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Alumni Weekend Events

Check out the wonderful program of events for this year’s Alumni & Parents Weekend 2018! During the weekend, catch up with former classmates, professors and friends. Meet faculty, staff, parents and current students. Walk the paths of the campus and cover the grounds that are truly blessed and “Grounded in Excellence.”

2018 Schedule of Events

All Alumni & Parents Weekend events are subject to change.

Thursday, April 12

7:00pm – Kickoff social
Wilkinson Hall, Building #1, Lobby
Start the weekend – seeing former friends and making new ones – with lots of fun, food and fellowship!

Friday, April 13

9am-2pm – Museum of the Bible tour ($)
Engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible at the recently opened museum in DC! Bus leaves from and returns to WAU campus; fee includes admission to museum and box lunch

3pm-4pm – Gail S. and Bruce E. Boyer Health Professions & Wellness Center tour
WAU campus, Building #7
See the latest addition to the campus – a state-of-the-art home for holistic development through education, health and wellness!

5pm – President’s Reception
7633 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park MD
Enjoy delicious fare with the President and Mrs. Weymouth Spence at The Votaw House!

7pm – Vesper Program
Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, 7600 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park MD
Speaker: Ramone Griffith, Associate Pastor - Capitol Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, Washington DC
Join in singing spirit-filled songs, with music from the choirs and musicians of Washington Adventist University!

Sabbath, April 14

8am – Nursing Breakfast
WAU campus (location tbd)

9am – Parents Breakfast
WAU campus (location tbd)

8:45am/11am – Worship Services
Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church
Speaker: Dave Weigley, President – Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

12:30pm – Homecoming Fellowship Luncheon ($)
Wilkinson Hall, Building #1, Lobby

2pm-4pm – Departmental Open Houses
Weis Library celebrates 75 years! Reconnect with former student and library staff at the Open House. See what’s happening now! For more information contact

3pm – Honor Class Photos
Wilkinson Hall, Building #1, Lobby

7pm – Alumni Awards Banquet ($)
Leroy & Lois Peters Music Center, Building #11, James T. Bingham Rehearsal Hall, 1st floor

Celebrate with us as we recognize the accomplishments of the 2018 Alumni Awardees!
Geoffrey Morgan, 1983 (Alumnus of the Year)
Gigi Godwin (Honorary Alumna of the Year)
Paul Howe, 2005 (Young Alumnus of the Year)
Lupita Garza, 2011 (Young Alumna of the Year)
Gibbs Hilaire, 2009 (Zella Holbert Service award – alumnus)
Arecely Salvador, 2019 (Zella Holbert Service award – student)
Eugene Simonov, 2016 (SGPS alumnus of the Year)

8:30pm – Movie Night
WAU campus (location tbd)
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and enjoy a family friendly movie, under the stars!

Sunday, April 15

10:30am – Alumni Brunch/Business Meeting
Wilkinson Hall, Building #1, 2nd Floor, Dining Hall, north side

10:30am – Parents Brunch
WAU campus (location tbd)

12pm-5pm – Family Fun Festival
WAU Commons

6pm – Acro-Airs Show ($)
Takoma Academy, WAU Gymnasium, Takoma Park MD



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.