Academy Reunion Weekend

A collage of four images including the flags over Kresge Auditorium at sunset and alumni gathering, performing, and celebration on Interlochen's campus with the words: Academy Reunion Weekend 2024, Oct. 18-20, 2024

Join Us: October 18-20, 2024

We're excited to see you on campus for the next Academy Reunion Weekend. Reconnect with classmates and friends, enjoy student and alumni performances, tour old haunts and new spaces, rediscover your creative muse, and have fun! 

Registration is open, and early bird pricing is in effect! Register by May 31 and receive a $20 discount per ticket. Prices will increase June 1. 

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As always, Academy Reunion Weekend is open to alumni from all classes and will celebrate milestone reunions for fourteen classes this year.

Fall 20242014
Fall 20262016
Fall 20282018
Fall 20302020 

We share details and updates via email. If we don't have a current email for you, you will miss important information! Be sure to update your contact information so reunion information reaches you! Watch this page for additional details. Please email with questions.

60th Reunion | Classes of 1964 & 1965 

Saturday, October 19 | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | 60th Reunion Celebration Breakfast | Location TBD
Celebrate this very special milestone with a celebratory breakfast among classmates and friends. 

50th Reunion | Classes of 1974 & 1975 

Friday, October 18 | 8:30 p.m. | Hangout at Green Lake Lodge
Organized by class ambassadors Rob Bracken, George Brunner, and Cynthia Whitacre. 

40th Reunion | Classes of 1984 & 1985

Friday, October 18 | 8:30 pm | Nightcap at Hofbrau
Organized by class ambassadors Jonathan Plotkin, Barbara Shaterian, Laurie Orth, David Downing, and Misook Des Jardin. Meet at Hofbrau, 2784 J. Maddy Pkwy, Interlochen. 

30th Reunion | Classes of 1994 & 1995 

Friday, October 18 | 8:30 pm | Class Gathering | Hanson Cottage
Organized by class ambassadors Jonna Bass and Cari Lewis. 

25th Reunion | Classes of 1999 & 2000

Friday, October 18 | 8:30 p.m. | Hang Out at Penn Hall
Organized by class ambassadors.

20th Reunion | Classes of 2004 & 2005

Friday, October 18 | 8: 30 p.m. | Hang Out at Frohlich Lodge
Organized by class ambassadors Edward McPherson, Joe Peters, Rhapsody Snyder, and Austin Stewart.

10th Reunion | Classes of 2014 & 2015

Friday, October 18 | 8:30 p.m. | Bonfire | Location TBD
Organized by class ambassadors Sydney Lusby Davis, Indigo Fischer, and Maddi Lusby Moss. Follow Lyon St. past the IPR studios, down the dirt road, and look for the parking area on your right.

On-Campus Lodging

Our campus features a variety of lodging options for visiting alumni and families. To encourage everyone to stay for Academy Reunion Weekend, on-campus lodging rates are $135 per night for all Stone Hotel rooms, Penn Colony accommodations, and Cottages or $75 per night for an Annex room or Nature Cabin (if available). Book online and use code "Alumni" to secure the special reunion rate, or call 231.276.7570 to make your reservation. Be sure to let the reservationist know you are a returning alum. No other discounts apply.

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Off-Campus Lodging

Additional off-campus lodging options are available, with easy access to campus, nightlife, and the beauty of northern Michigan. 

Interlochen Motel 
(5-minute drive time, located in Interlochen)
2275 M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643

Honor Motel 
(15-minute drive time, located in Honor)
10800 Main Street
Honor, MI 49640

Baymont Inn & Suites (and associated properties) 
(20-minute drive time, located near the Grand Traverse Mall)
2326 US 31 South
Traverse City, MI 49684

Baymont by Wyndham Beulah 
(20-minute drive time, located in Beulah)
1400 US Highway 31
Beulah, Michigan 49617

Courtyard by Marriott Traverse City 
(20-minute drive time, located near the Grand Traverse Mall)
3615 South Airport Road, West
Traverse City, Michigan 49684 

Crystal Mountain Resort 
(20-minute drive time, located in scenic Benzie County)
12500 Crystal Mountain
Thompsonville, MI 49683

Tru by Hilton Traverse City 
(20-minute drive time, located near Meijer)
3572 US-31
Traverse City, MI 49684

Bayshore Resort 
(30-minute drive time, located in downtown Traverse City)
833 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI   49686

Delamar Traverse City 
(30-minute drive time, located on the Bay near downtown Traverse City) 
(231) 947-3700
615 E Front St
Traverse City, MI 49686

Hotel Indigo 
(30-minute drive time, located near downtown Traverse City)
263 W Grandview Pkwy
Traverse City, MI 49684

Park Place Hotel 
(30-minute drive time, located in downtown Traverse City)
300 East State Street
Traverse City, MI 49684

You may also find these local resources helpful as you make your arrangements:

Are all Academy classes welcome to attend?

Yes! Academy Reunion Weekends are open to each and every class year. We do celebrate milestone reunions at each reunion. 

Is there a cost to attend Reunion Weekend? If so, why?

The per-registrant fee for Reunion Weekend is intended to help offset the expenses associated with receptions and meals, special activities, and administrative support for the weekend. Costs associated with personal transportation, lodging, off-campus gatherings, and meals beyond the campus meals should be planned outside of the Reunion Weekend registration fee.

Is there a discount if I only attend part of Reunion Weekend?

Unfortunately, we are unable to break apart Reunion Weekend's flat fee into a la carte costs. We have, however, planned a robust schedule of activities and are providing them at a reduced rate to make Reunion Weekend activities as affordable and accessible as possible.

How much is the registration fee? Who is required to pay it?

