Washington and Lee University Office of Alumni Affairs
Young Alumni Weekend
Young Alumni Weekend celebrates our graduates of the last decade. Join your classmates, meet new friends and enjoy the fall splendor of the beautiful campus. Mark your calendars for September 14 - 16, 2018. All alumni from 2008 - 2018 are invited.
The reunion fee is an all-inclusive charge for all programming aspects, including: food and beverage for the weekend, evening transportation, class events, favors and other items. It does not include your hotel fees or any contribution to your class gift.
Please remember that we are a community built on honor. If you plan on participating in any of the Young Alumni Weekend activities, registration and payment is required. Note that prices will go up by $20 on August 17, so register now at the Early Bird rates!
See who is coming! Note: it can take up to 24 hours to show up on this list after you register.
Back in December you were notified about hotel blocks that were open for Young Alumni Weekend. You may contact any of the following hotels and ask if there are still available rooms in the "W&L Young Alumni block."
Best Western Hunt Ridge (540) 464-1500
Comfort Inn (540) 463-7311
Country Inn & Suites (540) 464-9000
Hampton Inn (540) 463-2223
Holiday Inn Express (540) 463-7351
Wingate (540) 464-8100
*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 Visitor's Center Website.
Complimentary shuttle bus service will be available Friday and Saturday evenings between the hotels listed below and campus. Parking is also available in the W&L parking garage located behind the Warner Center gymnasium. Be smart, please don't drink and drive.
Hotels on shuttle route:*
• Comfort Inn
• Best Western Lexington Inn
• Holiday Inn Express
• Howard Johnson
• Country Inn & Suites
• Sleep Inn
• Quality Inn
*If you are not staying at one of the hotels listed above, there will be no pick-up shuttle service at your hotel. However, you can be dropped off at your hotel (as long as it is in Lexington) upon request.
Dress for the Weekend
Lee Chapel attire is recommended for events held in Lee House. All other events are casual.
Arriving on Campus
The Young Alumni Weekend schedule of events is subject to change. Upon arriving in Lexington, please visit the Hotchkiss Alumni House to officially check in and receive your registration packet. This will include the latest weekend schedule, class-specific news, your reunion favor and name tag. YOUR NAME TAG WILL SERVE AS YOUR ADMISSION TICKET THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.
Although you'll be missed, we understand things happen and it may be necessary to cancel your reunion weekend registration. If you cancel before Sept. 7, your registration fee will be fully refunded. After that, we cannot issue a refund.
Friday, Sept. 14
|2 - 6 pm||Check in/Registration||Hotchkiss Alumni House|
|6 pm||Distinguished Young Alumni Awards Presentation
|7:30 - 11 pm||Young Alumni Party
Open bar, dinner stations, seeing old friends!
Saturday, Sept. 15
|11 am||Alumni Tailgate
Join friends for good food & drink and good times until the football game
|Law School Lawn|
|Noon||Class of 2008 and 2013 Photos
||Law School Lawn|
|Noon||Men's Soccer game vs. Sewanee||Watt Field|
|1 pm||Homecoming football vs. Maryville||Wilson Field|
|1 pm||Men's Rugby v. Radford||Boneyard|
|2:30 pm||Women's Soccer game vs. Pfeiffer
|3 pm||Alumni Sing with University Singers||Wilson Hall, Lenfest Center|
|3 - 5 pm||Multicultural Cocktail Party||Kamen Gallery, Lenfest Center|
|3 - 5 pm||Journalism & Mass Communications Cocktail Reception||Morris House|
|3:30 - 5:30 pm||Residence Life Reunion||Sankofa House, Jefferson Street|
|4 pm||Music Department Open House
|4 - 5 pm||Mock Convention Exhibit and Reception
Student leaders of W&L's own Mock Convention have curated an interactive & historical exhibit on Leyburn's Main Floor in anticipation of the upcoming 2020 Convention. Please stop by the opening reception to enjoy the exhibit and refreshments, as well as to meet the newly organized members of the Executive and Steering Committees!
|Leyburn LIbrary, Main Floor Exhibit Space|
|4 - 6 pm||Kathekon Alumni Reunion||Hotchkiss House|
|6 - 10 pm||Virginia is for Generals
Wine/beer tasting and BBQ dinner with live bluegrass music
Sunday, September 16
|9:30 - 11 am||Hillel Open House
Stop by the Hillel House for one last chance to schmooze and nosh! We'll have smoothies, bagels, and more to fuel your journey home. Shalom, y'all!