WAABA Thought Leadership Panel: The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses in Virginia
Thursday, October 1
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Virtual

Join alumni and friends in the DC area for a virtual discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on small business in Virginia.

17th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference
Thursday, October 1 - Friday, October 2
6pm - 5pm
Law School, Online

The Law School's Property Rights Project will host the 17th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights conference online in October 2020.

Southwest Florida Virtual Tribe Thursday
Thursday, October 1
7:30pm - 8:30pm
Virtual | Zoom Link Sent Upon Registration
SIPS Guest Speaker: Mark Pike
Tuesday, October 6
12:50pm - 1:50pm
Law School, Zoom

The Student Intellectual Property Society (SIPS) will host W&M Law alum Mark Pike for a lunchtime talk. 

W&M Professional Networks Online Networking Hour
Tuesday, October 6
3pm - 4pm
Online

Connect with fellow members of the W&M community from all over the world to share your expertise and build your professional network!

RESCHEDULED Webinar: Invisible Racism: Alumni Author Conversation with Tamara Copeland
Wednesday, October 7
7pm - 8:30pm
Webinar

Join Tamara Lucas Copeland '73 author of "Daughters of the Dream: Eight Girls from Richmond who Grew Up in the Civil Rights Era" for a dialogue on invisible racism moderated by Viola Osborne Baskerville '73 .

W&M Law - Northeast Office Hours with Dean Spencer
Thursday, October 8
12pm - 1pm
Zoom Conference

W&M Northeast Law School alumni are invited to this exclusive opportunity to meet W&M Law School's new Dean, A. Benjamin Spencer.

Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood
Thursday, October 8
5pm - 6pm
Zoom

Join Professor Michele Goodwin, who expands the reproductive rights debate beyond abortion and discusses how laws criminalize women - especially poor women and women of color - for miscarriages, stillbirths and threatening the health of their pregnancies.

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
Monday, October 12 - Friday, October 23
Online

There’s no place like Homecoming….and this year it’s coming to you!

    PhysicsFest 2020: The Art of Physics
    Monday, October 12 - Saturday, October 24
    on-line

    Annual Physics Open house goes virtual! This year we will explore the "The Art of Physics"  in which Art and Science merge together! We offer engaging and fun physics activities for all ages.


    Mason Homecoming@Home: Marketing in A Disruptive World
    Monday, October 12
    12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Virtual

    In the year 2020, audiences are both more abundant and more challenging to reach than ever. Join us for a discussion with business leaders about how they have changed their marketing and operations in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    W&M Women: How to Create Your Visual Brand
    Monday, October 12
    6pm - 7:30pm
    Zoom Meeting

    Join mother-daughter duo Alison Bruhn and Delia Folk ’14, co-founders of The Style That Binds Us, for a workshop on creating your own visual brand.

    Adversity in Leadership Featuring Jill Ellis '88, L.H.D. '16 and Deidre Connelly
    Tuesday, October 13
    12pm - 1pm
    Online

    Join William & Mary alumni for a series of webinars this fall that combines theory and practice to explore how leaders can create inclusive environments.

    Mason Homecoming@Home: Diversity & Inclusion -- A Business Perspective
    Tuesday, October 13
    12pm - 1:30pm
    Virtual

    A dialog on race and diversity with a business context focus that will inform alumni, students, faculty, staff, and Executive Partners about how companies are taking action to make their workplace more diverse and inclusive.

    Women in STEAM Series Part 1: Rising Tides, Sinking Coast
    Tuesday, October 13
    4pm - 5pm
    Zoom Meeting

    How Coastal Communities Can Adapt to Surging Sea Levels

    Join Professor Mitchell in a primer on sea level rise — what causes it, how it is affecting the United States, and what can be done to address it. 

    Homecoming@Home: Mason Alumni of Color Networking Happy Hour
    Tuesday, October 13
    5pm - 7pm
    Virtual

    Join the Mason Alumni of Color Network (AoCN) for a networking happy hour. 

    Chinese Studies Career Panel
    Tuesday, October 13
    7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Zoom (https://cwm.zoom.us/j/97936723909)

    A career panel for students and other parties interested in careers in China-related fields. The four panelists will make statements and take questions. Featuring Alex Bate '18, Helen Taylor '07, Susan Jakes and Graham Webster.

    Mason Homecoming@Home: Transitioning Principled Leadership from Military to Business Leader
    Wednesday, October 14
    11am - 12pm
    Virtual

    Both active military and military veterans are considered principled leaders with tremendous capacity. What traits and practices continue between the two areas, and how can one flourish as a student, military officer, or executive in the civilian world?

    W&M Online Legal Lunch & Learn
    Wednesday, October 14
    12pm - 1:30pm
    Brazen Online Platform

    Join the W&M legal community for a conversation on the current and expected changes in the field of law moderated by Michael Steelman with legal career experts Jeffrey Lowe J.D. '89, Lauren Smith J.D. '06 and Mike Ende. 

    Order of the White Jacket Annual Meeting
    Wednesday, October 14
    4pm - 6pm
    Online

    Join members of the Order of the White Jacket Board for their annual meeting to learn more about OWJ's plans for the coming year. 

      Order of the White Jacket Virtual Annual Reception
      Wednesday, October 14
      6pm - 7:30pm
      Online

      Kick off Homecoming with the Order of the White Jacket at their annual reception.

      DC Metro - Virtual Fairfax Book Club
      Wednesday, October 14
      7:30pm - 9pm
      Online

      Join fellow William & Mary alumni, parents, family and friends to read and discuss books.

      Mason Homecoming@Home: Founding the St. James
      Thursday, October 15
      12pm - 1pm
      Virtual

      Hear from two alumni entrepreneurs about their journey from the halls of W&M to their eventual creation of a cutting-edge health club that hosts not only a gym supporting famous athletes but multiple restaurants and a spa.

      Virtual Aperitivo - Italian Studies Homecoming
      Thursday, October 15
      5:30pm - 7pm
      Zoom Meeting ID: 949 6323 6688

      The Italian Studies Faculty invites you to join us for a virtual aperitivo during Homecoming!


      Class of 2020 Alumni Induction
      Thursday, October 15
      6pm
      Online

      Members of the Class of 2020 are invited to participate in a virtual induction ceremony.

      Trailblazing Women in Conservation
      Thursday, October 15
      7pm - 9pm
      Martha Wren Briggs Amphitheatre at Lake Matoaka

      Hosted by the Institute for Integrative Conservation and Planet Women,  this two-part event includes a screening of the National Geographic documentary Women of Impact followed by a panel discussion highlighting trailblazing women in conservation.

        Archaeology of Colonisation: From Aesthetics to Biopolitics - Book Launch
        Thursday, October 15
        8pm - 9pm
        Zoom ID number 97750179290

        The Latin American Studies Seminar Series of The University of Queensland, Australia is hosting W&M Prof. Carlos Rivera Santana's Archaeology of Colonisation: From Aesthetics to Biopolitics book launch.  

        Tribe Homecoming Trivia Hosted by W&M Libraries
        Friday, October 16
        12pm - 1pm
        Online

        Test your wits and get into the homecoming spirit with a rousing game of W&M trivia hosted by W&M Libraries! Registration required: https://wmsas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ezClQj50PcduXVr. 

        From Antiquity to the "Selfie," Portraiture through the Ages
        Friday, October 16
        2pm - 3pm
        Zoom

        Join the Muscarelle Museum of Art and art historian Elaine Ruffolo as she discusses the history of portraiture!

        Biology Homecoming Seminar
        Friday, October 16
        4pm - 5pm
        Zoom

        Join us for an online presentation by current faculty, Jon Allen, and recent WM alum, Mo Turner ('12), to hear about their current research projects on sea stars and corals.

          Latin American Art in the Western World
          Friday, October 16
          5pm
          Join us on Zoom: Meeting ID: 956 0168 5573 Passcode: 318531

          Talk by Valentín Concha-Núñez, Art Historian and Educator (MoMA, El Museo del Barrio, Brooklyn Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art).

          Biology Open House Zoom Reception!
          Friday, October 16
          5pm - 6pm
          zoom

          Stop by to join faculty and fellow alum for an informal zoom open-house after our Homecoming Seminar (same zoom link). We look forward to connecting with our former students!

            French & Francophone Studies Homecoming 2020
            Friday, October 16
            5pm - 6pm
            Zoom
            A special welcome back to our alumni in French & Francophone Studies!
            Zoom-unions
            Friday, October 16
            6pm - 9pm
            Online

            Virtually gather with classmates to celebrate your reunion! 

