Surrey Weekender Reunion
On 16-18 June, we’re holding our first alumni reunion weekend on campus. It promises to be a tremendous three days. Join us and be part of our Surrey Weekender.
Surrey Weekender: 16 – 18 June 2023
Join us for the Surrey Weekender and celebrate your time at Surrey!
Was your happiest memory at the University of Surrey proudly clutching your degree certificate following years of study? Or was it nights spent in the Students' Union with your friends?
Maybe it was the people you met and the lifelong friendships you made? Whatever the memory, we hope you recall the time you spent at Surrey with fondness and a smile.
If you fancy revisiting those halcyon days then we’re putting together a fun-filled weekend for you at our first alumni reunion weekend back on campus. It promises to be a tremendous three days and it will be the perfect opportunity to reunite with your University friends – so invite them to join you.
Be part of the biggest Surrey reunion
Booking is now open and places are limited, so contact your Surrey friends and start planning a weekend to remember!
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Earlybird tickets are £50 for the weekend and include:
- BBQ and music event on Friday evening
- Breakfast on campus for Saturday and Sunday for guests staying overnight on campus
- Access to the Surrey Sports Park on Saturday morning
- Ticket for Vice-Chancellor's drinks and dinner on Saturday evening
- Access to the student union for our Surrey Weekender Big Night Out on Saturday evening
- Free parking for the weekend on campus.
A £5 donation will be made from each ticket sold to the Forever Surrey Fund to support students facing unexpected hardship.
If you wish to book additional tickets/rooms, please book separately by clicking on the link above a second time to purchase your additional guest ticket/s. Each person’s ticket/accommodation booking must be purchased separately please.
- BBQ by the lake with music
- Surrey quiz night
- Campus and library tours
- Visit to Surrey Sports Park
- Surrey Showcase Live event
- Drinks reception with our Vice-Chancellor
- Dinner and Alumni Awards
- Big Night Out where you can dance through the decades in the Student Union.
- Relive your graduation moment by visiting the Cathedral
- Time to relive memories in Guildford.
En-suite accommodation is being offered on our Stag Hill campus. Each room is single occupancy, complete with duvet and pillow. Rooms also include your own private ensuite shower and toilet, a spacious desk, mirror and on campus WiFi. Enjoy complimentary body wash and coffee and tea making supplies in the room. Breakfast in our Hillside Restaurant is included.
Our communal kitchens will also be open for your use where you will find a kettle and a space to hang out and catch up with friends.
Cost: £53.00 per room per night including breakfast.
Unfortunately, we only have a limited number of double rooms available, and we are therefore reserving these for people with special requirements who would otherwise be unable to attend, such as people with physical disabilities. If this is something, you would be eligible for please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note local hotels have offered exclusive discounts for this weekend only, which are outlined in the FAQ below.
If you wish to stay off campus, there are a variety of local accommodation options in the surrounding area. Local hotels have offered exclusive discounts for this weekend only. Please book directly and quote the promotional codes below:
Angel Hotel - 91 High St, Guildford, GU1 3DP
Please call 01483 564 555 and quote "Surrey Weekender-University of Surrey" to receive a discount.
Guildford Harbour Hotel & Spa - 3 Alexandra Terrace High Street, Guildford, GU1 3D
Book online with promotional code ‘FUN15’ to receive a 15% discount.
Holiday Inn - Egerton Road, Guildford GU2 7XZ
Email email@example.com and quote “University of Surrey corporate rate ILU3S”, which gives a discounted rate for double or single occupancy.
The Mandolay Hotel - 36 - 40 London Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2AE
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference ‘UNI-JUNE’ offer code to receive a discounted rate.
As far as possible, we will try and allocate friendship groups in one house. You can specify who you would like to share with via our online booking form at the point of registering to attend the Weekender.
Alternatively, once all members of your party have registered and paid for their tickets and accommodation, one member should email us with a list of names and we will try to allocate appropriately.
We're offering free parking on campus for the weekend. Simply register your car when you purchase your ticket or you can book online here:
Yes, that is possible. Please speak to the Alumni Team to let us know what you would like to do and we will help with arrangements.
Whilst you’re in town, there are plenty of opportunities to visit old haunts, take in a show or go for a self-guided walk in the beautiful countryside. Check out Visit Guildford and Experience Guildford for lots of inspiration! https://www.visitsurrey.com/guildford & https://www.experienceguildford.com/
Why not visit the heritage sights including Guildford Castle, Guildford Cathedral or slightly further afield, Watts Gallery (Compton), Loseley House or nearby National Trust attractions such as Hatchlands Park? https://www.visitsurrey.com/guildford/heritage
Guildford Antiques and Brocante Market will be taking place on the cobbled Guildford High Street from 10am-3:30pm on Sunday 18 June
Sounds of Springsteen at GLive on Friday 16 June
Oye Santana at the Electric Theatre on Saturday 19 June
Guildford Shakespeare Company will be performing Henry V at Guildford Cathedral across the weekend (bookings open 28 April)
Fancy a Sunday stroll? Essential Surrey have rounded up their top-10 best walks in the Guildford area here https://www.essentialsurrey.co.uk/the-best-walks-guildford/
Food and Drink
Guildford offers a wealth of delicious options for catching up over a meal or drinks. Visit Surrey have over 100 options to choose from! https://www.visitsurrey.com/food-and-drink/searchresults?sr=1&poly=4923
Want more advice?
Don’t forget Guildford Visitor Information Centre have a wealth of experience and can recommend great things to see and do during your visit. https://www.visitsurrey.com/visitor-information/guildford-tourist-information-centre-p484081
The Surrey Weekender has been designed with adults in mind, and there are only certain parts of the weekend which will be particularly suitable to bring children to. The Surrey Showcase, from 12-4 on the Saturday will include interactive exhibits, food stalls and ice cream and outdoor space, making this the most suitable aspect of the weekend for children. There is no charge to bring children to Surrey Showcase.
The Friday BBQ and quiz, Saturday alumni dinner and the evening event in the Students' Union will not be suitable for, or open to children.
Surrey Weekender Souvenir T-Shirts
This exclusive t-shirt has been made to commemorate the Surrey Weekender 2023. Purchase yours to wear during the event, or to remember the weekend by. You can choose to add your name, University nickname, and/or graduating year to customise your look for that personalised touch!
The pre-order deadline is 12 midday GMT, Friday 2 June. T-shirts will be ready for you to collect when you arrive on campus on 16 June.