The inaugural William & Mary Weekend in Washington, D.C. in June 2016 was a tremendous success with more than 1,300 attendees gathered for four exciting days of intellectual, cultural, professional and social events.
William & Mary’s newest signature event will continue next year in New York, May 18-21, 2017. Come enjoy the many treasures of the Big Apple with the Tribe community, coupled with exclusive access to iconic settings.
The inaugural W&M Weekend in May 2016 brought the best of W&M to our nation’s capital and offered exclusive access to iconic D.C. venues.
- Raft Debate Tournament of Champions showcased four beloved W&M professors stranded on a desolate island competing in the ultimate show down of wit and wisdom to decide who will escape to civilization.
- W&M Weekend Reception featured a conversation with one of William & Mary’s most prominent alumni, FBI Director James B. Comey Jr., as he sat down with Charlie Rose to talk about national security threats and the importance of public service, among other critical topics. Read more.
- William & Mary Leadership Luncheon presented distinguished alumni leaders in their industry, who discussed how they look beyond boundaries, uncover new opportunities and solve problems creatively in Washington and global markets. Read more.
- Provost Presents: New Initiatives at W&M brought together senior university leadership to discuss how W&M is leading to more positive outcomes, better preparing students to succeed and influencing the evolving higher education landscape in the U.S. and around the world. Read more.
- The W&M Alumni Association Gala and Auction featured a spectacular performance by the award winning Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, led by Ginny Carr ’75. From luxurious vacation packages to a guitar signed by TV star alumnus Chip Esten ’87 and his “Nashville” cast mates, this auction offered an exciting evening of bidding.
- Quintessential D.C.: History, Brunch and Tours at Mount Vernon featured Steve Vogel ’82, author and veteran Washington Post journalist, and a special whisky tasting by the estate’s distiller, not available to the general public.