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Alumni Weekend Events


President’s Reception

5:00 p.m. – The Votaw House, 7633 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

University President Dr. Weymouth Spence hosts his annual reception for alumni at the historic Votaw House. This evening will include light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the university administration and the alumni association leadership.


7:00 p.m.



Edyth T. James Department of Nursing Alumni Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – Commuter Lounge, Dining Hall, Wilkinson Hall

Join your fellow Nursing Program alumni for the annual Nursing Alumni Breakfast. *For alumni of the WAU Nursing Program and their families only.

Early Worship Service

8:45 a.m. - Sligo Adventist Church

Sabbath School

10:00 a.m. - Sligo Adventist Church

Worship Service

11:15 a.m. - Sligo Adventist Church

Alumni Luncheon -Tickets Required

After 11:15 a.m. Worship Service.

Honor Class Photos

After 11:15 a.m. Worship Service – Lobby, Wilkinson Hall

Departmental Open Houses & Special Events

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Alumni Awards Banquet ($)

7:00 p.m. – Celebrate the accomplishments of 2018 Alumni Awardees.



Alumni Association Business Meeting

10:30 a.m. – Dining Hall, Wilkinson Hall

The meeting will discuss the election of new board members and the new initiatives of the Alumni Association. President Spence and Provost Cheryl Kisunzu will also share updates from the university.

WAU Family Fun Festival

12:00 - 5:00 p.m. – Commons

WAU’s annual Family Fun Festival will feature performing artist Ashes Remain, the Acro-Airs, and fun for the whole family. Make sure you stop by the Alumni booth for a special gift!

Acro-Airs Home Show ($)

6:00 p.m.


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.