Alums Weekend 2023
Welcome to Alums Weekend May 19-21, 2023!
We’re excited to welcome our alums and friends back to campus this spring! The weekend will be an opportunity to return to campus, reconnect with old friends (and make new ones!) and engage with students, faculty, and staff. While we hope that most will be able to join us for our on-campus events, we will offer some opportunities for alums to join us virtually as well, including the Annual Meeting and our panel sessions. We hope you will join us on May 19-21, 2023!
This year we are very excited to celebrate our milestone reunions for all classes ending in 3 and 8! We know that everyone is eager to reconnect and begin planning their off-campus reunion events and, as usual, we will rely on volunteers from each class to help organize their reunion activities. Please be on the lookout for communications from your Reunion Liaison with more information:
The Reunion Liaisons:
- 1943, 1948, 1953, 1963, & 1973: Ray Slater
- 1958: Ellen Urbanski
- 1968 & 1978: Courtnay Tyus
- 1983 & 1988: Kris Batley
- 1993 & 1998: Amanda Young
- 2003, 2008, 2013, & 2018: Bridget Cadden and Domi Waldron
For any immediate questions or concerns about Alums Weekend, please contact the Office of Alum Engagement.
Friday, May 19
Quaker Life at Westtown
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. // Welcome
10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. // Quakerism Curriculum
11:35 a.m. // Meeting for Worship
12:20 p.m. // Lunch
1:15 p.m. // Quaker Life Committee Meet & Greet
2:00 p.m. // Art in Quakerism
2:30 p.m. // Closing Reception
Saturday, May 20
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. // Registration
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. // Pop-Up Shop Opens
9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. // Memorial Meeting for Worship
10:00 a.m. // WAA Board Annual Meeting
11:15 a.m. // Class Photos at Theater Terrace
12:00 p.m. // Lunch*
4:00 p.m. // Back in ’Town Bash
6:00 p.m. // Class of 1973 50th Reunion
Classes of 1948-1973: Complementary lunch with Head of School Chris Benbow ’90
Classes of 1974-2022: Lunch is available for purchase from food trucks at East End Circle
Afternoon Activities – Saturday
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. // Campus Tours
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. // Exploring Westtown’s History at the Esther Duke Archives
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. // Student Activities Fair
12:00 p.m .- 3:00 p.m. // Kids Corner Activities
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. // Tennis Courts Open
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. // Student Life Panel
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. // DEIJ Panel
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. // Canoeing at Westtown Lake
1:00 p.m. // Westtown Alumni Association Board Reception
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. // LGBTQ+ Meetup
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. // BIPOC Meetup
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. // Hayrides
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. // Leadership Q&A
2:30 p.m. // Student Art Show Reception
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. // Cornhole Tournament
Sunday, May 21
9:00 a.m. // Alums Weekend Closing Breakfast
10:30 a.m. // Meeting for Worship
10:30 a.m. // 50th MFW
10:30 a.m. // 60th MFW
For your convenience, Westtown School has reserved a room block at a reduced rate at a local hotel. Availability is limited so be sure to book your room as soon as possible. Please contact the hotel directly with any questions about rates or availability.
Holiday Inn Express – West Chester (1310 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382)
Group Name: Westtown School Alums Weekend 2023
Block Closes: 4/19/2023
King Room – $179.00/night
Double Queen Room – $179.00/night
How To Book: Reservations can be made by calling 610-399-4600 or 1-800-HOLIDAY(800 465 4329). Individuals must identify themselves as being with the group at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.
Alums Weekend FAQs
Q: When can I register for Alums Weekend?
A: Registration will open in February 2023. Until then, please mark your calendars and book your hotel rooms.
Q: Where can I stay during Alums Weekend?
A: Westtown School has reserved room blocks at the Holiday Inn Express West Chester. Rooms in the block are limited so be sure to make your reservations early.
Q: Who is invited back to campus?
A: Everyone! We are welcoming alums of all class years back to campus, including family and friends. In addition, classes ending in 3 and 8 will have the opportunity to celebrate their milestone reunions during their off-campus gatherings.
Q: Is this a family-friendly event?
A: Yes! There will be activities for all ages, including a Kids Corner and lawn games.
Q: What kind of dining options will be available?
A: A variety of food options will be available on campus Saturday afternoon. Lunch will be available for purchase from food trucks from 12-4pm. Heavy appetizers will be complimentary from 4-6pm at the Back in ‘Town Bash. Additional details to come.