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Alums Weekend 2024

Welcome to Alums Weekend May 17-19, 2024!

We are excited to welcome our alums and friends back to campus May 17-19, 2024 for Alums Weekend! As always, the weekend will be an opportunity to return to campus, reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and engage with students, faculty, and staff. 

Join us to hear an update from the WAA Board, explore the campus, canoe on the Lake, take your family for a hayride, and relax in the afternoon with free lunch options and various fun activities! While we hope that many of you will be able to join us for our on-campus events, we will offer some opportunities for alums to join us virtually, including the Annual Meeting and our panel sessions. 

This year, we are very excited to celebrate our milestone reunions for all classes ending in 4 and 9! 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: 

1944 & 1949: Ellen Urbanski
1959, 1964 & 1974 : Ray Slater
1954 & 1969: Courtnay Tyus
1979 & 1984: Kris Batley
1989: Amanda Young
1994: Ellen Urbanski
1999 & 2004: Bridget Cadden
2009, 2014, & 2019: Domi Waldron
For any immediate questions or concerns about Alums Weekend, please contact the Office of Alum ​Engagement at alums@westtown.edu or 610-399-7913.


Schedule

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. // Quaker Life at Westtown in the Staats House (next to the Lower School)
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. // Former Faculty and Staff Gathering in the Staats House
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. // 50th Reunion Off Campus
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. // Young Alum Pub Night and Trivia in the Staats House

8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. // Registration on the Belfry Lawn
9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. // Memorial Meeting for Worship in the Meeting House
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. // WAA Board Annual Meeting in the Barton-Test Theater
11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. // Reunion Class Photos
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. // 50th+ Luncheon in the Dining Room
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. // Lunch at the Back in ‘Town Bash

Afternoon Activities
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. // Exploring Westtown’s History in the Esther Duke Archives
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. // Tennis Courts Open
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. // Bingo under the Belfry Lawn Tent
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. // Campus Tour
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. // Westtown Alums Association Board Meet & Greet
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. // Academic and Program Leadership Q&A/Chat
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. // Run for Fun led by T. Elson Blunt Meet at Balderston Track, arrive at 2:30 p.m. for check-in and to pick up your t-shirt
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. // LGBTQ+ Meetup
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. // Retirement Reception Honoring Jay Farrow ’75 in the Science Center

For the Family
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. // Kids Corner Activities on the Belfry Lawn with Balloon Artist, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. // Bingo under the Belfry Lawn Tent
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. // Canoeing on Westtown Lake
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. // Meet the Westtown Moose
Photos with the Moose taken by student photographer Coco Chen ’25
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. // Children’s Book Reading and Craft with Authors Ally Dalsimer ‘82 and Kat Yeh ‘82 in the Library
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. // Hayrides
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. // Run for Fun led by T. Elson Blunt – Meet at Balderston Track, arrive at 2:30 pm for check-in and to pick up your t-shirt

Saturday Reunion Gatherings
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. // Class of 1974 50th Reunion in the Cabin
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. //  5th, 10th, 15th Class Reunions at Stumpy’s Hatchet House in West Chester

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. // Alums Weekend Closing Breakfast
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. // Meeting for Worship
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. // 50th Reunion Meeting for Worship
10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. // 60th Reunion Meeting for Worship

Accommodations

For your convenience, Westtown School has reserved blocks of reduced-rate rooms at several local hotels. 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.

Hampton Inn and Suites Chadds Ford
(40 State Farm Drive Glen Mills, PA 19342)

Group Name: Westtown School Alums Weekend

Block Closes: April 17, 2024

Room Rates:
Double Queen – $159.00/night
King – $159.00/night

How to Book: Reservations can be made by booking online or by calling the hotel directly at 610-358-9540. Individuals must identify themselves as being with Westtown School at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.

Best Western Plus Concordville
(
675 Conchester Highway, Glen Mills, Pennsylvania 19342 United States)

Group Name: Westtown School Alums Weekend

Block Closes: April 3, 2024

Room Rates:
Double Queen – $179.00/night

How to Book: Reservations can be made by booking online or by calling the hotel directly at 610-358-9400. Individuals must identify themselves as being with Westtown School at the time the reservation is made in order to receive the special group rate.

Alums Weekend FAQs

A: Registration will open in February 2024. Until then, please mark your calendars and book your hotel rooms.

Register for Alums Weekend →

Register for the Class of 1974’s 50th Reunion →

A: Yes, there is a $35 fee per adult for the weekend. This fee includes admission to the event as well as food tickets to use at any of the many lunch options available on Saturday. Children under 17 are free. Please see communications from your class about any additional costs for attending class-specific events that are hosted off-campus.

A: As with all Westtown activities, we are diligent in our planning and use the school’s resources judiciously, allowing us to prioritize funds for our students and program. As you know, and as we continue to experience at Westtown, operational costs for food, staffing, and supplies continue to increase. After much discernment, we have decided to charge a registration fee for all adult attendees to defray the cost of the event and maintain our earnest stewardship of Westtown’s resources.

A: Westtown School has reserved room blocks at several hotels in the greater West Chester area. Rooms in the block are limited, so be sure to make your reservations early.

A: Everyone! We are welcoming alums of all class years back to campus, including family and friends. In addition, classes ending in 4 and 9 will have the opportunity to celebrate their milestone reunions during their off-campus gatherings.

A: Yes! There will be activities for all ages, including a Kids Corner and lawn games.

A: A variety of food options will be available on campus Saturday afternoon. Lunch is included in the price of admission for the event and will be available during the Back in ’Town Bash and during the 50th+ Luncheon from 12:00 -2:00 p.m.