Each January/February a 'Save the Date' email is sent to all Ivey alumni in an upcoming reunion year (in 2019, we're celebrating reunion years ending in '4 & '9). Additionally, Intouch magazine along with @Intouch, Ivey's online newsletter, both publish the dates of approaching Homecoming Weekend celebrations. Once a class Social Committee has been confirmed, detailed information is sent on a regular basis to your classmates.
Once plans are confirmed by each class' Social Committee and Ivey's Alumni Relations Associate, our secure online payment and registration site will be activated. Our target date each year to open registration is June 1st; however, the availability of registration is unique to each reunion class, based on confirmed planning details. Registration will always be linked from your own class webpage, which can be found by following this link.
The three most common reasons why alumni do not receive registration materials are: their graduating class does not have an active Social Committee; class plans are still being finalized; the School does not have current contact information on file. If you would like to update your contact information, please click here.
Yes! If you would like to assist in the planning of your class reunion, please contact Alumni Relations by email or call 519-661-3981.
Local London activities begin Friday evening and continue until early Sunday afternoon. Programming begins at the Richard Ivey Building at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning, with our Welcome Back Open House, followed by several other exciting Ivey events.
Once you arrive on campus, please stop by our registration desk located inside the Richard Ivey Building, 1255 Western Road, to pick up your name tag and your welcome-back gift.
Parking during Homecoming Weekend is on a first-come, first-serve basis. All lots are open, so arrive early for the best spots! For a detailed map of the parking lots on campus, visit the Western Parking website.
Yes, there will be two shuttle buses travelling in a continuous loop between the University College (main campus), Richard Ivey Building, Spencer Leadership Centre, and TD Stadium.
Once Homecoming Weekend plans are finalized, a brochure will be posted on the Homecoming homepage.
Yes! All of the general Homecoming Weekend events are family friendly. Additionally, we offer a Children's Room within the Richard Ivey Building where your children will be entertained with face painting, crafts, movies, and snacks. This service is offered on Saturday only, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
There are several local childcare services in London, each with varying rates and services. All childcare arrangements are to be made on an individual basis, and by personal preference. Some suggestions are:
London Caregivers and QC Home Support are both able to provide babysitting services for special events on weekends (day/evening) such as Reunion Weekend.
For further information on London Caregivers, please visit: londoncaregivers.com
For further information on QC Home Support, please visit: qchomesupport.com
There are also freelance babysitting options, such as nannyservices.ca/ChildcareNannyBabysitter.asp, where one can look through a registry for the London area and arrange for services.
*Western University and Alumni Relations assume no liability or responsibility for any childcare services, including the ones listed here.
Your reunion year is an occasion to renew ties with classmates and reflect on what Ivey means to you. It's also a time for classes to come together and participate in the strong Ivey tradition of giving back.
The same way your time at the Ivey was made possible by generous donations, our current students rely on alumni like you to pay it forward. Your participation sends a strong message of support for Ivey’s mission and shows a desire to provide today's students with the same opportunities you were afforded. It ensures students get the unrivalled education, exposure and inspiration they need to be bold and innovative in their future careers.
Regardless of when you graduated or how much you can give, we need you to continue to be a part of our team. Invest in your Class Gift today and see how your class is performing!
There are many ways to make your gift: by speaking to your class volunteer, using our online form, phone, through a gift of securities and more. Learn about your options here. Your gift will be counted towards your class's total and will ensure our students receive the unrivalled education, exposure and inspiration they need to be bold and innovative. See who else in your class has participated here.