Past Events

2018: Chicago

The third annual William & Mary Weekend was held in Chicago on June 1-3, 2018. Highlights included:

  • An opening reception and keynote featuring James Comey Jr. ’82, LL.D. ’08, P ’10, P ’22
  • “Free Speech Under Fire,” in which William & Mary President W. Taylor Reveley, III LL.D. ’18, HON ’18 and University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer reflected on the challenges to free speech they have faced on their own campuses and what steps can be taken to protect this sacred freedom today and in the future
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the Tang Hall of China at the Field Museum with honorary chair of the W&M Weekend Michael Tang ’76, P ’13
  • A gala, auction and Chicago lights dinner cruise

View the Chicago Weekend Guide


2017: New York City

The second annual William & Mary Weekend in New York City on May 18-21, 2017. Highlights included:

  • The Weekend Kickoff and Raft Debate with Joe Plumeri ’66, D.P.S. ’11, vice chairman of First Data Board of Directors and honorary chair of the W&M Weekend in NYC, at a reception at the New York Athletic Club
  • A private 9/11 Memorial Museum Tour & Discussion with David Kelley ’81, former co-chair of the 9/11 DOJ Investigation
  • A TED-style talk and discussion featuring W&M alumnae Beth Comstock ’82, who led GE’s business innovations efforts, and Ellen Stofan ’83, D.Sc. ’16, former chief scientist of NASA
  • A William & Mary comedy show featuring headliner and W&M alumna Carmen Lynch as well as other alumni comedians

View the New York City Weekend Guide


2016: Washington, D.C.


The inaugural 2016 William & Mary Weekend was hosted at Washington, D.C., on June 2-5, 2016.

Highlights included:

  • The Raft Debate Tournament of Champions
  • A trip to the Supreme Court with a special visit from Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
  • An insider tour and brunch at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

View the Washington, D.C., Weekend Guide