Washington and Lee University Office of Alumni Affairs
Young Alumni Weekend
Washington and Lee has planned a special weekend for our graduates of the last decade. Join your classmates, meet new friends and enjoy the fall splendor of the beautiful campus, October 25 - 27, 2019. We will celebrate the 5th and 10th reunions for classes of 2009 and 2014. ALSO celebrating last year's cancelled reunions - 6th and 11th for classes of 2008 and 2013. All Alumni 2008 - 2019 are invited.
The reunion fee is an all-inclusive charge for all programming aspects, including: food and beverage for the weekend, evening transportation, favors and other items. It does not include your hotel fees or any contribution to your class gift.
Alumni who register after September 27, 2019, 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, and click here to see who else has registered. (Please note it can take up to two business days after registering to show up on this list)
Back in April 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."
If calling, please tell them you'd like a room in the W&L Young Alumni Weekend block
Wingate by Wyndham (540) 464-8100
Best Western Hunt Ridge (540) 464-1500. Book online here
Comfort Inn (540) 463-7311
Country Inn & Suites (540) 464-9000
Holiday Inn Express (540) 463-7351
Hampton Inn (540) 463-2223. Book online here. If you call, the code is YAW
Information about other hotels and accommodations can be found at the City of Lexington website.
*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.
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
Friday evening attire at the Young Alumni Assembly in Lee Chapel is business casual. 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, 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 October 17, your registration fee will be fully refunded. After that, we cannot issue a refund.
Friday, October 25
|3:45pm||Shepherd Young Alumni Panels||Early-Fielding, 200 level|
|4:30pm||Shepherd Program Open House||Mattingly House|
|6:30pm||Young Alumni Assembly and Awards Presentation||Lee Chapel|
|7:30 - 11pm||Young Alumni Bash
Great food, open bar, old friends
Saturday, October 26
|9:30am||President's Champagne Breakfast
State of the University Address
Join friends for good food & drink and good times until the football game
|Law School Lawn|
|Noon||Class of 2008, 2009, 2013 and 2014 Photos||Law School Lawn|
|Noon||Women's Soccer vs. Randolph||Watt Field|
|1pm||Homecoming Football vs. Bridgewater||Wilson Field|
|2pm||Field Hockey vs. Randolph-Macon||Turf Field|
|3pm||Alumni Sing with University Singers||Wilson Hall, Lenfest Center|
|3pm||Men's Soccer vs. Guilford||Watt Field|
|3 - 5pm||Multicultural Cocktail Party||TBD|
|4pm||Music Department Open House||Wilson Atrium|
|5 pm||Documentary Film Screening
Odanaku: Poiesis of a Nepali Family--a creative collaboration between Janey Fugate '15 and Sarah Helms '15, using poetry to depict life in a remote, rural Nepali village.
|Reid Hall 111|
|6 - 10pm||Virginia is for Generals Party
Local wine/beer tasting and BBQ dinner with live bluegrass music