Reunion Weekend occurs every spring and is a great time to catch up with former classmates, listen to renowned faculty present their latest research, and take advantage of all that Berkeley-Haas and the Bay Area has to offer. It is a weekend full of activities including class dinners, career advising, networking lunches, Alumni Conference, Center for Executive Education seminars, family picnic, and more.
During the day, attire is casual. For the Reunion Class Dinners on Saturday night, dressy cocktail attire is suggested. For the Family Picnic on Sunday, casual blue and gold attire is strongly encouraged!
Most events will be held at the Haas School on the UC Berkeley campus. On Thursday and Friday, the Individual career sessions take place at the Haas School. The Friday lunch and exclusive Executive Education course will take place at the Haas School. Class socials will take place all over the Bay Area. Saturday's alumni conference will be at the Haas School all day. The Reunion Class Dinners on Saturday will take place at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley. On Sunday, the Family Picnic will be held at the Faculty Glade and the Mimosa Brunch at the Faculty Club, both on the Cal Campus. Information about Class Socials will be added as details are finalized by the class volunteer committees.
There are numerous hotels in the area. For your convenience, we have negotiated discounted rates at two hotels in Berkeley:
The Claremont Hotel Club and Spa
Historic luxury resort hotel in the Berkeley hills, one mile from campus, offers discounted rates for all Haas and Berkeley alumni guests. A limited number of rooms have been blocked for Friday and Saturday nights, April 26 and 27, with rates starting at $165.00, plus tax. The usual $25 facility charge has been waived for these rooms that allows use of the pool, fitness center and WIFI in rooms. Self parking is available for $15 per day. The discounted rooms are only available until April 5 and guests should book directly with the hotel via this customized reservation page that references Group Code: HAASALUMNI.
For more detailed information contact:
The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
510-898-0039 - Direct Line
Hotel Shattuck Plaza, Berkeley
The historic hotel located in downtown Berkeley offers discounted rates for Haas School of Business for a standard traditional room starting at $132, plus tax, based on availability. Reservations can be made by going directly to the hotel website: www.hotelshattuckplaza.com. Once on the reservation page, select the tab "preferred/corporate rates" and enter "Haas12", select the room type and travel dates. The discounted rates should appear and reservation can be completed and confirmed. Guests can also call the hotel directly at either 510-845-7300 or 1-866-466-9199, and reference the Haas School of Business rate. There is no cut off period for this discounted rate, but rooms are subject to availability.
Please let us know about any special needs (such as dietary requirements or handicap accessibility) when you register; you may also call the Haas School Alumni Relations Office at (510) 642-7790 for your needs. We will do our best to accommodate you at least one week prior to Reunion Weekend. If you have any concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes! The Alumni Conference on Saturday, April 27, 2013 is open to all alumni and guests; the Reunion Class Dinners on Saturday, April 27, 2013 are open to Reunion alumni and their partner/guest; the Family Picnic and Mimosa Brunch on Sunday, April 28, 2013 is open to Reunion alumni, partners/ guests, and children. For questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Your gift of any amount or documented multi-year pledge to Berkeley-Haas received between July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013, will count towards your Reunion Class Gift. If you make a multi-year pledge, you (and the class) will be recognized for the entire commitment.
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