            Young Guarde Zoom-union
            Friday, October 16
            7:30pm
            Online

            The Classes of 2011-20 are invited to virtually gather to commemorate Homecoming. Catch up with friends and mingle with fellow members of the Young Guarde, then join us for a special toast and get a sneak peek of the newly expanded Alumni House.

            W&M Wind Ensemble Virtual Homecoming Concert
            Friday, October 16
            8pm
            https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRWmL_YuVkaB_ZZZfCkZJzw/
              Calling all William & Mary alumni, parents, family and friends!
              Saturday, October 17
              All day
              Virtual

              Help us make sure each new student knows how glad we are to have them as part of the William & Mary family.

              Classical Studies Virtual Homecoming Reception via Zoom
              Saturday, October 17
              10am - 11am
              TBD, Zoom

              You’re invited to drop in on our first virtual  Homecoming reception on Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.   For more information, please contact Georgia Irby the Department of Classical Studies: glirby@wm.edu

                Alumni Admission - Coffee and Conversation with the Dean 
                Saturday, October 17
                10:30am
                Online

                Is your high school-aged student interested in William & Mary? Join Tim Wolfe, associate vice president for enrollment and dean of admission, and the office of undergraduate admission staff to learn more about W&M.

                Classical Studies Alumni Panel
                Saturday, October 17
                11am - 1pm
                Zoom

                The Classical Studies Department and Eta Sigma Phi are hosting a virtual panel featuring 6 alumni who have pursued careers outside of the field of Classics. Each panelist will speak for 10 minutes, followed by a Q&A period.

                  Baptist Collegiate Ministry Homecoming Gathering
                  Saturday, October 17
                  11am - 2pm
                  Virtually on Zoom

                  Join the alumni of the Baptist Collegiate Ministry for annual reports from its alumni association and the current ministry during the hour of 11am-12pm. At 12:30pm, there will be breakouts for our alumni by graduation year to catch up with old friends.

                  Sociology Homecoming Open House ZOOM!
                  Saturday, October 17
                  2pm - 3pm
                  ZOOM

                  Sociology Department Homecoming Open House ZOOM


                    Linguistics Program Homecoming
                    Saturday, October 17
                    2pm - 4pm
                    Location not specified

                    Come hear short presentations about honors projects from current students and chat with faculty and alums!  https://cwm.zoom.us/my/anyahogoboom

                      PhysicsFest Homecoming Reception and Nobel lecture
                      Saturday, October 17
                      2pm - 4pm
                      Zoom

                      Physics department invites alimni and members of the general public to listen to the public lecture, inspired by 2020 Nobel prize and to interact with physics faculty and students.

                      Geology and ENSP Virtual Homecoming Networking Opportunity
                      Saturday, October 17
                      3pm - 4:30pm
                      Zoom

                      Please join Geology and ENSP faculty on Saturday, October 17, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  This will be an opportunity for Geology and ENSP current students to connect with Geology and ENSP alumni to discuss career paths. 

                        Campus Tours
                        Saturday, October 17
                        4pm - 6:30pm
                        Virtual

                        Join us as we are led through the Wren Building and across Historic Campus by members of the Spotswood Society.

                        I Dissent: A Concert for Equal Rights in Honor of RBG
                        Saturday, October 17
                        6pm - 8pm
                        Live Stream on YouTube

                        Faculty, alumni, and students gather to offer song, dance, poetry, and tributes to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and all Equal Rights heroes like her. Admission by registration: https://www.aguasartsink.com/register-for-a-show

                        Baptist Collegiate Ministry homecoming worship in the Wren Chapel
                        Sunday, October 18
                        9am - 10am
                        Facebook and YouTube Live

                        Join us for a virtual worship service in the Wren Chapel, including a message by Rev. Cameron Dahl, '90, favorite worship songs from the last 50 years, and memorializing of our alumni who have passed away in 2019 and 2020.

                        Sunset Ceremony
                        Sunday, October 18
                        4pm - 5pm
                        Online

                        This beloved annual William & Mary tradition honors alumni, faculty, students and friends of the university who have passed away during the year. Join us virtually at homecoming.wm.edu/sunsetceremony

                          Raise A Glass to Rich Palmer
                          Sunday, October 18
                          5:30pm - 6:30pm
                          Zoom

                          Join us to raise a glass in honor and memory of Dr. Richard Palmer on Sunday, Oct 18th after the Sunset Memorial Service at Homecoming, to start at 5:30pm.


