Five-Star Festival

Five-Star Festival & Institute for Honor held March 3 - 5, 2022

We will stage the 2022 Five-Star Festival March 3 - 5 with a slate of interesting and fun events that you can attend in person, including the Institute for Honor keynote address. 


Registration for the 2022 Five-Star Festival


The schedule is tentative and subject to change

-Thursday, March 3 -

2:00 - 5:30 PM Check-in / Registration Hotchkiss House
4:45 PM Early Shuttle from Hotels to Campus  
5:00 PM Optional Presentation
Speaker: Paul Youngman, Associate Provost, Redenbaugh Professor of German
Northen Auditorium
5:45 PM Shuttles Depart from Hotels to Campus  
6:00 - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception: Hosted by President William C. Dudley Lee House
7:15 - 9:00 PM Five-Star Banquet
Reunion Giving and Distinguished Alumni Awards
Evans Hall
9:00 PM Shuttles Depart for Hotels Evans Hall
9:00 - 10:30 PM Hospitality Suites Various Hotels

-Friday, March 4 -

9:00 AM Shuttles Depart Hotels for Campus  
9:30 - 10:15 AM University Update
President Dudley
Stackhouse Theater
10:15 - 10:45 AM Honor and Integrity On and Off-Campus Stackhouse Theater
10:45 - 11:00 AM  - BREAK -  
11:00 - 11:30 AM OH, The Places We Will Go!
Presentation from Lifelong Learning
Stackhouse Theater
11:30 - 12:00 PM Campus Master Plan Highlights
Tom Kalasky, Executive Director of Facilities
Stackhouse Theater
12:10 - 1:10 PM Lunch with Kathekon Students Evans Hall
1:15 - 1:55 PM W&L History Session
Dr. Lynn Rainville, Director of Institutional History
Stackhouse Theater
2:00 - 2:40 PM Optional Tour of Duchossois and Doremus Duchossois Athletic Center
2:45 - 3:45 PM - BREAK  
2:45 - 3:45 PM Doremus Society Reception
After Refreshments with the Doremus Society
(by Invitation)
Morris House
4:00 - 4:45 PM Institute for Honor Keynote
Dr. Elizabeth Varon, University of Virginia
University Chapel
5:00 - 5:20 PM Celebration of Life University Chapel
5:30 PM Five-Star Photos University Chapel Entrance
5:30 - 6:30 PM Institute for Honor and Five-Star Reception Lee House
6:30 - 8:30 PM Institute for Honor and Five-Star Dinner Evans Hall
8:30 PM Shuttles Depart for Hotels  

-Saturday, March 5 -

9:00 - 12:30 PM Institute for Honor Programming Stackhouse Theater
12:30 - 1:30 PM Institute for Honor Lunch
All Five-Star attendees are invited to attend
Evans Hall



Make your plans now to join us in Lexington! Here is a rather exhaustive list of lodging options, from hotels to B&Bs.

Please call these hotels and give the name of the room block:

  • Hampton Inn: 540.463.2223: Five-Star Festival
  • The Gin Hotel [Formerly the Robert E. Lee Hotel]: 540.461.8484
  • The Holiday Inn: 540.463.7351: Five-Star Festival


Shuttle service to and from campus will be available during Five-Star Festival. Further details are to be provided. Golf carts will also be available for those who need extra assistance navigating campus.