Reunion Reconnect Weekend!
Washington and Lee is planning a special celebration weekend for the 16 classes who missed in-person reunions in 2020 and 2021. The university is delighted to welcome back the classes 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2006. It's time to reconnect with old friends and make new memories! Mark your calendar now for March 18-19.
The schedule is tentative and subject to change
- Friday, March 18 -
|9:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Check-in/Registration||Hotchkiss House|
|10:00 AM-Noon||1970 & 1971 sponsor presentations on
The Shepherd Program on Poverty and Human Capability Student and Faculty Research Projects
|Noon -1:30 PM||Alumni Luncheon
All Reunion Classes Invited
|2:00 - 4:00 PM||W&L Today
Q&A with two faculty/staff to discuss their programs and priorities.
|3:30 - 4:30 PM||Doremus Society Reception
(Invitation Only Event)
|Elrod Living Room|
|4:00 - 5:30 PM||Women's Networking Event
Limited Capacity / Separate RSVP
|Harte Learning Center|
|6:00 PM||Class Receptions and Dinners||Locations TBD|
|9:30 PM - Midnight||Band Party||Law School Lawn|
- Saturday, March 19 -
|8:30 AM - 4:00 PM||Check-in / Registration||Hotchkiss House|
|8:30 AM||Back Campus Hike
Please contact Margaret McClintock,
540-458-486 or email@example.com, for additional details.
|Sponsored by the Outing Club|
|8:30 AM||Campus Scavenger Hunt||Details Online|
|10:00 -11:30 AM||Tours of Duchossois & Doremus, Harte Learning Center, Center for Global Learning, or University Chapel||Alumni Pick Two|
|11:45 AM - 1:15 PM||
|2:00 - 4:00 PM||Class Gatherings||Various Locations|
|5:00 PM||The President's Society Reception
By Invitation Only
|7:00 - 10:30 PM||Reunion Reconnect 2022: Alumni Celebration!
An evening of merriment, music, and dining. All reunion classes are invited.
Make your plans now to join us in Lexington! Here is a rather exhaustive list of lodging options, from hotels to B&Bs.
Reunion Re-Do hotel room blocks:
Please call these hotels and give the name of the room block:
- Best Western Lexington: 540.458.3030 W&L Alumni Weekend 2021
- Comfort Inn: 540.463.7311 Alumni Weekend Redo
- The Gin Hotel [Formerly the Robert E. Lee Hotel]: 540.461.8484: Alumni Weekend Redo
- Sleep Inn: 540.463.6000: Spring Alumni Reunion
- Wingate by Wyndham: 540.464.8100: W&L Alumni Weekend Redo
*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.
Your class reunion fee includes all meals, open bar receptions, transportation on Friday and Saturday nights to and from local hotels, entertainment, and a class favor. Hotel costs are not included.
We understand that things happen. If you cancel by March 11, your registration fee will be fully refunded. After that, we cannot issue a refund.
Once in Lexington
Check-in at Hotchkiss Alumni House next to Admissions. You will get the revised weekend schedule, class-specific news, special notices, and your name tag. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR NAME TAG AS IT WILL SERVE AS YOUR ADMISSION TICKET THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.
Free shuttle vans will be available Friday and Saturday evenings to return alumni and guests from campus back to local hotels. The vans will be stationed in front of the Early-Fielding/University Center and will shuttle on an as-needed basis, so wait times may exist. Free parking is available in the W&L parking garage located adjacent to the Duchossois Athletic Center. Be smart, please don't drink and drive.
*We will update the website and email alumni if there is a change in plans due to a resurgence in COVID cases or resulting University policies.
The idea of re-doing a celebration for the 16 classes who missed in-person reunions in 2020 and 2021 involves so many alumni that we could not simply add you all to our spring Alumni Weekend. Therefore, this celebration needs to be a standalone event. W&L, VMI, VA Horse Center, and customary Lexington events are all trying to play catch-up on missed events, along with dozens of weddings that were postponed due to the pandemic. Lexington is small enough that very few of these large events can be staged on the same weekend—local resources (hotels, catering, event venues) are limited. The W&L University calendar is mostly full each year due to our typical activities and events: academic, student activities, admissions, athletics, various boards, lecture/speaker series, and annual official University events, are all vying for time and space to execute programming. As a result, there are very few weekends that were not already booked. March 18-19, 2022 was free on the University Calendar and offered a hotel and other accommodation availability. Consequently, we are excited to plan this important re-do at that time.
No. We do not anticipate it being as involved or structured as a typical Alumni Weekend. We are looking at this as a celebratory event that will run from Friday afternoon through Saturday night and give these 16 classes an opportunity to come back to Lexington and see the university and old friends. As we plan the agenda for the weekend, we will post updates on this website.
Yes, we anticipate there being a registration fee. More details to come.
No. This has not been done for many years. All hotels are on a first-come first-served basis.