It's A '01derful Life

Our 15th Reunion will take place
Thursday, May 26 – Sunday, May 29, 2016
@ Wilson Courtyard

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Schedule of Class Events

Stay tuned! Additional events will be added as we approach Reunions.
For a full schedule of the University’s Reunions events, click here »

Special Event
* Bounce house reserved for toddlers (3 and under) from 10–11am & 3–4pm every day

Thursday, May 26

12–11pm — Registration

12–6pm — Bounce house* @ 15th Reunion Courtyard

7–9pm — Screening of It’s a Wonderful Life @ Frist Theater

8:30pm–12am — DJ Vin City

Friday, May 27

9am–12am — Registration

9am–6pm — Bounce house* @ 15th Reunion Courtyard

12:00–2pm — Lunch

2pm — Juggling show by the Princeton Juggling Club @ 15th Reunion Courtyard

4pm — President Eisgruber @ 15th Reunion Courtyard

6:00–8:00pm — Kids Dinner

6:30–8:30pm — Dinner (w/ live music by the jazz wind ensemble)

9–11pm — Back to the ’80s with Jessie’s Girl

11pm–1am — DJ Dee Wiz

Saturday, May 28

9am–11pm — Registration

9am–6pm — Bounce house* @ 15th Reunion Courtyard

9:30–10:15am — Class Memorial service @ Princeton University Chapel

11am — Class Photo @ Blair Steps

1:30-5pm — P-Rade

6:00–8:00pm — Kids Dinner

6:30–8:30pm — Dinner

9:15–9:45pm — Fireworks

10pm–1am — Attraction


HomeFrontIn the spirit of our IT’S A ‘01DERFUL LIFE theme, the Class of 2001 is encouraging its members and fellow Princetonians to consider what they’re grateful for in their lives. Libraries are certainly places we’ve all benefited from, and so we’re holding a book drive and raising funds to benefit Homefront New Jersey. Homefront is a central New Jersey organization helping local families break the cycle of poverty through a variety of initiatives, and has recently built a library whose shelves are waiting to be filled. Fans of the movie and our inspiration IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE will note that George Bailey’s sweetheart Mary Hatch ends up as a librarian in her alternate life, which to us could be a wonderful fate! Please donate on the Eventbrite registration site (scroll to the bottom of the ticket options) and bring books for all ages to the 15th Reunion registration area in Wilson Courtyard. We will also be accepting monetary donations at the 15th Reunion registration area.

Donate to HomeFront on Eventbrite

For Registered Eventbrite Users
If you are logged into Eventbrite, you may not be able to make a donation after registering for Reunions. Please log out of your Eventbrite account before clicking on “GET TICKETS.” Scroll to the bottom of the ticket selection to locate the donation option.


15thReunion-SnowGlobeLogoTo the Great Class of 2001,

It’s been an eventful decade and a half since we walked through FitzRandolph Gate – almost 15 years of building lives, careers and families in a world none of us could have predicted. Sometimes you just want to walk back through that gate and into the “Princeton Snow Globe.”

Read More »

Registration Info

Overview

Registration for our 15th Reunion is upon us! As always, we will perform registration in waves. See below for the anticipated schedule. Reminder emails will be sent out in advance of each round, but we encourage everyone to register early as registration prices increase with each wave and on-campus housing is limited!!!

Registration WaveStart Date/TimeEnd Date/TimeNotes
Pre-Paid DuesFeb 1
(Noon ET)
Feb 7
(11:59 ET)
Open only to class members who pre-paid their annual dues (you will received a direct email on 2/1)
Early Bird RegistrationFebruary 8
(Noon ET)
Feb 29
(11:59 ET)
Open to all classmates
Regular RegistrationMarch 1
(Noon ET)
April 30
(11:59 ET)
Open to all classmates
Last Minute RegistrationMay 1
(Noon ET)
On siteOpen to all classmates
Saturday Only RegistrationMay 10On siteOpen to all classmates

Registration Site

We will be using Eventbrite for registration processing and payment this year. Please click here to be taken to the registration site. You will be prompted for a password which can be found in the registration-specific emails from the Reunions Team.

You will notice multiple ticket options (Classmate, Guest, Kids, Housing). You may select and purchase the appropriate number of each type of ticket for you and your family.

Register for Reunions on Eventbrite

Registration FAQ

The fee structure for the 15th is as follows. The fee includes all weekend activities, bands and DJs, class meals, unlimited beverages and your costume. Housing will be charged separately.

