Homecoming 2017 brings hundreds of alumni to campus

Created: October 25, 2017  |  Last Updated: May 3, 2022  |  Category: ,   |  Tagged: ,

The sun was shining when more than 850 Washington & Jefferson College alumni and friends arrived on campus to celebrate Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, Oct. 20 & 21, 2017.

While the weekend’s festivities officially began Friday evening with the Welcome Reception and Homecoming Dinner, many alumni came together in the afternoon for campus tours and the Taste of Washington event. This new addition to the Homecoming & Reunion Weekend schedule featured food, beverages, and a bit of nostalgia from some of Washington’s favorite local businesses.

The excitement from the day spilled into the evening as alumni and friends joined together in Rossin Campus Center to celebrate milestone reunions, and recognize this year’s alumni award winners for their professional achievements and contributions to the College and their communities.

Saturday’s festivities featured traditional highlights like the legal and medical lectures, various W&J sporting events, and celebrations under the tent. A special addition to the day was a meet and greet with the newest members of the College family, President John C. Knapp, Ph.D., and his wife, Kelly.

On Saturday afternoon, the stands at Cameron Stadium were full of red and black to cheer on the football team in a suspenseful game as they snagged a victory in overtime against Westminster College with a final score of 34-33. The weekend concluded with a spirited victory celebration during the popular Fifth Quarter under the tent on Olin Lawn.

“With perfect weather, a nail-biting football game, and a record-breaking number of alumni returning to campus, Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2017 was incredible,” said Director of Alumni Relations Kerri DiGiovanni Lacock ’09. “Seeing alumni from the class of 1950 to the class of 2017 (and even future Presidents) celebrating together at the high-energy Fifth Quarter was a big highlight of the weekend.”

Save the date to join us for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend October 12 & 13, 2018!

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