                            Featured Faculty Lecture Series
                            Monday, October 19
                            All day
                            Virtual

                            Experience a selection of presentations from nationally recognized faculty across a variety of disciplines.

                            Battle to the Ballot Box: The Fight Against Voter Suppression 
                            Monday, October 19
                            4pm - 5pm
                            Zoom

                            Voter suppression, harsh voter ID laws, and voter disenfranchisement are on the rise. How does this affect primaries and United States' most-watched election?

                            W&M Fraternity and Sorority Life Alumni Challenge Celebration and Panel Discussion
                            Monday, October 19
                            6pm - 7pm
                            Virtual

                            Join the Fraternity and Sorority life team and fellow alumni to celebrate the winners of the Fiscal Year 2020 Fraternity and Sorority Life Alumni Challenge!

                            Campus Living Alumni & Friends Homecoming Reception
                            Monday, October 19
                            7pm - 8pm
                            Zoom

                            Home is where the HARK is! The Campus Living Thematic Area WELCOMES Orientation/FYE and Residence Life Student Staff Alumni “back” to campus with a virtual Homecoming Reception!

                              Arabic Poetry Reading
                              Tuesday, October 20
                              3pm - 4pm
                              Washington Hall, https://cwm.zoom.us/j/5607762942

                              Modern Arabic Poetry Reading

                                Alumni Author Book Talk with Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle '03
                                Tuesday, October 20
                                4pm - 5pm
                                Zoom
                                Alumni, parents, family, friends and book lovers are invited to join author Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle '03 for a discussion of her book "Even as We Breathe."
                                LGBTQ+ Virtual Homecoming Celebration and Happy Hour
                                Tuesday, October 20
                                5:30pm - 7pm
                                Online

                                Calling all LGBTQ+ William & Mary alumni — join the William & Mary Alumni Association in a virtual celebration for Homecoming 2020! Bring your favorite drink and get ready to listen to some great tunes from DJ Juan Jorquera ’11.

                                Catholic Campus Ministry Virtual Happy Hour
                                Tuesday, October 20
                                7pm - 8pm
                                Online

                                Join us for a virtual happy hour with Catholic alumni from across the generations.

                                William & Mary SINGS!
                                Wednesday, October 21
                                All day
                                Virtual

                                Enjoy an engaging virtual performance featuring the university's talented and ever-popular student a cappella ensembles.

                                Resilience in Virginia: Outlook 2021 Webinar
                                Wednesday, October 21
                                10am - 12pm
                                Zoom

                                This Virginia Coastal Policy Center webinar will focus on potential topics regarding resiliency for the upcoming 2021 Virginia General Assembly session. 

                                Online Career Coaching Hour for Alumni
                                Wednesday, October 21
                                12pm - 1pm
                                Online

                                Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect online with fellow alumni around the world to share career tips and strengthen our professional networks!

                                An Afternoon at the Opera
                                Wednesday, October 21
                                4pm
                                via Zoom (ID 99537427423)

                                Join the Italian Studies Program for a special Homecoming event: An Afternoon at the Opera with guests from Virginia Opera

                                Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Silvia Tandeciarz
                                Wednesday, October 21
                                5pm - 6pm
                                Zoom

                                Hear from Professor Silvia Tandeciarz as she explores the power of arts and humanities in democratization and how transitional justice initiatives enhance a shared commitment to human rights.

                                Asian-Pacific Islander-Middle Eastern (APIM) Virtual Homecoming Celebration
                                Wednesday, October 21
                                5pm - 6:30pm
                                Online

                                Calling all Asian-Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern William & Mary alumni — join the William & Mary Alumni Association in the official kick-off event to welcome the APIM community into the Alumni Association!

                                Flat Hat Virtual Homecoming Event
                                Wednesday, October 21
                                7pm - 8:30pm
                                Zoom

                                Join current and former Flat Hat journalists for a virtual Homecoming gathering  via Zoom. The event will include a panel on the state of journalism featuring former Flat Hatters who work in the industry, as well as the opportunity to mix and mingle. 

