Alumni Weekend

An all-out extravaganza, Alumni Weekend is the university's signature event held each spring for alumni who graduated more than a decade ago.

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We are excited to welcome back alumni celebrating their 50th, 45th, 40th, 35th, 30th, 25th, 20th, and 15th reunions for Alumni Weekend 2020! Alumni can expect special class-only events as well as live music, university speakers, alumni panel discussions, campus tours, and the annual Alumni Association Meeting held in Lee Chapel. This year, Alumni Weekend will take place on April 30-May 3, 2020. We can’t wait to see you back on campus!

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Weekend Information

Thursday, April 30

Time Event Location
12 - 6pm Reunion Registration Hotchkiss Alumni House
2pm Campus Tours meet on Alumni House porch
6 - 7:45pm Class of 1970 - 50th Reunion Reception Lee House
8pm Reunion 2020: Opening Assembly
ODK Spring Initiation
Keynote Speaker: Lynn Rainville, Director of Institutional History
Lee Chapel
9 - 11pm Alumni Association Welcome Reception
All invited
Hotchkiss Alumni House

Friday, May 1

Time Event Location
All day Play our new Disc Golf Course- course map found online, 18-hole course around the baseball field. Disc available for purchase in the bookstore, and a few loaner discs at hole #1.  
8:30am - 6pm Reunion Registration Hotchkiss Alumni House
9am Women's Leadership and Networking Brunch Evans Dining Hall
9am - 4pm Reeves Center Open House Reeves Center
9am - 5pm Staniar Gallery Exhibit
Louise Herreshoff Eaton: Watercolors
Featuring paintings from the University's collection by Louise Herreshoff Eaton who imbued her work with the color and brushwork emblematic of European Post-Impressionists and Fauves.
Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall
9:30 - 11:30am 50th Reunion Panel Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons
11:30am - 1:30pm Alumni Luncheon
All Alumni, Students, Faculty and Guests invited
Cannan Green
1 - 5pm House Mountain Hike
Please contact James Dick (540.458.4066 or outing@wlu.edu) to reserve your spot. Vans depart from the University Center-Early-Fielding building parking lot
Sponsored by the Outing Club
2pm Campus Tours meet on Alumni House porch
5:45pm Class of 1970 - 50th Reunion Photo Lee Chapel Plaza
6pm Class of 1970 Celebration of Life Lee Chapel
6 - 9pm Class of 1975 Reception and Dinner Belfield Home and Gardens
6 - 9pm Class of 1980 Reception and Dinner Lee House Tent
6:30 - 9:30pm Class of 1970 Reception and Dinner Evans Dining Hall
6:30 - 9:30pm Class of 1985 Reception and Dinner Law School Patio
6:30 - 9:30pm Class of 1990 Reception and Dinner Stemmons Tent (in front of Huntley Hall)
6:30 - 11pm Class of 1995 Reception and Dinner
Entertainment by CHO
Liberty Hall Ruins
6:30 - 9:30pm Class of 2000 Reception and Dinner Science Center Tent
6:30 - 9:30pm Class of 2005 Reception and Dinner Village Pavilion, Law School Lawn
9:30pm - midnight Old-Fashioned Band Party
Entertainment by Seven Til Sunrise
Law School Tent

Saturday, May 2

Time Event Location
All day Play our new Disc Golf Course - course map found online, 18-hole course around the baseball field. Disc available for purchase in the bookstore, and few loaner discs at hole #1  
8am "Stormin" Norman Lord Memorial Fun Run Lee Chapel Plaza
8:30am - 4pm Reunion Registration Hotchkiss Alumni House
9 - 10:15am President's Champagne Breakfast
Shake off the morning cobwebs and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Remarks by President Will Dudley
Evans Dining Hall
9am - 4pm Reeves Center Open House Reeves Center
9am - 5pm Staniar Gallery Exhibit
Louise Herreshoff Eaton: Watercolors
Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall
10:30 - 11:30am Generals Assembly: Annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
Stephanie Wolfe '99, Alumni Board President, presiding. Election of incoming directors, 25th and 50th reunion gifts, presentation of Class Reunion Awards and bestowal of Distinguished Alumni Awards
Lee Chapel
11:30am - 1:30pm Alumni Picnic Cannan Green
1 - 3pm Class of 1995 Gathering
Entertainment by Eric Heinsohn '83 and Roger Day '85
Village Pavilion, Law School Lawn
2 - 4pm Classes of 2000 and 2005 Gathering
Entertainment by Shoot Toby Twice
Liberty Hall Ruins
2 - 4pm Little Generals Fair beside Liberty Hall Ruins
2 - 4pm Class of 1990 Gathering TBD
2:30 - 4:30pm Class of 1970 Gathering Belfield Home and Gardens
2:30 - 4:30pm Class of 1980 Gathering Home of Neil Treger '79
3 - 5pm Class of 1975 Gathering Home of Jim Kahn '75
4 - 6pm Class of 1985 Gathering
Entertainment by Eric Heinsohn '83 and Roger Day '85
Home of Craig Frascati '85
6 - 7pm Kentucky Derby Party Evans Dining Hall
7 - 10:30pm 1970 50th Reunion Dinner Hostetler Home on Brushy Hill
7 - 10:30pm Reunion 2020: Alumni Celebration!
An evening of merriment, music and dining. Entertainment by Datz Us Ramblers
Cannan Green

Sunday, May 3

Time Event Location
8 - 10am Class of 1970 Getaway Breakfast Wingate by Wyndham

Due to the large number of alumni and guests who will return to Lexington, we have blocked rooms at most area hotels under the name "W&L Alumni Weekend." Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. NOTE: You are responsible for making your own lodging reservations directly with the hotel. The hotels will release all previously blocked rooms to the general public on March 30, 2020.

Class of '70 ONLY Headquarter Hotel:
Wingate by Wyndham (540) 464-8100
Please note that we will be running door-to-door transportation from this hotel ONLY to the activities planned for the 50th reunion. It would make the most sense to stay at this hotel.

Class of '95 ONLY Headquarter Hotel:
Country Inn & Suites (540) 464-9000 | Book online

Other hotels that have rooms available for reservations:
Best Western Hunt Ridge (540) 464-1500 | Book online
Best Western Lexington Inn (540) 458-3020
Comfort Inn (540) 463-7311
Hampton Inn (540) 463-2223 mention the SRP (special rate plan) code W50.
Holiday Inn Express (540) 463-7351; code ALU
Quality Inn (540) 463-6400
Sleep Inn (540) 463-6000
RE Lee Hotel (540) 461-8484

Information about other hotels and accommodations can be referenced at https://lexingtonvirginia.com/directory/lodging

*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 the following hotels, entertainment and class favors. Hotel costs not included.

We understand that things happen. If you cancel by April 24, your registration fee will be fully refunded. After that, we cannot issue a refund.

Check in at Hotchkiss Alumni House next to Admissions. You will get the revised weekend schedule, class-specific news, special notices, your name tag and any class reunion favors. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR NAME TAG BECAUSE IT WILL SERVE AS YOUR ADMISSION TICKET THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.

Free shuttle bus service will be available Friday and Saturday evenings to and from your hotel and campus. Parking is also available in the W&L parking garage located behind Warner Center gymnasium. Be smart, please don't drink and drive. Local police will be enforcing the law.