William & Mary Weekend is the university’s newest signature event, which brings the Tribe community together to connect, discover and celebrate like never before. The inaugural event, which will take place in Washington, D.C., June 2-5 will bring the best of William & Mary to our nation’s capital and provide exclusive access in iconic settings.
Below, William & Mary Alumni Association President Cindy Jarboe ’77 discusses what’s in store for the weekend. You can also read Cindy’s letter in the newest issue of the William & Mary Alumni Magazine.
by Cindy Satterwhite Jarboe ’77, President, William & Mary Alumni Association
The William & Mary Alumni Association and its Board remain committed to providing outstanding opportunities to connect our alumni with each other and alma mater. Our newest signature event, William & Mary Weekend, is the outcome of more than a year of planning. Come hear nationally known leaders in their fields, many of whom are fellow alumni or W&M faculty. You will also have access to special tours and events, many of which are not available even for D.C. locals. This weekend has been created with input and the hard work of our D.C. alumni volunteers (especially committee chairs Sophie Lee ’90, Lynn Dillon ’75 and Chris Powers ’73), your WMAA board and the W&M Advancement staff. It will be a model for future annual W&M Weekends at exciting venues around the country and even the world.
The first W&M Weekend will be held in Washington, D.C., on June 2-5, 2016, with Jane ’85 and the Honorable Michael Powell ’85, D.P.S. ’02 serving as honorary co-chairs. The four-day event will celebrate the best of William & Mary in our nation’s capital and offer exclusive access to iconic D.C. venues. While Homecoming, reunions and Charter Day are times to reconnect and reminisce on campus, W&M Weekend will allow us to bring the best of alma mater to you.
The newly renovated Watergate Hotel will serve as home base for the W&M Weekend in Washington that includes:
• Raft Debate Tournament of Champions, following a networking reception
• W&M Weekend Reception featuring a conversation with the Honorable James B. Comey, Jr. ’82, LL.D. ’08
• Panel discussion of leaders in public service
• Keynote luncheon
• The annual W&M Alumni Association Auction, with exciting vacation destinations and a signed guitar donated by one of your favorite alumni country-singing TV stars
• A day at Mount Vernon featuring a lecture, brunch and tours
In between these signature events will be exclusive cultural tours, lectures and programs at D.C. landmarks such as the National Cathedral, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the National Archives, Hillwood Estate and more. In addition, networking receptions and social events will be held throughout the weekend for members of the Young Guarde, affinity groups and incoming students.
We have limited space so register early. For more information and to RSVP, visit weekend.wm.edu.