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Young Alumni Weekend 2024

Welcome Home Sept. 13-15

Washington and Lee University is planning a special weekend for our graduates of the last 11 years.

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WELCOME BACK ALUMNI

Young Alumni Weekend 2024. Mark your calendars now!

YAW Schedule of Events

Young Alumni Weekend Registration

Can't wait to see you all there!

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Young Alumni Weekend 2024 Registration

Early-bird tickets are officially released, only a limited number are available! Get the best price for all-inclusive access to Young Alumni Weekend activities, including elevated food and drinks at all events, live entertainment, evening transportation, and your reunion favor.

A reminder, if you plan to participate in any of the weekend activities, registration and payment is required. Early-Bird tickets will go fast, get yours today and save! Stay tuned to social media for low ticket updates.

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See Who is Coming

Young Alumni Weekend 2024 Attendees

Welcome Back

Find your perfect place to stay, and don't miss the chance to reunite and bring back memories made on campus. Visit the links below for all of the weekend details.

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Check-in and Registration

Check-in and registration opens Friday, September 13 at 9:00 a.m. in the Elrod Commons Atrium, closing at 5:00 p.m. and will also be available at the Welcome Back Bash on Cannan Green. Check-in and registration on Saturday is located at the tailgate on the Law School Lawn, beginning at 11:00 a.m.

QuestBridge 10th Anniversary and Reunion

Reconnect

QuestBridge 10th Anniversary and Reunion

Kickoff Luncheon
Friday, September 13, 12:00-1:30 pm, Harte Center, Leyburn Library

The official kick-off to the QuestBridge Anniversary and Reunion. Join fellow QuestBridge Alumni in the Harte Center in Leyburn Library. Reconnect with one another, the admissions team, faculty and staff, and current QuestBridge students.

Spheres of Influence
Friday, September 13, 1:30-2:30 pm, Harte Center, Leyburn Library

A special panel conversation moderated by Senior Associate Dean of Admissions Courtney Penn '92 with current QuestBridge students and alumni as they share their experiences and journeys both on campus and post-graduation.

Alumni & Student Mixer
Friday, September 13, 6:00-8:00 pm, Lee Lawn

Join QuestBridge alumni, students, and faculty under the tent on the Lee Lawn (located in between Grace Episcopal Church and Lee House) for an evening of networking, engagement, and fun! Enjoy a delightful selection of hors d'oeuvres, cocktails and mocktails as you reconnect and celebrate. This mixer will lead into the Welcome Back Bash on Cannan Green, continuing the festivities. 5th and 10th reunionists are envouraged to attend their Cocktails on the Colonnade signature event and the QuestBridge mixer.

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Options

Food and Beverage

The W&L Culinary Team takes great care to provide healthy, balanced eating options for our event weekends. We are committed to helping guests with their dietary needs. Each menu signage lists common allergens and traits so you can find the best options for you; whether you have food allergies, health conditions, religious restrictions, or simply need guidance or assistance with your food selections. We do our best to menu in a way that can fit most diets and common restrictions. We take every precaution to check ingredient information and to ensure that cross-contamination of ingredients does not occur. It is important to note, we do not have allergen-free facilities or serving lines.

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Moving Around

Transportation

Information on complimentary shuttle service from DC, Charlottesville, and Roanoke to Lexington on Friday, with return service on Sunday is coming soon! (This service is available for those who have registered and paid for Young Alumni Weekend.)

On-campus complimentary shuttle vans will be available Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday, concluding at midnight. The vans will be stationed in front of the Early-Fielding/University Center (Evans Hall) and will shuttle on a pre-defined route, on an as-needed basis, wait times may exist. Free parking is available in the W&L parking garage located adjacent to the Duchossois Athletic and Recreation Center. A friendly reminder that alcohol is not allowed on shuttle transportation vehicles. Be smart, please don’t drink and drive.

Full Transportation Schedule Coming Soon!

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Be Prepared

Weather and Attire

We know better than to predict a forecast – things change very quickly here in the Shenandoah Valley. Check the weather before you leave home. Many of our activities are under tents, but being outside you may want to pack a jacket for the cooler nights and/or rainy weather. Dress for the weekend is casual.

We encourage dressing in layers and packing a jacket. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended, high-heels can be tricky on the brick sidewalks and/or the grass.

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Available Options

Childcare

Looking for childcare during Young Alumni Weekend 2024? Please visit care.com to access a network of background checked caregivers and to select a local provider that best fits your needs.

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Let Us Know

Cancellations

We understand that things happen. If you cancel by September 8, your registration fee will be fully refunded. After that, we cannot issue a refund.

Where to Stay

Lodging

Make your local hotel reservations now! Local hotels fill quickly and are already booking for 2024. We recommend that you secure hotel reservations ASAP. Online booking sites such as Expedia and Travelocity are good resources.


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Reunion Giving

Support Your Class, Give in Honor of Your Reunion

A great way to commemorate your reunion milestone is to participate in your class's gift effort by making a contribution to the Annual Fund.

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