Alumni Weekend

An all-out extravaganza, Alumni Weekend is the University's signature event held each spring. Alumni who graduated from W&L 11 to 50 years ago are invited to attend. Those celebrating their 50th, 45th, 40th, 35th, 30th, 25th, 20th, and 15th reunions have additional class-only events. Weekend activities include live music, university speakers, alumni panel discussions, campus tours, and the annual Alumni Association Meeting held in Lee Chapel.

Alumni Weekend 2018 is April 26 - 29!

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1968

1973

1978

1983

1988

1993

1998

2003

Non-Reunion Year

LODGING
Due to the large number of alumni and guests who will return to Lexington, we have blocked rooms at most area hotels under the name "W&L Reunion." Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. NOTE: You are responsible for making your own lodging reservations directly with the hotel. The hotels will release all previously blocked rooms to the general public on March 26, 2018.

Class of '68 Headquarter Hotel:
Hampton Inn Col Alto (540) 463-2223

Class of '93 Headquarter Hotel:
Country Inn & Suites (540) 464-9000

All Reunion Classes
Best Western Lexington Inn (540) 458-3020
Wingate Inn (540) 464-8100
Comfort Inn (540) 463-7311
Holiday Inn Express (540) 463-7351
Quality Inn (540) 463-6400

Information about other hotels and accommodations can be referenced at https://lexingtonva.com/directory/lodging

*If you are not able to find a room by calling the above numbers, do try to find one using a travel website like Travelocity or Expedia. They often have rooms that we are not able to access in our blocking process.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 26

Time Event Location
12pm - 6pm Reunion Registration Hotchkiss Alumni House
5:30 - 7:30pm Class of 1973 Cocktail Party Brushy Hill
6 - 7:45pm Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion Reception Lee House
8pm Reunion 2018: Opening Assembly
ODK Spring Initiation
Keynote Speaker: Dean Rob Straughan
"The Urgency of Liberal Arts in the Professions"
Lee Chapel
9 - 11pm Alumni Association Welcome Reception
All invited
Hotchkiss Alumni House

Friday, April 27

Time Event Location
All Day Play our new Disc Golf Course- course map found online, 18-hole course around the baseball field. Disc available for purchase in the bookstore.
8:30am-6pm Reunion Registration Hotchkiss Alumni House
9 - 11am Women's Leadership and Networking Brunch Science Center Tent
9am - 5pm Staniar Gallery Exhibit
TILLIE WALDEN: Panels in Process
This exhibition explores the creative process of cartoonist and illustrator Tillie Walden. Drawings, exploratory outlines, and sketchbook pages elucidate the development of Walden's graphic novels as she works from the initial generation of ideas to the finished product. Her distinctive style blends muted colors and subtle detail with emotional storytelling that often draws on her own life experience.
Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall
9:30 - 11:30 am 50th Reunion Panel Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons
11:30am - 1:30pm Alumni Luncheon
All Alumni, Students, Faculty and Guests Invited
Cannan Green
3pm Men's Tennis vs. Virginia Wesleyan Tennis Courts
3:30pm Alumni Classroom: The Science of Chocolate
An Experience in Tasting with Associate Provost and Professor of Chemistry Marcia France
Marketplace Dining Hall, Elrod Commons
5:45pm Class of 1968 - 50th Reunion Photo Lee Chapel Plaza
6pm Class of 1968 Celebration of Life Lee Chapel
6 - 9pm Class of 1973 Reception and Dinner Belfield Home and Gardens
6 - 9pm Class of 1978 Reception and Dinner Kamen Gallery, Lenfest Center
6:30 - 9:30pm Class of 1968 Reception and Dinner Evans Dining Hall
6:30 - 9:30pm Class of 1983 Reception and Dinner Stemmons Tent (in front of Huntley Hall)
6:30 - 9:30pm Class of 1988 Reception and Dinner Gator Bowl Plaza Tent, above Wilson Field
6:30 - 11pm Class of 1993 Reception and Dinner
Entertainment by: CHÖ
Liberty Hall Ruins
6:30 - 9:30pm Class of 1998 Reception and Dinner Science Center Tent
6:30 - 9:30pm Class of 2003 Reception and Dinner Village Pavilion on Law School Lawn
7pm Movie: Coco
Sponsored by Campus Activities
Admission and popcorn are FREE
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons
9:30pm - midnight Old-Fashioned Band Party
Entertainment: Attraction
Law School Tent


Saturday, April 28

Time Event Location
All Day Play our new Disc Golf Course- course map found online, 18-hole course around the baseball field. Disc available for purchase in the bookstore.
8am 'Stormin Norman' Lord Memorial Fun Run Lee Chapel Plaza
8:30am - 4pm Reunion Registration Alumni Hotchkiss House
9 - 10:15am President's Champagne Breakfast
Shake off the morning cobwebs and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Remarks by President Will Dudley
Evans Dining Hall
9am - 5pm Staniar Gallery Exhibit
TILLIE WALDEN: Panels in Process
This exhibition explores the creative process of cartoonist and illustrator Tillie Walden. Drawings, exploratory outlines, and sketchbook pages elucidate the development of Walden's graphic novels as she works from the initial generation of ideas to the finished product. Her distinctive style blends muted colors and subtle detail with emotional storytelling that often draws on her own life experience
Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall
10:30 - 11:30am Generals Assembly: Annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
Mike McGarry '87, Alumni Board President, presiding. Election of incoming directors, 25th and 50th reunion gifts, presentation of Class Reunion Awards and bestowal of Distinguished Alumni awards: Harold Stowe '68, Wick Vellines '68, Lee Rorrer Holifield '93, and Lewis Parker '93.
Lee Chapel
11am Women's Tennis vs. Mary Washington Tennis Courts
11:30am Photo of 1993 25th Reunion Committee Lee House Steps
11:30am-1:30pm Alumni Picnic Cannan Green
12pm Baseball vs. Emory & Henry Cap'n Dick Smith Baseball Field
12pm Women's Lacrosse vs. Roanoke College Watt Field
1 - 3pm Class of 1993 Gathering
Entertainment by: Eric Heinsohn '83 and Roger Day '85
Stemmons Tent (in front of Huntley Hall)
1pm Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library
1 - 3:30pm Classes of 1973, 1978, 1983 and 1988 Gathering Law School Lawn Tent
2pm Men's Lacrosse vs. Virginia Wesleyan Wilson Field
2 - 4pm Class of 1998 and 2003 Gathering
Entertainment by: Shoot Toby Twice
Liberty Hall Ruins
2 - 4pm Little Generals Fair Beside Liberty Hall Ruins
3pm Baseball vs. Emory & Henry Cap'n Dick Smith Baseball Field
3 - 6pm Class of 1968 Gathering Home of Bob Moll '68
4pm Movie: Coco
Sponsored by Campus Activities
Admission and popcorn are FREE
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons
6:30 - 10:30pm Reunion 2018: Alumni Celebration!
An evening of merriment, music and dining
Entertainment by: Datz Us Ramblers
Cannan Green
7 - 10:30pm 50th Reunion Gala
Entertainment by: Charlie
Lexington Golf and Country Club

Sunday, April 29

Time Event Location
8 - 10am Class of 1968 Getaway Breakfast Hampton Inn Col Alto
11am Men's Tennis vs. Christopher Newport Tennis Courts

REUNION FEE
Your class reunion fee includes all meals, open bar receptions, transportation on Friday and Saturday nights to and from the following hotels, entertainment and class favors. Hotel costs not included.

CANCELLATIONS
We understand that things happen. If you cancel by April 20, your registration fee will be fully refunded. After that, we cannot issue a refund.

ONCE IN LEXINGTON
Check in at Hotchkiss Alumni House next to Admissions. You will get the revised weekend schedule, class-specific news, special notices, your name tag and any class reunion favors. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR NAME TAG BECAUSE IT WILL SERVE AS YOUR ADMISSION TICKET THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.

TRANSPORTATION
Free shuttle bus service will be available Friday and Saturday evenings to and from your hotel and campus. Parking is also available in the W&L parking garage located behind Warner Center gymnasium. Be smart, please don't drink and drive. Local police will be enforcing the law.