroom Building basement
  • Koch Science Center 2nd floor
  • Main School Building 3rd floor
  • West Gym lobby near ice rink

Vending Machines

Located on the lower level of the Main School Building.

von Auersperg Art Gallery

The von Auersperg Gallery is used by the school community to foster multidisciplinary collaboration and to be a place of active learning. The exhibits and associated programs are intentionally designed to create a dynamic interaction between the works of art exhibited and themes in our curriculum. More information on current and upcoming exhibitions can be found here. Hours during Reunions:

  • Thursday, June 8: 9 am – 5:30 pm
  • Friday, June 9: 9 am – 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 10: 9 am – 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, June 11: Closed