Adults 
Early Bird Adult (through Feb 29)$275 per person
Regular Adult (Mar 1 – April 30)$325 per person
Last Minute Adult (May 1 – Reunions at the door)$335 per person
Saturday Only Adult (May 10 – Reunions at the door)$199 per person
Children 
Early Bird/Regular Kids aged 2-20 (through Apr 30, 2016)$75 per child
Last Minute Kids aged 2-20 (May 1 – Reunions at the door)$80 per child
Saturday Only Kids aged 2-20 (May 10 – Reunions at the door)$60 per child
Children under age 2* (Age as of May 26, 2016)Free
* Please note that costumes are not available for children under the age of 2.
Your registration fee covers class meals for three days, unlimited drinks, costumes (pending availability so register early!) and entertainment for the entire weekend, as well as paying for the student crew. We have done our best to keep costs down while still ensuring a fun weekend for everyone. We have kept our prices below last year’s 15th Reunion prices!
We have purchased a limited number of (1) On-Campus beds and (2) Princeton Theological Seminary beds. Classmates will be able to request up to TWO beds (first-come, first-served) when registration opens. Assuming beds are remaining when you register, you will see the two housing choices as ticket options when you register on the Eventbrite site. You can purchase the housing ticket option of your choice along with your registration tickets. Note that On-campus / Seminary housing is very limited and we encourage you to book hotels / Airbnb / etc. if you want to be guaranteed housing. See website for hotels with special deals for the class of ’01. Please see the Reunions Housing section of the Class of 2001 website for all the details.
Significant expense is incurred based on the expected number of attendees. As such, the following refund policy has no exceptions. Registration fees are fully refundable prior to March 1, 2016. Registration fees are 75% refundable between March 1 and April 15, 2016. NO REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE REFUNDED AFTER APRIL 15, 2016.

Note that Housing fees are NON-REFUNDABLE, but if you are unable to attend you may designate another classmate to use any beds you have reserved.

Yes. You can re-enter the site to add additional tickets (e.g., to register a guest or child) or to revise an existing registration (e.g., to update costume size information) any time before May 1, 2016. The system will accept payment for any additional charges. Note that changes resulting in new ticket purchases will be at the prices of the wave at the time of current purchase.
The Class wants as many classmates as possible to return to campus for reunions. On the Eventbrite registration page, Classmates have the option to contribute to a class financial assistance fund. If you are in need of assistance in order to attend reunions, please contact [email protected] by March 15, preferably sooner. If you have already submitted a request, there is no need to resubmit it. The registration team will contact you if additional information is needed. If you would like to donate to the fund, please do so during registration or go back into the registration system and make a donation.

Guidelines for assistance:

  1. Only requests received by March 15, 2016 will be considered. All requests will be considered after March 15 (it is not first-come, first-served) once the amount of available funds is determined. Notification of assistance decisions will occur by April 1, 2016.
  2. All requests for support will be held in confidence and only be seen and considered by the registration team.
  3. In your request, please specify the reasons for your request and how much support is needed.
  4. Support will only be provided for registration and housing, not travel or other expenses.
  5. There is no guarantee the class will be able to assist all classmates who apply or that all fees will be covered. There is a limited pool of funding. Financial support for Classmate attendance will be the top priority, before supporting spouses or children.
If your guest chooses to register through the Class of 2001, then s/he will have access to every part of the 15th reunion activities including meals and costumes (pending availability). If your guest registers through his or her class, then s/he will not receive a costume or be able to attend Class of 2001 meals.
The Class wants as many classmates as possible to return to campus for Reunions, so we look forward to seeing you any day that you can make it! Unfortunately, it is not possible to offer a prorated registration price based on the number of days you can attend.
If you have any questions about registration, please contact [email protected].

Housing Options

On-Campus Beds

The class will have approximately 155 beds available for classmates in on–campus dorms, at a cost of $129 for the weekend. Classmates will be able to request up to TWO beds (first-come, first-served) when registration opens. We have a very limited number of on-campus beds, so please do not reserve more beds than the number of people you register. Please note that classmates who pre-paid class dues for 5 years in 2011 have housing preference for on-campus (and Seminary) beds and there may be no or few beds available after classmates with housing preference have selected their beds. Beds will be in various room configurations (singles, doubles, quads, etc.) and specific room types can be requested, but not guaranteed since we are given a set pool of room types from the University. Rooms will not have air conditioning.

Princeton Theological Seminary Beds

The class has reserved 75 beds at the Princeton Theological Seminary, at a cost of $155 per bed for the weekend. Rooms are a mix of singles with one twin bed and doubles with two twin beds. The double rooms consist of two connected rooms, each with a twin XL bed. Please note there is no door between the two rooms. Classmates will be able to request up to TWO beds (first-come, first-served) when registration opens. We have a very limited number of on-campus beds, so please do not reserve more beds than the number of people you register. Please note that classmates who pre-paid class dues for 5 years in 2011 have housing preference for Seminary (and on-campus) beds and there may be no or few beds available after classmates with housing preference have selected their beds. All Seminary rooms are air conditioned.

