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 15 - 17, 2017. All alumni from 2007 - 2017 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.
Alumni who register after August 18 will pay an increase of $10/person/package on reunion registration fees. REGISTER EARLY!
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. Register now by clicking your class year below.
Click here to see who is already registered! (It may take up to 24 hours after registration to show up on the list)
We have reserved several blocks of rooms at area hotels. Because of the anticipated excitement about the weekend and the inauguration in particular, we have already opened those blocks for your convenience. You may contact any of the following hotels and ask for rooms in the "W&L Young Alumni block."
Comfort Inn (540) 463-7311
Country Inn & Suites (540) 464-9000
Best Western Lexington Inn (540) 458-3020
Holiday Inn Express (540) 463-7351
Quality Inn (540) 463-6400
Sleep Inn (540) 463-6000
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 hotels 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.
Dress for the Weekend
Weekend events are casual, though you may want to be a little dressier if attending the Presidential Inauguration on Saturday morning.
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. 8, your registration fee will be fully refunded. After that, we cannot issue a refund.
Friday, Sept. 15
|2 - 6 p.m.||Check in/Registration||Hotchkiss Alumni House|
|3 - 4:30 p.m.||Inauguration Panel: The Liberal Arts and the Professions||Lenfest Center|
|4 p.m.||Shepherd Career Connections
Learn how involvement in the Shepherd Program has impacted the careers of returning young alumni. Following a group discussion, students can speak one-on-one with alumni.
|5 p.m.||Alumni Voices: Words of Wisdom
Cynthia Cheatham '07 (Politics & Spanish), Program Manager, Society for Neuroscience
Jasmine Randolph '07 (Computer Science), Senior Software Engineer, Raytheon Company
Followed by Q&A and time for networking
|5 p.m.||George Washington Society Plaque Dedication||Washington Hall Lobby|
|6:30 p.m.||Distinguished Young Alumni Awards Presentation
Robert Rain '07, Kaylee Hartung '07, John Bovay '07
|7:30 - 11 p.m.||Young Alumni Party||Cannan Green|
|8 p.m.||Friday Underground
Weekly coffeehouse event
205 E. Washington St.
|9 p.m.||University Singers "Midnight" Rehearsal followed by "Charty"||Wilson Hall|
Saturday, Sept. 16
|9 a.m.||Shepherd Open House
Enjoy coffee and bagels and see what's new with the Shepherd Program as we celebrate our 20th anniversary.
|10 a.m.||Inauguration of President Will Dudley||Colonnade|
|11:30 a.m.||Inauguration Lunch & Young Alumni Lunch - open to all
Live music by the Cary Street Ramblers
|Noon||Men's Soccer game vs. Capital||Watt Field|
|12 - 1:30 p.m.||Outing Club Alumni Shindig||Outing Club Room, Elrod 114|
|1:30 - 3:30 p.m.||Alumni Tailgate
Live music by Shoot Toby Twice
|Liberty Hall Ruins|
|2 p.m.||Field Hockey game vs. Elizabethtown||Turf Field|
|2:30 p.m.||Class of 2007 & Class of 2012 Photos||Liberty Hall Ruins|
|2:30 - 4 p.m.||EC Alumni Open House||Early Fielding 121/122|
|3 p.m.||Women's Soccer vs. York (Pa.)||Watt Field|
|3 - 5 p.m.||Multicultural Cocktail Party for students and alumni||Kamen Gallery, Lenfest Center|
|4:30 - 5:30 p.m.||Music Department Open House||Wilson Atrium, Lenfest Center|
|5 - 6:30 p.m.||TPS Reception
By invitation only
|Ruscio Center for Global Learning|
|6 - 10 p.m.||Virginia is for Generals
Wine/beer tasting and BBQ dinner with live music by Datz Us Ramblers
|8 p.m.||Black & White Formal
Hosted by the Multicultural Student Association