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Washington and Lee University Office of Alumni Affairs

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There are many ways for Alumni to assist Washington and Lee. Alumni across the country and in the United Kingdom volunteer through their chapter or class, through contacts with corporations or foundations, and assisting with admissions interviews and event hosting.

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Alumni Chapters

There are 77 alumni chapters in the U.S. and one in London. They are a great way to build personal and professional networks by discovering the paths of your fellow alumni. Active participation in your local chapter will result in new relationships and opportunities. And of course, W&L people know how to have fun! Our Alumni Chapters are organized by zip codes. Most alumni are automatically assigned to a chapter based on their home address. If you are not already receiving communications about chapter events, please access Colonnade Connections and update your contact information. 

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Chapters are named after metro and geographic areas, entire states, and larger regions that combine multiple states. After you’ve located the chapter nearest you, contact the Chapter President or Alumni Affairs Office to see how you can get involved.

Upcoming Events

Campus Events

Alumni Affairs creates memorable reunions and destination events here on campus. Thousands of alumni return to Lexington each year for Alumni Weekend, Young Alumni Weekend, Five Star Festival, Hall of Fame, and the class reunions within each gathering.

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Alumni Affairs occasionally offers on-campus Affinity reunions as well. Examples include Greek reunions and Black Alumni reunions. 

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Alumni Weekend 2016

Alumni Weekend 2016 is over but we've photos and memories to remind us of the good times.

Over 700 alumni and 400+ guests from the classes of 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, and 2001. 

Career Resources

Get career-related advice, connect with other alumni in your field, recruit students and find career events in your area.

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Alumni @ Work

W&L Alumni are doing amazing things! Check out some of their stories.



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Museum of the American Revolution Honors Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest

On Sept. 15, Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest joined hundreds of friends and neighbors at a ceremony for the official opening of the Museum of the American Revolution's outdoor plaza and the unveiling of the plaque naming the recently completed museum building in the Lenfest's honor. The museum officially opens to the public on April 19, 2017.

Paten Hughes

Friday, September 16, 2016

Paten Hughes: Lights, Camera, Action!

Actress and producer Paten Hughes' dream role would be to play Hillary Clinton. "I find her incredibly interesting," she said in an interview with The Tulcan Times. In the meantime, the recent W&L French and theater graduate has another project that launched Sept. 9 — "Heirloom," the debut of a nine-part rom-com web series on Vimeo.

Jon Philipson '06

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Jon Philipson '06 Encourages Dads to Lean Out

When Jon Philipson, a top-billing associate at the Carlton Fields law firm, decided to take paternity leave, his "friends questioned my sanity and told me I was committing career suicide," he said in an essay published on the Motto website (Time Magazine). "One asked: 'How do you go from law review editor in chief to tummy time connoisseur?' "

The U.S. Paralympic Goalball Team

Friday, September 09, 2016

Matt Simpson '12 Represents the U.S. at the 2016 Paralympics

Matt Simpson, a 2012 graduate of Washington and Lee University, posted a photo of himself and the U.S. men's goalball team decked out in their Team U.S.A. uniforms just before the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which runs Sept. 7 – 18.

Mat Simpson '12, member of the USA Goalball Team

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Matt Simpson '12: The Road to Rio

When Matt Simpson '12 rang in the new year of 2016, he knew it was going to be one that would change his life. "It's a big year; it's really here," he said. Simpson has been working toward this year since he was 10 years old and joined his first goalball team. In September, he […]

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Alumni Affairs Services

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Leadership Groups

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Campus Address

Office of Alumni Affairs
Washington and Lee University
Hotchkiss House
Lexington, VA 24450
Ph: (540) 458-8468
Fax: (540) 458-8428