Black Alumni Reunion 2019

March 8 - 9, 2019 

The reunion committee cordially invites all black alumni to the Washington and Lee Black Alumni Reunion 2019! 


The $95 per person fee includes all programs, food, beverages and Saturday evening transportation. Hotel charges are NOT included.
See who's coming 
(please note it can take 24 hours to show up on this list after you register)


We have a block of hotel rooms on hold at the Holiday Inn Express. To reserve a room you must contact them directly by Feb. 15 at 540.463.7351 and give them the code: BAR

Frequently Asked Questions

Tentative Schedule

Friday, March 8

Time Event Location
3 - 5:45 pm Registration Hotchkiss Alumni House
4 pm Student/Alumni Career Panel
Participants TBD
Science Center 214
5:30 pm Keynote Remarks
Dr. Lena Hill, Dean of the College
Science Center 214
6 - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception: Cocktails and Heavy Hors d'oeuvres
Host: President Will Dudley
Lee House
Dinner on your own
8 - 10 pm Hospitality Suite
Beer, wine, soda and snacks provided
Holiday Inn Express

Saturday, March 9

Time Event Location
7 - 8:30 am Breakfast Holiday Inn Express
9 - 9:45 am Remarks and Q&A
President Will Dudley
Stackhouse Theater
9:45 - 10:10 am Admissions and Diversity
Sally Stone Richmond, VP and Dean of Admissions
Leonard Satterwhite, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions
Stackhouse Theater
10:15 - 10:40 am Student Inclusion and Engagement Initiatives
Tamara Futrell, Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement
Crasha V. Townsend, Director of the Office of Inclusion and Engagement
Stackhouse Theater
10:40 - 10:50 am BREAK
10:50 - 11:15 am Black Greek Life
Crasha V. Townsend, NPHC Advisor
Student & Alumni Panelists TBD
Stackhouse Theater
11:20 am - 12:20 pm Student Life Panel
Elizabeth Mugo '19, Executive Committee President
Student Panelists TBD
Stackhouse Theater
12:30 - 2 pm Lunch and conversations with students of color Sankofa House
11 N. Jefferson St.
1:30 - 2 pm Chavis Hall Renaming Ceremony (optional) Chavis Hall (formerly Robinson Hall)
2:15 - 2:45 pm Oral History Project on African Americans at W&L
Makayla Lorick '19
Michael Hill, Professor of Africana Studies
Ruscio Center for Global Learning Atrium
2:45 - 3:30 pm Alumni Only Conversations
Local gatherings
Newsletter ideas
Ruscio CGL Atrium
3:30 - 5:30 pm Free time and oral history recording sessions with Ms. Lorick Ruscio CGL 123
6:15 pm Shuttles to campus Holiday Inn Express
6:30 - 8:30 pm Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Hotchkiss Alumni House
8 pm - 12 am Black Ball
(semi-formal, black tie optional)
Beer, wine and dessert provided
Evans Dining Hall
9 pm - 12 am Hospitality Suite
Beer, wine, soda and snacks provided
Holiday Inn Express
9 pm - 12:30 am Shuttle loops to Holiday Inn Express Curb at Evans

Sunday, March 10

Time Event Location
11 a.m. Optional service at First Baptist Church
Rev. McKinley A. Williams, Pastor
First Baptist Church
103 N. Main Street

The Reunion Committee looks forward to seeing you!
Grace Andrews '09; Cynthia Cheatham '07; Amber Cooper '12; Susanna Craib-Cox '96; Gary Davis '02; Beau Dudley '74, '79L; Robert Ford '75; Tamara Futrell; Kynai Johnson '06; Meredith King Ledford '03; John X. Miller '77, '80L; Karen Pope '92; Tammi Simpson '91; William Thornton '88

Call W&L Alumni Affairs with any questions at 540.458.8464