We have developed your fun and informative celebration from Thursday, Sept. 15, through Saturday, Sept. 17. The 55th, 60th and 65th reunion classes of ’61, ’56 and '51 are the focus, but all Five-Stars are welcome!
Check the Five-Star Agenda for the programs, receptions, etc. To view or print the agenda, please click the link below, which will open in a new window. Simply close the agenda when you want to return to this page.
Registering for the Five-Star Festival is simple. Part one is the hotel, part two is the Festival:
1. If you want to attend the Festival, you will need to claim your hotel room from our block of rooms at either the Hampton Inn Col Alto at (540) 463-2223, or the Holiday Inn Express at (540) 463-7351.
2. You also need to register and pay for the Festival. There is one flat fee of $125 per person for all events, food, and drink. You can register by mailing or faxing us the registration form that we sent to your address, or by registering online at the link below:
Five-Star Festival 2016 Online Registration
If you need help, please contact (540) 458-8464. We can also register you over the phone.
Click here to see who else is registered.
A few more tips:
Attire for the Weekend? Daytime attire is casual. Most people choose business attire for the evenings.
What happens if it rains? The University has a rain plan for all events.
What about transportation? The University will be running a courtesy shuttle to and from the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express to campus.
Is there transportation between any airports and Lexington? No.
Additional information or changes regarding the 2016 Five-Star Festival will be emailed to you, and posted online here. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the Alumni Office at (540) 458-8464.
Tentative Weekend Schedule
Times and Events subject to modification
—Thursday, September 15—
1 – 5 pm | Check-in/Registration
Hampton Inn Col Alto
4 pm | 2016 Hendricks Lecture: Jack Duane Warren Jr., Executive Director, The Society of the Cincinnati
6 – 7:15 pm | Five Star Reception
7:30 – 9 pm | Five Star Banquet
9 – 10:30 pm | Hospitality Suite
Lexington Room, Hampton Inn
—Friday, September 16—
7 – 9 am | Breakfast
9:15 – 10 am | The Johnson Scholarship Program
Featuring Johnson students and program director Professor Elizabeth Knapp '90
10 – 10:30 am | Oh, The Places They Go: Journeys Past and Future
Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons
Rob Fure, Director of Special Programs
11 am | "W&L Past & Future"
President Kenneth P. Ruscio '76
12:15 – 1:15 pm | Lunch with Kathekon,
our student alumni leaders-in-training
1:30 – 3:15 pm | Guided tours of the Colonnade and Upper Division Housing
3:30 – 5 pm | Free time
5:30 pm | Five Star Photo – Don't be late!
Lee Chapel Steps
5:45 pm | Service of Remembrance
A special ceremony in honor of Five-Star Alumni we have lost
6:15 pm | 1951 Reception and Dinner
Sue and Ted Van Leer's home
6:15 pm | 1956 Reception and Dinner
Lexington Golf and Country Club
6:15 pm | 1961 and non-reunion Alumni Reception and Dinner
Kamen Gallery, Lenfest Center
8:30 – 10:30 pm | Hospitality Suite
—Saturday, September 17—
7 – 8:30 am | Breakfast
9 am | The IQ (Integrative and Quantitative) Center
David Pfaff, Director
10:15 – 11:15 am | International Education at W&L
Center for Global Learning
Dr. Mark Rush, Director of International Education
11:30 am | Concluding Lunch
Optional/On Your Own
5 pm | Football: Generals vs. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps