ALL ROADS LEAD HOME

October 19-22, 2017

Events Schedule

We are offering a number of great events during this year’s Homecoming. For ease, you can sort events by day or type by using the drop-down menus below.

Order of the White Jacket Annual Meeting

Sadler Center

Thu, Oct 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Join members of the OWJ Board for their annual meeting to learn more about our plans for the 2017-2018 year.

Thu, Oct 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Order of the White Jacket Annual Reception

Wren Building

Thu, Oct 19, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Kick off Homecoming with OWJ at their annual reception in the Great Hall. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails served by members of OWJ from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m.

Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $25
Standard Pricing: $25

Thu, Oct 19, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Sandy Kelly Tennis Open Play

Millie West Tennis Facility

Fri, Oct 20, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Enjoy some fresh air on the courts Friday morning! The tennis courts (located by the student recreation center and Kaplan Arena) are open for all alumni to enjoy. Please bring your own water and equipment. Cohosted by Campus Recreation.

Fri, Oct 20, 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Olde Guarde Luncheon

Sadler Center

Fri, Oct 20, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Join your fellow Olde Guarde members for an afternoon of food and fellowship. The morning will start with a Bloody Mary and mimosa reception, followed by lunch and a guest speaker. The Olde Guarde enthusiastically welcomes alumni in their reunion years: the Classes of 1967, 1962, 1957, and 1952.

Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $35
Standard Pricing: $40

Fri, Oct 20, 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Reunion Parade Watches

Fri, Oct 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Homecoming Parade begins on Prince George Street and proceeds down Richmond Road. Find your reunion watch site on the parade page.

Fri, Oct 20, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Homecoming Parade

Fri, Oct 20, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

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. For more information and reunion parade watch locations, please see our parade page.    

Fri, Oct 20, 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Sunset Ceremony

Wren Courtyard

Fri, Oct 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

In the courtyard of the Wren Building, we honor those alumni who have passed in the last year.

Fri, Oct 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

1957 Reunion Dinner

Fri, Oct 20, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The Class of 1957 invites classmates to the home of Jane and Jim Kaplan for a reunion dinner and socializing. This will be a great chance to catch up with friends and hear what everyone has been up to since our 55th Reunion. There will be shuttle van service available from Embassy Suites parking lot to the party and back at the end of the night. Driving or carpooling is also an option. Please register to ensure a proper head count.

3021 Kitchums Close
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Fri, Oct 20, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Virginia Uncorked

Sunken Garden

Fri, Oct 20, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Gather with friends on the Sunken Garden to sample the best of Virginia beer, wine, and spirits. Meet and mingle with representatives from breweries, wineries and distilleries to learn about each sample. Enjoy live music and delicious pay-as-you-go food from a variety of local food trucks.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $25 
  • Standard Pricing: $30
  • Non-tasting admission ticket pricing: $10

 

Fri, Oct 20, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

W&M Military & Veterans Mess Hall Breakfast

Alumni House

Sat, Oct 21, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Hosted by the Association of 1775.

The return of a William & Mary tradition! Join us for a hearty breakfast for the whole family.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $10
  • Standard Pricing: $15
  • Young Guarde Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $8
  • Young Guarde Pricing: $12

Sat, Oct 21, 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Hulon Willis Association Annual Meeting 

Sadler Center

Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Come to our annual meeting to learn about HWA’s plans for this year, including a review of the Anniversary Weekend celebration.  

  • Standard Pricing: $15

Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Department Open Houses

Sat, Oct 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Stop by your favorite department on campus to visit with faculty, students, colleagues and fellow alumni. For a full list of department events please select the campus/community events filter.

Sat, Oct 21, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Handshakes and Pancakes - Casual Professional Networking

Sadler Center

Sat, Oct 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Enjoy a light breakfast and casual networking with fellow alumni and current students. This event is sponsored by One Tribe One Network, the Cohen Career Center and the Alumni Association.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $5
  • Standard Pricing: $8

Sat, Oct 21, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Children's Carnival

Sunken Garden

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Enjoy this family-friendly carnival featuring inflatables, face painting and more.

