35 Year Reunion

35 year reunion

Celebrating the past, honoring the future

The classes of ’84, ’85, and ’86 are deeply mindful of the bonds they formed with other students and faculty from around the world in the early days of what was then the AHUWC. At our 35th reunion we recognize that the best way to celebrate our past is to honor the future of the next generation of students. We carry the friendships with us every day and we live the UWC mission in our own ways. And as a cohort we commit to raise enough to fund three full scholarships–two for refugee students or students from a conflict zone, and one first generation high school student. Three classes, three students, two years that will change their lives and help make the world a little bit better.

Montezuma Reunion 35 Year 7.29.19

Your registration fee includes all food and beverages; one twin bed in a double room and a shuttle to and from the Albuquerque Airport (see travel arrangements below for shuttle times). Fees are:

  • For all three classes
    • Early bird registration for the entire reunion weekend adults 18 and older: $400 through April 15, 2019
    • Registration for the entire reunion weekend for adults 18 and older after April 15: $475
    • Children age 3 and under are free. The price does not include a bed. Children can sleep with you in the twin bed provided, or you may wish to bring a sleeping bag.
    • Age 4 to 17 is $150 per child for the entire weekend. This includes all meals and an individual bed.

  • One-Day Pass
  • A one-day pass, which includes meals and beverages, is $150. Age 4 to 17 per child for one-day registration is $100. Transportation is the responsibility of the guest. No early bird discounts are available for one-day passes.


  • pre-Global Leadership Forum Experience $250*
    • Open to children ages 12-18. This immersive experience will allow your kids to experience an abbreviated three-day GLF short course program. One day will be spent at Ghost Ranch and enjoying water activities, hikes, and lots of team building exercises.

*This separate event will only run if at least 10 children sign up (max.20).

  • Full refunds* will be issued for cancellations anytime up to and including July 1st.
  • A 50% refund* will be issued for cancellations made between July 2-13.
  • Refunds will not be available after 5:00 PM MST, July 13.**
    **We don’t want you to miss your Reunion, but if you must cancel after July 14, please contact jp.rojasbrewer@uwc-usa.org or alumni@uwc-usa.org

*All refunds will accrue an administrative processing fee of $20. 

The reunion officially begins on Thursday, August 1, with registration opening at 3:00 p.m. Rooms won’t be available until registration begins. The reunion concludes on Sunday night, and you may check out on Monday morning, August 5. All reunion attendees must check out by noon on Monday.

If you are traveling by plane, we recommend booking your flight early to get the best deal on air fares. Most people fly into Albuquerque airport. UWC-USA will offer two shuttles from the Albuquerque airport on Thursday at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. On Monday, one shuttle will depart from the campus to the airport at 7 a.m. If you plan to use a school shuttle, please be sure to book your flight accordingly. In order to secure a spot on the shuttle buses, you must note your flight information in your registration form.

If you don’t take the UWC-USA shuttle, you may rent a car from the airport. We also recommend sharing rides with other attendees. Please use your Facebook to coordinate ride-sharing; we do not have staff available to organize carpools.

Start your travel plans early. If you need a letter of invitation to apply for your U.S. visa, please email jp.rojasbrewer@uwc-usa.org with the following information:

1- You name, birth-date and passport number as it appears on your passport

2- The name(s) and birth-date(s) as it appears on passport, of any family member(s) travelling with you

3- The name and address of the embassy/consulate you will submit this letter to 

Most attendees will stay in the dorms in a shared room. As you probably remember, dorm rooms are double-occupancy and have twin beds. Showers are down the hall!

The Castle offers several guest suites that have adjoining rooms; many of these are two-room suites with a shared bathroom. Each suite has two twin beds. The cost to reserve a Castle suite is an additional $150 per room. Room availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis and you will be emailed separately to confirm your Castle suite reservation shortly after we receive your request.

As a former student, you probably remember that the weather in New Mexico changes within minutes. Bring casual clothes for hot days, cool mornings and nights, and summer thunderstorms. Some folks like to dress up for dinner, but that is strictly up to you!

We will provide linens, towels, washcloths, and a small bar of soap. Please bring your own shampoo and other toiletries. If you forget something, you might be able to purchase it from the campus store.

If you plan to hike, you can check out gear from our Wilderness Department. However, if you have your own hiking boots, we recommend that you bring them. Nothing is worse than trekking in uncomfortable shoes!

We will have sunscreen and bug repellant available, but if you have a preferred brand, you should bring your own.

Blue Moon Café is a tradition – both for students and alumni. Bring an instrument and get ready to share your talents to make new memories!

Your registration fee includes hors d’oeuvres on Thursday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; and breakfast on Monday. Wine and beer are included at dinner times for adults.

There will be kid/family friendly activities planned throughout the weekend; kids who are not potty-trained must be accompanied by an adult. Childcare providers are available upon prior arrangement for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for an additional fee per child per hour. If you would like to reserve a space for your child(ren), please email us at alumni@uwc-usa.org.

Unless otherwise requested in your registration, children will share a room with parents. Please bring sleeping bags, or inflatable mattresses as needed. For toddlers, and upon availability, we will provide playpens. You may also opt to pay for your child to have his or her own bed. In these situations, the bed may be in a room close to yours but will not be adjoining (unless you choose to stay in a Castle suite).

We anticipate children will eat the same food as their parents, and we do not provide special meals. You may want to pack your child’s favorite snacks, and if your child has special dietary needs, please bring food that he or she will be able to eat.

We will have high chairs available for your use. Activities and toys will be available during the day.

“The virtue and the strength of UWC is that it provides small, but powerful cells of innovation, catalysts for change, breaking barriers of habit and opening broader vistas of experience for both pupils and educationalists.”

— Nelson Mandela, Former UWC President