Alumni Weekend 2022 Schedule

W&L Alumni Weekend, May 5-8 Honoring the Undergraduate Classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007

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-Thursday, May 5 -

Noon - 6:00 PM Reunion Check-In / Registration Hotchkiss House
Noon - 5:00 PM

Library Student Advisory Board Used Book Sale
Proceeds support student outreach programming.

Leyburn Library Main Floor
6:00 - 7:30 PM Class of 1972 - 50th Reunion Welcome Reception Lee House
8:00 PM Reunion 2022: Opening Assembly
Keynote Speaker: The Hon. Frank W. Friedman P'21, Mayor of Lexington
University Chapel
9:00 - 11:00 PM

Alumni Association Welcoming Reception
All Invited

Hotchkiss House

-Friday, May 6 -

Play the Disc Golf Course, course map found online, 18-hole course around the baseball field. Discs are available for purchase in the bookstore, and a few loaner discs are at hole #1.

Explore the newly expanded (in spring 2020!) back campus trails, map found online.

8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Reunion Check-In /Registration Hotchkiss House
9:00 - 11:00 AM Women's Leadership and Networking Event

Evans Hall

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Staniar Gallery Exhibit
Kathleen Olson: A Retrospective
Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Hillel Open House / Brunch Hillel 101
10:00 -11:30 AM Tour of New Campus Facilities
Progressive tour of new and remodeled campus facilities beginning at the Duchossois Athletic Recreation Center and ending at the HARTE Learning Center. Lead by faculty and/or students.
Meet on Doremus Steps facing Cannan Green
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Library Student Advisory Board Used Books Sale
Proceeds support student outreach programming.
Leyburn Library Main Floor
10:30 AM-Noon 50th Reunion Sponsored Panel
Strategic Plan Update with President Will Dudley. The Class of 1972 invites all alumni to this gathering for a review of the University Strategic Plan and Q&A.
Stackhouse Theater
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Reeves Museum of Ceramics:
Self-Guided Exhibits
Reeves Center
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Watson Galleries: "Root of the Matter"
Works by Sharon Norwood
Watson Pavilion
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Alumni Luncheon
All Alumni, Students, Faculty and Guests Invited
Cannan Green
1:00 - 2:00 PM Friends of the Library Annual Meeting and Symposium
Tom Camden '76 will present "The Journey Home," a reflection on his lifetime of connection with W&L. A short meeting of the Friends of the Library will follow his talk.
Collaboration Gallery, Leyburn 128
1:00 - 2:30 PM Back Campus Hike
Meet at the Pavilion (next to the baseball field) to depart, group departs 5-10 minutes after 1:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Outing Club
1:30 - 2:00 PM Oh, the Places We Go: W&L Journeys Past and Future
Robert Fure, Director of Lifelong Learning Programs and Ruth Candler, Assistant Director of Lifelong Learning
Stackhouse Theater, University Commons
1:30 - 2:30 PM University Chapel Tour
Chapel tour and updated with Dr. Lynn Rainville, Director of Institutional History
University Chapel
1:30 - 3:00 PM Dessert and Networking Reception
Hosted by the Office of Inclusion and Engagement
Elrod Commons 216
2:00 - 4:00 PM Special Collections Open House
Tom Camden '76, head of special collections and archives, will comment on and showcase some of the University's most extraordinary treasures.
Leyburn Library, Lower Level
2:00 - 2:50 PM

W&L Today
Pick from one of these three offerings for an inside look at important aspects of the University. Faculty/staff hosts at each location to discuss their programs and priorities, followed by Q&A.
Williams School, Huntley 221
The College, Harte Center 119, Leyburn Library
The Law School, GCL 104

 
2:30 PM SHARP

45th Reunion Class Photo

Outside Cafe '77
3:00 - 3:50 PM

W&L Today
Pick from one of these two offerings for an inside look at important aspects of the University. Faculty/staff hosts at each location discuss their programs and priorities, followed by Q&A.
Inclusion and Engagement, Elrod Commons 216
Institutional History, Harte Center 119, Leyburn Library

 
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Computer Science Open House and retirement reception for Professor Ken Lambert

CGL Atrium / Patio
3:00 -5:00 PM

Geology Department Social
Contact Sarah Wilson with questions, at wilsons@wlu.edu or 540.458.8800

Devils Backbone Brewery
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Networking Reception for Accounting & Business Alums
Come meet students in the major and help them practice their networking skills while they learn from you about potential career paths as accounting alums, hosted by the Accounting & Finance Department

Holekamp Hall
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Business Administration, Politics, and Economics Open Houses
Come network with faculty in the Business Administration, Politics, and Economics departments. Refreshments will be provided. Rain Location: Larry and Fran Peppers Room, Huntley Hall

Huntley Hall Terrace
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Music Department Open House

Lykes Atrium in Wilson Hall
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Office of Lifelong Learning Open House
Come meet the Lifelong learning staff and see what we have in store for you!

