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 2017: May 11 - 14!

REGISTRATION

Click on your class year to register for the weekend
Click here to see who else is coming!
(Note: this list can take 24-48 hours to update)

Class of 1967

Class of 1972

Class of 1977

Class of 1982

Class of 1987

Class of 1992

Class of 1997

Class of 2002

Non-Reunion Years

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 April 11, 2017.

Class of '67 Headquarter Hotel:
Best Western Hunt Ridge (540) 464-1500

Class of '92 Headquarter Hotels:
Country Inn & Suites (540) 464-9000

All Reunion Classes
Wingate Inn (540) 464-8100
Holiday Inn Express (540) 463-7351
Best Western Lexington Inn (540) 458-3020
Comfort Inn (540) 463-7311
Days Inn (540) 463-9131
Quality Inn (540) 463-6400
Sleep Inn (540) 463-6000
Howard Johnson (540) 463-9181

*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.
A listing of other types of accommodations can be found at the Lexington Vistor's Center Website

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 May 5, 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.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, May 11

Time Event Location
Noon - 6 p.m. Reunion Registration Hotchkiss Alumni House
6 - 7:45 p.m. Class of 1967 - 50th Reunion Reception Lee House
8 p.m. Reunion 2017: Opening Assembly
ODK Spring Initiation
Keyonte Speaker: Provost Marc Conner
Lee Chapel
9 - 11 p.m. Alumni Association Welcome Reception
All invited
Hotchkiss Alumni House

Friday, May 12

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 booksore
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Reunion Registration Hotchkiss Alumni House 
9 - 11 a.m. Women's Leadership and Networking Brunch Ruscio Center for Global Learning Tent
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Staniar Gallery Exhibit
New Codex Oaxaca: Immigration and Cultural Memory
In 2010 artist and curator Marietta Bernstoff began working with citizens of the San Francisco Tanivet, a small town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, to make art as a way of exploring the effects of migration on their small rural community. The project continues to grow and over 40 artists have contributed textiles,photographs, engravings, and other ephemera representing the immigration experience.
Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall
9:30-11:30a.m. 50th Reunion Panel: The Vietnam Era Stackhouse Theater, University Commons
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Alumni Luncheon
All Alumni, Students, Faculty and Guests invited
Cannan Green
12 - 5 p.m. Balfour Class Ring Representatives available University Commons Atrium
1 - 5 p.m. House Mountain Hike
Please contact James Dick (540-458-4066 or outing@wlu.edu) to reserve your space. Vans depart from the University Center-Early-Fielding building parking lot. Sponsored by the Outing Club
1:30 p.m. Oh, The Places They Go: Journeys Past and Future
Robert Fure, Director of Special Programs
Stackhouse Theater, University Commons
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Journalism Department Open House Rowe Lounge, Reid 207
2 p.m. Admissions Q&A
Members of the admissions staff will answer questions about W&L and college admissions
Elrod Commons 214
2 - 3:30 p.m Shepherd Program Open House Mattingly House
2 - 4 p.m. Special Collections Open House
Tom Camden '76, head of special collections and archives, will comment on and showcase some of the University's most extraordinary treasures
Leyburn Library, lower level
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Ruscio Center for Global Learning Open House
Short presentations by students of their amazing international experiences in the Atrium. Building tours occur every 30 minutes.
Sponsored by the Center for International Education, Global Discovery Laboratories, East Asian Languages and Literatures, German and Russian, and Romance Languages
Center for Global Learning
2 - 4 p.m. Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Open House Kamen Gallery, Lenfest Center
3 - 4 p.m. Music Department Open House Wilson Hall Atrium
3 - 4 p.m. Religion Department Open House Baker Hall, Faculty Lounge 207
3 - 4:30 p.m. Sociology and Anthropology Capstone Poster Session Elrod Commons 114
3 - 4:30 p.m. Law School Open House Law School Library
5:45 p.m. Class of 1967 - 50th Reunion Photo Lee Chapel Plaza
6 p.m. Class of 1967 Celebration of Life Lee Chapel
6 - 9 p.m. Class of 1972 Reception and Dinner Belfield Home and Gardens
6 - 9 p.m. Class of 1977 Reception and Dinner Stemmons Plaza (behind Colonnade)
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Class of 1967 Reception and Dinner Evans Dining Hall
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Class of 1982 Reception and Dinner Ruscio Center for Global Learning Tent
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Class of 1987 Reception and Dinner Gator Bowl Plaza Tent (above Wilson Field)
6:30 - 11 p.m. Class of 1992 Reception and Dinner
Entertainment by: Cho
Liberty Hall Ruins
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Class of 1997 Reception and Dinner Home of Megan and Drew Hess '97s
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Class of 2002 Reception and Dinner Pavilion on Law School Lawn
7 p.m. Movie: Sing
Sponsored by Campus Acitivies. Admission and popcorn are FREE
Stackhouse Theater
9:30 p.m. - midnight Old Fashioned Band Party
Entertainment: Attraction
Law School Tent

