More than 300 alumni from seven decades celebrated the first university-wide Black Alumni Weekend October 13-15, 2023. They reconnected with the university community and explored St. Louis, all while celebrating the powerful legacy of Black students, faculty, staff, and alumni at WashU.
Signature events included Black on the Quad Cookout and the Black Alumni Council 40th Anniversary Sneaker Ball. Guests also heard directly from university leaders about how the university engages and supports Black students, faculty, and alumni. Through presentations, tours, and panel discussions, attendees were able to learn about WashU’s efforts to amplify the stories and experiences of the Black WashU community.
highlights of the weekend
conversations with leaders panel discussion
Attendees of the Black Alumni Council’s 40th Anniversary Sneaker Ball enjoyed a festive evening including dinner, drinks and live music. The BAC collected new and gently worn sneakers to provide to St. Louis residents who need them.