Alumni Weekend has been Postponed!


Save the Date for Alumni Weekend, April 2 – 5, 2020

Honoring the Classes of 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1980, 1990, 1995, 2000 & 2010

Theme: A Tradition of Service

We invite you to come home to WAU this spring to re-experience life on campus. Relive those wonderful memories, fellowship with former classmates and professors, see how the campus has grown, and meet the next generation of Washington Adventist University Alumni

Alumni Weekend 2020 Schedule

Thursday, April 2

Women’s and Men’s Soccer Game
5 pm – Athletic Field
Alumni vs. Current WAU teams

Alumni Weekend Kickoff Social
7 pm – Wilkinson Hall Lobby
Start the weekend out right with friends, food, and fun!

Friday, April 3

Museum of the Bible Tour-Tickets Required
8:30 am-1:30 pm -Bus departs from Halcyon Hall parking lot
Explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible on the world!


President’s Reception
5 pm – Votaw House
Hosted by President & Mrs. Weymouth Spence

Vespers Program “Celebrating our Musical Past”
7 pm – Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Singspirational groups: John Tillery & Living Sacrifice and Witness from the 90s will provide WAU with a memorable worship service
Speaker, Pastor Darren White

Saturday, April 4

Edyth T. James Department of Nursing Breakfast
8 am – Health Professional & Wellness Center, 1st Floor
(Nursing Alumni Only)

Early Worship Service
8:45 am Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Speaker, Sandra Roberts
President of the Southeastern California Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists

Sabbath School
10 am at Sligo Church
11 am Sligo Church
Speaker, Sandra Roberts
President of the Southeastern California Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists


Homecoming Fellowship Luncheon/Class Photos
12:30 pm Wilkinson Hall Lobby
All Alumni are welcome to join!

Departmental Open Houses & Special Events
2 pm – 3:30 pm

Biology and Chemistry
Business and Communication
Health Professions & Wellness Center
History and Political Science

Tennis Social (Hosted by Sligo SDA Church)
6:30 pm to 11 pm at the Fairland Tennis Bubble
13950 Old Gunpowder Road, Laurel,  MD

Alumni Awards Banquet – Tickets Required
6:30 pm at the Historic Oakland Mansion *Venue Change
Join us for an elegant evening to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2020 Alumni Awardees

Sunday, April 5

5k Family Run/Walk
8:30 am- Campus Commons
The race supports WAU’s Alumni Scholarship. Alumni, Friends, and families are welcome!
Same-day registration is available
Alumni Association Brunch/ Business Meeting
10:30 am – Wilkinson Hall: Dining Hall

(Alumni ONLY)
Baseball Game: Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets – Tickets Required
1:30 pm – Meet at the Stadium
Come and support the World Series Champions!
Acro-Airs Home Show
7 pm – WAU Gym


Special discounted Alumni Weekend rates are available at the following hotel
Please visit DoubleTree by Hilton  for online booking or call the hotel directly for discounted rates (code: WSU)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC-Silver Spring
8727 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Phone: 1-800-471-6399


Joining with other alumni offers excellent networking opportunities with former classmates, faculty, and staff at the school and often leads to other volunteer leadership opportunities. A connected and involved alumni community is key to the success and future of Washington Adventist University. Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Continue to pray for our campus, students, faculty, and staff
  2. Volunteer to teach classes or workshops, mentor students or join the Alumni Association
  3. Make a donation to the University, to the Alumni Scholarship Fund. Consider making a gift in the amount of your class year, i.e. if you graduated in 1970, make a gift of $19.70, $197.00 or maybe even $1,970.00. We want to continue to ensure students will have the ability to receive a Christian Seventh-day Adventist education here at WAU

We are so sorry you won’t be able to join us! But there are several ways you can stay connected to WAU and the Alumni Association.

  • Update your contact information—Make sure your address, phone number, and email address are up-to-date to receive announcements and events invitation.
  • Follow us on social media—You can download our WAU App or join our Facebook and Instagram Alumni pages!