Alumni Weekend 2015 Event Schedule

Thursday

Alumni Weekend Kick-off Social
7:30 p.m. - 9:00p.m. - Location-Wilkinson Hall Lobby
Start the weekend right! Connect with fellow alumni and enjoy food, prizes, and a unique WAU Photo experience. Fun for the whole family

SGPS 30th Anniversary

7:00 p.m. - Campus Activity Center
The School of Graduate and Professional Studies, formerly the Adult Evening Program, celebrates its 30th anniversary with a reception celebrating the program's past and looking forward to the program's future.

Friday

Breakfast -Early Bird $6 Reg. $8
6:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Dining Hall, Wilkinson Hall 2nd Fl

Cherry Blossom Tour - Early Bird $10 Reg. $11
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Bus departs from Halcyon Hall parking lot.
Join fellow Alumni for a trip downtown to see the beautiful Washington, DC Cherry Blossoms. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the tidal basin area and the heart of the DC Cherry Blossom Festival. Make sure to bring a camera!

Lunch -Early Bird $8 Reg. $10
11:00 am - 2:00 p.m. - Dining Hall, Wilkinson Hall 2nd Fl

President’s Reception
5:00 p.m. - The Votaw House
University President Dr. Weymouth Spence hosts his annual reception at the historic Votaw House. This evening reception will include light refreshments and an opportunity to meet university administration.
* Parking is located across the street at the Sligo Church parking lots. **Arrangements can be made for those with walking difficulties.

Reflections Vespers Concert
7:00 p.m.- Sligo Adventist Church
The Washington Adventist University Collegiate Chorale, the New Engalnd Youth Ensemble, and ProMusica perform for this vespers service. The evening also includes the dedication of the 2015 Student Missionaries.

Rehearsal Hall Naming
8:30 p.m.- Leroy and Lois Peters Music Center
Naming ceremony for the rehearsal hall of the Leroy and Lois Peters Music Center after WAU Department of Music Chair, Dr. James Bingham. 

Singspiration Vespers
8:45 p.m. - Campus Activity Center
This uniquely WAU worship service is filled with music and celebration of God's love and blessings.


Saturday

Edyth T. James Department of Nursing Alumni Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – Commuter Lounge, Dining Hall, Wilkinson Hall 2nd Fl
Come fellowship with fellow Nursing Program Alumni.
*For Alumni of the WAU Nursing Program and their families only.

Early Worship Service
8:45 a.m. - Sligo Adventist Church
Our campus church welcomes you to worship with us for Alumni Weekend. Our featured speaker Dr. Daniel Honore' (’85).

Sabbath School
10:00 a.m. - Sligo Adventist Church

Worship Service
11:15 a.m. - Sligo Adventist Church
Our campus church welcomes you to worship with us for Alumni Weekend. Our featured speaker Dr. Daniel Honore' (’85). Worship will include performances by the Columbia Collegiate Choral and the New England Youth Ensemble.

Honor Class Photos
After 11:15 a.m. Worship Service - Lobby, Wilkinson Hall
All members of Honor Classes are encouraged to stop by Wilkinson Hall for the Official Honor Class Photos. Photos will begin 30 min after the end of worhship services.

Alumni Luncheon – Early Bird $15 Reg. $18
After 11:15 a.m. Worship Service - Wilkinson Hall Lobby
Plan to join us for a special lunch hosted by the 2015 Senior class.

Departmental Open Houses
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Various locations

Department of Biology and Chemistry
Science Building
"Faith & Science at Work," a panel discussion presented by the department for alumni and friends.

Department of Business
Chapel, Morrison Hall Lower Level
Business Alumni and friends of the department are invited to the unveiling of the Department of Business Hall of Fame and first induction service. The afternoon will also include the Enactus team service project presentation.

Department of Education
Room 433, Wilkinson Hall
Join the Department of Education for a celebration of current students transitioning into the professional education program.

Department of History and Political Studies
Room 205, Richards Hall
Join the department for a presentation by senior Christina Clarke on "Dr. Laurette Kress: The Woman of 705 Carroll." Discussion and fellowship with current students will follow the presentation.

Department of Social Work
Room 408, Wilkinson Hall
Social Work alumni and friends are invited to a reception to reconnect and reminisce with former classmates, current faculty, and students fo the department.

Library Open House
Weis Library
Join fellow alumni in the Library for a walk down memory lane with yearbooks and WMC, CUC, and WAU memorabilia.

Alumni Ambassadors/Alumni Mentor Training
5:00-6:00, Chapel, Richards Hall
Come learn how you can get involved and give back to the next generation of WAU Alumni through the Alumni Ambassador Program with the Office of Admissions, or how to become a mentor to our first year students through the FYE Mentor Program.

Alumni Awards Banquet- Early Bird $50 Reg. $55
7:30-10:30 p.m. - Sheraton Silver Spring, 8777 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
This is an elegant evening of music and dining to recognize the alumni of the university who are leaders in their professional fields and continue to contribute to the university.  The event will take place at the Sheraton hotel in downtown Silver Spring. There is free parking located next to the Hotel or attendees may valet park for a fee. Bus transportation to and from campus will also be provided..

YAR- Young Alumni Reunion
9:00 p.m. - Commons
Graduates of the last 15 years are invited to join our current students for a party on the commons. Music, food, and fun are guaranteed.

Sunday

Brunch -Early Bird $8 Reg. $10
11:00 am - 2:00 p.m. - Dining Hall, Wilkinson Hall 2nd Fl

WAU Mission-Airs 5K Run/Walk
9:00 - Registration / 10:00 a.m. Race Start - WAU Commons
This event supports WAU’s mission department and our campus outreach organizations. You can both run in or sponsor the event. Families, kids, and dogs are welcome! To register please visit the 5K Fun Run link to your right.

Honors Program 10th Anniversary Reunion Brunch*
10:00 a.m. - Atrium, Sligo Adventist Church 
Reunion Brunch to celebrate the milestone anniversary of the Honors Program. *For Honors Program alumni only.

Alumni Association Business Meeting
10:30 a.m. - WAU Dining Hall, Wilkinson Hall
Want to know what is happening with the WAU Alumni Association, come to the Business Meeting.

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WAU Family Fun Festival
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. - WAU Commons

WAU’s annual Family Fun Festival is a community celebration during WAU’s alumni weekend. This popular event draws crowds of more than 4,000 from around the D.C. area to our campus.  The festival provides an opportunity for the community to experience the wealth of resources available in education and health at Washington Adventist University and Adventist HealthCare. All activities will be geared toward fun and learning for all ages.

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony
2:00 p.m. - Sanctuary, Sligo Adventist Church 
Join faculty and staff in celebrating the success of our outstanding students as they are inducted into several national honor societies.

Acro-Airs Home Show - Early Bird $5 Reg. $7
7:00 p.m. - Gymnasium  
Annual end-of-year Acro-Airs performance with new routines and new moves that have never been performed. Special alumni guest performers. Don't miss the action!

Acro-Airs Alumni Event
9:00 p.m. - Campus Activity Center
Acro-Airs alumni are invited to stay after Home Show for a "flipping" good reunion.