Affinity Programs

At W&L, our interests and identities provide new ways for us to come together.

What Inspires You?

The goal of W&L's affinity programs is to increase engagement among alumni groups, particularly those who may have lost touch with the university since graduation, by appealing to their varying interests and identities.

Affinity Events

A significant aspect of W&L's affinity programs is its events, which seek to re-engage alumni based on shared interests and identities in-person. Alumni Engagement will work hand in hand with alumni to create authentic on- and off-campus events based on specific affinities. Affinity events may be part of existing alumni-focused weekends or alumni chapter events. Affinity Programs may also host designated days, weekends and/or trips (potentially in conjunction with Lifelong Learning) to highlight different affinities on- and off-campus.

Black Alumni Weekend

Attendees at Alumni Weekend

Black Alumni Weekend

One of W&L's signature weekends, Black Alumni Weekend welcomes alumni back to campus to reminisce about W&L while also planning for its future.

Image of QuestBridge Reunion attendees

QuestBridge Reunion

During Young Alumni Weekend 2019, QuestBridge Alumni celebrated their fifth reunion on W&L's campus with a reception at the Morris House on the Colonnade.

Attendees during an Executive Committee Reunion

Executive Committee Reunion

W&L's student-led Honor System is made possible thanks to the men and women of the EC. During Young Alumni Weekend, they return to their stomping grounds to swap stories and relive some of their big moments!

Image of University Singers

University Singers Open Sing

Every year during Young Alumni Weekend, alumni singers belt it out once again during the Music Department's Open Sing that welcomes back singers for songs and libations.

Repertory Dance Company Reunion participants

Repertory Dance Company Reunion

In January 2018, W&L's Repertory Dance Company joined its Dance alumni in New York City not only to reconnect but also to collaborate and dance together at the Center for Performance Research in Brooklyn.

Office of Alumni Engagement

  • Hotchkiss House

    Washington and Lee University

    Lexington, VA 24450

Affinity Programs & Events

Check out which Affinity Programs have already hosted events either on campus or across the country!

Attendees at Young Alumni Weekend
Young Alumni Weekend 2019 - Journalism Documentary Screening
Attendees at a QuestBridge Reunion during Young Alumni Weekend
Young Alumni Weekend 2019 - QuestBridge Reunion
Panelists at the Shepherd Alumni Panels during Young Alumni Weekend
Young Alumni Weekend 2019 - Shepherd Alumni Panels
Attendees at a University Singers Reunion
Young Alumni Weekend 2019 - University Singers Reunion
Attendees at the Shepherd Alumni Panels during Young Alumni Weekend
Young Alumni Weekend 2019 - Shepherd Alumni Panels
Attendees chatting at a Multicultural Cocktail Party during Young Alumni Weekend
Young Alumni Weekend 2019 - Multicultural Cocktail Party
Alumni hugging during a University Singers Reunion at Young Alumni Weekend
Young Alumni Weekend 2019 - University Singers Reunion
Attendees at an Executive Committee Gathering
Executive Committee Gathering - Fall 2019
Participants at the Executive Committee Reunion during Young Alumni Weekend
Young Alumni Weekend 2019 - Executive Committee Reunion
Attendees at the Hillel Brunch during Alumni Weekend
Alumni Weekend 2014 - Hillel Brunch
Black Alumni Reunion group photo
Black Alumni Reunion 2019
Attendees at Black Alumni Reunion
Black Alumni Reunion 2019
Attendees dancing at the Black Alumni Reunion
Black Alumni Reunion 2019
Image of attendees at a Black Alumni Reunion
Black Alumni Reunion 2019
Attendees dancing at Black Alumni Reunion
Black Alumni Reunion 2019
Image of attendees at the Black Alumni Reunion
Black Alumni Reunion 2019
Image of attendees at the Black Alumni Reunion event
Black Alumni Reunion 2019
Attendees at the Kathekon Reunion during Young Alumni Weekend
Young Alumni Weekend 2019 - Kathekon Reunion
Attendees at the Inaugural Major Generals Event
Major Generals Inaugural Event - Fall 2019
Attendees at the Major Generals Inaugural Event
Major Generals Inaugural Event - Fall 2019