Off-Campus Hotels

The University Reunions Shuttle serves 20 local hotels.

The Class of 2001 has reserved room blocks at the following hotels (all on the shuttle route.) Most hotels only have 5-20 rooms allotted for our room block, so please book early.

Note: All information is provided as a convenience for classmates. Please confirm all reservation terms before booking.

Best Western Princeton Manor Inn & Suites

4191 US Route 1 (3 miles from campus)

Rooms: 2 double beds (some smoking, some non-smoking): $161/per night, plus taxes and fees

Minimum Stay: 2 nights

Book By Date: February 26, 2016

Cancellation Terms: Reservation must be cancelled at least two weeks in advance.

To Book: Call 732-329-4555 and reference “”Class of 2001 PU Reunion”

Courtyard by Marriott

3815 US Route 1 at Mapleton Road (2 miles from campus)

Rooms: 

  • King: $389 per night, plus taxes and fees. Rates available 5/25-5/30.
  • Two Queens: $399 per night, plus taxes and fees. Rates available 5/25-5/30.

Book By Date: April 26, 2016

Cancellation Terms: Reservations must be held by a credit card or accompanied by a first night room deposit. A nonrefundable advance payment for the full stay will be charged on April 28, 2016.

To Book:

Crowne Plaza Princeton (formerly the Wyndham)

900 Scudders Mill Rd, Plainsboro (5 miles from campus)

Rooms: Single king or two queens room: $329 per night, plus taxes and fees. Includes breakfast for 2 guests. Indoor pool available.

Minimum Stay: 2 nights

Book By Date: March 1st, 2016.

Cancellation Terms: Reservations can be cancelled prior to 60 days prior to arrival, without penalty.  Cancellations 60-31 days before arrival will be charged one night. Reservations are non-refundable within 30 days of arrival. PLEASE NOTE that cancellation terms on the hotel website are incorrect and the terms above apply to stays over this period.

To Book: Use this link. Or call reservations at 609-936-4200 or 855-765-8708 and reference “Princeton University Class of 2001” for the group rate.

Doubletree Hotel Princeton

4355 US Route 1 (5 miles from campus)

Rooms: 1 King (w/ sofabed) or 2 Queens: $299 per night, plus taxes and fees

Minimum stay: 2 nights for Friday check-ins. No Saturday only reservations.

Book by date: February 26, 2016

Cancellation terms: Any reservations cancelled within 30 days of the arrival date are non-refundable and non-cancellable.

To Book: Call the hotel at: 1-800-222-TREE or 609-452-2400 and reference “Princeton Reunion Class of 2001”

Hampton Inn Princeton

4385 Brunswick Pike (5 miles from campus)

Rooms: King: $289 per night, plus taxes and fees. All rooms include breakfast.

-King Bed with Queen Murphy Bed: $309 per night, plus taxes and fees

-Two Queen Beds: $349 per night, plus taxes and fees

-Two King Beds: $389 per night, plus taxes and fees

-King Studio Suite: $399 per night, plus taxes and fees

Minimum Stay: 3 nights. Additional room nights prior to May 26 can be booked for a reduced rate.

Book By Date: March 31, 2016

Cancellation Terms: No changes or cancellations after March 31, 2016. A credit card will be charged on April 1, 2016 for the full stay.

To Book: Call 609-951-0666 and reference “Princeton Reunion Class of 2001”

Holiday Inn Express

870 Scudders Mill (5 miles from campus)

Rooms:  King Standard: $309 per night, plus taxes and fees. Includes breakfast with two night minimum stay

Book By Date: March 1, 2016

Cancellation Terms: Reservations can be cancelled 60 days prior to arrival without penalty. Reservations cancelled 60-31 days prior to arrival will be subject to a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax. Reservations cancelled within 30 days of arrival are subject to the full charge of the entire reserved stay. PLEASE NOTE that cancellation terms on the hotel website are incorrect and the terms above apply to stays over this period.

To Book:

  • Call 609-936-6600 and reference “Princeton University Reunions 2016, Princeton University Class of 2001.”
  • Online: Go to PU Class of 2001

Holiday Inn

100 Independence Way (4 miles from campus)

Rooms:  One queen or two queens / standards: $299 per night, plus taxes and fees. Includes hot breakfast buffet for 2, with $10 additional charge for extra people.

Minimum Stay: 2 nights

Book By Date: February 26, 2016

Cancellation Terms: Rooms may be cancelled more than 14 days prior to arrival. Cancellations within 14 days of arrival will be charged the first night’s stay plus tax.

