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Reunion Dates Thursday, May 31 – Sunday, June 3, 2018

During the 2018 Spring Reunion weekend, alumni children and grandchildren are invited to participate in daytime and evening programs that are designed especially for them. There will be off-campus chaperoned museum visits, an activity tent with games and crafts, a petting zoo, and, for older children and teens, a chance to take part in an HBS Case discussion.



Activity Tent

During the day on Friday and Saturday, there is a free activity tent on Baker Lawn. There are crafts, games, and plenty of activities for children up to 16.

Age Level: Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult in the activity tent

Cost: No charge

Registration: No registration required

Teen Case
Saturday, June 2 10:00 a.m.—11:15 a.m.

On Saturday morning, young adults and teens are invited to take part in a Case discussion led by an HBS Professor. Parents are invited to watch a simulcast of the discussion in a classroom across the hall.

Coca-Cola's Price-Adjusting Vending Machine
Ayelet Israeli, Assistant Professor of Business Administration

Chairman and CEO M. Douglas Ivester of The Coca-Cola Company stumbles when he tells a Brazilian newsmagazine about a new Coke vending machine that can automatically raise prices in hot weather. Reaction around the world is swift and negative. In this session, we will explore the benefits and challenges of price discrimination—the practice of selling the same good at different prices, sometimes to different buyers or at different times.

Age Level: For children 12 and older; no exceptions will be made.

Cost: No charge

Registration: Space is limited; Registration is required

Kids' Class
Saturday, June 2 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. or 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

On Saturday morning, children of alumni ages 7 to 11 and their parents are invited to take part in an interactive session led by HBS Faculty. We are offering the same class at two timeslots.

Capture the Candy! A Negotiation Game
John Beshears, Terrie F. and Bradley M. Bloom Associate Professor of Business Administration

This game, adapted from a popular in-class exercise used in MBA and Executive Education negotiation courses, has simple rules and an even simpler objective: capturing as much candy from other players and from the instructor as possible! Along the way, the game teaches important insights about negotiation, cooperation, competition, and even simple game theory. Parents should be warned that their children will walk away with improved bargaining skills that may be deployed in household negotiations.
Preparation: Please think of a situation (in school, at home, with a sports team, or anywhere else) where you thought it would be best for other people to cooperate with you. What did you say or do to persuade them to go along with your suggestions? We will discuss some of your stories in class.

Age Level: For children 7-11 years of age; no exceptions will be made. An adult is required to attend.

Cost: No charge

Registration: Space is limited; Registration is required

Group Childcare Options BackupCare will supervise children on Friday and Saturday, anytime from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $15.00/hour; there is a 4-hour minimum charge.

Age Level: All ages welcome.

Registration: Registration is required; book directly with (website)

Individual Babysitters

Age Level: All ages welcome.

Timing: At your convenience.

Cost: $18.00/hour for up to 2 children, and $1.00/hour more for each additional child. There is a 4-hour minimum charge, and a $35 set up fee. If childcare ends after midnight, parents are responsible for either parking reimbursement or cab fare up to $20 per evening.

Registration: Please call 855.781.1303 ext. 2 or email for questions and to hire individual babysitters. BackupCare will do their best to accommodate all requests, and cannot guarantee availability for requests made after Friday, May 18, 2018.

Cancellation: There is a $30 service charge for cancellations after caregiver has been confirmed.

For questions and to hire individual babysitters, please contact BackupCare at 855.781.1303 ext. 2 or, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET.


There are many options for kids' meals during reunion weekend, including:

  • Dining in the kids' meal tent on campus which provides kid-friendly meals (no charge; Registration required)
  • Enjoying the lunch that is provided as part of the off-campus tours
  • Accompanying their parents in the tent for lunch and breakfast
  • Purchasing lunch in The Grille in Spangler Center

If your child has allergies, please note the information in the space provided in the registration process.

Off-Campus Activities

There will be tours around Boston on both Friday and Saturday during the day. Chaperones from our childcare partner, BackupCare, will accompany the children on the off-campus tours.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Museum of Science visit, includes lunch, Omni Theater, and Planetarium

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $75 per person

Refund Deadline: May 15, 2018

Age Level: Recommended for ages 5–teen

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Boston Children's Museum, includes lunch

11:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Cost: $30 per person

Refund Deadline: May 15, 2018

Age Level: Recommended for ages 5–10




Pajama Parties

On Friday and Saturday evenings, a Pajama Party will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, available from 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. Chaperones from BackupCare will facilitate games, movies, and light snacks (children should eat dinner before arrival). Cots will be provided for children to go to sleep before parents return from section parties and galas for pick-up.

Age Level: Ages 3+

Timing: At your convenience, between 6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Cost: $80




CLICK THE ARROW BELOW to register with HBS for any of the following activities:

  • Friday off-campus activity: Museum of Science; includes Lunch, OmniMax theatre, and Planetarium
  • Saturday off-campus activity: Boston Children's Museum Visit; includes lunch
  • Saturday Teen Case and Kids' Case discussions: 10:00am Saturday, June 2, 2018. Details to follow.
  • Friday and Saturday on-campus lunches

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CLICK HERE, email, or call 855.781.1303 ext. 2 to register directly with BackupCare for any of the following activities:

  • Group Childcare Options
  • Individual Babysitters
  • Pajama Parties




Children should dress appropriately for both indoor and outdoor situations. Please consider the finicky New England climate when packing. Layers are encouraged!

Lactation Rooms

There are two lactation rooms available all day Friday and Saturday.


Parking on campus will be complementary during Reunion weekend. We recommend that, if possible, you take the shuttle between a host hotel and campus.




Please contact:

HBS Alumni Relations
Phone: 617.496.1500