Five-Star Festival

Generals who have already celebrated their 50th Reunion, mark your calendars for October 15 - 17, 2020!

You're Always Welcome

Calling all graduates from the classes of 1969 and earlier! Our alumni celebrating their 55th, 60th and 65th reunions (classes of '65, '60 and '55) will have special celebrations, and all Five-Star Generals are cordially invited to this two-day celebration on October 15 - 17, 2020.

Register Online

Registration fee includes all programs, food, beverages and event transportation. Hotel charges are not included.

Note: You can register now and get a full refund if you must cancel due to health concerns or another emergency.

Hotel Information

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2019 Schedule

Thursday, September 12

Time Event Location
2 - 5:30pm Registration Hampton Inn
4:30pm Early shuttle from Hampton to Campus  
4:30pm "A Civil War Murder(?) Mystery: The Death and Burial of Lt. John Rodgers Meigs"
Inaugural Lecture, Dr. Barton Myers, Class of 1960 Professor of Ethics and History
Northen Auditorium,
Leyburn Library
5:45pm Shuttles depart Hampton Inn for campus  
6 - 7pm Welcome Reception
Hosted by President William C. Dudley
Lee House
7:15 - 9pm Five-Star Banquet Evans Hall
9pm Shuttles to Hampton Inn  
9 - 10:30pm Hospitality Suite Lexington Room,
Hampton Inn

Friday, September 13

Time Event Location
7 - 8:20am Breakfast Hampton Inn
8:50am Shuttles depart Hampton Inn for campus  
9:15 - 10am President William C. Dudley Stackhouse Theater
10 - 10:35am The Honor System and Academic Integrity
Will Bolton, Student Body Executive Committee President
The Owings Fellowship and Academic Integrity
Catherine Latour '20, Harrison Travis '21 and Will Schirmer '20
Stackhouse Theater
10:35 - 10:55am BREAK  
11 - noon "Trump or No Trump: The 2020 Presidential Election"
Politics Professors Brian Alexander and Bob Strong
Meet the Mock Convention 2020 Student Leaders
John Harashinski '20, Parker Catlett '20, Elizabeth Thompson, and Jimmy Fleck '20
Stackhouse Theater
12:10 - 1:10pm Lunch with students Evans Hall
1:15pm Optional early shuttle to Hampton Inn  
1:30 - 2:30pm "Four Centuries of W&L History"
Dr. Lynn Rainville, Director of Institutional History
Stackhouse Theater
2:30pm Shuttles to Hampton Inn  
2:30 - 5pm Free Time  
5:10pm Shuttles depart Hampton Inn for Lee Chapel  
5:30pm Five-Star Photos Lee Chapel Steps
5:45pm Celebration of Life Lee Chapel
6:10pm Shuttles  
6:30 - 9pm Five-Star Reception and Dinner Kamen Gallery
6:30 - 7:30pm Class of 1959 Reception 206 Paxton St.
7:30 - 9pm Class of 1959 Dinner Reeves Center
9pm Shuttles to Hampton Inn  
9 - 10:30pm Hospitality Suite Lexington Room,
Hampton Inn

Saturday, September 14

Time Event Location
7 - 8:30am Breakfast Hampton Inn
9:15am Shuttles depart Hampton Inn for campus  
9:30 - 11:30am W&L Treasures
Tom Camden '76, Director of Special Collections
Leyburn Library
9:30 - 11:30am "Oh the Places We Go"
Rob Fure, Director of Lifelong Learning, presents highlights of campus alumni college and travel programs 2019-2020.
Ruscio Center for Global Learning
11:30am - 12:30pm Concluding Lunch Hotchkiss Alumni House
12:30pm Shuttles to Hampton Inn
No further courtesy transportation after this route.
Festival concludes after lunch, but alumni are welcome to stay in town.
12:45 - 1:45pm Pre-game Tailgate Law School Lawn
1 - 4pm Football: Generals vs. Sewanee
Watch the game from inside the Coach Lee McLaughlin Suite!
Wilson Field