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Welcome, Class of 1969!
Your reunion is on April 5 – 7, 2019


Who's Coming

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If you'd like see to see who is attending our 50th reunion, please click here.

 

Re-Echo

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Thank you for your interest in the 50th Reunion Re-Echo. We are no longer accepting submissions for the Re-Echo as the deadline was April 4.

If you have questions about your submission, please contact the Alumni Association at 757-221-1182.

Accommodations

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Hotel accommodations are available at several Williamsburg-area properties. To make reservations please contact each property directly using the information below.

Colonial Williamsburg Lodge

310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
www.colonialwilliamsburg.com • (757) 220-7976 • Book online now
Rate: $189/night

Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands

105 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185
www.colonialwilliamsburg.com • (757) 220-7960 • Book online now
Standard Room Rate: $149/night • Suite Room Rate: $159/night

Fairfield Inn & Suites

1402 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 645-3600 • Book online now
Booking Code: TDW • Standard Room Rate: $99/night

Transportation

William & Mary does not have a preferred transportation partner, but below are several options for travel from local airports or when in town.

Local Cab Companies

Triangle Taxi
(757) 345-5557

Best Taxi
(757) 358-7151

Uber or Lyft

When your flight has landed and you’ve collected your luggage, you can request a ride using the Uber or Lyft mobile app. Either app can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play.

Once you tap Request, make your way to the ground transportation area marked for Uber and Lyft. This is where your driver will pick you up.

Pro tip: Check that your driver's license plate, photo and name match what's in the app. This is a highly trafficked pickup zone, so you want to be sure you're in the right car!

These services can also be utilized throughout your stay in Williamsburg for local travel. 

Tidewater Coach

For transportation specifically to and from the airports, a local company has put together several package options. Visit http://www.tidewatercoach.com/WM50 for more information.

William & Mary and the Alumni Association assume no responsibility regarding the use of the above services.

For more information and additional maps, visit the Directions to Campus page on the William & Mary website.

 

Giving & Class Gift

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Class of ’68 working to super-size our reunion gift!

The 50th Reunion Committee has set some ambitious goals for our reunion and has designated three projects to celebrate our class. Progress toward our goals will be tracked here.


Our Goals

$15,000,000 in total giving to all areas of William & Mary

• 50% class participation

Our Projects

Class of 1969 Scholarship Endowment
This Endowment will be used to provide need-based scholarship support for undergraduate students at the College of William & Mary who have been selected as Monroe Scholars, or its successor program.

Alumni House Renovation and Expansion
The expanded Alumni House will serve as a gateway to campus and provide new space for events, programming and staff. Additional space will allow the university to host class reunions and other alumni functions, and use by students and faculty will be commonplace.

1693 Scholarship Program Fund
The 1693 Scholars are selected by faculty as the very best and brightest of William & Mary’s entire applicant pool. In addition to receiving in-state tuition, room, board and fees, 1693 Scholars have the opportunity to work closely with distinguished faculty mentors and engage in independent research and service projects. There are typically 20 scholars on campus each year. The Class of 1969 seeks support for the 1693 Scholarship Program Fund which enhances the scholars’ experiences.
Learn more about 1693 Scholar Khalil Russell ’21.

Our Progress

Make a Gift Make a Pledge

Our Giving Progress

87%

Overall Giving: $17,111,674

   Planned Giving: $11,537,215

   Gifts and Pledges: $5,574,459

Projects

   The Class of 1969 Scholarship Endowment: $276,005

   1693 Scholarship Program Fund: $57,475

   Alumni House Expansion and Renovation: $113,559

Class Participation: 56% (482 donors) *The most donors ever for a 50th Reunion at W&M.

Updated on 5/8/18

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About the Olde Guarde

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The Class of 1969 will be inducted into the Olde Guarde on the Sunday morning of our 50th reunion weekend.

The Olde Guarde of Their Majesties' Royal Colledge in Virginia comprises all alumni whose identified class has celebrated its 50th reunion and is part of the Alumni Association of the College of William & Mary. It is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the College and advocating its advancement and reputation among the nation's institutions of higher learning.

Through social, service and educational programs, the Olde Guarde endeavors to promote among our membership the welfare and support of the W&M Alumni Association. It plans activities, events and projects as opportunities for members to assist in enhancing the life of our alma mater.

If you have any questions, please email the Office of Alumni Events at alumni.events@wm.edu.

If you are a current member of the Olde Guarde and would like to learn more about how to get involved, please visit our Olde Guarde webpage here or our Olde Guarde facebook page here.

 

Reunion Committee Co-Chairs

Reunion Committee Members

Registration

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Early bird pricing has expired but online registration has been extended to April 4, 2018.

Please click here to register for your 50th Reunion.

If you have additional questions, contact the Alumni Association at 757-221-1182.

Who's Coming

If you'd like see to see who is attending our 50th reunion, please click here.


 

Reunion of a Lifetime Events

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It is with great enthusiasm that the William & Mary Alumni Association and the Reunion Committee invite you, the Class of 1969, back to campus in celebration of your 50th Reunion, April 20-22, 2018.

