A. If you don't have a guest or didn't pay the fee for single occupancy, every effort will be made to house you with one of your classmates. (If you're a late registrant or a "walk-in," please note 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, a towel, and a washcloth. Toiletries and hangers are not provided. Remember: this is dorm living! Sleeping bags, air mattresses, and pillows are allowed for young children, and children not using a bed will not be charged the dorm fee when they stay with a paying adult.
A. Dorm rooms cost $30 per person per night, a la carte meal options range from $10 to $65 per person per meal (including alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), and children younger than 18 eat for free. An all-inclusive meal package is available; it includes early-bird savings and special discounts for the 5th, 50th, and Loyalty Club classes.
A. Absolutely! Many of the weekend's events are family friendly, and Mercersburg Summer Programs sponsors a Legacy Campout on Saturday night. Your child or grandchild (age 7-14) can have an overnight experience on back campus that will give them a taste of Mercersburg Adventure Camp.
A. Childcare is available for children up to 12 years of age at First United Daycare on Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. The fee of $25 per child (per evening) includes dinner and snacks. (You'll be able to sign up for childcare on the Reunion Weekend registration form.)
A. The pool, basketball courts, squash center, fitness center, and tennis center will be available for use. Be sure to pick up a schedule with facility hours of operation when you visit check-in in the Simon Student Center or find the hours posted at www.mercersburg.edu/reunionschedule.
A. Yes. One of the dorms will be designated for families with young children, providing the option of a quieter stay. Please indicate that you would like the family-friendly dorm option when you register.
A. Not at all. Each meal will include gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. If you have other dietary restrictions, please provide them when you register online—or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A. Please plan to arrive by 7 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, or 6 p.m. Saturday. If you arrive after the Registration table has closed, contact Campus Safety at 717-328-1111 to gain access to your dorm room. While we make every effort to accommodate walk-ins, if you haven't reserved a dorm and you arrive after hours, you won't be able to gain access to a dorm room until the next morning.
A. Mercersburg is a tobacco- and drug-free campus, and vaping is also prohibited. The consumption of alcohol is only permitted at class tents or when provided by the school at scheduled events. Failure to observe these policies may result in dismissal from campus.
A. We anticipate more than 600 guests on campus throughout the weekend, and to help us plan accordingly, we strongly encourage you to register in advance by contacting the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations at 717-328-6100 or reunions@mercersburg,edu. Walk-ins will be welcome, but we can't guarantee availability of lodging in the dorms. Please visit check-in in the Simon Student Center to register on-site.
A. Feel free to park behind Traylor Hall, next to the Burgin Center, around the quad, along Sycamore Lane, in the spaces next to Keil Hall or the Irvine Memorial Chapel, next to the Hale Field House, or in any other spaces on campus not marked as reserved or handicapped. (Please observe the signs that restrict parking in the grass in certain areas.) If you haven't been back to campus in a while, please note that the traffic flow around the quad is one-way.
A. Most of campus has wireless Internet. The wireless network is called "Mercersburg," and you'll be prompted to register your device and review the terms of service before you log on. Please pick up information at check-in in the Simon Student Center about how to access the network.
A. Plan to dress comfortably throughout the weekend, and don't forget athletic attire if you plan to swim, play tennis or squash, or participate in the morning workouts. Alumni and their guests typically dress in business casual or semi-formal attire for the Alumni Council kickoff dinner on Thursday and the class dinner on Saturday.
A. We'll miss you! Various aspects of the weekend will be covered on the @mburgalumni social media channels (Facebook and Instagram, plus @mercersburgacademy on Facebook and @mercersburg on Instagram and Twitter) and with the hashtag #mburgreunion. The keynote sessions on Friday and Saturday will be recorded and posted for viewing.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173