                                W&M Law - DC Metro Office Hours with Dean Spencer
                                Thursday, October 22
                                12pm - 1pm
                                Zoom Conference

                                W&M DC Metro Law School alumni are invited to this exclusive opportunity to meet W&M Law School's new Dean, A. Benjamin Spencer.

                                LatinX Alumni Virtual Homecoming Celebration and Happy Hour 
                                Thursday, October 22
                                4pm - 5:30pm
                                Online

                                Calling all LatinX William & Mary alumni — join the William & Mary Alumni Association in a virtual celebration for Homecoming 2020! Representatives from Swem Library will present on the LatinX archives at William & Mary.

                                Sharpe Homecoming Reunion
                                Thursday, October 22
                                5:30pm - 6:30pm
                                https://cwm.zoom.us/j/98144967437
                                Calling all Sharpies to join us for a reunion!
                                  Virtual Conversation and Q&A with Chancellor Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98
                                  Thursday, October 22
                                  6pm
                                  Online

                                  Hear directly from Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98 less than two weeks before the 2020 presidential election as he shares insights from his latest book, “Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World.”

                                  Ferguson Blair Publishing Seminar
                                  Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24
                                  1pm - 2pm
                                  Virtual

                                  Join us for the Bi-Annual Ferguson Blair Publishing Seminar featuring panels from W&M alumni in publishing, journalism, and digital media. This year the event will take place via Zoom. 

                                    History Homecoming Zoom Hour
                                    Friday, October 23
                                    2pm - 3pm
                                    Zoom

                                    Come visit with your History Department professors at our Zoom Homecoming. Professors Benes, Butler, Corney, Dressler, Koloski, Prado, Richter, Schechter, Sheriff, Watkins, Wulf, among others are looking forward to catching up! 

                                      RPSS Homecoming Talk “Planes, Trains, and Time Machines"
                                      Friday, October 23
                                      3:30pm - 4:30pm
                                      Zoom event (Link to follow in Weekly Announcements)
                                        German Studies Homecoming 2020
                                        Friday, October 23
                                        4pm - 6pm
                                        ZOOM

                                        Join your German Studies professors at the Zoom Homecoming! Professors Rob Leventhal, Jenny Taylor, Robin Ellis, Veronika Burney, and Jennifer Gully look forward to catching up with you!

                                        https://cwm.zoom.us/j/99897070322


                                          Virtual HWA Gathering
                                          Friday, October 23
                                          7pm
                                          Online

                                          Gather with fellow alumni of Black and African descent as we reminisce on the good times and create new memories.

                                            The World is a Cartoon Part I: Character Building
                                            Saturday, October 24
                                            1pm - 3pm
                                            Zoom

                                            Join Steve Prince and learn to create characters through cartoons!

                                            National HireVeterans Multi-University Virtual Career Fair 2020
                                            Tuesday, October 27
                                            10am - 4pm
                                            Online

                                            Are you looking for a new job?  William & Mary alumni are invited to join alumni of partnering universities at the National HireVeterans Multi-University Virtual Career Fair 2020.

                                            Women in STEAM Series Part 2- Music: Mind, Body, Spirit
                                            Tuesday, October 27
                                            4pm - 5:30pm
                                            Zoom Meeting

                                            Join Robin Russell Gaiser ’68, MA, CMP (Certified Music Practitioner) for an interactive program about how profoundly music affects the body, mind and spirit and can lead to enhanced wellness. 

                                            Food for Thought: Faculty Q&A with Prof. Alan Braddock
                                            Wednesday, October 28
                                            5pm - 6pm
                                            Zoom

                                            Hear from Professor Braddock as he draws on historical and current examples to describe an “ecology” of art interlaced with the people and environments surrounding us.

                                            Evening at the Embassy: The Future of U.S. Diplomacy
                                            Thursday, October 29
                                            6pm - 7:30pm
                                            Zoom Webinar

                                            Join the W&M community for an evening discussion regarding the future of U.S. diplomacy with Ambassadors Mari C. Aponte, Barbara A. Leaf '80 and Tom A. Shannon '80, D.P.S. '20.

                                            The World is a Cartoon Part II: Character Building
                                            Friday, October 30
                                            1pm - 3pm
                                            Zoom

                                            Join Steve Prince and learn to create stories through cartoons!

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