Early Fielding, 129
4:00 PM

Men's Tennis ODAC Semifinal #1
W&L vs. Bridgewater

Uppper Tennis Courts
4:00 - 5:00 PM Admissions Q&A
Members of the admissions staff will answer questions about W&L and college admissions.
Harte Center 119,
Leyburn Library
4:00 - 5:00 PM Shepherd Program Open House
Mattingly 221
4:00 - 6:00 PM LGBTQ Alumni and Allies Open House
The LGBTQ Resource Center will be providing drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. RSVP via this link, please email Jake Reeves, jreeves@wlu.edu, for questions or additional information
Heliotrope Brewery
4:30 - 6:30 PM Football Alumni Social
RSVP, Jimmie Johnson at jmjohnson@wlu.edu
Doremus porch, facing Cannan Green
6:00 - 6:15 PM Wreath Presentation by the 30th Reunion Class
The 30th Reunion Class of 1992 will present a memorial wreath in memory of their classmates.
Washington Hall / Colonnade
6:00 - 6:30 PM Class of 1972 Celebration of Life University Chapel
6:30 PM Class of 1972 - 50th  Reunion Photo
University Chapel Plaza
6:30 - 9:30 PM Class Receptions and Dinners
50th Class of 1972 - Evans Hall
45th Class of 1977 - Belfield Home & Gardens
40th Class of 1982 - Kamen Gallery
35th Class of 1987 - Stemmons Plaza (Huntley)
30th Class of 1992 - Lee House Lawn
20th Class of 2002 - Village Pavilion
15th Class of 2007 - Law School Lawn
 
6:30 - 11:00 PM 25th Class of 1997 Reception & Dinner
Entertainment provided by Bryan Elijah Smith
Liberty Hall Ruins
9:30 - Midnight All-Alumni Band Party
Entertainment: 64 Crayons
Cannan Green

-Saturday, May 7 -

Play the Disc Golf Course, course map found online, 18-hole course around the baseball field. Discs are available for purchase in the bookstore, and a few loaner discs are at hole #1.

Explore the newly expanded (in spring 2020!) back campus trails, map found online.

8:00 AM "Stormin' Norman' Lord Memorial Fun Run University Chapel Plaza
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Reunion Check-In / Registration Hotchkiss House
8:30 AM Men's Tennis ODAC Semifinals
Upper Tennis Courts
9:00 - 10:15 AM President's Champagne Breakfast
Shake off the morning cobwebs and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Remarks by President Will Dudley
Evans Hall
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Staniar Gallery Exhibit
Kathleen Olson: A Retrospective
Staniar Gallery, Wilson Hall
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Reeves Museum of Ceramics
Self-Guided Exhibit
Reeves Center
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Watson Galleries: "Root of the Matter"
Works by Sharon Norwood
Watson Pavilion
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Japanese Tea Ceremony Hands-On Activity for Children
Children, ages 8-18, will learn about the unique architectural aspects of W&L's Senshin'an Tearoom, receive lessons in how to bow, whisk their own tea and handle utensils such as the tea bowl, tea whisk, and tea container. Space is limited, click here to reserve your spot.
Reeves Center
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Generals Assembly: Annual Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
Nelson Bunn '08, Alumni Board President, presiding. Election of incoming Alumni Directors, 25th and 50th reunion gifts, presentation of Class Reunion Awards and bestowal of Distinguished Alumni Awards.
University Chapel
10:00 AM Men's Tennis ODAC Semifinals #2
VWU vs. HSC
Upper Tennis Courts
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Alumni Picnic Cannan Green
12:00 PM Men's Lacrosse ODAC Semifinals #1
W&L vs HSC
Wilson Field
1:00 PM Women's Lacrosse ODAC Semifinals #1
W&L vs. TBD
Watt Field
1:30 PM Women's ODAC Tennis Semifinals
Upper Tennis Courts
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Class Gatherings
40th Class of 1982 - Stemmons Plaza (Huntley)
35th Class 1987 - Heliotrope Brewery, Main Street Lexington
30th Class of 1992 - Law School Lawn
25th Class of 1997 - Lee House Lawn
25th Class and Committee Photo

15th Class of 2007 - Liberty Hall Ruins

 
2:00 - 5:00 PM

50th Class of 1972 - Home of Ralph '72 and Susan Caldroney
45th Class of 1977 - Home of Jim '77 and Suzanne Jones
20th Class of 2002 -
Home of Peyton '02 and Steve Hostetler '02

 
2:00 - 4:00 PM Little Generals Fair
Obstacle course, bouncy house, Balloon Dude Travis and face painting for kids! Water and snacks provided.
Liberty Hall Ruins
3:30 PM Women's Lacrosse ODAC Semifinal #2
Roanoke vs. TBD
Watt Field
3:30 PM Men's Lacrosse ODAC Semifinal #2
Lynchburg vs Roanoke
Wilson Field
4:00 PM Women's Tennis ODAC Semifinals
Upper Tennis Courts
5:30 - 7:00 PM The President's Society Reception
Invitation Only
Lee House
6:00 - 7:15 PM Kentucky Derby Party Evans Hall
7:00 - 10:30 PM Reunion 2022: Alumni Celebration!
Grand Finale! An evening of fun, music, dancing and dining.
Cannan Green

-Sunday, May 8 -

7:30 - 9:30 AM Class of 1972 Getaway Breakfast E. Cafe, Hillel House
10:00 AM Men's Tennis ODAC Championship
Upper Tennis Courts
12:00 PM Baseball
Baseball Fields
1:00 PM Women's Tennis ODAC Championship
Upper Tennis Courts
2:00 PM Women's Lacrosse ODAC Championship
Watt Field
2:00 PM Men's Lacrosse ODAC Championship
Wilson Field