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FAQs: Reunion 2023

The Columbia Law School community looks forward to welcoming you to Reunion 2023, whether in person in New York City and Morningside Heights or on Zoom.

Explore the tabs below for answers to our most frequently asked questions about Reunion Weekend, whether you’re planning to visit campus or logging into sessions via Zoom. 

Below are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about the weekend.  Don’t see the topic or answer you’re looking for? Kindly reach out to the Reunion Office, [email protected].

Do I need to register for Reunion Weekend in advance?

Advance registration by the June 5 deadline is strongly recommended, so that we may best accommodate all guests. If you cannot pre-register, onsite registration will be available throughout the weekend, and walk-in attendees can be accepted on a space-available basis. Additionally, if you register before May 12, 2023, you will receive a 15% discount.

What does registration “Ticket Type” mean?

There is a variety of programming being offered in person with the option to stream the Morning Programming via Zoom.

Throughout registration, you will see the handshake icon 🤝, denoting in-person events, and the computer icon 🖥️, denoting sessions available via Zoom.

Upon beginning the registration process, you will be prompted to select one of the following ticket types, which reflects how you plan to attend Reunion Weekend sessions. 

Planning to attend In-Person events in New York City?
Choose ticket type In-Person and Virtual 🤝🖥️

This option includes access to register for:

  •  In-Person events in NYC 🤝
  • Virtual programming via Zoom 🖥️
Planning to only attend virtual programming on Zoom and not attend in-person events in New York City? 
Choose ticket type Virtual Only 🖥️

This option includes access to register for:

  • Virtual programming via Zoom 🖥️

Is there an early registration discount if I register early for Reunion Weekend?
Yes! To qualify for the early registration 15% discount on your reservation cost total, you must register online by midnight (EDT) Friday, May 12, 2023. After midnight, the discount will no longer apply.

Can I modify my registration?
Yes. For in-person events, you may make modifications to your registration up until June 5, 2023. For virtual events, you may modify or register for virtual events up to three hours before each session during Reunion Weekend. 

How do I modify my registration and/or add a session?
Follow the steps below to modify an existing registration.

  • Initiate the registration modification process via the “Click here to view, cancel, or modify your registration” link in your confirmation email or log in to the Reunion registration website using your email address and confirmation number. 
  • On the “Current Registration Details” page, select the blue Modify” button. ​
  • On the “Modify Registration” page, you can make any of the following modifications:

Modify an Existing Registration
Add or subtract sessions; add, subtract, or modify dietary restrictions or special needs (which will appear following the schedule page).

Select the underlined Registration” option under the far right-hand Modify” column, then follow the appropriate prompt at the bottom of the page.

Modify Existing Attendee Information
Change a name/its spelling or a designated “Celebration” year, e.g., the alum’s reunion class year​.

Select the underlined Information” option under the far right-hand Modify” column, then follow the appropriate prompt at the bottom of the page).

Unregister an Existing Registration
Cancel your reservation or that of one of your guests​.

Select the checkbox that is under the left-hand Unregister” column and beside the intended name/s; then click the Next” button at the bottom of the page.

Create an Additional Registration Within Your Existing One
Add a guest to your reservation.

Select the blue Add Another Guest” button and then follow the appropriate prompt at the bottom of the page and succeeding pages.

What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept payment by credit card, from cards bearing the logo of American Express, MasterCard Worldwide, or Visa, Inc., and by check provided that it is drawn in U.S. dollars from a U.S. branch of a U.S. bank. 

We regret that we cannot accept any cash payment, including banknotes and coins, cashier’s check, traveller’s check, money order, or checks drawn from foreign banks.
Please note that Reunion registration fees and gift monies are processed separately and result in separate credit card charges. If you are paying your registration fee by check and want to include a gift, separate checks would be gratefully received. Both fee and gift checks should be made out to “Columbia Law School”.

Additional information, such as the deadlines for the discount and refund periods, is available on the Payment Information page. 

Can I cancel my reservation and receive a full refund?
IN-PERSON EVENTS: A full refund can be granted only if we receive your request by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. After this time, refunds cannot be granted. For the standard Columbia Law School refund policy, please see our E-Commerce page.

Can I receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit during Reunion Weekend?
Application for New York accreditation of the indicated CLE credit awarding programs will be pending until closer to the date. Please see the Reunion All-Class Schedule for details of these panels. Attorneys wishing to receive CLE credit at the Saturday in-person panel discussions must sign the register at the CLE Desk both prior to and following each CLE program; attorneys wishing to receive CLE credit for the CLE panel discussions on Zoom should record the code given during the sessions. The form will be sent to registrants prior to the sessions. 

Are there professional photographers and videographers during Reunion weekend?
Photographers and videographers will be present throughout Reunion Weekend. Columbia Law School retains the right to publish content in any format or media without additional permission from the individuals in the photos or videos.

Virtual panel sessions will be live-streamed and recorded during Reunion Weekend.

What if I am religiously observant during Reunion?
Our Reunion programming, with morning, afternoon, and evening activities scheduled throughout the weekend, is designed to provide opportunities for cultural, professional, and social interaction with classmates for observant alumni of all faiths.

The Zoom panel sessions will all be recorded and posted to the website after Reunion. 

What is the Stone Circle?
The Stone Circle honors alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. It is named for the Harlan Fiske Stone, who graduated from Columbia Law School in 1898, served on the Columbia Law School faculty from 1902 to 1905, and led the Law School as dean from 1910 to 1924. Later he became attorney general of the United States (1924), associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1925), and chief justice (1941).

The Stone Circle was established by Columbia Law School alumni as a jovial gathering of graduates and friends who recalled fondly the era when Harlan Fiske Stone was dean. Today we invite alumni to join the Stone Circle on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their graduation. Stone Circle members are a distinguished and vibrant part of our alumni community; they gather at a luncheon each fall to welcome new members and celebrate dear friends.

What is a UNI?
The term “UNI,” which is short for University Network ID, is your virtual ID for the Columbia system, equivalent to a username or log-on on other systems. It is preassigned to you by the University’s IT department, based on your initials (at the time of creation/during your studenthood) and an arbitrary number. If you did not have a UNI as a student, you do have one now; if you did have a UNI as a student, it is almost always your UNI as an alumna/us.

How can I find out what my UNI is?
Should you need either to discover and activate your UNI or to remind yourself of it, you can look it up online, or, alternatively, we would be pleased to assist you. (Tip: Once you have your UNI, make sure to enter its letters in lowercase.)

To look up your UNI online, please visit the Columbia Alumni Association’s Help with Your UNI page. You can also use this page to request a password reset if you have forgotten it. To reach the Reunion Office for assistance, contact us at [email protected] or 212-854-0533.