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FAQs FOR HOMECOMING
SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2013



HOTEL RESERVATION INFORMATION


Where should we stay?
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113
216.696.5600 or 800.HOTELS.1

The School of Dental Medicine is holding a limited number of rooms for alumni at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland at a special alumni rate of $149 per night - a great savings! Arrange your accommodations directly with the Renaissance and be sure to indicate that you are with Case Western Reserve University. Make your reservations early--the discounted rate is available until Monday, August 26, 2013 or until the room block has sold out.



EVENT REGISTRATION INFORMATION


When is my registration due?
For planning purposes, please register by Friday, September 20th. You can register online or call our office at 877.468.1436.

What does my registration fee cover?
This $25 fee helps defray a small fraction of the costs associated with holding an event of this magnitude. The registration fee partially covers campus hospitality, security, campus parking and shuttle service. To cover the costs associated with those events involving meals, beverages and other expenses, an additional fee may be required.

What's planned for Homecoming?
See the Schedule of Events.

I'm not in a reunion class. Can I still attend the weekend?
Of course! Homecoming is for ALL alumni. Special events will be held for those celebrating a reunion.

How can I download a copy of the Homecoming Schedule of Events and Registration Form?
The dental school event schedule can be found here. All university events and the registration link will be available in August.

Can I just show up at Homecoming activities?
Though we will be prepared for a limited number of walk-in registrations, advance registration is strongly encouraged to hold your space at meals and to help have a more accurate idea of how many meals and alumni souvenirs to order. In addition, any special meal requests must be made by September 20th. Our ability to honor on-site special requests is very limited.

How do I let my classmates know that I’m coming back for the reunion?
After you’ve registered, your name will appear on the Look Who’s Coming list on our website. The list will be updated at least once a week until Homecoming. There will also be a link on the registration site called "Attendees" that will show ALL the attendees for the weekend, regardless of which school they attended.

What if my plans change and I need to cancel my registration?
We sincerely hope that does not happen, but if it does, please call the Alumni Office at 877.468;1436 (toll-free). Cancellations received by September 20th receive a refund, less the $25 registration fee. We are sorry we cannot refund for cancellations made September 21st and after.



TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING


How can I get to campus for the Friday and Saturday events if I am not driving?
From the Renaissance Hotel, we will offer round-trip transportation for attendees staying at the hotel to the University for the school's activities. A schedule will be provided at check-in at the hotel.

Where do I park?
The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland and the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel offer valet parking at the hotel entrance. Dental school parking is in the Health Sciences garage on the ground level of the school. There is a fee for each of these options. There is no fee to park in the Veale Center garage on campus if you have paid the registration fee. This is included in the fee.



DIET & SPECIAL ACCOMODATIONS


Who should I contact if I have special needs?
Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 877.468.1436 or dentalalumni@case.edu regarding any special dietary needs, or indicate any special needs along with any dietary restrictions when you register.

What disability services are offered during the weekend?
All of our events and activities are considered accessible for those who may be disabled. Please advise us of any special accommodations prior to the weekend.



ATTIRE


How should I dress?
Cleveland's weather can be a bit unpredictable and can vary widely, so be sure to bring a jacket. Business casual attire is appropriate for most daytime events. Business attire is appropriate for evening events.



CHILDREN


Should I bring my children?
Children are welcome at Homecoming and reunion events although there are no specific activities planned for them. Please advise us if there will be someone under the age of 12 attending any of the meals. There may be a children's menu option available for them at a reduced price.

Are childcare services available during Homecoming?
Childcare services are not being offered.



INTERNET ACCESS


Will I be able to get a wireless connection while on campus?
While on campus, you are welcome to use the CaseGuest wireless network on your device. This public network is unsecured and does not require a password for access. Because it is a public network, sensitive data is not secure.



HOW CAN I HELP?

You can help by assisting your Class Representatives and the school in finding "lost" alumni and by making the decision today to participate in the weekend, and then encouraging others to do so as well!

I have more questions, what do I do?
Contact Alumni Relations at dentalalumni@case.edu or 877.468.1436



RESERVATION DEADLINE

All event reservations for Homecoming should be received by Friday, September 20, 2013 in order to properly plan for the various events.


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