Attire for reunion weekend events is business casual, except for Saturday evening, which is cocktail. Also, many of the campus sidewalks are brick and some events will be held outdoors, so please consider this when selecting footwear.

Friday, April 20

alumni house
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
Special Program: Estate and Personal Financial Planning • Alan B. Miller Hall
Learn from faculty experts in the Raymond A. Mason School of Business about important changes recently made to tax law, ways to structure retirement income and key estate planning considerations as you provide for your heirs and philanthropic interests.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Welcome and Packet Pickup • Alumni House
Begin the weekend by stopping by the Alumni House to check in, connect with fellow classmates and pick up your registration packet.
2 – 4 p.m.
Physics Open House• Small Hall, Room 111
The Physics Department would like to welcome physics graduates back to Small Hall for a seminar on the current state of physics research in the department, followed by an undergraduate research poster session and reception. The poster session will be from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Small Library. Lab and maker space tours will also be available from 3 - 4 p.m.
2:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Business Immersion Experience - Optional • Alan B. Miller Hall
Discover William & Mary’s revolutionary approach to business education and how students are preparing for lives of principled achievement. Move from DoG Street to Wall Street while exploring special programs focused on entrepreneurship, marketing, leadership, finance and more. The afternoon will include small, interactive breakout sessions designed to give you the opportunity to experience life as a business student today.
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Traditions Weekend Kickoff Reception • Alan B. Miller Hall
6:30 p.m.
50th Reunion Welcome Reception • President’s Suite, Zable Stadium
President’s Suite, Zable Stadium Celebrate the start of your 50th Reunion weekend with a welcome reception to rekindle old friendships while enjoying a strolling supper and open bar.

Saturday, April 21

reunion
8:30 a.m.
Breakfast Buffet • Muscarelle Museum of Art
Join fellow classmates for a light breakfast and a tour of the Muscarelle Museum of Art given by Director Dr. Aaron De Groft ’88. Experience one of the most outstanding university museums in the country.
9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Civic-Minded Leaders • Sadler Center
Join us for a unique opportunity to engage with faculty and students in three sessions highlighting William & Mary’s role in developing leaders in public service. From the Law School’s efforts to train tomorrow’s citizen lawyers to become zealous advocates for our nation’s veterans to the School of Education’s work to help former troops transition into new careers as public school teachers, learn how a shared passion for duty, honor and country is shaping the Alma Mater of the Nation.
12:30 – 2 p.m.
50th Reunion Luncheon and Program • Sadler Center, Chesapeake Room
Enjoy a lunch buffet while you relive the past, commemorate the present and celebrate the future by interacting with a panel of classmates.
2:30 p.m.
Guided Bus Tour of the Campus • Leaves from the Sadler Center
Discover how our beloved alma mater has grown! Student guides will describe facilities and answer questions. The bus tour will start and end at the Sadler Center.
2:30 p.m.
Self-Guided Walking Tour • Leaves from the Sadler Center
Walk around the old campus we knew so well and see the changes!
1:30 p.m.
Walking and Remembering (Optional) • Sadler Center
Take a 1967 meter (1.2 miles) walking tour around the old campus we knew so well and see the changes!
6 p.m.
50th Reunion Cocktail Reception • Alan B. Miller Hall
Start the night enjoying a cocktail or a glass of wine while mingling with friends. Dress for the evening is cocktail attire.
7:15 p.m.
50th Reunion Gift Presentation, Dinner and Dancing • William J. Fields Courtyard, Alan B. Miller Hall
Before an evening of dinner and dancing, the class will unveil its gift to the university and present the check to President W. Taylor Reveley, III. The night ends with entertainment by Charlie, a band that features classic Motown and beach music. A sample of their set can be found on their website. Dinner will be held in a grassy courtyard, so low-heeled shoes are recommended.

Sunday, April 22

50th lineup
8:45 a.m.
Coffee and Breakfast Pastries, Regalia Pickup • Alumni House
A light breakfast will be available while classmates arrive to pick up caps and gowns.
10 a.m.
Olde Guarde Induction Ceremony & Service of Remembrance • Wren Yard
Members of the class of 1969 will process into the Wren Yard, reminiscent of their own graduation day 50 years ago. The class will honor classmates in a service of remembrance, followed by an induction into The Olde Guarde of Their Majesties’ Royall College in Virginia.
12:30 p.m.
50th Reunion Celebratory Toast • Sunken Garden
Great Hall, Wren Building
Celebrate your induction to the Olde Guarde with a toast with your classmates!
1-3 p.m.
Olde Guarde Induction Luncheon • Wren Vista
You and your classmates will join the Olde Guarde for a seated luncheon in the Sunken Garden for what is sure to be a fitting finale to a memorable weekend.

 

Who's Coming

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Click here to find out who is attending your 50th reunion, the weekend of a lifetime.

 

Directions

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Hotel accommodations are available at several Williamsburg area properties. To make reservations please contact each property directly using the information below.

Colonial Williamsburg Lodge

310 South England Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185

www.colonialwilliamsburg.com | (757) 220-7976

Booking Code:43607 | Rate: $219/night

 

1969 Reunion Photos

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