Virtual Alumni Week

Virtual Alumni Week 2021

Adhering to the University’s policies and protocols for campus visitors during the pandemic, we regret that an in-person Alumni Weekend 2021 is canceled. We are disappointed in this turn of events and will miss seeing you. However, we will do all that we can to offer a robust menu of virtual events and gatherings to celebrate your reunion milestone for Virtual Alumni Week, April 26 – May 2.

Registration is FREE for all reunionists. Once you register below, you will be mailed a reunion gift and will receive links to all virtual events the week before Alumni Week. Please register by April 15 to ensure you receive your gift before the festivities!

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Alumni Week Schedule:

  • All times are listed in EDT
  • Links to all virtual events will be added here on Monday, April 26.
  • Sports contests will be available for livestreaming—links still forthcoming.

MONDAY, APRIL 26

Time Event
6 pm Baseball v. Mary Baldwin 
7 pm Generals Assembly – President Dudley speaks; Distinguished Alumni Awards honoring Matt Cole ’71, Drew Kumpuris ’71, Buddy LeTourneau ’71, Staman Ogilvie’71, Joe Tompkins ’71, Betsy Blunt Brown ’96, Megan Taylor ’96, and Patrick White ’96; annual meeting of Alumni Association with president Parke Ellis ’81 presiding. Program will also include election of new Alumni Board members

TUESDAY, APRIL 27

Time Event
2 pm 1971 Class Reunion
4 pm Women’s tennis v. Lynchburg
6:30 pm 1976 Class Reunion
8 pm 2001 Class Reunion

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

Time Event
TBD ODAC Women's Lacrosse Tournament Quarterfinals
TBD ODAC Women's Volleyball Tournament Quarterfinals
3 pm Office of Inclusion and Engagement presentation
4 pm Men’s Lacrosse v. Guilford
4 pm Baseball v. Bridgewater
6:30 pm 1981 Class Reunion
8 pm 1996 Class Reunion

THURSDAY, APRIL 29

Time Event
11:45 am

Lunch and Learn Faculty Talks
(three presentations happening simultaneously. You will choose which one to attend)

  • Erich Uffelman and George Bent – A Chemist Looks More Deeply into Famous Paintings while an Art Historian Strolls the Streets of Renaissance Florence
  • Karla Murdock and Wythe Whiting – Screen Time, Cell Phones, and Cognitive Well Being
  • Lynn Uzzell and Bob Strong – Polarization: How Did We Get Here and How Do We Get Past It?
6 pm 1986 Class Reunion
7 pm Contact Committee Speaker: Aly Raisman
Registration is required: go.wlu.edu/alyraisman
  • Join the Contact Committee as we host Olympic gymnast and New York Times Best Selling author Aly Raisman. She was team captain of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic Women’s Gymnastics teams in 2012 and 2016, and she is the second-most decorated American gymnast of all-time with six total Olympic medals. In her New York Times best-selling memoir, “Fierce,” she shares the highs and lows of her journey, including her survival of sexual abuse. Inspired by an army of survivors, Raisman continues her advocacy for systematic changes within gymnastics and to eradicate sexual abuse in youth sports.
8 pm 2006 Class Reunion

FRIDAY, APRIL 30

Time Event
TBD ODAC Lacrosse Tournament Semifinals
3 pm Master Campus Plan presentation with Tom Kalasky, Executive Director of University Facilities
6 pm 1991 Class Reunion
7:30 pm Virtual Trivia Event, beginning with 15-minute mixology lesson

SATURDAY, MAY 1

Time Event
11 am Get Your Graze On! - Follow along with Jenny Elmes ’91 of full circle catering as she makes a graze board to enjoy with family or friends! Get list of supplies needed here.
1 pm College and Country: Parallel Histories, presented by Tom Camden ’76, Head of Special Collections and Archives
7:30 pm Philanthropy, Reunion and Alumni Chapter Awards Presentation

Without any knowledge of the lifespan of the Covid-19 threat or the assurance of when these University policies will be lifted, we do not have alternative plans for in-person gatherings at this time. As the national safety situation improves, we will keep everyone posted about future plans for in-person reunions which have been lost, which we have every intention to host once it is safe to do so.