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Registration 2015

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Registration Info

Please click here to register.

If help is needed with registration, or if you have any questions and would like to talk to someone in person, please call our Homecoming hotline at 757-221-3106.


Packet Pickup

Pre-registered attendees can pick up their registration packet during the hours listed below. Registration packets are only available for those who are attending an Alumni Association registered event.

THURSDAY, NOON – 5 P.M.
ALUMNI HOUSE, LEADERSHIP HALL

FRIDAY, 8 A.M. – 10 P.M.

ALUMNI HOUSE, LEADERSHIP HALL

If you are registered for the Olde Guarde Luncheon, you may pick up your registration packet at the Alumni House up to one hour before the event or at Trinkle Hall upon arrival for the event beginning at 11:30 a.m.

SATURDAY, 10 A.M.-10:30 P.M.
SUNKEN GARDEN/JAMES BLAIR HALL


Cancellations must be made prior to October 8 – No refunds will be made after October 8. Event prices go up by $5 after October 8. Online pre-registration closes on October 15.

Accommodations 2015

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The W&M Alumni Association has arranged for the following hotel discounts for Homecoming. We encourage reunion classes to stay at the recommended hotels below; however, all alumni are welcome at the hotel of their choosing.


Colonial Williamsburg Lodge – Recommended for Classes of 1970, 1975, 1980

Offering rooms at $201 per night for a superior room; $231 per night for a deluxe room.

For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.

Take advantage of special Pre-Homecoming golf rates at Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe on Thursday, Oct. 22nd.  Call Tee Times at 757-220-7696 for details and to make your reservation.


Colonial Williamsburg Inn – Available to all alumni

Offering rooms at $452 per night for a superior room.

For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.

Take advantage of special Pre-Homecoming golf rates at Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe on Thursday, Oct. 22nd.  Call Tee Times at 757-220-7696 for details and to make your reservation.


Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands – Available to all alumni

Offering rooms at $138 per night for a standard room; $168 per night for a suite.

For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.

Take advantage of special Pre-Homecoming golf rates at Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe on Thursday, Oct. 22nd.  Call Tee Times at 757-220-7696 for details and to make your reservation.


Embassy Suites – Recommended for Class of 1990

Offering rooms at $134 per night for a king suite or a double suite.

For reservations, call 757-229-6800 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.


Fairfield Inn – Recommended for Class of 2010

Offering rooms with two double beds for $109 per night.

For reservations, call 757-645-3600 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “WMH”. This block is available until September 21.


Hilton Garden Inn – Recommended for Class of 2000

Offering rooms with two queen beds for $114 per night.

For reservations, call 757-253-9400 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “WMALUH” This block is available until September 21.


Holiday Inn Express – Recommended for Class of 2005

Offering rooms with two queen beds for $109 per night.

For reservations, call 757-941-1057 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “HOM” This block is available until September 21.


Residence Inn – Recommended for Class of 1985

Offering rooms at $139 per night for a studio room; $159 per night for a one bedroom suite; $269 per night for a two bedroom suite.

For reservations, call 757-941-2000 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.


SpringHill Suites – Recommended for Class of 1995

Offering rooms at $119 per night for a king room; $139 per night for a bedroom with two queens; $159 per night for a corner junior suite with two queens.

For reservations, call 757-941-3000 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.

Signature Events 2015

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For a full list of campus-wide events, please click here.


Thursday, October 22

Order of the White Jacket Annual Meeting** – 1:30–2:30 p.m., York Room, Sadler Center


Friday, October 23

Leadership Symposium “19th Century Education in a 21st Century Economy”** – 9:00–11:00 a.m., School of Education. Join us for a discussion about a new documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” — which premiered at the 2015 Sundance film festival — and examines possible solutions to better prepare K-12 students to succeed in a 21st century economy.

Law School Legal Clinics Presentation – 9:00–11:00 a.m, Marshall-Wythe Law School 

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play – 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Millie West Tennis Facility. Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

ODK Honorary Initiation Ceremony – 10:00–11:00 a.m., Wren Chapel

Olde Guarde Luncheon** – 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Trinkle Hall. $35 per person. Join your fellow Olde Guarde members for an afternoon of food and fellowship. The fun doesn’t end there; watch or participate in the Guarde’s entry into the Homecoming Parade that afternoon!

Leadership Symposium “Confronting Growing National Security Threats”** – 1:45–3:30 p.m., PBK Hall. Panelists will explore what steps can be taken and what obstacles must be overcome to better confront terrorist threats and unscrupulous actions taken by leaders of nations such as North Korea and Iran who continue to pursue nuclear programs and other weapons of mass destruction.

John Boswell Memorial Lecture** – 3:00 p.m., First Floor Recital Hall, Ewell Hall. “The Sexuality of History: How Sapphic Subjects Shaped European Thought” Speaker: Susan L. Lanser, Brandeis University Professor. Sponsored by the A&S Dean’s Office and GALA (Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae). For a full description of the lecture, please click here.

Parade – 4:30–5:30 p.m., Richmond Road. Don’t miss this traditional Homecoming event. Participate in the fun or join your friends to watch the creativity presented by students, alumni and more! Reunion year? There will be designated areas along the parade route for you and your classmates to gather. More information and reunion parade watch locations can be found here.

Sunset Ceremony – 6:00 p.m., Wren Courtyard. In the courtyard of the iconic and reverent Wren Building, we will honor those alumni/ae that have passed before us over the last year.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Welcome Reception – 6:00–8:00 p.m., Durdin Patio & Boehly Café, Alan B. Miller Hall.  Open to all business alumni and friends, this is a casual welcome home gathering for fun, conversation and reconnection.

VIMS OystoberFest - 6:30-9:00 p.m., VIMS Gloucester Point Campus. Oyster roast with a German theme, live band Slap Nation. $75 per person (For more information and registration, go to http://www.vims.edu/oystoberfest)

Class of 1960 55th Reunion Dinner – 6:30-9:00 p.m., Heritage Commons, 236 Commons Way, Williamsburg, Va. 23185. $45 per person; Dress is casual; Please reserve through Marga by Oct. 9th. For more information contact Marga Lawson Bales at wbmbales@aol.com or 757.229.7030

Friday Night Fest featuring Beer, Bourbon & Bordeaux** – 7:00–11:00 p.m., The Sunken Garden. $25 per person, $15 per Young Guarde member (2006-2015). Registration is not required for the additional complimentary activities at the Friday Night Fest including great music, delicious pay-as-you-go food trucks from Eat the Streets 757 and W&M’s own food truck 1693 BBQ, and reunion class gatherings – there will even be games for the kids! At Beer, Bourbon & Bordeaux, enjoy your choice of tastings or full pours from various Virginia breweries, wineries and distilleries.

W&M Comedy and Improv Event** – 9:00–11:00 p.m., Kimball Theatre. Witness student-led improvisation challenges with talented William & Mary alumni as they take the stage and participate in a sampling of comedy-related acts.


Saturday, October 24

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Breakfast – 7:30–8:45 a.m., Brinkley Atrium, Alan B. Miller Hall. A wonderful start to a lively day, enjoy a special breakfast (with Mimosas and Bloody Marys!) before you head off to the symposium on transformational innovation, held in Miller Hall.

University Showcases – 9:00–11:00 a.m.

During the university showcases, shuttle service will be provided with stops at the Mason School of Business, School of Education, Marshall-Wythe Law and Ewell Circle. At 11:00 a.m., shuttles will take guests to PBK Hall for the campaign briefing.

 

  • Muscarelle Museum of Art – Open house with docent-led tours, Muscarelle Museum of Art
  • W&M International – Come mingle with students and faculty to learn more about our various activities on campus and around the globe, Tent 4, The Sunken Garden
  • School of Education – Demonstrations of TeachLive virtual classroom; Focusing on the Future Program (Center for Gifted Education), School of Education
  • Student Affairs – Exhibits focused on sharing key initiatives across five thematic areas of student life – leadership & engagement, career development, campus living, student success, and health & wellness, Tent 8, The Sunken Garden
  • Swem – Video and audio recordings capturing alumni memories at W&M, authors’ book signing, history of philanthropy at W&M, Media Center & Botetourt Gallery, Swem Library
  • VIMS – Nunnally Ichthyology Collection, one of the largest collections of Chesapeake Bay fish – First Floor, Swem Library

 

Leadership Symposium - “Transformational Innovation”** – 9:00–11:00 a.m., Brinkley Commons, Alan B. Miller Hall. Innovation can be seen everywhere in our daily lives, but rarely do we have the opportunity to engage with leaders in an array of fields to learn the common traits shared by pioneers making a remarkable impact in today’s world. Join William & Mary innovators and entrepreneurs as they discuss how they are leading transformational efforts that are helping to improve the quality of millions of lives.

Swem Library Author Showcase – 9:00–11:00 a.m., Join us in celebrating Homecoming with a special event featuring alumni and faculty authors:

  • Barbara King, W&M anthropology professor and author of “How Animals Grieve”
  • Forrest Pritchard ’96, author of “Gaining Ground” and “Growing Tomorrow”
  • Susan Wise Bauer M.A. ’94, Ph.D. ‘07, author of “The Story of Western Science” and “The Well-Educated Mind”
  • Kathryn Erskine ’80, children’s book author of “The Badger Knight,” “Seeing Red” and “Mockingbird”

Books will be available for purchase on site through the W&M Bookstore. Authors will be signing copies of their books. RSVP to swemrsvp@wm.edu by Oct. 16. For more information, call 757-221-7872.

Hulon Willis Association (HWA) Annual Meeting – 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Sadler Center – Tidewater AB, $10 per person. Join us to learn more about the reorganization and mission of this association,

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tour of Alan B. Miller Hall – 11:15–11:35 a.m., Brinkley Atrium, Alan B. Miller Hall. Enjoy a guided tour of Miller Hall, one of William & Mary’s newer buildings, beautifully designed to encourage transformational learning while honoring our heritage with its architecture similar to the historic Wren building.

University Briefing with President Reveley** – 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Phi Beta Kappa Hall, Mainstage. President Reveley and other notable leaders and alumni will discuss how the university plans to address current financial challenges while still providing an exceptionally rigorous and enriching educational experience for its students.

Wren Bell Ringing – 12:00–3:00 p.m., Wren Building. Climb the stairs of the Wren and reminisce by ringing the bell one more time.

All Alumni & Reunion Class Tailgate** - 12:00–3:00 p.m., The Sunken Garden. $20 per person, $10 per child (ages 3-12) Before watching the Tribe take on Hampton, join us for an afternoon of good food, music & more! The tailgate features alumni bands at Wrenstock 2015, a children’s carnival and reunion class photos.

Children’s Carnival and Wrenstock - 12:00–3:00 p.m., The Sunken Garden. Listen to alumni bands rock out in the Sunken Garden.

Reunion Class Photos – 12:30–2:30 p.m., The Sunken Garden.
Class of 1970 – 12:30 p.m.; Class of 1975 – 12:45 p.m.; Class of 1980 – 1:00 p.m.; Class of 1985 – 1:15 p.m.; Class of 1990 – 1:30 p.m.; Class of 1995 – 1:45 p.m.; Class of 2000 – 2:00 p.m.; Class of 2005 – 2:15 p.m.; Class of 2010 – 2:30 p.m.
8×10 photos available for purchase for $15

Arts & Sciences Forum – “The Future of William & Mary” - 1:00–2:00 p.m., Tucker Auditorium, 127A, Tucker Hall. Presented by the Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office. The new College Curriculum has sparked creativity and innovation at every intellectual level, from senior faculty to the entering Class of 2019. In this evolving series of interactions, key players pull aside the curtain to reveal what’s new and next at the heart of William & Mary.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tour of Alan B. Miller Hall – 1:00–1:20 p.m., Brinkley Atrium, Alan B. Miller Hall. Enjoy a guided tour of Miller Hall, one of William & Mary’s newer buildings, beautifully designed to encourage transformational learning while honoring our heritage with its architecture similar to the historic Wren building.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tailgate – 1:00–3:00 p.m., Alan B. Miller Hall Courtyard. Business alumni and friends gather for food, fun and celebration under the tent in Fields Courtyard, before heading off to watch William & Mary win the game.

Alumni Band Organization (ABO) Annual Meeting and Pre-game Gathering** – 1:00–3:00 p.m., Richmond Road Tent, Alumni House. $10 per person. Join us for our annual board meeting and luncheon. Members of the Pep Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will join us, so come meet and mingle with both current and future ABO members.

Football Game - W&M vs. Hampton – 3:30 p.m., Zable Stadium

Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA) Reception** – 6:30–9:30 p.m., Tucker Hall Foyer, Tucker Hall. Join us for our annual Homecoming reception.

