Alumni Affairs creates memorable reunions and destination events here on campus. Thousands of alumni return to Lexington each year for Alumni Weekend, Young Alumni Weekend, Five Star Festival, Hall of Fame, and the class reunions within each gathering.
Five Star Festival
Held annual in the fall, the Five Star Festival honors alumni who have already celebrated their 50th reunion. The 55th and 60th reunions are a focal point. Typical weekend events included a reception at the Lee House, a “Meet the Students” panel, a winetasting at a local vineyard, as well as reunion events both on-campus and at selected hotels.
Five Star Festival 2011 Recap
Five Star Festival 2012 will be September 13-15
Hall of Fame Weekend
Athletic Hall of Fame Weekend is put on in tandem with the W&L Athletic Department to celebrate inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame. A typical Hall of Fame weekend includes a reception and banquet on Friday evening, and a luncheon on Saturday following the ceremony.
View the Hall of Fame Web site
Hall of Fame 2012 is September 14-15
Young Alumni Weekend
Young Alumni Weekend (YAW) honors graduates of the last decade with 5th and 10th reunions as a focal point. Young Alumni Weekend is a two-day event held annually in the fall. Typical events include a party at the Ruins, alumni and alumnae lacrosse games, a tailgate prior to the Homecoming Football game, and the Virginia Wine & Beer Tasting and BBQ. YAW is always well attended and a great opportunity to find out what other young alumni are doing out.
Young Alumni Weekend 2011 Recap
Young Alumni Weekend 2012 will be October 5-7, 2012
An all-out extravaganza, Alumni Weekend is the University’s signature event held each spring. Alumni who graduated from W&L 11 to 50 years ago are invited to attend. Those celebrating their 50th, 45th, 40th, 35th, 30th, 25th, 20th, and 15th reunions have additional class-only events. Weekend activities include live music, university speakers, alumni panel discussions, campus tours, and the annual Alumni Association Meeting held in Lee Chapel.