Saturday, May 13

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 booksore
8 a.m. "Stormin Norman" Lord Memorial Fun Run Lee Chapel Plaza
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Reunion Registration Hotchkiss Alumni House
9 - 10:15 a.m. President's Champagne Breakfast
Shake off the morning cobwebs and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Remarks by President Will Dudley
Evans Dining Hall
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Balfour Class Ring Representatives available University Commons Atrium
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Staniar Gallery Exhibit
New Codex Oaxaca: Immigration and Cultural Memory
In 2010 artist and curator Marietta Bernstoff began working with citizens of the San Francisco Tanivet, a small town in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, to make art as a way of exploring the effects of migration on their small rural community. The project continues to grow and over 40 artists have contributed textiles,photographs, engravings, and other ephemera representing the immigration experience.
Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Generals Assembly: Annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
Don Eavenson '73, Alumni Board President, presiding. Election of incoming directors, 25th and 50th reunion gifts, presentation of Class Reunion Awards and bestowal of Distinguished Alumni awards: Bob Priddy '67, Bill Wildrick '67, Wali Bacdayan '92 and Devon McAllister Rothwell '92
Lee Chapel
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Alumni Picnic Cannan Green
1 - 4 p.m. Alpine Tower Climb Alpine Tower (Back Campus), in front of Tennis Center
1 - 4 p.m. Outing Club Barn Open House Outing Club Barn, West Nelson Street
1 - 3 p.m. Class of 1992 Gathering
Entertainment by: Eric Heinsohn '83 and Roger Day '85
CLASS PHOTO TAKEN HERE - 2 p.m.
Pavilion on Law School Lawn
1 p.m. Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library
1:30 p.m. Friends of the Library Symposium
Speaker: Dr. Ward Briggs '67
Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library
1 - 5 p.m. Class of 1982 Gathering Home of Jack Bovay '79
2 - 4 p.m. Class of 1987 Gathering TBA
2 - 4 p.m. Class of 1997 and 2002 Gathering
Entertainment by: Shoot Toby Twice
Liberty Hall Ruins
2 - 4 p.m. Little Generals Fair Beside Liberty Hall Ruins
2:30 - 5 p.m. Class of 1972 Gathering Home of Ben Grisby '72
3 - 5 p.m. Class of 1977 Gathering Home of Jim Jones '77
3 - 6 p.m. Class of 1967 Gathering Home of Bob Priddy '67
5 - 6:15 p.m. The President's Society Reception
(by invitation only)
Lee House
6:30 - 10:30 p.m. Reunion 2017: Alumni Celebration!
An evening of merriment, music and dining
Entertainment: Datz Us Ramblers
Cannan Green
7 p.m. Movie: Sing
Sponsored by Campus Activities. Admission and popcorn are FREE
Stackhouse Theater

Sunday, May 14

Time Event Location
8 - 10 a.m. Class of 1967 Getaway Breakfast Best Western Hunt Ridge