Young Alumni Weekend
Washington and Lee has planned a special weekend for our graduates of the last 11 years. Join your classmates, meet new friends and enjoy the fall splendor of the beautiful campus, October 22 - 23, 2021. We will celebrate the 5th and 10th reunions for classes of 2011 and 2016. ALSO celebrating last year's cancelled reunions - 6th and 11th for classes of 2010 and 2015. All Alumni 2010 - 2021 are invited.
Although the Washington and Lee campus is a highly vaccinated community, due to the size of Young Alumni Weekend and the number of visitors in attendance, all attendees, including those who are fully vaccinated, are expected to wear masks in all public indoor spaces while on campus and in all buffet food lines, both indoors and outdoors. While not required, we strongly encourage attendees to wear masks at the outdoor events. We appreciate our alumni, families and friends helping us keep our campus safe.
*We will have to follow CDC, Virginia Dept. of Health and W&L visitor and event policies in effect at that time.
Online registration is now CLOSED. You can register in person at the Hotchkiss House on Friday.
The reunion fee is an all-inclusive charge for all programming aspects, including food and beverage for the weekend, evening transportation, favors, and other items. It does not include your hotel fees or any contribution to your class gift.
Please remember that we are a community built on honor. If you plan on participating in any of the Young Alumni Weekend activities, registration and payment are required.
Make your plans now to join us in Lexington! Here is a rather exhaustive list of lodging options, from hotels to B&Bs.
Given the difficulties hotels and other establishments have had keeping up business in the time of Covid, only a few local hotels are willing to block rooms for us this October.
YAW hotel room blocks:
If calling, please tell them you'd like a room in the W&L Young Alumni group
- Wingate by Wyndham (540) 464-8100 – Friday night only
- Country Inn & Suites (540) 464-9000 or online.
- Hampton Inn (540) 463-2223
*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.
Shuttle vans will be available from 10 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights to return alumni and guests from campus back to the 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. Parking is available in the W&L parking garage located adjacent to the Duchossois Athletic Center. Be smart, please don't drink and drive.
Dress for the Weekend
Friday evening attire at the Young Alumni Assembly in University Chapel is business casual. All other events are casual.
Arriving on Campus
The Young Alumni Weekend schedule of events is subject to change. Upon arriving in Lexington, please visit the Hotchkiss Alumni House to officially check in and receive your registration packet. This will include the latest weekend schedule, your reunion favor and name tag. YOUR NAME TAG WILL SERVE AS YOUR ADMISSION TICKET THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.
Although you'll be missed, we understand things happen and it may be necessary to cancel your reunion weekend registration. If you cancel before October 14, your registration fee will be fully refunded. After that, we cannot issue a refund.