What will our 25th Reunion cost?

There will be three categories of cost for Class members who participate in our 25th Reunion:

  1. 25th Class Jacket
    • On sale now
    • Jackets cost $325 each
    • Prices go up to $375 each on January 1, 2022
  2. Early Bird Registration (opens January 2022)
    • Adults age 18+ (around $500 each)
    • Costs will increase after the early-bird period (date TBD)
    • Costs for children will shared soon
  3. Travel costs
    • Hotel or other accommodations (varies; we are working to find on-campus alternatives)
    • Air Transportation (varies)
    • Rental cars

We understand that for many Class members, especially those with families, this is a non-trivial expense. We are making every effort to keep costs in check and expect that our pricing will be lower than the last in-person 25th Reunion for the Class of 1994 back in 2019.

How do I find my jacket size?

To start, we recommend that you review our jacket sizing page.

Our class jacket is a modern fit blazer, true to size through the shoulders and chest. Fits for men are similar to Ralph Lauren or Banana Republic. The fit for women is similar to J Crew. If you prefer a roomier jacket, go up a size for comfort.

  • Remember, you will have this jacket for a long time, so if you’re concerned that your size may fluctuate over the years, you may want to consider buying an extra jacket now. 
    • We do not recommend letting it out in the waist or sleeves.
    • If you plan to eventually tailor your jacket, it is much better to order a larger size and take it in.
  • If you don’t see your size in the dropdown, choose “Other,” proceed with your order, and we will contact you.
  • If you’re not sure or think you’re between sizes, size up. When it comes to sizing, “making smaller” (i.e. shortening a sleeve or taking in a jacket) is a walk in the park compared to “making bigger” (i.e. letting out a jacket). In fact, it is virtually impossible to increase dimensions of a garment that is too small because there isn’t much (if any) fabric hiding inside the seams.

If you’d like additional assistance regarding jacket ordering, please reach out to us.

Why purchase jackets separately?

We must ensure that our 25th Reunion jackets are received in Princeton prior to May 2022 to make certain that we are able to properly inventory and prepare them for distribution when 1997 members arrive on campus.

Given the unpredictability of manufacturing and supply chains worldwide, we are already concerned about meeting this date and are taking steps to plan ahead. This means that we need to obtain the count and size distribution from the Class as soon as possible to ensure that we obtain custom materials such as fabrics and buttons in the correct quantities so that the jackets are assembled on schedule. It takes considerable time and expertise to create a quality garment and missing components could cause delays for the entire shipment. We must also navigate other complications, such as holiday periods in various world regions, that could conflict with our manufacturing and shipping schedule, potentially further delaying arrival of the shipment to Princeton.

In parallel, the University has asked us to delay registration for the 25th Reunion while we assess the health, safety, and logistical challenges of hosting a large-scale event on campus during the pandemic. Since the lead time for the jackets doesn’t change either way, there is no other option than to sell jackets now and then ask you to register for the Reunion later. Thank you for your understanding.

What will the 25th Jacket look like?

We’re glad you asked! Though it is still early in the manufacturing process, our expert team has put together preview of our design. And there’s much more in store – stay tuned!

Make sure to purchase your jacket now because prices go up on January 1st. We’ve also revised our sizing instructions to add new options that make it easier for you to determine the correct size.