Annual Campus Events

Five-Star Festival

The Five-Star Festival honors W&L's Five-Star Generals--alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago. The 60th and 55th reunion classes have special celebrations within the Festival.

Hall of Fame Weekend

The Alumni Affairs and Athletic Departments join forces each year to host Hall of Fame Weekend, celebrating new inductees to W&L's Athletic Hall of Fame.

Parents and Family Weekend

W&L welcomes the families of students to campus each year for Parents and Family Weekend, a weekend of informational and recreational activities that gives parents the opportunity to meet with members of the faculty, review campus life and participate in social events.

Young Alumni Weekend

Young Alumni Weekend takes place during Homecoming each year, with special 5- and 10-year reunion celebrations as well as opportunities for all alumni who graduated within the last decade to return to campus and reconnect with old friends.

Law Alumni Weekend

Law Alumni Weekend is held annually each spring to welcome law reunion classes and Legal Legacies back to campus.

Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend is the University's signature spring reunion event. Alumni who graduated from W&L 11 to 50 years ago are invited to attend. Those celebrating their 50th, 45th, 40th, 35th, 30th, 25th, 20th, and 15th reunions have additional class-only events. Weekend activities include live music, university speakers, alumni panel discussions, campus tours and the annual Alumni Association Meeting held in Lee Chapel.


Undergraduate and Law commencements are held each spring on the University's historic front lawn. Families and friends of graduates are welcome to attend, and the ceremonies are broadcast live online for those unable to make the trip.