Reunion Receptions** – 7:30–9:30 p.m., Tents around The Sunken Garden. $50 per person, $65 per person to include the Saturday Night Bash. Following the football game, enjoy each other’s company and celebrate your reunion in various tents surrounding the Sunken Garden, overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar), friends and fun!

Reunion Tent Locations:
Class of 1970 – Tent 8
Class of 1975 – Tent 6
Class of 1980 – Tent 1
Class of 1985 – Tent 3
Class of 1990 – Tent 4
Class of 1995 – Tent 2
Class of 2000 – Tent 7
Class of 2005 – Tent 5

Class of 2010 – the Young Guarde requests that you join them at their annual Beer Garden (below).

Young Guarde Celebration** – 7:30–10:00 p.m., Young Guarde Tent, The Sunken Garden. Classes of 2006-2015 including the Class of 2010 Reunion. $25 per person, $40 per person to include the Saturday Night Bash. Following the football game, enjoy each other’s company and celebrate with food (heavy hors d’ oeuvres), friends and fun in the Young Guarde tent!

Saturday Night Bash** - 9:00–11:30 p.m., The Sunken Garden. $25 per person. Dance the night away to the sounds of Attraction – a 9-piece party band. Dancing not your style? There is plenty of space to lounge, enjoy light fare and beverages, and spend time with old friends!​​

Hulon Willis Association (HWA) Old Skool/New Skool Jam - 9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m., Trinkle Hall. Come reminisce about your William & Mary days through the music of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, and today.


Sunday, October 25

Sunrise Service – 7:00 a.m., Wren Chapel. Join others for this non-denominational service in the historic Wren Chapel.

Alumni Coffee and Donuts – 8:30–11:00 a.m., Alumni House Foyer. Swing by the Alumni House on your way out of town to grab a donut and say a quick farewell!


** Indicates that registration is requested for this event. Registration is available here.

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For a full list of campus-wide events, please click here. To have your Homecoming event added to the list, please click here. If your event is a departmental open house, please click here. To register for any of the events listed above, please register here.

Registration 2015

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Registration Info

Please click here to register.

If help is needed with registration, or if you have any questions and would like to talk to someone in person, please call our Homecoming hotline at 757-221-3106.


Packet Pickup

Pre-registered attendees can pick up their registration packet during the hours listed below. Registration packets are only available for those who are attending an Alumni Association registered event.

THURSDAY, NOON – 5 P.M.
ALUMNI HOUSE, LEADERSHIP HALL

FRIDAY, 8 A.M. – 10 P.M.

ALUMNI HOUSE, LEADERSHIP HALL

If you are registered for the Olde Guarde Luncheon, you may pick up your registration packet at the Alumni House up to one hour before the event or at Trinkle Hall upon arrival for the event beginning at 11:30 a.m.

SATURDAY, 10 A.M.-10:30 P.M.
SUNKEN GARDEN/JAMES BLAIR HALL


Cancellations must be made prior to October 8 – No refunds will be made after October 8. Event prices go up by $5 after October 8. Online pre-registration closes on October 15.

Accommodations 2015

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The W&M Alumni Association has arranged for the following hotel discounts for Homecoming. We encourage reunion classes to stay at the recommended hotels below; however, all alumni are welcome at the hotel of their choosing.


Colonial Williamsburg Lodge – Recommended for Classes of 1970, 1975, 1980

Offering rooms at $201 per night for a superior room; $231 per night for a deluxe room.

For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.

Take advantage of special Pre-Homecoming golf rates at Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe on Thursday, Oct. 22nd.  Call Tee Times at 757-220-7696 for details and to make your reservation.


Colonial Williamsburg Inn – Available to all alumni

Offering rooms at $452 per night for a superior room.

For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.

Take advantage of special Pre-Homecoming golf rates at Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe on Thursday, Oct. 22nd.  Call Tee Times at 757-220-7696 for details and to make your reservation.


Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands – Available to all alumni

Offering rooms at $138 per night for a standard room; $168 per night for a suite.

For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.

Take advantage of special Pre-Homecoming golf rates at Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe on Thursday, Oct. 22nd.  Call Tee Times at 757-220-7696 for details and to make your reservation.


Embassy Suites – Recommended for Class of 1990

Offering rooms at $134 per night for a king suite or a double suite.

For reservations, call 757-229-6800 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.


Fairfield Inn – Recommended for Class of 2010

Offering rooms with two double beds for $109 per night.

For reservations, call 757-645-3600 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “WMH”. This block is available until September 21.


Hilton Garden Inn – Recommended for Class of 2000

Offering rooms with two queen beds for $114 per night.

For reservations, call 757-253-9400 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “WMALUH” This block is available until September 21.


Holiday Inn Express – Recommended for Class of 2005

Offering rooms with two queen beds for $109 per night.

For reservations, call 757-941-1057 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “HOM” This block is available until September 21.


Residence Inn – Recommended for Class of 1985

Offering rooms at $139 per night for a studio room; $159 per night for a one bedroom suite; $269 per night for a two bedroom suite.

For reservations, call 757-941-2000 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.


SpringHill Suites – Recommended for Class of 1995

Offering rooms at $119 per night for a king room; $139 per night for a bedroom with two queens; $159 per night for a corner junior suite with two queens.

For reservations, call 757-941-3000 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.

Signature Events 2015

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For a full list of campus-wide events, please click here.


Thursday, October 22

Order of the White Jacket Annual Meeting** – 1:30–2:30 p.m., York Room, Sadler Center


Friday, October 23

Leadership Symposium “19th Century Education in a 21st Century Economy”** – 9:00–11:00 a.m., School of Education. Join us for a discussion about a new documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” — which premiered at the 2015 Sundance film festival — and examines possible solutions to better prepare K-12 students to succeed in a 21st century economy.

Law School Legal Clinics Presentation – 9:00–11:00 a.m, Marshall-Wythe Law School 

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play – 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Millie West Tennis Facility. Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

ODK Honorary Initiation Ceremony – 10:00–11:00 a.m., Wren Chapel

Olde Guarde Luncheon** – 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Trinkle Hall. $35 per person. Join your fellow Olde Guarde members for an afternoon of food and fellowship. The fun doesn’t end there; watch or participate in the Guarde’s entry into the Homecoming Parade that afternoon!

Leadership Symposium “Confronting Growing National Security Threats”** – 1:45–3:30 p.m., PBK Hall. Panelists will explore what steps can be taken and what obstacles must be overcome to better confront terrorist threats and unscrupulous actions taken by leaders of nations such as North Korea and Iran who continue to pursue nuclear programs and other weapons of mass destruction.

John Boswell Memorial Lecture** – 3:00 p.m., First Floor Recital Hall, Ewell Hall. “The Sexuality of History: How Sapphic Subjects Shaped European Thought” Speaker: Susan L. Lanser, Brandeis University Professor. Sponsored by the A&S Dean’s Office and GALA (Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae). For a full description of the lecture, please click here.

Parade – 4:30–5:30 p.m., Richmond Road. Don’t miss this traditional Homecoming event. Participate in the fun or join your friends to watch the creativity presented by students, alumni and more! Reunion year? There will be designated areas along the parade route for you and your classmates to gather. More information and reunion parade watch locations can be found here.

Sunset Ceremony – 6:00 p.m., Wren Courtyard. In the courtyard of the iconic and reverent Wren Building, we will honor those alumni/ae that have passed before us over the last year.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Welcome Reception – 6:00–8:00 p.m., Durdin Patio & Boehly Café, Alan B. Miller Hall.  Open to all business alumni and friends, this is a casual welcome home gathering for fun, conversation and reconnection.

VIMS OystoberFest - 6:30-9:00 p.m., VIMS Gloucester Point Campus. Oyster roast with a German theme, live band Slap Nation. $75 per person (For more information and registration, go to http://www.vims.edu/oystoberfest)

Class of 1960 55th Reunion Dinner – 6:30-9:00 p.m., Heritage Commons, 236 Commons Way, Williamsburg, Va. 23185. $45 per person; Dress is casual; Please reserve through Marga by Oct. 9th. For more information contact Marga Lawson Bales at wbmbales@aol.com or 757.229.7030

Friday Night Fest featuring Beer, Bourbon & Bordeaux** – 7:00–11:00 p.m., The Sunken Garden. $25 per person, $15 per Young Guarde member (2006-2015). Registration is not required for the additional complimentary activities at the Friday Night Fest including great music, delicious pay-as-you-go food trucks from Eat the Streets 757 and W&M’s own food truck 1693 BBQ, and reunion class gatherings – there will even be games for the kids! At Beer, Bourbon & Bordeaux, enjoy your choice of tastings or full pours from various Virginia breweries, wineries and distilleries.

W&M Comedy and Improv Event** – 9:00–11:00 p.m., Kimball Theatre. Witness student-led improvisation challenges with talented William & Mary alumni as they take the stage and participate in a sampling of comedy-related acts.


Saturday, October 24

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Breakfast – 7:30–8:45 a.m., Brinkley Atrium, Alan B. Miller Hall. A wonderful start to a lively day, enjoy a special breakfast (with Mimosas and Bloody Marys!) before you head off to the symposium on transformational innovation, held in Miller Hall.

University Showcases – 9:00–11:00 a.m.

During the university showcases, shuttle service will be provided with stops at the Mason School of Business, School of Education, Marshall-Wythe Law and Ewell Circle. At 11:00 a.m., shuttles will take guests to PBK Hall for the campaign briefing.

 

  • Muscarelle Museum of Art – Open house with docent-led tours, Muscarelle Museum of Art
  • W&M International – Come mingle with students and faculty to learn more about our various activities on campus and around the globe, Tent 4, The Sunken Garden
  • School of Education – Demonstrations of TeachLive virtual classroom; Focusing on the Future Program (Center for Gifted Education), School of Education
  • Student Affairs – Exhibits focused on sharing key initiatives across five thematic areas of student life – leadership & engagement, career development, campus living, student success, and health & wellness, Tent 8, The Sunken Garden
  • Swem – Video and audio recordings capturing alumni memories at W&M, authors’ book signing, history of philanthropy at W&M, Media Center & Botetourt Gallery, Swem Library
  • VIMS – Nunnally Ichthyology Collection, one of the largest collections of Chesapeake Bay fish – First Floor, Swem Library

 

Leadership Symposium - “Transformational Innovation”** – 9:00–11:00 a.m., Brinkley Commons, Alan B. Miller Hall. Innovation can be seen everywhere in our daily lives, but rarely do we have the opportunity to engage with leaders in an array of fields to learn the common traits shared by pioneers making a remarkable impact in today’s world. Join William & Mary innovators and entrepreneurs as they discuss how they are leading transformational efforts that are helping to improve the quality of millions of lives.

Swem Library Author Showcase – 9:00–11:00 a.m., Join us in celebrating Homecoming with a special event featuring alumni and faculty authors:

  • Barbara King, W&M anthropology professor and author of “How Animals Grieve”
  • Forrest Pritchard ’96, author of “Gaining Ground” and “Growing Tomorrow”
  • Susan Wise Bauer M.A. ’94, Ph.D. ‘07, author of “The Story of Western Science” and “The Well-Educated Mind”
  • Kathryn Erskine ’80, children’s book author of “The Badger Knight,” “Seeing Red” and “Mockingbird”

Books will be available for purchase on site through the W&M Bookstore. Authors will be signing copies of their books. RSVP to swemrsvp@wm.edu by Oct. 16. For more information, call 757-221-7872.

Hulon Willis Association (HWA) Annual Meeting – 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Sadler Center – Tidewater AB, $10 per person. Join us to learn more about the reorganization and mission of this association,

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tour of Alan B. Miller Hall – 11:15–11:35 a.m., Brinkley Atrium, Alan B. Miller Hall. Enjoy a guided tour of Miller Hall, one of William & Mary’s newer buildings, beautifully designed to encourage transformational learning while honoring our heritage with its architecture similar to the historic Wren building.

University Briefing with President Reveley** – 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Phi Beta Kappa Hall, Mainstage. President Reveley and other notable leaders and alumni will discuss how the university plans to address current financial challenges while still providing an exceptionally rigorous and enriching educational experience for its students.

Wren Bell Ringing – 12:00–3:00 p.m., Wren Building. Climb the stairs of the Wren and reminisce by ringing the bell one more time.

All Alumni & Reunion Class Tailgate** - 12:00–3:00 p.m., The Sunken Garden. $20 per person, $10 per child (ages 3-12) Before watching the Tribe take on Hampton, join us for an afternoon of good food, music & more! The tailgate features alumni bands at Wrenstock 2015, a children’s carnival and reunion class photos.

Children’s Carnival and Wrenstock - 12:00–3:00 p.m., The Sunken Garden. Listen to alumni bands rock out in the Sunken Garden.

Reunion Class Photos – 12:30–2:30 p.m., The Sunken Garden.
Class of 1970 – 12:30 p.m.; Class of 1975 – 12:45 p.m.; Class of 1980 – 1:00 p.m.; Class of 1985 – 1:15 p.m.; Class of 1990 – 1:30 p.m.; Class of 1995 – 1:45 p.m.; Class of 2000 – 2:00 p.m.; Class of 2005 – 2:15 p.m.; Class of 2010 – 2:30 p.m.
8×10 photos available for purchase for $15

Arts & Sciences Forum – “The Future of William & Mary” - 1:00–2:00 p.m., Tucker Auditorium, 127A, Tucker Hall. Presented by the Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office. The new College Curriculum has sparked creativity and innovation at every intellectual level, from senior faculty to the entering Class of 2019. In this evolving series of interactions, key players pull aside the curtain to reveal what’s new and next at the heart of William & Mary.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tour of Alan B. Miller Hall – 1:00–1:20 p.m., Brinkley Atrium, Alan B. Miller Hall. Enjoy a guided tour of Miller Hall, one of William & Mary’s newer buildings, beautifully designed to encourage transformational learning while honoring our heritage with its architecture similar to the historic Wren building.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tailgate – 1:00–3:00 p.m., Alan B. Miller Hall Courtyard. Business alumni and friends gather for food, fun and celebration under the tent in Fields Courtyard, before heading off to watch William & Mary win the game.

Alumni Band Organization (ABO) Annual Meeting and Pre-game Gathering** – 1:00–3:00 p.m., Richmond Road Tent, Alumni House. $10 per person. Join us for our annual board meeting and luncheon. Members of the Pep Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will join us, so come meet and mingle with both current and future ABO members.

Football Game - W&M vs. Hampton – 3:30 p.m., Zable Stadium

Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA) Reception** – 6:30–9:30 p.m., Tucker Hall Foyer, Tucker Hall. Join us for our annual Homecoming reception.

Reunion Receptions** – 7:30–9:30 p.m., Tents around The Sunken Garden. $50 per person, $65 per person to include the Saturday Night Bash. Following the football game, enjoy each other’s company and celebrate your reunion in various tents surrounding the Sunken Garden, overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar), friends and fun!

Reunion Tent Locations:
Class of 1970 – Tent 8
Class of 1975 – Tent 6
Class of 1980 – Tent 1
Class of 1985 – Tent 3
Class of 1990 – Tent 4
Class of 1995 – Tent 2
Class of 2000 – Tent 7
Class of 2005 – Tent 5

Class of 2010 – the Young Guarde requests that you join them at their annual Beer Garden (below).

Young Guarde Celebration** – 7:30–10:00 p.m., Young Guarde Tent, The Sunken Garden. Classes of 2006-2015 including the Class of 2010 Reunion. $25 per person, $40 per person to include the Saturday Night Bash. Following the football game, enjoy each other’s company and celebrate with food (heavy hors d’ oeuvres), friends and fun in the Young Guarde tent!

Saturday Night Bash** - 9:00–11:30 p.m., The Sunken Garden. $25 per person. Dance the night away to the sounds of Attraction – a 9-piece party band. Dancing not your style? There is plenty of space to lounge, enjoy light fare and beverages, and spend time with old friends!​​

Hulon Willis Association (HWA) Old Skool/New Skool Jam - 9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m., Trinkle Hall. Come reminisce about your William & Mary days through the music of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, and today.


Sunday, October 25

Sunrise Service – 7:00 a.m., Wren Chapel. Join others for this non-denominational service in the historic Wren Chapel.

Alumni Coffee and Donuts – 8:30–11:00 a.m., Alumni House Foyer. Swing by the Alumni House on your way out of town to grab a donut and say a quick farewell!


** Indicates that registration is requested for this event. Registration is available here.

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For a full list of campus-wide events, please click here. To have your Homecoming event added to the list, please click here. If your event is a departmental open house, please click here. To register for any of the events listed above, please register here.

General & Emergency Information 2015

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Homecoming Hotline

Homecoming information is available at the following links: accommodations, registration, parking and transportation, football tickets. For additional questions or emergency weather updates, please call 757-221-3106.

If you have special mobility or dietary needs, please call 757-221-1177.


Wristband Policy

Wristbands will be issued at various events. Regarding the wear and use of wristbands when issued:

    • Wristbands are not transferable.
    • Do not remove your wristband for the duration of the event.
    • If you lose your wristband, replacements are available at the registration site for a $1 fee. However, if your wristband is damaged, bring it with you to registration and a replacement will be provided free of charge. Replacements are limited to one per person.
    • Individuals must provide photo ID with proof of age to pick up his/her wristband when consuming alcohol.

Taxi Numbers

  • Colonial Capital Cabs – 757-345-2224
  • Historic Taxi – 757-258-7755
  • Williamsburg Taxi Services – 757-221-0004  (Open 24 Hours)
  • Triangle Taxi – 757-564-6969
  • Best Taxi – 757-358-7151

Emergency Information

For emergency information, including W&M’s operating status and emergency preparation instructions, please visit the university’s Emergency Information website. In all emergencies, please call 911. For additional contact information in an emergency, please go here.


Weather Plan

In case of severe weather, the following plan(s) will take place:

Tennis – Cancelled
Parade – Cancelled
Sunset Ceremony – Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Parking & Transportation 2015

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PARKING AND BUS STOPS

Due to high traffic volume during Homecoming, there is limited 15 minute temporary and handicap parking near the Alumni House on Thursday and Friday to accommodate registration.

For additional information or for handicapped parking information, please contact Parking Services at 757-221-4764.

For more information about parking on campus, as well as off-campus, please go here. For a printable campus map, please go here.


TRANSPORTATION

By Train: Amtrak serves the Williamsburg Transportation Center with a connecting train from Washington, D.C.
By Plane: Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond International Airports are all close to the College.
By Car: From I-64, take Exit 238. Take a left at the end of the exit ramp. At the second set of lights (Route 132) turn right. Turn right again at the next set of lights (Route 60 Bypass). Follow Bypass Road to where it ends and intersects with Richmond Road. At the light, turn left onto Richmond Road. At the third set of lights, you will see the Alumni House on the right. The Alumni House is located across the street from One Tribe Place (formerly known as the Hospitality House) and next to William & Mary’s Zable Stadium.

Parade 2015

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The Parade begins on Prince George Street at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

What is the Parade route?
The Parade begins at the corner of North Boundary Street and Richmond Road, proceeds along Richmond Road, turns onto Brooks Drive, and ends in the W&M Hall parking lot.

Do the reunion classes have places where they can gather to watch the Parade as a group?
Yes, find the gathering spot for your class year on the map below. (No registration is required for the reunion class Parade watches)

Class Reunion Parade Watch Locations

2015paradewatch Can I watch the Parade online?

Yes, the Parade will be streamed live on our YouTube channel. The link for the specific video will be added closer to the date. Please check back soon.

How do students apply to participate in the Parade?
All student groups can apply here.

Can my club/organization receive financial assistance to participate in the Parade?
Yes, we have Parade grants for those students who will need financial assistance. Parade participants who will be building floats, will receive up to $100, while walking groups will receive up to $50. All student Parade participants who are approved for Parade grants will have to purchase their items up front and will receive a reimbursement after the Parade. All receipts will be required to be turned in within the week of the Homecoming Parade.

Apply for a Student Parade grant here. If you have any questions regarding the form, please contact the W&M Alumni Signature Events office at alumni.events@wm.edu. Submissions are due by midnight on October 1, 2015.

How do alumni or community members apply to participate in the Parade?
Alumni or community members can apply here. If you have any questions regarding the form, please contact W&M Alumni Signature Events office at alumni.events@wm.edu. Submissions are due by midnight, October 6, 2015.

Are there prizes for winners of the Parade?
Yes! The W&M Alumni Association offers prizes for both student groups and alumni/community groups. The prizes are as follows:

Float Groups Prizes (students only):
1st Place- $1500.00
2nd Place-$750.00
3rd Place- $250.00

Marching Groups Prizes (students only):
1st Place- $750.00
2nd Place-$500.00
3rd Place- $200.00

Alumni/Community Prizes (non-student entries):
1st place – $500.00
2nd place – $350.00
3rd place – $150.00

*Any group can qualify for the Spirit Award- $1,500.00

Where does the Parade begin?
The Parade begins at the corner of North Boundary Street & Richmond Road.

Where does the Parade end?
The Parade ends at the William & Mary Hall parking lot located between McClurg Drive and Compton Drive. There will be dumpsters available for Parade participants to break down their floats or throw away trash.

Where is Parade check-in?
All Parade participants must check-in with Alumni Association staff on North Boundary Street at their assigned time. Due to road blocks, participants will only be able to get to the check-in location by driving from Lafayette Street onto North Boundary Street.

Once you have arrived at the North Boundary Street check-in location and been given permission to proceed to the Parade line-up, a volunteer will then officially check you in at your line-up spot.

Does the Alumni Association provide any funding for Parade participants?
Yes! The Alumni Association provides funding assistance to student Parade participants only. Students interested in funding assistance, will need to apply for a Parade grant online.

If I am a walking/marching group where can I park on campus?
For full details of where parking is allowed on campus, please visit www.wm.edu/parkingservices. If you are a participant in the Parade, you will be allowed to park in the large William & Mary Hall parking lot located between McClurg Drive and Compton Drive from 3–6 p.m.

If I am dropping off participants of the Parade in a bus or another larger vehicle, where will I go?
The drop off location for Parade participants is on North Boundary Street near the Williamsburg Library. Vehicles dropping off participants will then be directed back onto Lafayette Street through the library parking lot.

Registration 2015

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Registration Info

Please click here to register.

If help is needed with registration, or if you have any questions and would like to talk to someone in person, please call our Homecoming hotline at 757-221-3106.


Packet Pickup

Pre-registered attendees can pick up their registration packet during the hours listed below. Registration packets are only available for those who are attending an Alumni Association registered event.

THURSDAY, NOON – 5 P.M.
ALUMNI HOUSE, LEADERSHIP HALL

FRIDAY, 8 A.M. – 10 P.M.

ALUMNI HOUSE, LEADERSHIP HALL

If you are registered for the Olde Guarde Luncheon, you may pick up your registration packet at the Alumni House up to one hour before the event or at Trinkle Hall upon arrival for the event beginning at 11:30 a.m.

SATURDAY, 10 A.M.-10:30 P.M.
SUNKEN GARDEN/JAMES BLAIR HALL


Cancellations must be made prior to October 8 – No refunds will be made after October 8. Event prices go up by $5 after October 8. Online pre-registration closes on October 15.

Accommodations 2015

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The W&M Alumni Association has arranged for the following hotel discounts for Homecoming. We encourage reunion classes to stay at the recommended hotels below; however, all alumni are welcome at the hotel of their choosing.


Colonial Williamsburg Lodge – Recommended for Classes of 1970, 1975, 1980

Offering rooms at $201 per night for a superior room; $231 per night for a deluxe room.

For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.

Take advantage of special Pre-Homecoming golf rates at Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe on Thursday, Oct. 22nd.  Call Tee Times at 757-220-7696 for details and to make your reservation.


Colonial Williamsburg Inn – Available to all alumni

Offering rooms at $452 per night for a superior room.

For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.

Take advantage of special Pre-Homecoming golf rates at Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe on Thursday, Oct. 22nd.  Call Tee Times at 757-220-7696 for details and to make your reservation.


Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands – Available to all alumni

Offering rooms at $138 per night for a standard room; $168 per night for a suite.

For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.

Take advantage of special Pre-Homecoming golf rates at Colonial Williamsburg’s Golden Horseshoe on Thursday, Oct. 22nd.  Call Tee Times at 757-220-7696 for details and to make your reservation.


Embassy Suites – Recommended for Class of 1990

Offering rooms at $134 per night for a king suite or a double suite.

For reservations, call 757-229-6800 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.


Fairfield Inn – Recommended for Class of 2010

Offering rooms with two double beds for $109 per night.

For reservations, call 757-645-3600 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “WMH”. This block is available until September 21.


Hilton Garden Inn – Recommended for Class of 2000

Offering rooms with two queen beds for $114 per night.

For reservations, call 757-253-9400 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “WMALUH” This block is available until September 21.


Holiday Inn Express – Recommended for Class of 2005

Offering rooms with two queen beds for $109 per night.

For reservations, call 757-941-1057 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “HOM” This block is available until September 21.


Residence Inn – Recommended for Class of 1985

Offering rooms at $139 per night for a studio room; $159 per night for a one bedroom suite; $269 per night for a two bedroom suite.

For reservations, call 757-941-2000 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.


SpringHill Suites – Recommended for Class of 1995

Offering rooms at $119 per night for a king room; $139 per night for a bedroom with two queens; $159 per night for a corner junior suite with two queens.

For reservations, call 757-941-3000 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.

Signature Events 2015

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For a full list of campus-wide events, please click here.


Thursday, October 22

Order of the White Jacket Annual Meeting** – 1:30–2:30 p.m., York Room, Sadler Center


Friday, October 23

Leadership Symposium “19th Century Education in a 21st Century Economy”** – 9:00–11:00 a.m., School of Education. Join us for a discussion about a new documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” — which premiered at the 2015 Sundance film festival — and examines possible solutions to better prepare K-12 students to succeed in a 21st century economy.

Law School Legal Clinics Presentation – 9:00–11:00 a.m, Marshall-Wythe Law School 

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play – 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Millie West Tennis Facility. Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

ODK Honorary Initiation Ceremony – 10:00–11:00 a.m., Wren Chapel

Olde Guarde Luncheon** – 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., Trinkle Hall. $35 per person. Join your fellow Olde Guarde members for an afternoon of food and fellowship. The fun doesn’t end there; watch or participate in the Guarde’s entry into the Homecoming Parade that afternoon!

Leadership Symposium “Confronting Growing National Security Threats”** – 1:45–3:30 p.m., PBK Hall. Panelists will explore what steps can be taken and what obstacles must be overcome to better confront terrorist threats and unscrupulous actions taken by leaders of nations such as North Korea and Iran who continue to pursue nuclear programs and other weapons of mass destruction.

John Boswell Memorial Lecture** – 3:00 p.m., First Floor Recital Hall, Ewell Hall. “The Sexuality of History: How Sapphic Subjects Shaped European Thought” Speaker: Susan L. Lanser, Brandeis University Professor. Sponsored by the A&S Dean’s Office and GALA (Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae). For a full description of the lecture, please click here.

Parade – 4:30–5:30 p.m., Richmond Road. Don’t miss this traditional Homecoming event. Participate in the fun or join your friends to watch the creativity presented by students, alumni and more! Reunion year? There will be designated areas along the parade route for you and your classmates to gather. More information and reunion parade watch locations can be found here.

Sunset Ceremony – 6:00 p.m., Wren Courtyard. In the courtyard of the iconic and reverent Wren Building, we will honor those alumni/ae that have passed before us over the last year.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Welcome Reception – 6:00–8:00 p.m., Durdin Patio & Boehly Café, Alan B. Miller Hall.  Open to all business alumni and friends, this is a casual welcome home gathering for fun, conversation and reconnection.

VIMS OystoberFest - 6:30-9:00 p.m., VIMS Gloucester Point Campus. Oyster roast with a German theme, live band Slap Nation. $75 per person (For more information and registration, go to http://www.vims.edu/oystoberfest)

Class of 1960 55th Reunion Dinner – 6:30-9:00 p.m., Heritage Commons, 236 Commons Way, Williamsburg, Va. 23185. $45 per person; Dress is casual; Please reserve through Marga by Oct. 9th. For more information contact Marga Lawson Bales at wbmbales@aol.com or 757.229.7030

Friday Night Fest featuring Beer, Bourbon & Bordeaux** – 7:00–11:00 p.m., The Sunken Garden. $25 per person, $15 per Young Guarde member (2006-2015). Registration is not required for the additional complimentary activities at the Friday Night Fest including great music, delicious pay-as-you-go food trucks from Eat the Streets 757 and W&M’s own food truck 1693 BBQ, and reunion class gatherings – there will even be games for the kids! At Beer, Bourbon & Bordeaux, enjoy your choice of tastings or full pours from various Virginia breweries, wineries and distilleries.

W&M Comedy and Improv Event** – 9:00–11:00 p.m., Kimball Theatre. Witness student-led improvisation challenges with talented William & Mary alumni as they take the stage and participate in a sampling of comedy-related acts.


Saturday, October 24

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Breakfast – 7:30–8:45 a.m., Brinkley Atrium, Alan B. Miller Hall. A wonderful start to a lively day, enjoy a special breakfast (with Mimosas and Bloody Marys!) before you head off to the symposium on transformational innovation, held in Miller Hall.

University Showcases – 9:00–11:00 a.m.

During the university showcases, shuttle service will be provided with stops at the Mason School of Business, School of Education, Marshall-Wythe Law and Ewell Circle. At 11:00 a.m., shuttles will take guests to PBK Hall for the campaign briefing.

 

  • Muscarelle Museum of Art – Open house with docent-led tours, Muscarelle Museum of Art
  • W&M International – Come mingle with students and faculty to learn more about our various activities on campus and around the globe, Tent 4, The Sunken Garden
  • School of Education – Demonstrations of TeachLive virtual classroom; Focusing on the Future Program (Center for Gifted Education), School of Education
  • Student Affairs – Exhibits focused on sharing key initiatives across five thematic areas of student life – leadership & engagement, career development, campus living, student success, and health & wellness, Tent 8, The Sunken Garden
  • Swem – Video and audio recordings capturing alumni memories at W&M, authors’ book signing, history of philanthropy at W&M, Media Center & Botetourt Gallery, Swem Library
  • VIMS – Nunnally Ichthyology Collection, one of the largest collections of Chesapeake Bay fish – First Floor, Swem Library

 

Leadership Symposium - “Transformational Innovation”** – 9:00–11:00 a.m., Brinkley Commons, Alan B. Miller Hall. Innovation can be seen everywhere in our daily lives, but rarely do we have the opportunity to engage with leaders in an array of fields to learn the common traits shared by pioneers making a remarkable impact in today’s world. Join William & Mary innovators and entrepreneurs as they discuss how they are leading transformational efforts that are helping to improve the quality of millions of lives.

Swem Library Author Showcase – 9:00–11:00 a.m., Join us in celebrating Homecoming with a special event featuring alumni and faculty authors:

  • Barbara King, W&M anthropology professor and author of “How Animals Grieve”
  • Forrest Pritchard ’96, author of “Gaining Ground” and “Growing Tomorrow”
  • Susan Wise Bauer M.A. ’94, Ph.D. ‘07, author of “The Story of Western Science” and “The Well-Educated Mind”
  • Kathryn Erskine ’80, children’s book author of “The Badger Knight,” “Seeing Red” and “Mockingbird”

Books will be available for purchase on site through the W&M Bookstore. Authors will be signing copies of their books. RSVP to swemrsvp@wm.edu by Oct. 16. For more information, call 757-221-7872.

Hulon Willis Association (HWA) Annual Meeting – 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Sadler Center – Tidewater AB, $10 per person. Join us to learn more about the reorganization and mission of this association,

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tour of Alan B. Miller Hall – 11:15–11:35 a.m., Brinkley Atrium, Alan B. Miller Hall. Enjoy a guided tour of Miller Hall, one of William & Mary’s newer buildings, beautifully designed to encourage transformational learning while honoring our heritage with its architecture similar to the historic Wren building.

University Briefing with President Reveley** – 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Phi Beta Kappa Hall, Mainstage. President Reveley and other notable leaders and alumni will discuss how the university plans to address current financial challenges while still providing an exceptionally rigorous and enriching educational experience for its students.

Wren Bell Ringing – 12:00–3:00 p.m., Wren Building. Climb the stairs of the Wren and reminisce by ringing the bell one more time.

All Alumni & Reunion Class Tailgate** - 12:00–3:00 p.m., The Sunken Garden. $20 per person, $10 per child (ages 3-12) Before watching the Tribe take on Hampton, join us for an afternoon of good food, music & more! The tailgate features alumni bands at Wrenstock 2015, a children’s carnival and reunion class photos.

Children’s Carnival and Wrenstock - 12:00–3:00 p.m., The Sunken Garden. Listen to alumni bands rock out in the Sunken Garden.

Reunion Class Photos – 12:30–2:30 p.m., The Sunken Garden.
Class of 1970 – 12:30 p.m.; Class of 1975 – 12:45 p.m.; Class of 1980 – 1:00 p.m.; Class of 1985 – 1:15 p.m.; Class of 1990 – 1:30 p.m.; Class of 1995 – 1:45 p.m.; Class of 2000 – 2:00 p.m.; Class of 2005 – 2:15 p.m.; Class of 2010 – 2:30 p.m.
8×10 photos available for purchase for $15

Arts & Sciences Forum – “The Future of William & Mary” - 1:00–2:00 p.m., Tucker Auditorium, 127A, Tucker Hall. Presented by the Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office. The new College Curriculum has sparked creativity and innovation at every intellectual level, from senior faculty to the entering Class of 2019. In this evolving series of interactions, key players pull aside the curtain to reveal what’s new and next at the heart of William & Mary.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tour of Alan B. Miller Hall – 1:00–1:20 p.m., Brinkley Atrium, Alan B. Miller Hall. Enjoy a guided tour of Miller Hall, one of William & Mary’s newer buildings, beautifully designed to encourage transformational learning while honoring our heritage with its architecture similar to the historic Wren building.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tailgate – 1:00–3:00 p.m., Alan B. Miller Hall Courtyard. Business alumni and friends gather for food, fun and celebration under the tent in Fields Courtyard, before heading off to watch William & Mary win the game.

Alumni Band Organization (ABO) Annual Meeting and Pre-game Gathering** – 1:00–3:00 p.m., Richmond Road Tent, Alumni House. $10 per person. Join us for our annual board meeting and luncheon. Members of the Pep Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will join us, so come meet and mingle with both current and future ABO members.

Football Game - W&M vs. Hampton – 3:30 p.m., Zable Stadium

Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA) Reception** – 6:30–9:30 p.m., Tucker Hall Foyer, Tucker Hall. Join us for our annual Homecoming reception.

Reunion Receptions** – 7:30–9:30 p.m., Tents around The Sunken Garden. $50 per person, $65 per person to include the Saturday Night Bash. Following the football game, enjoy each other’s company and celebrate your reunion in various tents surrounding the Sunken Garden, overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar), friends and fun!

Reunion Tent Locations:
Class of 1970 – Tent 8
Class of 1975 – Tent 6
Class of 1980 – Tent 1
Class of 1985 – Tent 3
Class of 1990 – Tent 4
Class of 1995 – Tent 2
Class of 2000 – Tent 7
Class of 2005 – Tent 5

Class of 2010 – the Young Guarde requests that you join them at their annual Beer Garden (below).

Young Guarde Celebration** – 7:30–10:00 p.m., Young Guarde Tent, The Sunken Garden. Classes of 2006-2015 including the Class of 2010 Reunion. $25 per person, $40 per person to include the Saturday Night Bash. Following the football game, enjoy each other’s company and celebrate with food (heavy hors d’ oeuvres), friends and fun in the Young Guarde tent!

Saturday Night Bash** - 9:00–11:30 p.m., The Sunken Garden. $25 per person. Dance the night away to the sounds of Attraction – a 9-piece party band. Dancing not your style? There is plenty of space to lounge, enjoy light fare and beverages, and spend time with old friends!​​

Hulon Willis Association (HWA) Old Skool/New Skool Jam - 9:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m., Trinkle Hall. Come reminisce about your William & Mary days through the music of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, and today.


Sunday, October 25

Sunrise Service – 7:00 a.m., Wren Chapel. Join others for this non-denominational service in the historic Wren Chapel.

Alumni Coffee and Donuts – 8:30–11:00 a.m., Alumni House Foyer. Swing by the Alumni House on your way out of town to grab a donut and say a quick farewell!


** Indicates that registration is requested for this event. Registration is available here.

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For a full list of campus-wide events, please click here. To have your Homecoming event added to the list, please click here. If your event is a departmental open house, please click here. To register for any of the events listed above, please register here.

General & Emergency Information 2015

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Homecoming Hotline

Homecoming information is available at the following links: accommodations, registration, parking and transportation, football tickets. For additional questions or emergency weather updates, please call 757-221-3106.

If you have special mobility or dietary needs, please call 757-221-1177.


Wristband Policy

Wristbands will be issued at various events. Regarding the wear and use of wristbands when issued:

    • Wristbands are not transferable.
    • Do not remove your wristband for the duration of the event.
    • If you lose your wristband, replacements are available at the registration site for a $1 fee. However, if your wristband is damaged, bring it with you to registration and a replacement will be provided free of charge. Replacements are limited to one per person.
    • Individuals must provide photo ID with proof of age to pick up his/her wristband when consuming alcohol.

