W&L welcomes the families of students to campus each year for Parents and Family Weekend, a time of informational and recreational activities that gives parents the opportunity to meet with members of the faculty, attend a class, review campus life and participate in social events.
Certain events that are special to the W&L community happen every year, bringing a large number of alumni and guests to our beautiful campus. These celebrations often include a delicious lunch under the tents on Cannan Green. These events often bring together both old friends and new acquaintances, and they are a great time for students to meet alumni or for parents to meet their student's professors and friends.
Young Alumni Weekend takes place during Homecoming each year, with special 5- and 10-year reunion celebrations and opportunities for all alumni who graduated within the last decade to return to campus and reconnect with old friends.
Alumni Weekend is the university's signature spring reunion event. Alumni who graduated from W&L from 11 to 50 years prior are invited to attend.
This is the moment every student anticipates with great excitement. Both 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.