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Alumni Engagement’s mission is to connect alumni with each other, with W&L, and to provide interesting avenues for lifelong learning. While we can’t be together in person, we want you to have the latest highlights of our programming.

  • Check out our brand new W&L Podcast: After Class!
  • Students will be welcomed back for the fall semester, but fall sports have been cancelled.
  • Five Star Festival, out of an abundance of caution for the health of our Five Star Generals, has been postponed from October 2020 to March 4 – 6, 2021 and will coincide with the 2021 Institute for Honor.
  • Due to the University’s strict no visitors policy for the fall semester, we must cancel Young Alumni Weekend, which was scheduled for October 30-31, 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus next October for Young Alumni Weekend 2021. 
  • W&L has a new virtual book club! Join over 650 other alumni here.
  • We recently honored “unsung hero” alumni chapter volunteers with the Chapter Service Volunteer Awards. Check out the complete list of honorees.
  • We are working with campus partners in hopes of finding the right time to reschedule part of or all of Alumni Weekend 2020.
  • Lifelong Learning trips have been canceled or postponed until 2021.
  • Alumni College 2020 has been rescheduled for July 2021.
  • Several weeks ago, we asked W&L faculty what books they’d take with them to a desert island – their response was overwhelming!
  • In-person chapter events are canceled until further notice, but we are working to create some virtual offerings until we can gather again!



Contact Us

Office of Alumni Engagement
Hotchkiss House
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA 24450

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