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
2pm Campus Tours meet on the Hotchkiss Alumni House porch
4pm ODK Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony
Brief ceremony and reception open to all, for the new historical marker denoting the founding of ODK in 1914 at W&L
ODK National Headquarters, 224 McLaughlin St.
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, plus a few loaner discs at hole #1.
8:30am-6pm Reunion Registration Hotchkiss Alumni House
9 - 11am Women's Leadership and Networking Brunch Science Center Tent
9am - 4pm Reeves Center Open House
Visitors will have a rare opportunity to handle ceramics from the collection and to see how curators distinguish between genuine and fake objects.
Reeves Center
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
Moderated by Alex Jones '68, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in 1987, the panel will be divided into two hour-long sessions. The first hour will deal with the watershed year that was 1968. Panelists from the class will represent different paths taken by college graduates in that tumultuous time in our country's history. The second hour will focus on the wisdom that the Class of 1968 has accumulated over the past 50 years. They will offer life, business and personal advice to the graduating Class of 2018, and anyone else who would like to attend.
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons
11:30am - 1:30pm Alumni Luncheon
All Alumni, Students, Faculty and Guests Invited
Cannan Green
1 - 3pm Natatorium Open House and "Old W&L Gym Gear" SALE
Come meet the swim coaches, see the new pool at the base of the new upper-division Village, and buy old gym gear that needs to be cleared out for the renovation/building of the new athletic facility.
2nd Level Lounge area over-looking the pool
1 - 5pm 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
1:30pm Oh, the Places We Go: W&L Journeys Past and Future
Robert Fure, Director of Lifelong Learning Programs
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons
1:30 - 2:30pm Journalism Department Open House Rowe Lounge, Reid Hall
2pm Admissions Q&A
Members of the admission staff will answer questions about W&L and college admissions.
Elrod Commons 214
2pm Campus Tours meet on the Hotchkiss Alumni House porch
2 - 3:30pm Shepherd Program Open House
Shepherd Program staff, faculty and students invite you to stop by and catch up on the life of the program and join in celebrating Shepherd's 20th anniversary.
Mattingly House
2 - 4pm Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Open House Keller Theater, Lenfest Center
2 - 4pm 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
2:30pm Alumni Classroom: Reflections on 2016 and the Trump Presidency
With Bob Strong, William Lyne Wilson Professor in Political Economy
Ruscio Center for Global Learning Atrium
3pm Men's Tennis vs. Virginia Wesleyan Tennis Courts
3pm Tours of the Village - 3rd year housing meet at the football end of the footbridge
3 - 4pm Music Department Open House Wilson Hall Atrium
3 - 4pm Philosophy Department Open House 3rd Floor, Washington Hall
3 - 4pm Sociology and Anthropology Captstone Poster Session Elrod Commons 114
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
3:30 - 4:30pm 150th Anniversary Celebration of Phi Gamma Delta at W&L Fiji House
4 - 5pm "Now What? So You Think You Want to Retire?"
Book presentation by author Rob Couch '78, '82L
Elrod Commons 214
4:30 - 6pm Hillel Welcome Cocktail Reception Hillel House
4:30 - 6:30pm Football Alumni Social Rocca Patio, R.E. Lee Hotel, Main Street
5 - 6pm Classics Department Open House/Antiqui-Tea Tucker Hall Reading Room
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, plus a few loaner discs at hole #1.
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
9 - 1pm W&L Class Rings available for purchase Elrod Commons Atrium
9am - 4pm Reeves Center Open House
Visitors will have a rare opportunity to handle ceramics from the collection and to see how curators distinguish between genuine and fake objects.
Reeves Center
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 '73L, Lee Rorrer Holifield '93, and Lewis Perkins '93.
Lee Chapel
11am Alumnae Soccer Game
RSVP to Coach Cunningham if you want to play at cunninghamn@wlu.edu
Fuge Field
11:30am-1:30pm Alumni Picnic Cannan Green
12pm Women's Lacrosse vs. Roanoke College Watt Field
12 - 1pm Book Signing
Chris Swann '92, Blaine Brownell '65, Rob Couch '78, '82L, and David Cox
University Store, Elrod Commons
12:30pm Baseball vs. Emory & Henry Cap'n Dick Smith Baseball Field
1pm Women's Tennis vs. Mary Washington Tennis Courts
1 - 2pm Class of 1998 Open House Mason Taylor New Room
1 - 3pm Class of 1993 Gathering
Entertainment by: Eric Heinsohn '83 and Roger Day '85
CLASS PHOTO TAKEN HERE - 1:45 pm
Stemmons Tent (in front of Huntley Hall)
1 - 3:30pm Classes of 1973, 1978, 1983 and 1988 Gathering Law School Lawn Tent
1 - 4pm Outing Club Barn Open House Outing Club Barn, West Nelson St.
1pm Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Library Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library
1:30pm Friends of the Library Symposium
Speakers: Robert Cooper '68 and Pam Pacelli Cooper
Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library
1:30 - 3:30pm LGBTQ Alumni and Allies Event
Come see our new home and catch up on what the LGBTQ community has been up to.
Red House, behind the Hillel House
2pm Men's Lacrosse vs. Virginia Wesleyan Wilson Field
2 - 4pm Classes 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 - 5pm Class of 1968 Gathering Home of Bob Moll '68
4pm Class of 1988 photo Washington Bust, Washington Hall
3pm 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.