Taxi Numbers

  • Colonial Capital Cabs – 757-345-2224
  • Historic Taxi – 757-258-7755
  • Williamsburg Taxi Services – 757-221-0004  (Open 24 Hours)
  • Triangle Taxi – 757-564-6969
  • Best Taxi – 757-358-7151

Emergency Information

For emergency information, including W&M’s operating status and emergency preparation instructions, please visit the university’s Emergency Information website. In all emergencies, please call 911. For additional contact information in an emergency, please go here.


Weather Plan

In case of severe weather, the following plan(s) will take place:

Tennis – Cancelled
Parade – Cancelled
Sunset Ceremony – Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium

Parking & Transportation 2015

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PARKING AND BUS STOPS

Due to high traffic volume during Homecoming, there is limited 15 minute temporary and handicap parking near the Alumni House on Thursday and Friday to accommodate registration.

For additional information or for handicapped parking information, please contact Parking Services at 757-221-4764.

For more information about parking on campus, as well as off-campus, please go here. For a printable campus map, please go here.


TRANSPORTATION

By Train: Amtrak serves the Williamsburg Transportation Center with a connecting train from Washington, D.C.
By Plane: Norfolk, Newport News and Richmond International Airports are all close to the College.
By Car: From I-64, take Exit 238. Take a left at the end of the exit ramp. At the second set of lights (Route 132) turn right. Turn right again at the next set of lights (Route 60 Bypass). Follow Bypass Road to where it ends and intersects with Richmond Road. At the light, turn left onto Richmond Road. At the third set of lights, you will see the Alumni House on the right. The Alumni House is located across the street from One Tribe Place (formerly known as the Hospitality House) and next to William & Mary’s Zable Stadium.

Parade 2015

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The Parade begins on Prince George Street at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.

What is the Parade route?
The Parade begins at the corner of North Boundary Street and Richmond Road, proceeds along Richmond Road, turns onto Brooks Drive, and ends in the W&M Hall parking lot.

Do the reunion classes have places where they can gather to watch the Parade as a group?
Yes, find the gathering spot for your class year on the map below. (No registration is required for the reunion class Parade watches)

Class Reunion Parade Watch Locations

2015paradewatch Can I watch the Parade online?

Yes, the Parade will be streamed live on our YouTube channel. The link for the specific video will be added closer to the date. Please check back soon.

How do students apply to participate in the Parade?
All student groups can apply here.

Can my club/organization receive financial assistance to participate in the Parade?
Yes, we have Parade grants for those students who will need financial assistance. Parade participants who will be building floats, will receive up to $100, while walking groups will receive up to $50. All student Parade participants who are approved for Parade grants will have to purchase their items up front and will receive a reimbursement after the Parade. All receipts will be required to be turned in within the week of the Homecoming Parade.

Apply for a Student Parade grant here. If you have any questions regarding the form, please contact the W&M Alumni Signature Events office at alumni.events@wm.edu. Submissions are due by midnight on October 1, 2015.

How do alumni or community members apply to participate in the Parade?
Alumni or community members can apply here. If you have any questions regarding the form, please contact W&M Alumni Signature Events office at alumni.events@wm.edu. Submissions are due by midnight, October 6, 2015.

Are there prizes for winners of the Parade?
Yes! The W&M Alumni Association offers prizes for both student groups and alumni/community groups. The prizes are as follows:

Float Groups Prizes (students only):
1st Place- $1500.00
2nd Place-$750.00
3rd Place- $250.00

Marching Groups Prizes (students only):
1st Place- $750.00
2nd Place-$500.00
3rd Place- $200.00

Alumni/Community Prizes (non-student entries):
1st place – $500.00
2nd place – $350.00
3rd place – $150.00

*Any group can qualify for the Spirit Award- $1,500.00

Where does the Parade begin?
The Parade begins at the corner of North Boundary Street & Richmond Road.

Where does the Parade end?
The Parade ends at the William & Mary Hall parking lot located between McClurg Drive and Compton Drive. There will be dumpsters available for Parade participants to break down their floats or throw away trash.

Where is Parade check-in?
All Parade participants must check-in with Alumni Association staff on North Boundary Street at their assigned time. Due to road blocks, participants will only be able to get to the check-in location by driving from Lafayette Street onto North Boundary Street.

Once you have arrived at the North Boundary Street check-in location and been given permission to proceed to the Parade line-up, a volunteer will then officially check you in at your line-up spot.

Does the Alumni Association provide any funding for Parade participants?
Yes! The Alumni Association provides funding assistance to student Parade participants only. Students interested in funding assistance, will need to apply for a Parade grant online.

If I am a walking/marching group where can I park on campus?
For full details of where parking is allowed on campus, please visit www.wm.edu/parkingservices. If you are a participant in the Parade, you will be allowed to park in the large William & Mary Hall parking lot located between McClurg Drive and Compton Drive from 3–6 p.m.

If I am dropping off participants of the Parade in a bus or another larger vehicle, where will I go?
The drop off location for Parade participants is on North Boundary Street near the Williamsburg Library. Vehicles dropping off participants will then be directed back onto Lafayette Street through the library parking lot.

Homecoming Football Game 2015

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TRIBE VS. HAMPTON

Saturday, October 24 – 3:30 p.m.
Zable Stadium

To purchase tickets for this event, please click here to go to the W&M Athletic department website.

Football game parking will be available in the W&M Hall parking lot on Saturday morning. The lot is first come, first serve – $10 per car, cash only.

For more game day information, please visit the Tribe Athletics site here.


 

Watch the Homecoming Game with your Local Chapter

 

Join local alumni chapters for a watch party of the W&M 2015 Homecoming game where the Tribe will take on the Hampton Pirates! Break out your Green & Gold and we will supply extra W&M spirit gear for all attendees.

Please check back in early fall for specific chapter game watches. Emails will be sent out to chapters as well.

Reunion Class Years

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Class of 1970 Homecoming Hotel Information

The Colonial Williamsburg Lodge is offering rooms at $201 per night for a superior room; $231 per night for a deluxe room. For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.


Class of 1970 Reunion Events

  • Parade watch: Friday, October 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. (locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)
  • Class photo: Saturday, October 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Sunken Garden
  • Reunion reception: Saturday, October 24 at 7:30-9:30 p.m.  (tent locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)

 


 

Welcome to the Class of 1970 45th Reunion website!

Please check back often to stay up-to-date on 2015 Homecoming weekend events. Homecoming 2015 falls on the weekend of October 22-25, 2015. Please mark your calendar — we hope to see many of you in October when we will have the opportunity to reminisce and catch up with our classmates. Working collaboratively with representatives at the College, the Class of 1970 has set a goal of 34% participation in giving toward our reunion class gift (259 classmates giving back). Due to the generosity of some of our classmates, we are on our way to achieving our goals. If you have not made a pledge, we appeal to your sense of generosity so that the College can maintain the high standards we have come to expect from our Alma Mater.

Go Tribe!
Betsy Calvo Anderson, Dr. Barbara Pate Glacel and Tom Frantz

Co-Chairs, Class of 1970 Reunion Gift Committee

FY15 Class of 1970 Reunion Update (Week of August 24, 2015)

Participation Goal by June 30, 2015: 34%
Participation Progress to Date: 33%
Total Dollars Raised: $1,312,540


Class of 1970 Facebook page

Don’t forget to like our class Facebook page here to stay up to date with everything going on with our class. You can also reminisce with our senior yearbook here.

Homecoming Events

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

  • Friday, 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
  • Millie West Tennis Facility
Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

Impact Stories

Dakota1
“William & Mary is prestigious and challenging, yet small enough that I feel like I really matter. I’m not just a number in a sea of thousands of students.”

Reunion Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs

  • Betsy Calvo Anderson
  • Tom Frantz
  • Dr. Barbara Pate Glacel

Reunion Class Gift Committee Members

  • Lehn Abrams
  • Martin Bailey
  • Kevin Brosch
  • Dr. Cathy Casey
  • Perry Harschutz Field
  • Dr. Kathy Netzley Franco-Bronson
  • Dave Hibbert
  • Carol Good Kloster
  • Jud Mason
  • Joe Mayes
  • John Moses
  • Bruce Myers
  • Steve Russell
  • Mike Schemering
  • Kraig Schutte
  • Ron Stewart
  • Nancy ReMine Trego
  • Cheryl Helms Wade
  • Dick Wade
  • Reid Williamson
  • Cathy Coleman Zychowski

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Class of 1975 Homecoming Hotel Information

Colonial Williamsburg Lodge is offering rooms at $201 per night for a superior room; $231 per night for a deluxe room. For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.


Class of 1975 Reunion Events

  • Parade watch: Friday, October 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. (locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)
  • Class photo: Saturday, October 24 at 12:45 p.m. in the Sunken Garden
  • Reunion reception: Saturday, October 24 at 7:30-9:30 p.m.  (tent locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)

 

Class of 1975 Homecoming Brunch

Join classmates and friends to celebrate our 40th Reunion and the culmination of our Staying Connected: Together Serving Others initiative.

  • Where: Barb Ramsey’s home – 408 Griffin Avenue, Williamsburg VA 23185
  • When: Sunday, October 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Music by the Stairwells at noon; Student art and poetry on display
  • Contacts: Van Black (972-415-3979) & Barb Ramsey (757-876-5391)

Welcome to the Class of 1975 website!

This will keep us informed about Homecoming weekend and the plans for our upcoming 40th Reunion. We hope to see many of you in October so that you have the opportunity to reminisce and catch up with classmates.

The 1975 Reunion Gift Committee has been hard at work reaching out to classmates asking for participation and pledges in support of the College’s fundraising efforts. Working collaboratively with representatives at the College, the Committee has set a reunion participation goal of 375 members of our class in honor of the Class of 1975. The Reunion Gift Committee urges members of our class to consider the foundation built at William & Mary which enabled their future success.

We owe much of our collective successes to the College, and the successes of future classes depend upon our alumni contributions. Though participation is important to drawing more people back to Williamsburg and a relationship with the Class of 1975, the Reunion Gift Committee appeals to your sense of generosity so that the College can maintain the high standards we have come to expect of our alma mater. Please answer the call from a member of the Reunion Gift Committee and make a gift for this year and a pledge for the future.

FY15 Class of 1975 Reunion Update (Week of August 24, 2015)

Participation Goal by June 30, 2015: 371 donors
Participation Progress to Date: 307 donors
Total Dollars Raised: $4,116,140


Class of 1975 Facebook page

Don’t forget to like our class Facebook page here to stay up to date with everything going on with our class. You can also reminisce with our senior yearbook here.

Homecoming Events

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

  • Friday, 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
  • Millie West Tennis Facility
Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

Impact Stories

Dakota1
“William & Mary is prestigious and challenging, yet small enough that I feel like I really matter. I’m not just a number in a sea of thousands of students.”

Reunion Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs

  • Clare Monahan Dame
  • John Gerdelman
  • Nancy Burgess Gofus
  • Karen Kennedy Schultz
  • Tom Wilke

Reunion Class Gift Committee Members

  • Barbara Bingham
  • Van Black
  • David Blount
  • Connie Warren Desaulniers
  • Lynn Melzer Dillon
  • Tom Ferguson
  • Patrick Harkin
  • Deborah Allen Hewitt
  • Mike Jenkins
  • Leanne Dorman Kurland
  • David Larson
  • Linda Cool Larson
  • Mike Madden
  • Joe Masterson
  • Marilyn Ward Midyette
  • Payne Midyette
  • Cathy Gonzales O'Kelly
  • Barbara Lee Ramsey
  • Julia Lillard Roberts
  • Marcia Carl Simpkins
  • Jane Koenig Terry
  • Roy Terry
  • Rudy Tucker
  • Lee Walsh
  • Cathy Wilson

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Class of 1980 Homecoming Hotel Information

Colonial Williamsburg Lodge is offering rooms at $201 per night for a superior room; $231 per night for a deluxe room. For reservations, call 1-800-261-9530 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “37825”. This block is available until September 21.


Class of 1980 Reunion Events

  • Parade watch: Friday, October 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. (locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)
  • Class photo: Saturday, October 24 at 1 p.m. in the Sunken Garden
  • Reunion reception: Saturday, October 24 at 7:30-9:30 p.m.  (tent locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)

 


Welcome to the Class of 1980’s Homecoming website!

As we celebrate our 35th Reunion, many of us remember the “secret” joys on our beautiful campus: finding the steam tunnels; appreciating the plants in the hothouse atop Millington; reading the “Dear John” letter of the bronze statue of the couple in the woods between the Sunken Garden and Crim Dell. Many of us also had the privilege of graduating from the College thanks to scholarships and the reasonable tuition available. We need to continue this great tradition now more than ever.

To remain competitive, costs have risen but unfortunately support from the state has dropped from over 45% of the budget in our day to less than 12% today. The Class of 1980 Reunion Participation Goal is 35% promoting our theme of “35 for 35.” We hope that you will take the opportunity to join us in contributing as much as you can over a five-year pledge so that the College of William & Mary will continue to produce more graduates worthy of “The Alma Mater of the Nation”.

We also look forward to seeing you at Homecoming, October 22-25, 2015. We hope you can take this opportunity to join us in catching up with friends, seeing the many changes on campus, and experiencing a fun weekend of events and activities.

FY15 Class of 1980 Reunion Update (Week of August 24, 2015)

Participation Goal by June 30, 2015: 35%
Participation Progress to Date: 28%
Total Dollars Raised: $2,120,876

Class of 1980 Facebook page

Don’t forget to like our class Facebook page here to stay up to date with everything going on with our class. You can also reminisce with our senior yearbook here.

Homecoming Events

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

  • Friday, 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
  • Millie West Tennis Facility
Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

Impact Stories

Dakota1
“William & Mary is prestigious and challenging, yet small enough that I feel like I really matter. I’m not just a number in a sea of thousands of students.”

Reunion Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs

  • Leslie Beck
  • Ed Moreland
  • Bruce Patterson
  • Bruce Young

Reunion Class Gift Committee Members

  • Rusty Brown
  • Karen Cooley
  • David Garland
  • Sherry Grosso
  • Rosemary Harold
  • Betsy Harrison
  • Clarke Havener
  • Carol Hill
  • Mary Sue Hunt
  • Phil Kilgore
  • Kathy Koch
  • Diane McGibbon
  • Ed McLeod
  • Kimberly Miles
  • Karen Przypyszny
  • Jim Shields
  • Jeff Sluyter-Beltrao
  • Terrie Smith
  • Phyllis Terrell

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Class of 1985 Homecoming Hotel Information

The Residence Inn is offering rooms at $139 per night for a studio room; $159 per night for a one bedroom suite; $269 per night for a two bedroom suite. For reservations, call 757-941-2000 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.


Class of 1985 Reunion Events

  • Parade watch: Friday, October 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. (locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)
  • Class photo: Saturday, October 24 at 1:15 p.m. in the Sunken Garden
  • Reunion reception: Saturday, October 24 at 7:30-9:30 p.m.  (tent locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)

 


Welcome to the Class of 1985 30th Reunion website!

Please check back often to stay up-to-date on 2015 Homecoming weekend events. Homecoming 2015 falls on the weekend of October 22-25, 2015. We encourage you to come to Homecoming to see how the College continues to improve and expand. Homecoming is a wonderful time to reminisce and catch up with old friends and classmates. Working collaboratively with representatives at the College, the class of 1985 has set a reunion participation goal of 30% in giving toward our reunion class gift. Due to the generosity of some of our classmates, we are on our way to achieving our goal. When you are contacted about our reunion, we appeal to your sense of generosity so that the College can maintain the high standards we have come to expect from our alma mater. Go Tribe!

Howard and Cathy Walsh Bos, John and Amy Caramanica Boyd and Bill and Heather Ames Brennan

Co-Chairs, Class of 1985 Reunion Gift Committee

FY15 Class of 1985 Reunion Update (Week of August 24, 2015)

Participation Goal by June 30, 2015: 30%
Participation Progress to Date: 29%
Total Dollars Raised: $2,825,348


Class of 1985 Facebook page

Don’t forget to like our class Facebook page here to stay up to date with everything going on with our class. You can also reminisce with our senior yearbook here.

Homecoming Events

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

  • Friday, 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
  • Millie West Tennis Facility
Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

Impact Stories

Dakota1
“William & Mary is prestigious and challenging, yet small enough that I feel like I really matter. I’m not just a number in a sea of thousands of students.”

Reunion Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs

  • Howard and Cathy Walsh Bos
  • John and Amy Caramanica Boyd
  • Bill and Heather Ames Brennan

Reunion Class Gift Committee Members

  • Jane Knott Powell, Honorary
  • Michael K. Powell, Honorary
  • Todd Stottlemyer, Honorary
  • Marna Ashburn
  • John Bessler
  • Marge Johnson Bessler
  • Susan Bowe
  • Janet Reed Davis
  • Jeff Doyon
  • Lee Glenn
  • Dan Head
  • Jeff Hughes
  • SherryLeigh Gill Hughes
  • Jim Hunter
  • Elizabeth Cabell Jennings
  • Tom Jensen
  • Tracey Wright Laws
  • Lorac Hintz Lawton
  • Dave McDowell
  • Jennifer Campbell McGarey
  • Tony McNeal
  • John Morton
  • Kellie Larsen Murphy
  • J.D. Neary
  • Liz O'Brien
  • Janet McNulty Osborn
  • Mary Ruth Uhrig Phillips
  • Lydia Pulley
  • Teresa Russo Starr
  • Marc Taylor, Esq.
  • Jeff Tinnell
  • Scott Ukrop
  • Christine Villa
  • Rod Willett, Esq.

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Class of 1990 Homecoming Hotel Information

The Embassy Suites are offering rooms at $134 per night for a king suite; $139 per night for a double suite. For reservations, call 757-229-6800 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.


Class of 1990 Reunion Events

  • Parade watch: Friday, October 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. (locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)
  • Class photo: Saturday, October 24 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sunken Garden
  • Reunion reception: Saturday, October 24 at 7:30-9:30 p.m.  (tent locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)

 


Are you even thinking about our 25th William and Mary Reunion?
If you’re not – shouldn’t you be?

Some things to refresh your memory and bring a smile to your face:

• Cheese Shop with extra house in the Sunken Garden
• Pitchers at Paul’s, College, Mama’s or the Leafe
• Five-dollar lunch at Sakura
• Two complimentary beers at the Busch Hospitality Room
• Walking through campus on a crisp fall day
• Trudging through campus on a rainy day
• Jumping the wall at the Governor’s Palace
• Ringing the bell as seniors finish with the last exam
• Walking over Crim Dell during graduation

Sadly, Sakura, Mama’s and the Busch Hospitality Room are no longer. Fortunately, the statute of limitations on the citation you might have gotten for jumping the wall has most likely expired.

Homecoming 2015 is October 23-25.

We hope you are planning on coming back to the ‘Burg in person. But we know your heart is there, because it is such a special place. It is special for all the nostalgic reasons we’ve attached to our college years, and also for the academic respect it has earned through diligent rigor from professors, students, and administrators. The historical significance of the College is without question, as an institution of higher learning, and as a stalwart symbol of our country. Alma mater of the nation indeed.

This doesn’t happen by luck or by accident. It’s by the efforts of all W&M people, on and off campus, in Virginia and across the world. We are each responsible for maintaining and improving what is already great. Many of you have helped by contributing your time, talent and treasure, and some of you have helped by sending your children to wave the Tribe flag for another generation. All of those contributions are crucial and are tremendously appreciated. If you will also contribute to our class gift, it would be a wonderful recognition of all the College is by the Class of 1990.

This year there is a drive for participation, rather than just for dollars. Every bit counts, and every bit is appreciated. Our goal is donation from at least 25% of our class. All gifts to any part of the College count! Private support has become the lifeblood of William & Mary. The gifts made by alumni like us fund everything – academics, athletics, faculty advancement, student financial aid and more.

If you are still not sure about attending Homecoming, change your mind! We would love to see you there.

Audra Lalley Mallow, Sophie Lee and Jennifer Volgenau Wiley

1990 Reunion Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs

 

One of our generous classmates has offered a matching challenge, up to $50,000, for the following donors:

        • For any first-time donor to the College, your gift or pledge will be matched 2:1.
        • For donors who have given to the College in a previous fiscal year, gifts or new pledges made after January 20, 2015 and totaling at least $250 will be matched 1:1.

FY15 Class of 1990 Reunion Update (Week of August 24, 2015)

Participation Goal by June 30, 2015: 25%
Participation Progress to Date: 27%
Total Dollars Raised: $1,487,006


Class of 1990 Facebook page

Don’t forget to like our class Facebook page here to stay up to date with everything going on with our class. Reminisce with our senior yearbook here.

Homecoming Events

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

  • Friday, 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
  • Millie West Tennis Facility
Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

Impact Stories

Dakota1
“William & Mary is prestigious and challenging, yet small enough that I feel like I really matter. I’m not just a number in a sea of thousands of students.”

Reunion Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs

  • Audra Lalley
  • Sophie Lee
  • Jennifer Volgenau Wiley

Reunion Class Gift Committee Members

  • Kris Williams Aldridge
  • Elaine Anderson
  • Alicia Francis Bond
  • Mary Beth Bracken
  • Kristin Nahill Breen
  • Joie Cooney
  • Tim Doyle
  • Melinda Dobson Gable
  • Sean Hart
  • Julee Wallace Kaplan
  • Kelli McNally Lorey
  • Jim Low
  • Jennifer Griffin McDowell
  • Heather E. Rennie

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Class of 1995 Homecoming Hotel Information

Springhill Suites is offering rooms at $119 per night for a king room; $139 per night for a bedroom with two queens; $159 per night for a corner junior suite with two queens. For reservations, call 757-941-3000 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the group code W&M Homecoming. This block is available until September 23.


Class of 1995 Reunion Events

  • Parade watch: Friday, October 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. (locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)
  • Class photo: Saturday, October 24 at 1:45 p.m. in the Sunken Garden
  • Reunion reception: Saturday, October 24 at 7:30-9:30 p.m.  (tent locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)

 


Welcome, Class of 1995! Plans are underway for our 20th Year Reunion at Homecoming in October 2015.

It is hard to believe that, 24 years ago in August, we anxiously made our way to Williamsburg wondering what William & Mary would have in store for us. We sweated through the hottest move-in day, played ice-breakers with our freshman hallmates and soon learned the classes were hard, professors tough, but the friendships we made would endure forever!

As the years went on, we enjoyed the crisp gorgeous fall days when the Tribe played football at Zable, the beautiful spring days eating lunch in the Sunken Garden, scenic runs down DoG street, a cappella concerts at the Wren Building, snacking on bread ends and House and donning duck boots and raincoats to catch that 8 a.m. Monday morning class in Morton.

Speaking of rain – remember that pouring rain that greeted us on that May Graduation Day back in 1995? We didn’t let the rain stop us as we made the long walk across campus, wringing out our caps and gowns once we arrived at William & Mary Hall. After the ceremony, we came out of the Hall to see the most beautiful sunny day. The sunshine seemed to be the perfect metaphor for the bright future that lay ahead. What a wonderful beginning to the rest of our lives! Think of all we have experienced and accomplished since that special day. Think about how the four years at William & Mary have shaped who you are and the life you have made.

Whatever your life since College has been, we hope that William & Mary has maintained a special place in your hearts, and that you are as excited as we are about this tremendous milestone. To mark our big reunion, we ask you to join us in giving back. Your gift, no matter how big or small, will help ensure that the College is able to continue to provide for the generations ahead of us. Every contribution is valued and appreciated!

Homecoming is set for October 23-25, 2015. Make your hotel arrangements now. We hope to see you there – to reminisce, to celebrate, to make new memories and, most importantly, to share in our love for The College of William & Mary.


Class of 1995 Freshman Dorm Challenge

In an effort to encourage class gift participation, we are pleased to announce the Freshman Dorm Challenge. Fill out the form here to let us know what freshman dorm you called home. We will then tally the results leading up to our 20th Reunion — the dorm that has the highest percentage of classmates giving back to William & Mary will claim victory (and the bragging rights to go along with it).

Don’t forget to update your information here and check back for results. If you haven’t already made your gift, please do so today.

Go Tribe!

Jeff Bauer, Co-Chair
Julie Down Bauer, Co-Chair
Natasha Moulton-Levy, Co-Chair
Kevin “KT” Turner, Co-Chair
Lisa Romano Turner, Co-Chair

FY15 Class of 1995 Reunion Update (Week of August 24, 2015)

Stretch Goal for Homecoming: 22%.

Participation Goal by June 30, 2015: 19%
Participation Progress to Date: 19%
Total Dollars Raised: $10,964,417


Class of 1995 Facebook page

Don’t forget to like our class Facebook page here to stay up to date with everything going on with our class. You can also reminisce with our senior yearbook here.

Homecoming Events

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

  • Friday, 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
  • Millie West Tennis Facility
Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

Impact Stories

Dakota1
“William & Mary is prestigious and challenging, yet small enough that I feel like I really matter. I’m not just a number in a sea of thousands of students.”

Reunion Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs

  • Jeff Bauer
  • Julie Down Bauer
  • Natasha Moulton-Levy
  • Kevin “KT” Turner
  • Lisa Romano Turner

Reunion Class Gift Committee Members

  • Chris Adkins
  • Jennifer Campbell
  • Forrest Church
  • Carolyn Fullilove
  • Claudette Guy
  • Heather McGavin Hallett
  • Suzanne Jones
  • Lissa Hedlund Murphy
  • Shawn Smith
  • Betsy Hayes Thomas
  • Erica Wynn

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Class of 2000 Homecoming Hotel Information

The Hilton Garden Inn is offering rooms with two queen beds for $114 per night. For reservations, call 757-253-9400 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “WMALUH” This block is available until September 21.


Class of 2000 Reunion Events

  • Parade watch: Friday, October 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. (locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)
  • Class photo: Saturday, October 24 at 2 p.m. in the Sunken Garden
  • Reunion reception: Saturday, October 24 at 7:30-9:30 p.m.  (tent locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)

 


Welcome to the reunion website for the last graduating class of the second millennium! (yes, 2000 was the last year in the second millennium for those keeping score).

It’s hard to believe that it has been 15 years since we walked through the Wren Building and graduated on a typically warm Williamsburg spring day. The College has covered a lot of ground since our days as undergrads. There have been major initiatives to improve the campus facilities, quality of facility and the recruitment of great students from around the world into the William & Mary community.

The College welcomes you back and we hope you can help us set a new record for alumni engagement and participation. Please consider making a contribution and annual commitment, no matter how small to support our beloved College.

Don’t forget to book your hotel room early as The Ho House no longer is available and make your plans to join us in Williamsburg for Homecoming Weekend, October 22-25, 2015. A lot has changed about our beloved alma mater, but the light that has carried her through all the ups and downs of the last 322 years still shines brightly in the Class of 2000. We can’t wait to see you all again!

FY15 Class of 2000 Reunion Update (Week of August 24, 2015)

Stretch Goal for Homecoming: 23%

Participation Goal by June 30, 2015: 18%
Participation Progress to Date: 21%
Total Dollars Raised: $463,446


Class of 2000 Facebook page

Don’t forget to like our class Facebook page here to stay up to date with everything going on with our class.

Homecoming Events

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

  • Friday, 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
  • Millie West Tennis Facility
Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

Impact Stories

Dakota1
“William & Mary is prestigious and challenging, yet small enough that I feel like I really matter. I’m not just a number in a sea of thousands of students.”

Reunion Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs

  • Amy Cloud
  • John Cole Scott
  • Jessica Muskey

Reunion Class Gift Committee Members

  • Andrew Ball
  • Margaux Brown
  • Jennifer Knowles Butler
  • Jon Carroll
  • Eric Chen
  • Christina Colabella
  • Jared James
  • Matt Lane
  • Mindy Maris
  • Leigh Pence
  • Trisha Ripley
  • Jen Smith
  • Mike Whaley

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Class of 2005 Homecoming Hotel Information

The Holiday Inn Express is offering rooms with two queen beds for $109 per night. For reservations, call 757-941-1057 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “HOM”. This block is available until September 21.


Class of 2005 Reunion Events

  • Parade watch: Friday, October 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. (locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)
  • Class photo: Saturday, October 24 at 2:15 p.m. in the Sunken Garden
  • Reunion reception: Saturday, October 24 at 7:30-9:30 p.m.  (tent locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)

 


Welcome to the 10th Reunion page for the Class of 2005!

10 YEARS. 10 whole years since the Class of 2005 were undergrads. Classes in the Wren. Lounging in the Sunken Garden. Strolls across the Crim Dell. Seems like yesterday and yet it’s been 10 years. We have done so much in that time – started families, completed graduate programs, built careers, opened businesses, pursued our dreams – and it all comes back to the time we spent together at William & Mary. Our 10th Reunion is approaching and we have a chance to relive those memories and celebrate the foundation of what we’ve done since graduating. It’s a time to return to the College, connect with friends, and show off our Tribe Pride!

Please join in the celebration of our 10th Reunion by making a pledge to our class gift that will help ensure the College is able to provide students to come with the same experiences we enjoyed. Then mark October 22-25, 2015 on your calendars and make arrangements to join your friends and classmates in Williamsburg to celebrate our time at W&M and the years since!

FY15 Class of 2005 Reunion Update (Week of August 24, 2015)

Participation Goal by June 30, 2015: 20%
Participation Progress to Date: 23%
Total Dollars Raised: $202,635


Class of 2005 Facebook page

Don’t forget to like our class Facebook page here to stay up to date with everything going on with our class.

Homecoming Events

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

  • Friday, 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
  • Millie West Tennis Facility
Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

Impact Stories

Dakota1
“William & Mary is prestigious and challenging, yet small enough that I feel like I really matter. I’m not just a number in a sea of thousands of students.”

Reunion Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs

  • Christina Carroll
  • Robby Willey
  • Bianca Cornelio Suchter
  • Kay Floyd
  • Kirsten Shiroma

Reunion Class Gift Committee Members

  • Wesley Allen
  • Alexandra Barnett
  • Gary Barton
  • Kristina Barton
  • Scott Binnings
  • Lang Campbell
  • Kelly Cannon
  • Krystal Clark
  • Morgan Culbertson
  • Kimberly Deal
  • Seth Finck
  • Thomas Gates
  • Kelly Long
  • Jeff Lunardi
  • Robby McKetta
  • Aaron Mosby
  • Kristen Nilsen
  • Andreas Nydal
  • Daniel Owens
  • Jody Spraker Pozen
  • Emily Preston
  • Chris Renjilian
  • Dan Simon
  • Randy Tripp
  • Holly Wesener
  • Joy Wilder
  • Matt Witham

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Class of 2010 Homecoming Hotel Information

The Fairfield Inn is offering rooms with two double beds for $109 per night. For reservations, call 757-645-3600 and identify yourself as being with the W&M Alumni Association Homecoming Group with the booking code “WMH”. This block is available until September 21.


Class of 2010 Reunion Events

  • Parade watch: Friday, October 23 from 4-5:30 p.m. (locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)
  • Class photo: Saturday, October 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the Sunken Garden
  • Reunion reception: Saturday, October 24 at 7:30-9:30 p.m.  (tent locations vary by class, click here to find your class location)

 


Hello Class of 2010!

We hope you are as excited as we are for our first big reunion. If you’ve kept in touch with the College in the past five years, you know just how much it has grown and changed in our absence. If you haven’t kept in touch, you’re in for a surprise in October. Either way, William & Mary — and everything there that made our experience great — continues to provide a world-class education. Help ensure that future classes have the same exceptional experience that you did. With the option of automatic monthly giving, contributing to the College is as easy as ever. Please reach out to us for any questions, and thank you for supporting William & Mary!

FY15 Class of 2010 Reunion Update (Week of August 24, 2015)

Participation Goal by June 30, 2015: 25%
Participation Progress to Date: 18%
Total Dollars Raised: $86,217


Class of 2010 Facebook page

Don’t forget to like our class Facebook page here to stay up to date with everything going on with our class.

Homecoming Events

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

  • Friday, 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
  • Millie West Tennis Facility
Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

Impact Stories

Dakota1
“William & Mary is prestigious and challenging, yet small enough that I feel like I really matter. I’m not just a number in a sea of thousands of students.”

Reunion Class Gift Committee Co-Chairs

  • Mireille Williams Sharp
  • Kristen Pantazes
  • Landon Rordam

Reunion Class Gift Committee Members

  • Kristin Anderson
  • Nik Belanger
  • Jack Cohen
  • Scott Foster
  • Chase Hathaway
  • Andrew Hord de Michaelis
  • Kristin Krejmas
  • Elizabeth Kwasnik
  • Dawson Lindauere
  • KC Maloney
  • Kate Rhyner
  • Alyssa Scruggs
  • Manbir Sidhu
  • McKinley Sims
  • Jennifer Souers

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Order of the White Jacket (OWJ) Annual Meeting

Alumni/ae who worked in food service while attending the College

York Room, Sadler Center
Thursday, 1:30 - 2:30p.m.
Free Event
For more information contact Kelly Holdcraft at ksholdcraft@wm.edu or 757.221.1172

Leadership Symposium “19th Century Education in a 21st Century Economy”

School of Education
Friday, 9:00 - 11:00a.m.
Event is free, but registration is requested

Join us for a discussion about a new documentary “Most Likely to Succeed” — which premiered at the 2015 Sundance film festival — and examines possible solutions to better prepare K-12 students to succeed in a 21st century economy.

Law School Legal Clinics Presentation

Marshall-Wythe Law School
Friday, 9:00 - 11:00a.m.
Free event

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

Millie West Tennis Facility
Friday, 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
Free event

Enjoy some fresh air on the courts on Friday morning! The Millie West tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and W&M Hall) is open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own equipment.

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

ODK Honorary Initiation Ceremony

Wren Chapel
Friday, 10:00 - 11:00a.m.
Free event

Olde Guarde Homecoming Luncheon

Class of 1965 and prior

Trinkle Hall, Campus Center
Friday, 11:30a.m. - 2:30p.m.
$35 per person

Join your fellow Olde Guarde members for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. The day doesn't end there; watch or participate in the Guarde's entry into the Homecoming Parade that afternoon!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

Leadership Symposium “Confronting Growing National Security Threats”

Phi Beta Kappa Hall, Mainstage
Friday, 1:45 - 3:30p.m.
Event is free, but registration is requested

Panelists will explore what steps can be taken and what obstacles must be overcome to better confront terrorist threats and unscrupulous actions taken by leaders of nations such as North Korea and Iran who continue to pursue nuclear programs and other weapons of mass destruction.

John Boswell Memorial Lecture

Speaker: Professor Susan L. Lanser, Brandeis University

First Floor Recital Hall, Ewell Hall
Friday, 3:00 - 4:30p.m.
Free event

"The Sexuality of History: How Sapphic Subjects Shaped European Thought" Sponsored by the A&S Dean's Office and GALA (Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae). For a full description of the lecture, please click here.

For more information contact Lu Ann Homza at lahomz@wm.edu or 757.221.2469

Reunion Year Parade Watches

Classes of 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015

Along Richmond Road
Friday, 4:00 - 5:30p.m.
Free event

Join your classmates along the Homecoming Parade Route!

Class of 1970 - Sorority Court
Class of 1975 - On the corner of Armistead Avenue near the Theta house
Class of 1980 - In front of Williamsburg Baptist Church
Class of 1985 - In front of Williamsburg Presbyterian Church
Class of 1990 - Corner of Richmond Road and Bright Street
Class of 1995 - Corner of North Boundary and Richmond Road
Class of 2000 - In front of Wawa
Class of 2005 - In front of Blow Memorial Hall
Class of 2010 - In front of the Bozarth house
Class of 2015 - On the corner of the Delly's

For a map of the locations or more parade information, please click here.

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

Homecoming Parade

Richmond Road - from corner of North Boundary to Brooks Street
Friday, 4:30 - 5:30p.m.
Free event

Don't miss this traditional Homecoming event. Participate in the fun or join your friends to watch the creativity presented by students, alumni and more! Reunion year? There will be designated areas along the parade route for you and your classmates to gather. To see your specific location and to learn more about the parade click here.

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

Sunset Ceremony

Wren Courtyard
Friday, 6:00 - 7:00p.m.
Free event

In the courtyard of the iconic and reverent Wren Building, we will honor those alumni/ae that have passed before us over the past year.

Rain Location: Commonwealth Auditorium, Sadler Center

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Welcome Reception

Durdin Patio & Boehly Café, Alan B. Miller Hall
Friday, 6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Free event

Open to all business alumni and friends, this is a casual welcome home gathering for fun, conversation and reconnection.

VIMS Oystoberfest

VIMS Gloucester Point Campus
Friday, 6:30 - 9:00p.m.
$75 per person

Oyster roast with a German theme, live band Slap Nation. (For registration and more information, go to http://www.vims.edu/oystoberfest)

Class of 1960 55th Reunion Dinner

Heritage Commons, 236 Commons Way, Williamsburg, Va. 23185
Friday, 6:30 - 10:00p.m.
$45 per person;

Dress is casual; Please reserve through Marga by Oct. 9th.

For more information contact Marga Lawson Bales at wbmbales@aol.com or 757.229.7030

Friday Night Fest

featuring Beer, Bourbon & Bordeaux

Sunken Garden
Friday, 7:00 - 11:00p.m.
Pay-as-you-go

Gather with your classmates and other W&M friends in the Sunken Garden to enjoy great music, delicious food trucks**, including trucks from Eat The Streets 757 and W&M's own 1693 BBQ, and reunion row - there will even be games for the kids!

 

Featuring Beer, Bourbon & Bordeaux - $25 per person, $15 per Young Guarde member ('06-'15). Enjoy your choice of tastings or full pours from various Virginia breweries, vineyards and distilleries.

Souvenir glasses available for $10 each.

Music begins following the conclusion of the Sunset Ceremony.

**Some food trucks may only accept cash.

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

W&M vs. James Madison University

Field Hockey

Busch Field
Friday, 7:00 - 9:00p.m.
Free event

For more information, please go to the Tribe Athletics website.

W&M Comedy and Improv Event

Kimball Theatre
Friday, 9:00 - 11:00p.m.
Event is free, but registration is requested

Witness student-led improvisation challenges with talented William & Mary alumni as they take the stage and participate in a sampling of comedy-related acts.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Breakfast

Brinkley Atrium, Alan. B. Miller Hall
Saturday, 7:30 - 8:45a.m.

A wonderful start to a lively day, enjoy a special breakfast (with Mimosas and Bloody Marys!) before you head off to the symposium on transformational innovation, held in Miller Hall.

University Showcases

Saturday, 9:00 - 11:00a.m.

Muscarelle Museum of Art – Open house with docent-led tours, Muscarelle Museum of Art


W&M International – Come mingle with students and faculty to learn more about our various activities on campus and around the globe, Tent 4, The Sunken Garden

School of Education – Demonstrations of TeachLive virtual classroom; Focusing on the Future Program (Center for Gifted Education), School of Education

Student Affairs – Exhibits focused on sharing key initiatives across five thematic areas of student life - leadership & engagement, career development, campus living, student success, and health & wellness, Tent 8, The Sunken Garden

Swem – Video and audio recordings capturing alumni memories at W&M, authors’ book signing, history of philanthropy at W&M, Media Center & Botetourt Gallery, Swem Library

VIMS – Nunnally Ichthyology Collection, one of the largest collections of Chesapeake Bay fish - First Floor, Swem Library

Leadership Symposium – “Transformational Innovation”

Brinkley Commons, Alan B. Miller Hall
Saturday, 9:00 - 11:00a.m.
Event is free, but registration is requested

Innovation can be seen everywhere in our daily lives, but rarely do we have the opportunity to engage with leaders in an array of fields to learn the common traits shared by pioneers making a remarkable impact in today’s world. Join William & Mary innovators and entrepreneurs as they discuss how they are leading transformational efforts that are helping to improve the quality of millions of lives.

Swem Library Author Showcase

Swem Library Botetourt Gallery, ground floor
Saturday, 9:00 - 11:00a.m.

Join us in celebrating Homecoming with a special event featuring alumni and faculty authors:

Barbara King, W&M anthropology professor and author of “How Animals Grieve”
Forrest Pritchard ’96, author of “Gaining Ground” and “Growing Tomorrow”
Susan Wise Bauer M.A. ’94, Ph.D. ‘07, author of “The Story of Western Science” and “The Well-Educated Mind”
Kathryn Erskine ’80, children’s book author of “The Badger Knight,” “Seeing Red” and “Mockingbird”

Books will be available for purchase on site through the W&M Bookstore. Authors will be signing copies of their books. RSVP to swemrsvp@wm.edu by Oct. 16. For more information, call 757-221-7872.

Hulon Willis Association (HWA) Annual Meeting

Sadler Center – Tidewater AB
Saturday, 10:00a.m. - Noon
$10 per person

Join us to learn more about the reorganization and mission of this association.

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Tridelta Alumnae Homecoming Brunch

Tridelta House, 127C Richmond Road
Saturday, 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Free

Come to the Tridelta House and enjoy brunch with both alumnae and collegiate sisters! We look forward to seeing you there!

 

For more information contact Rashi Sahai at rgsahai@email.wm.edu or 703-342-2088
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Alumni Tailgate

710 Ukrop Way
Saturday, 11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Free

Come join the brothers of SAE for barbeque, tailgate snacks, beer and wine and lawn games.  Families are welcome.

For more information contact Kyle Vachris at kavachris@email.wm.edu or 757-477-2651
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Alpha Chi Omega Alumnae Brunch

Alpha Chi Omega House (127A Richmond Road)
Saturday, 11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
Free

The sisters of Alpha Chi Omega invite our alumnae members to join us at our home for brunch on Saturday, October 24 from 11am to 1pm. We hope to see many of you there!

For more information contact Jen Hartley at jnhartley@email.wm.edu or 301-233-9558

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tour of Alan B. Miller Hall

Brinkley Atrium, Alan B. Miller Hall
Saturday, 11:15 - 11:35a.m.

Enjoy a guided tour of Miller Hall, one of William & Mary’s newer buildings, beautifully designed to encourage transformational learning while honoring our heritage with its architecture similar to the historic Wren building.

University Briefing with President Reveley

Phi Beta Kappa Hall, Mainstage
Saturday, 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Event is free, but registration is requested

President Reveley and other notable leaders and alumni will discuss how the university plans to address current financial challenges while still providing an exceptionally rigorous and enriching educational experience for its students.

 

Free and open to the entire W&M community. Light refreshments served prior to the event.

All-Alumni & Reunion Class Tailgate

The Sunken Garden
Saturday, Noon - 3:00p.m.
$20 per person; $10 per child (ages 3-12)

Before watching the Tribe take on Hampton, join us for an afternoon of good food, music & more! The tailgate features alumni bands at Wrenstock 2015, a children's carnival and reunion class photos.

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

Wrenstock 2015

The Sunken Garden
Saturday, Noon - 3:00p.m.
Free event

Listen to alumni bands rock out in the Sunken Garden.

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

Children’s Carnival

The Sunken Garden
Saturday, Noon - 3:00p.m.
Free event

Inflatables, Fun Bus, face-painting and more! Fun for all ages!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

Wren Bell Ringing

The Wren Building
Saturday, Noon - 3:00p.m.
Free event

Climb the stairs of the Wren and reminisce by ringing the bell one more time.

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

Reunion Year Class Photos

Classes of 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010

The Sunken Garden
Saturday, 12:30 - 2:30p.m.
Free event; 8x10 photos available for purchase for $15

Photo Times:

Class of 1970 - 12:30 p.m.
Class of 1975 - 12:45 p.m.
Class of 1980 - 1:00 p.m.
Class of 1985 - 1:15 p.m.
Class of 1990 - 1:30 p.m.
Class of 1995 - 1:45 p.m.
Class of 2000 - 2:00 p.m.
Class of 2005 - 2:15 p.m.
Class of 2010 - 2:30 p.m.

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

Alumni Band Organization (ABO) Annual Meeting & Pre-Game Gathering

Richmond Road Tent, Alumni House
Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00p.m.
$10 per person

Join us for our annual board meeting and luncheon. Members of the Pep Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will join us, so come meet and mingle with both current and future ABO members.

For more information contact Kelly Holdcraft at ksholdcraft@wm.edu or 757.221.1172

Arts & Sciences Forum – “The Future of William & Mary”

Presented by the Arts & Sciences Dean's Office

Tucker Auditorium, 127A, Tucker Hall
Saturday, 1:00 - 2:00p.m.

The new College Curriculum has sparked creativity and innovation at every intellectual level, from senior faculty to the entering Class of 2019. In this evolving series of interactions, key players pull aside the curtain to reveal what's new and next at the heart of William & Mary.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tour of Alan B. Miller Hall

Brinkley Atrium, Alan B. Miller Hall
Saturday, 1:00 - 1:20p.m.
Free event

Enjoy a guided tour of Miller Hall, one of William & Mary’s newer buildings, beautifully designed to encourage transformational learning while honoring our heritage with its architecture similar to the historic Wren building.

Raymond A. Mason School of Business Tailgate

Alan B. Miller Hall Courtyard
Saturday, 1:00 - 3:00p.m.

Business alumni and friends gather for food, fun and celebration under the tent in Fields Courtyard, before heading off to watch William & Mary win the game.

W&M vs. Hampton

Homecoming Football Game

Zable Stadium
Saturday, 3:30 - 6:30p.m.

Watch the Tribe take on the Hampton Pirates. For more information about the game please click here.

Gay and Lesbian Alumni/ae (GALA) Reception

Tucker Hall Foyer, Tucker Hall
Saturday, 6:00 - 9:30p.m.
Free event, open to all

Join us for our annual Homecoming reception.

For more information contact Kelly Holdcraft at ksholdcraft@wm.edu or 757.221.1172

Class of 1970 Reunion Reception

Tent 8 - by the James Blair Statue
Saturday, 7:30 - 9:30p.m.
$50 per person, $65 combo to include the Saturday Night Bash

Following the football game, celebrate your 45th reunion with classmates in a tent overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar), friends and fun!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757.221.1177

Class of 1975 Reunion Reception

Tent 6 - in the Wren Courtyard
Saturday, 7:30 - 9:30p.m.
$50 per person, $65 combo to include the Saturday Night Bash

Following the football game, celebrate your 40th reunion with classmates in a tent overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d'oeuvres), friends and fun!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757.221.1177

Class of 1980 Reunion Reception

Tent 1 - next to the Wren Building on the Richmond Road side
Saturday, 7:30 - 9:30p.m.
$50 per person, $65 combo to include the Saturday Night Bash

Following the football game, celebrate your 35th reunion with classmates in a tent overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar), friends and fun!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757.221.1177

Class of 1985 Reunion Reception

Tent 3 - in the Wren Vista by Tucker Hall
Saturday, 7:30 - 9:30p.m.
$50 per person, $65 combo to include the Saturday Night Bash

Following the football game, celebrate your 30th reunion with classmates in a tent overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar), friends and fun!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757.221.1177

Class of 1990 Reunion Reception

Tent 4 - in the Wren Vista near Ewell Hall
Saturday, 7:30 - 9:30p.m.
$50 per person, $65 combo to include the Saturday Night Bash

Following the football game, celebrate your 25th reunion with classmates in a tent overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d' oeuvres, open bar), friends and fun!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757.221.1177

Class of 1995 Reunion Reception

Tent 2 - between the Wren Chapel and Jamestown Road
Saturday, 7:30 - 9:30p.m.
$50 per person, $65 combo to include the Saturday Night Bash

Following the football game, celebrate your 20th reunion with classmates in a tent overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d' oeuvres, open bar), friends and fun!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757.221.1177

Class of 2000 Reunion Reception

Tent 7 - in the Tyler Family Garden
Saturday, 7:30 - 9:30p.m.
$50 per person, $65 combo to include the Saturday Night Bash

Following the football game, celebrate your 15th reunion with classmates in a tent overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar), friends and fun!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757.221.1177

Class of 2005 Reunion Reception

Tent 5 - between Tucker Hall and the President's House
Saturday, 7:30 - 9:30p.m.
$50 per person, $65 combo to include the Saturday Night Bash

Following the football game, celebrate your 10th reunion with classmates in a tent overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar), friends and fun!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757.221.1177

Young Guarde Celebration

Featuring the Class of 2010 Reunion

Young Guarde Tent, Sunken Garden
Saturday, 7:30 - 10:00p.m.
$25 per person; $40 combo to include Saturday Night Bash

Celebrate Homecoming with your fellow Young Guarde members in the Sunken Garden! The Young Guarde welcomes the Class of 2010 reunion. Fare is heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar.

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757.221.1177

Saturday Night Bash

The Sunken Garden
Saturday, 9:00 - 11:30p.m.
$25 per person

Dance the night away to the sounds of Attraction - a 9-piece party band. Dancing not your style? There is plenty of space to lounge, grab a pick-me-up and spend time with old friends!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

Hulon Willis Association (HWA) Old Skool/New Skool Jam

Trinkle Hall
Saturday, 9:00 - 11:59p.m.
$25 per person

Come reminisce about your William & Mary days through the music of the 70’s, 80's, 90's, 00's, and today.

Sunrise Service

Wren Chapel
Sunday, 7:00 - 8:45a.m.
Free event

Join others for this non-denominational service in the historic Wren Chapel.

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

Alumni Coffee & Donuts

Alumni House Foyer
Sunday, 8:30 - 11:00a.m.
Free event

Swing by the Alumni House on your way out of town to grab a donut and say a quick farewell!

For more information contact John Kane at alumni.events@wm.edu or 757-221-1177

W&M vs. VCU

Field Hockey

Busch Field
Sunday, 1:00 - 3:00p.m.
Free event

For more information, please go to the Tribe Athletics website.