Five-Star Festival

Mark Your Calendars for Nov. 1 - 3, 2018! The 55th, 60th and 65th reunion classes of '63, '58 and '53 are the centerpieces, but all Five-Star Generals (anyone class of 1967 and earlier) are cordially invited! The weekend features door-to-door transportation, President Will Dudley, students, tours of exciting new facilities, and time to relax and socialize

Register online now

The $130 per person fee includes all programs, food, beverages and event transportation. Hotel charges are NOT included.

See who else is coming! Note: It can take up to 24 hours after you register to show up on this list.

Hotel Registration

Rooms are being held at the Hampton Inn Col Alto. You must call the Hampton Inn directly (540) 463-2223 to book your room and tell them you are with the Five-Star Festival. These rooms will be released to the public on October 2, so book your room immediately. 


Thursday, November 1

Time Event Location
1 - 5 pm Registration Hampton Inn
5:50 pm. SHUTTLES depart Hampton Inn
6 - 7:15 pm Welcome Reception
Hosted by President Dudley
Lee House
7:30 - 9 pm Five-Star Banquet Evans Dining Hall
9 p.m. SHUTTLES to Hampton Inn
9 - 10:30 pm Hospitality Suite Lexington Room, Hampton Inn

Friday, November 2

Time Event Location
7 - 9 am Breakfast Hampton Inn
9 am SHUTTLES depart Hampton Inn for Campus
9:15 - 10:15 am President William C. Dudley Stackhouse Theater
10:15 - 10:35 am BREAK
10:35 - 11 am "Oh, the Places We Go"
Rob Fure, Director of Lifelong Learning
Stackhouse Theater
11am - 12 noon Preview of the Mid-Term Congressional Elections
W&L Politics Professor Brian Alexander
Terry Cooper, expert political consultant
Stackhouse Theater
12:10 -1:10 pm Lunch with Students Evans Dining Hall
1:15 pm Early SHUTTLE to Hampton Inn
1:30 - 2:30 pm "Lee Chapel at 150"
David Cox, author
Lee Chapel
2:30 pm Final SHUTTLE to Hampton Inn
2:30 - 5 pm Free Time
5:15 pm SHUTTLES depart for Lee Chapel Hampton Inn
5:30 pm sharp Five-Star Photos Lee Chapel Steps
5:45 pm Service of Remembrance Lee Chapel
6 pm SHUTTLES to reception and dinner
Featuring W&L Art, Music and Theater
Lenfest Center
8:45 pm SHUTTLES return to Hampton Inn
9 - 10:30 pm Hospitality Suite Lexington Room, Hampton Inn

Saturday, November 3

Time Event Location
7 - 8:30 am Breakfast Hampton Inn
9:15 am SHUTTLES depart Hampton Inn for campus
9:30 - 10:30 am Global Learning at W&L
Professor Mark Rush, Director of International Education
Dick Kuettner, Director of Global Discovery Labs
Ruscio Center for Global Learning
10:30 - 11:30 am The Amazing IQ Center
David Plaff, Academic Technologist
IQ Center, Science Center
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Concluding Lunch Hotchkiss House 
12:30 pm SHUTTLES to Hampton Inn
1 - 3:30 pm Football: Generals vs. Hampden Sydney Wilson Field
4 - 6 pm Doremus Society Reception 
By invitation only