Those who register by May 31, will receive an “early bird” discount of $20 per ticket. The “early bird” price is $80 for an adult ticket and $40 for young alumni (graduating class 2014-present). For registrations after May 31, prices will increase by $20 for each ticket type: $100 for adults, and $60 for young alumni. Youth tickets are $25 for children between the ages of 12-17. Children under the age of 12 are free. The registration fee covers all activities planned by the Office of Engagement and applies to both alumni and guests. Certain class-specific activities planned by class ambassadors may require an additional fee.  

When do I need to register? Can I register onsite?

Alumni and guests will save $20 each if registered by May 31. You can register here. Online registration will close on Tuesday, October 1. After that date, you can register by emailing

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?

You will receive an immediate email confirmation of your registration at the address you provided. Please register with a current email address to ensure you receive your registration confirmation and future communications from us regarding your attendance.

What if I have to cancel? Is my registration refundable?

We will be disappointed if you have to cancel, but understand that plans can change. Please email to discuss a refund. We will not issue refunds later than Monday, October 7. All cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee of $20 per registrant. 

How do I find out who is attending the Reunion Weekend from my class?

Please be sure to click the “Who’s Coming” section below to see the list of those who have registered in advance. This list will be updated weekly, so please check back regularly.

What is the schedule of activities for Reunion Weekend?

See the “Schedule of Events” section above to view the schedule. Additional weekend activities and event locations will be added to the schedule as they are confirmed.

I’d like to purchase Interlochen gear. Will the Scholarshop be open during Reunion Weekend?

Yes, the Scholarshop will be open throughout Reunion Weekend. Detailed information about the hours of operation is included in the Reunion Weekend schedule. You can also shop the alumni collection online and get your gear early. 

I’m driving to campus. Where can I find directions to Interlochen and a campus map?

Visit for directions, a campus map, and information about the Traverse City area.

I’m flying to Traverse City and need ground transportation. Help?

Rental cars and other ground transportation services are available at the Cherry Capital Airport (TVC). If you are staying on campus and require ground transportation to and from the Traverse City airport (TVC), please contact Interlochen's Stone Hotel at 231.276.7570 or by email at for rates and to schedule your transportation.

Where can I stay for Reunion Weekend?

If you need lodging during Reunion Weekend, please see the “Lodging” section above for information on campus and selected off-campus accommodations.

How do I enter campus? Where can I park on campus?

Please enter campus through the Main Entrance and check in at the Welcome Center and Campus Safety building. A safety officer will direct you to parking to check in at the Stone Hotel Desk for your on-campus lodging, or you may drive to the Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership (MTCAL) on the north end of campus for reunion registration. If driving to MTCAL, please park in lots S, T, or U. Visit the Maps and Directions page on our website for a downloadable map of campus and more information. Free parking is available on campus throughout the weekend. 

Where do I check in once I arrive on campus?

All Reunion Weekend registrants are required to first check in at Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts Leadership (MTCAL) to obtain their name badge, weekend schedule, and special gifts. We ask that you wear your name badge at all times while on campus so you are easily identified as an alum for our students, staff and faculty. 

What do I wear?

General attire for the weekend is casual. Please plan to bring (or purchase at the Scholarshop!) your Interlochen logo gear, along with casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes or boots. Be prepared to dress in layers. Remember, weather in northwest Lower Michigan can be unpredictable, so please pack for rain or shine. Sunscreen and bug spray may be needed, or a hat, gloves, and a warm coat. The temperature can range between 40-70 degrees.

What mobility services are available during Reunion Weekend?

Throughout the weekend, staff and volunteers may be available to provide golf cart shuttle service to those alumni and guests who need assistance getting around campus. Please be sure to mention any needs at registration or contact the Office of Engagement at 231.276.7630 or

Are there campus policies I need to be aware of?

Interlochen maintains a smoke-free, alcohol-free, and weapon-free environment. For the safety of others, pets are not allowed in buildings on campus and must be leashed at all times. Additional safety concerns may be directed to our Campus Safety staff at 231.276.7575. For more information on Interlochen's current COVID-19 policies, please see our website.

How will new information be communicated?

All alumni who are registered for Reunion Weekend will receive an email with schedule updates, as needed. Additionally, a pre-arrival email will also be sent to registrants the week of the reunion.  If you feel you are not receiving the information via email or have questions about which email address is on file, please contact us at

What if I have other questions?

Please contact us! If you have any additional questions, please call 231.276.7630 or email us at

Find Your Way 

Headed to the next event? Need help finding your way? Reacquaint yourself with our campus with these interactive and downloadable maps.

Downloadable campus map

Communications from Interlochen Center for the Arts

All receipts, confirmations, and program information will be emailed to registrants. Please ensure that you register with a current email address, so you can receive future communications from us regarding your attendance.

Privacy Policy

Interlochen Center for the Arts does not provide personally identifying information to third parties or other participants without consent. However, for those who elect to share their name and graduating class year, a list will be posted electronically for others to see who will be attending this program.

Release of Liability

In consideration of participation in Academy Reunion Weekend 2024, the participant agrees to assume all risk of personal injury, loss, or damage to property. The administration may revoke the privilege to participate in this program for misconduct or nuisance caused by the participant. The participant also agrees to hold harmless and indemnify Interlochen Center for the Arts and their respective directors, officers, agents, and employees from any and all claims, actions, injuries, or damages that may be sustained or caused by an enrollee in connection with these activities. By participating in this program, the participant gives consent to Interlochen Center for the Arts for full and unrestricted use of their image and photographic likeness and voice in all forms and media for advertising, trade, and any other lawful purposes without compensation to the participant. All film or digital files created are the sole property of the Interlochen Center for the Arts and may not be used without written consent. This release is for Interlochen use only and does not grant permission for the participant to use photographs or recorded media of other participants without consent or for personal gain.