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Homecoming Tailgate

Sunken Garden

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Before watching the Tribe take on James Madison, join alumni, friends, parents, students and Tribe community for a tailgate on the Sunken Garden. Enjoy music, great food and an open bar. While you’re here, ring the Wren Bell just like old times and line up for your reunion class photo.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $25
  • Standard Pricing: $30
  • Youth Early Bird Ticket Pricing (until October 9): $10
  • Youth Ticket Pricing: $10

Sat, Oct 21, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reunion Class Pictures

Sunken Garden

Sat, Oct 21, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

While at the tailgate, join your fellow classmates in making a memory by taking a class photo. [Class of 1972 - 12:30 p.m.; Class of 1977 - 12:45 p.m.; Class of 1982 - 1:00 p.m.; Class of 1987 - 1:15 p.m.; Class of 1992 - 1:30 p.m.; Class of 1997 - 1:45 p.m.; Class of 2002 - 2:00 p.m.; Class of 2007 - 2:15 p.m.; Class of 2012 - 2:30 p.m.]

8x10 photos can be purchased for $15.

Sat, Oct 21, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Alumni Band Organization Annual Meeting & Pre-game Gathering

Alumni House

Sat, Oct 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $10
  • Standard Pricing: $15

Sat, Oct 21, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Class Reunions at the Homecoming Football Game

Zable Stadium

Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sit with your class while you watch the Tribe take on James Madison. Ticket blocks will be available for reunion classes. In order to sit in your class section you must purchase tickets over the phone by calling 757-221-3340 and ask to sit with your class year. Tickets will be available August 1, 2017.

Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Homecoming Football Game

Zable Stadium

Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

W&M vs. James Madison - 3:30 p.m., Zable Stadium. Tickets will be available for purchase online starting August 1.

Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Young Guarde Celebration (alumni in the years 2008-2017)

Young Guarde Tent

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Younge Guarde welcomes the classes of 2008-17 including the class of 2012 reunion. Following the football game, celebrate with friends and have some fun in the Young Guarde tent! Your ticket also includes admission to the Saturday Night Bash starting at 9 p.m. in the Main tent.

$25 per person for food and open bar.

  • Young Guarde Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $25
  • Young Guarde Pricing: $40

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Olde Guarde Post-Game Tailgate

Alumni House

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Members of the Olde Guarde are invited back to the Alumni House to celebrate a hopeful Tribe football victory. Cash bar available for beer, wine and cocktails. Light bar snacks will also be served.

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Black Alumni Reception - Hosted by HWA

Alumni House

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Stop by the Alumni House after the football game for our annual Black Alumni Reception. Enjoy light fare and a cash bar before the annual Black Student Organization Homecoming Stompfest and the Saturday Night Bash.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $15
  • Standard Pricing: $20

Sat, Oct 21, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

LGBTQ Alumni Reception - Hosted by GALA

Tucker Hall

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for our annual Homecoming reception. Light fare and your first drink are included in the registration fee.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $15
  • Standard Pricing: $20

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

1962 Reunion Dinner

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Class of 1962 invites classmates to catch up with old friends over a strolling supper at the Muscarelle Museum of Art. It will be a relaxing evening of conversation, drinks, and memories. Beer and wine will be provided. Registration is preferred by August 15.

$45 per person

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

LatinX Alumni Reception

Tyler Hall

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for our inaugural Homecoming event. Light fare and your first drink is included in the registration fee.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $15
  • Standard Pricing: $20

Sat, Oct 21, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Reunion Receptions

Sunken Garden

Sat, Oct 21, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Following the football game, head back to the Sunken Garden to mingle with classmates and celebrate your reunion in your own class tent, which will be overflowing with food (carving stations, heavy hors d'oeuvres and open bar), friends and fun! Your ticket also includes admission to the Saturday Night Bash starting at 9 p.m. in the Main tent.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $45
  • Standard Pricing: $60

Sat, Oct 21, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday Night Bash

Main Tent

Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Dance the night away to the sounds of Attraction—an eight-piece party band that plays EVERYTHING! Dancing not your style? There is plenty of space to mingle, enjoy late night snacks and beverages, and spend time with old friends!

  • Early Bird Pricing (until October 9): $25
  • Standard Pricing: $35

Sat, Oct 21, 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM

Coffee with Alumni

Alumni House

Sun, Oct 22, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Swing by the Alumni House on your way out of town to grab coffee and a pastry while you say farewell to your Tribe family!

Sun, Oct 22, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM