Welcome to the City

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Have you recently graduated or moved to a different city? Are you looking to meet your fellow young alumni and stay connected with the W&M community? Join us for Welcome to the City this summer in a city near you!

Welcome to the City is a series of events focused on fostering connections and transitioning from student to alumni for W&M Young Guarde (Classes of 2013-2022). Enjoy drinks at a local speakeasy, go to a baseball game, savor craft coffee and more in events across the country.

We also have content and resources designed to help you adjust to life after W&M, connect you with other young alumni and strengthen your ties with W&M, wherever you are, for all time coming!

 

Thursday, July 14 | 5-7 p.m. ET | Kephi Greek Kitchen, Williamsburg, VA

1635 Richmond Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Registration: Free

Join fellow young alumni, local alumni, parents and friends to socialize and celebrate recent graduates in the area! The event is free, but registration is required. Registration includes two drink tickets and appetizers are provided.

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Friday, July 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. ET | Mission Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. - SOLD OUT!

1221 Van St. SE, Washington, DC 20003

Pre-game celebration: Included with purchase of ticket

Nationals game tickets: $20 (current seniors and Classes of 2019-2022), $30 (Classes of 2013-2018)

Join your fellow W&M young alumni (Classes of 2013-2022) for a pre-game celebration and W&M Night at Nationals Park! Socialize and gear up for the game in our private upstairs event at Mission Navy Yard, located within walking distance of the Nationals stadium. Also, meet W&M Director of Athletics Brian Mann, who will throw out the first pitch at the game!

We have a limited number of discounted Outfield Reserved tickets (regular price $45) available for W&M young alumni. Tickets are $20 for the Classes of 2020-2022 and $30 for the Classes of 2013-2019. Your registration includes one drink ticket and appetizers at the pre-game celebration, ticket(s) to the Nationals game and an exclusive W&M/Nats co-branded hat. You may purchase a maximum of two tickets at registration, and you and your guest must be present at the Pregame Celebration to pick up ticket(s) for the game.

If you already have a ticket to the game or would like to join us for this event to gather with fellow young alumni, please register for the Pregame Celebration only.

You may purchase a maximum of two tickets at registration, and you and your guest must be present at the pre-game celebration to pick up ticket(s) for the game.

 

Thursday, Aug. 4 | 6-8 p.m. ET | Our/New York, New York, NY

151 West 26th St. (between 6th & 7th Ave), New York City 10001

Registration: Free

Join your fellow W&M young alumni at a vodka distillery to make new connections and enjoy the handcrafted beverages. Registration includes two drink tickets and appetizers are provided.

Register

 

Thursday, Aug. 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. CT | Pizzeria Serio, Chicago, IL

1708 W Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

Registration: Free

Join your fellow W&M young alumni at Pizzeria Serio, owned by Chicago Network board member Steve Richards ’86, for a meet and greet over drinks and handcrafted pies. Registration includes two drink tickets and food is provided.

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Monday, Aug. 15 | 7-9 p.m. ET | Baker & Brewer, Charleston, SC

94 Stuart Street, Charleston, SC 29403

Registration: Free

Join your fellow Charleston-area young alumni (class years '06- '22) for trivia as we host a special welcome for recent graduates in the area at Baker & Brewer! This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Registration includes two drink tickets and appetizers are provided.

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Thursday, Aug. 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. ET | Grandstaff & Stein, Richmond, VA

2113 E Main St., Richmond, VA 23233

Registration: Free

Join your fellow young alumni at a Richmond speakeasy! Say the right password and you will have the opportunity to socialize, drink and eat appetizers with your fellow W&M Richmonders. Registration includes two drink tickets and appetizers are provided.

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Thursday, Aug. 25| 6-8 p.m. ET | Carrie Nation, Boston, MA

6 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Registration: Free

Join your fellow W&M young alumni at Carrie Nation for delicious bites and sips! Network, socialize and celebrate all things W&M. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Registration includes one drink ticket and appetizers provided.

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Thursday, Aug. 25 | 6-8:30 p.m. ET | COVA Brewing Co., Norfolk, VA

9529 Shore Dr., Norfolk, VA 23518

Registration: Free

Join your fellow W&M young alumni at COVA Brewing Co. for craft beer and coffee! Network, socialize and celebrate all things W&M in the beer garden while enjoying COVA’s large selection of craft beverages. Registration includes two drink tickets and appetizers are provided.

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Sunday, Sept. 11 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET | King Family Vineyards, Crozet, VA

6550 Roseland Farms, Crozet, VA 22932

Registration: Free

Join your fellow W&M young alumni and the W&M Charlottesville-Highlands network for an exciting polo match at King Family Vineyards! Bring chairs and cheer and stomp a divot or two when the riders take a break. This is lots of fun and King Family will happily serve a beverage right on the field for those interested.

The match begins at 12:00 pm, and gates open at 10:00 am. Our tent will be planted and our banner flying early! There will be food and drinks provided. Cancellations can result from poor field and/or weather conditions. You will be informed by email if the match is postponed due to weather. Our rain date is Sunday, September 28. 

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  •   Courtney Hurt ,  Assistant Director, Young Alumni & Student Engagement
  •   clhurt@wm.edu