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Welcome, Class of 1968!
Your reunion is on April 20 – 22, 2018


Who's Coming

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Check back for more information on who's coming!

 

Re-Echo

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As part of your 50th Reunion celebration, the William & Mary Alumni Association will publish an edition of the Colonial Re-Echo, a yearbook that answers the age-old question, "Where are they now?"

Entries may be submitted online or by downloading the form in PDF and mailing the form to:

William & Mary Alumni Association
50th Reunion Re-Echo
PO Box 2100
Williamsburg, VA 23187

Submissions are due by April 4, 2018.

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
Booking Code: 47938 • Rate: $179/night

Colonial Williamsburg Woodlands

105 Visitor Center Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185
www.colonialwilliamsburg.com • (757) 220-7960
Booking Code: 47938 • Standard Room Rate: $149/night • Suite Room Rate: $159/night

Fairfield Inn & Suites

1402 Richmond Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
www.marriott.com • (757) 645-3600
Booking Code: TRA • Standard Room Rate: $109/night


Parking Information

Parking will be available around the Alumni House for the duration of the reunion weekend. More information will be available at check-in during your reunion. If you have any specific parking questions please contact the Alumni House at 757-221-1182.


Driving Directions to Campus

From the Richmond Airport and points west:

  • Interstate 64 East
  • Exit 234 to the right (199 East)
  • Travel 8 miles, then turn left down Jamestown Road

From the Norfolk Airport and points east:

  • Interstate 64 West
  • Exit 242-A (199 West)
  • Travel 5.2 miles, then turn right down Jamestown Road

For more information and additional maps, visit the Directions to Campus page at 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 two 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 1968 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 1968 seeks support for the 1693 Scholarship Program Fund which enhances the scholars’ experiences.
Learn more about 1693 Scholar Khalil Russell ’21.

Our Progress

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Our Giving Progress

72%

Overall Giving: $12,667,665

   Planned Giving: $8,213,215

   Gifts and Pledges: $4,454,450

Projects

   The Class of 1968 Scholarship Endowment: $163,000

   1693 Scholarship Program Fund: $50,000

   Alumni House Expansion and Renovation: $111,000

Class Participation: 45%

Updated on 12/18/17

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About the Olde Guarde

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The Class of 1968 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

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Reunion Committee Co-Chairs

Reunion Committee Members

Registration

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Registration will go live in early 2018. Please check back for more information then.

 

Photos

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Photos will become available as we have them. Check back soon!

 

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 1968, back to campus in celebration of your 50th Reunion, April 20–22, 2018.

It is with great enthusiasm that the William & Mary Alumni Association and the Reunion Committee invite you, the Class of 1968, 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

Special Program: Estate and Personal Financial Planning
10:30 – 11:15 a.m.
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.

Welcome and Packet Pickup
12 – 7 p.m.
Alumni House
Begin the weekend by stopping by the Alumni House to check in, connect with fellow classmates and pick up your registration packet.  

Business Immersion Experience - Optional
2:15 – 4 p.m.
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.

Traditions Weekend Kickoff Reception
4 – 5:30 p.m.
Alan B. Miller Hall

50th Reunion Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m.
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

Breakfast Buffet
8:30 a.m.
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.

Civic-Minded Leaders
9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
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.

50th Reunion Luncheon and Program
12:30 – 2 p.m.
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. 

 

Afternoon Optional Activities

Guided Bus Tour of the Campus
2:30 p.m.
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.

Self-Guided Walking Tour
Walk around the old campus we knew so well and see the changes!

50th Reunion Cocktail Reception
6 p.m.
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.

50th Reunion Gift Presentation, Dinner and Dancing
7:15 p.m.  
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

Coffee and Breakfast Pastries, Regalia Pickup
8:45 a.m.
Alumni House
A light breakfast will be available while classmates arrive to pick up caps and gowns.

Olde Guarde Induction Ceremony and Service of Remembrance
11 a.m.
Wren Yard
Members of the class of 1968 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.

50th Reunion Celebratory Toast
12:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Wren Building
Celebrate your induction to the Olde Guarde with a toast with your classmates!

Olde Guarde Induction Luncheon
1 – 3 p.m.
Sunken Garden
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