To Book:

Homewood Suites by Hilton Princeton

3819 Rt 1 South (2 miles from campus)

Rooms: 

  • Queen studio: $369 per night, plus taxes and fees. Includes hot breakfast buffet.
  • King Suite: $379 per night, plus taxes and fees. Includes hot breakfast buffet.
  • 2-Queen Suite, $389 per night, plus taxes and fees. Includes hot breakfast buffet.

Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Book By Date: January 31, 2016

Cancellation Terms: No cancellations or refunds after April 11, 2016. Advanced deposit will be charged for entire stay on April 12, 2016.

To Book: Call 609-720-0550 and reference “Princeton University Class of 2001”

Hyatt Place Princeton

3565 US Highway 1 (3 miles from campus)

Rooms: 

  • King; $309 per night, plus taxes and fees
  • Two Doubles: $314 per night, plus taxes and fees

Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Book By Date: February 1, 2016

Cancellation Terms: Reservations are non-refundable and non-changeable as of February 1, 2016. Prepayment for the full reservation will be charged on February 1, 2016.

To Book:

  • Call 888-271-6014 or 609-720-0200 and reference “Princeton Class of 2001 Reunion”
  • Visit www.hyattplaceprinceton.com and enter the corporate / group # G-PU01.

Hyatt Regency Princeton

102 Carnegie Center (1 mile from campus)

Rooms: Kings and doubles: $379 per night, plus taxes and fees ($25 fee for each additional adult over 2)

Minimum Stay: 3 nights

Book By Date: February 29, 2016 (room and tax charges must be prepaid at time of reservation)

Cancellation Terms: Reservations will be charged in full at time of reservation and are non-cancellable and non-changeable.

To Book: 

Marriott Residence Inn Princeton at Carnegie (Marketfair)

3563 US Route 1 (3 miles from campus)

Rooms: 

  • Studio (1 Queen, 1 full-sized sofabed): $359/night, plus taxes and fees. All rooms feature fully equipped kitchens and complimentary breakfast buffet daily.
  • Single Bedroom Suites (1 Queen in bedroom, 1 full-sized sofabed in living room): $369/night, plus taxes and fees. All rooms feature fully equipped kitchens and complimentary breakfast buffet daily.

Minimum Stay: 2 nights

Book By Date: March 14, 2016

Cancellation Terms: Any reservations cancelled within 60 days of arrival are non-refundable. Reservations charged in full on March 28, 2016.

To Book: Call the hotel main line at 609-799-0550 and ask for the Sales Department.  Reference the “Princeton Class of 2001 room block.”

Sonesta ES Suites – Monmouth Junction [Formerly Residence Inn – South Brunswick]

4255 US Route 1 (6 miles from campus)

Rooms: 

  • One-bedroom suite (Queen Bed with sleeper sofa): $259 per night, plus taxes and fees.
  • One-Bedroom suite (2 Double Beds with sleeper sofa): $279 per night, plus taxes and fees.

Minimum Stay: 3 nights. Rates available 5/25-5/30.

Book By Date: March 26, 2016

Cancellation Terms: Pre-pay at time of reservation, reservations are cancelable up to 60 days prior to arrival date.

To Book:

  • Call 1-800-Sonesta and reference “Princeton Reunion – Class of 2001”
  • Book online

Sonesta ES Suites – Princeton

4375 US 1 South (5 miles from campus)

Rooms: 

  • One Bedroom Suite (One King with Sleeper Sofa): $229 per night, plus taxes and fees (extra person charge of $10 for more than 2 people). All suites have full kitchens.
  • Two Bedroom, Two Bathroom Suite (One King and One Queen with a Sleeper Sofa): $299 per night, plus taxes and fees (extra person charge of $10 for more than 4 people). All suites have full kitchens.

Minimum Stay: 2 nights

Book By Date: April 25, 2016

Cancellation Terms: Cancellations received within 24 hours prior to arrival will be charged one night’s room and tax. Please confirm terms with hotel.

To Book:

Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village

201 Village Boulevard (5 miles from campus)

Rooms: King: $399 per night, plus taxes and fees

Minimum stay: 3 nights

Book by date: December 1, 2015 (pre-payment for full reservation required at time of reservation)

Cancellation terms: Reservations are non-refundable.

To Book:

  • Call the hotel directly at 609-452-7900 and reference “Princeton University Class of 2001” for the group rate OR
  • Call the Westin toll-free number at 800-Westin-1, ask for the Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village, and reference “Princeton University Class of 2001” for the group rate.
  • Online at: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1507093410&key=3964C057