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Alumni Weekend Events


Alumni Weekend Kick-off Social

7:30 p.m.  – Lobby, Wilkinson Hall

Start the weekend out right at the Third Annual Kick Off Social! Connect with fellow alumni, enjoy delicious Ledo’s Pizza, win great prizes and much more. Fun for the whole family!


DC National Monument Tour ($)

9:30 a.m.

Then and Now Campus Tour

11 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. – Explore the new areas on campus with a student tour guide.

Respiratory Care Open House 

4:00 p.m. – Come learn about the new online degree BS in Respiratory Care.

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.

Vespers Concert

7:00 p.m. – Featuring the New England Youth Ensemble and Columbia Collegiate Chorale

Parent and Student Afterglow

8:30 p.m. - Morrison Hall Chapel, Lower Level, Bldg. 9


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.

Parents Breakfast and Sabbath School*

9:00 a.m.

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 – Lobby, Wilkinson Hall (Ticket required. No on-site purchases allowed.)

Enjoy a delicious meal with your fellow classmates at this special luncheon just for alumni and their families.

Honor Class Photos

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

Departmental Open Houses & Special Events

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Adventist Colleges Abroad
  • Biology and Chemistry 
  • Business and Communication 
  • Education 
  • History and Political Studies
  • Library
  • Psychology 
  • Religion
  • Social Work

Alumni Awards Banquet ($)

7:00 p.m. – Celebrate the accomplishments of 2017 Alumni Awardees.

Legacy Classic Basketball Game and Young Alumni Reunion ($)

8:00 p.m. – Takoma Academy Gymnasium.


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 ($)

6:30 p.m. – Doors Open 7:00 p.m. – Show Starts

Acro-Airs Reunion

9:00 p.m. (Acro-Airs Alumni and Parents Only)


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.