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

Hotel Registration

Rooms at the Hampton Inn Col Alto are now full. Here is a list of additional Lexington area hotels you can call to book a room:

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

You can also call the Hampton Inn to see if any rooms become available at (540) 463-2223


Thursday, November 1

Time Event Location
1 - 5 pm Registration Hampton Inn
5:50 pm. SHUTTLES depart Hampton Inn
6 - 7 pm Welcome Reception
Hosted by President William C. Dudley
Lee House
7:15 - 9 pm Five-Star Banquet
Reunion Giving Awards: Dennis Cross, VP for University Advancement
Distinguished Alumni Awards: Beau Dudley, Executive Director of Alumni Affairs
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 - 8:30 am Breakfast Hampton Inn
8:50 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 Community-Based Learning and Shepherd Program
Tammi Hellwig, Director of Community-Based Learning
Fran Elrod, Associate Director of the Shepherd Program
Stackhouse Theater
11am - 12 pm Preview of the 2018 Midterm Congressional Elections
W&L Professor of Politics Brian Alexander
Expert political analyst, Terry Cooper
Stackhouse Theater
12:10 -1:10 pm Lunch with Students Evans Dining Hall
1:15 pm Optional 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 (see your downtown visitors pamphlet for ideas in town)
5:15 pm SHUTTLES depart for Lee Chapel Hampton Inn
5:30 pm sharp Five-Star Photos Lee Chapel Steps
5:45 pm Celebration of Life Lee Chapel
6:15 pm SHUTTLES to Lenfest Center Letcher Ave., adjacent to Chapel
6:30 pm Piano Concerto
Robert Masi '21
Wilson Concert Hall
6:45 pm Student and Faculty Art Lykes Atrium
7 pm Cocktails and Dinner Kamen Gallery, Lenfest Theater
8:30 pm Student actors rehearse for their upcoming play Johnson Theater
9 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 am SHUTTLES depart Hampton Inn for campus
9:15 - 11:30 am The group divides in half and everyone hears two presentations:
International Education at W&L
Professor Mark Rush, Director of International Education
The Amazing IQ Center
Helen I'Anson, John T. Perry Professor of Biology and Research Science
Ruscio Center for Global Learning
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
You can watch from the McLaughlin Suite near the press box
Wilson Field
4 - 5:30 pm Doremus Society Reception 
By invitation only