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Black Alumni Weekend

Over 2,000 alumni, students, and guests returned to Grounds for Black Alumni Weekend 2024—our biggest one yet! We hope you had a memorable weekend with friends and family.

Official BAW Photos Saturday Night Photo Booth Photos

We can’t wait to see you back on Grounds at the next BAW in April 2026!

View BAW photos here!

Keep the Celebration Going!

Buy your BAW 2024 puzzle here

BAW 2024 Puzzle

Celebrate BAW with the official BAW 2024 puzzle, featuring a design by artist Uzo Njoku (Col ’19).

Back Together Memory Wall

There’s no community like the Wahoo community, and we want to celebrate you! Scroll through the UVA Alumni Memory Wall, then submit your own photos.

Watch the 'A Weekend Like No Other' video

A Weekend Like No Other

This past fall, we sat down with members of the BAW Committee to talk about what it means to be part of the Black UVA community. Alumni shared stories of lifelong connections, what it takes to create space at UVA, the legacy of Black excellence through the generations, and what makes BAW so special.

Stay Connected

Follow us on social media

We’d love to stay in touch! Find us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Threads, and X @uva_alumni for Alumni Association updates, and tag us for a chance to be featured on the Alumni Association account.

Grow Your Network

Take your career to the next level with Alumni Professional Networks, industry-aligned communities of UVA alumni supported by the Alumni Association. These groups create opportunities for alumni to meet peers in their field, engage in industry-focused programming and more. We currently host nine industry groups, with more to come! Join a network to stay in the loop about upcoming events.

Stay Engaged with Black Alumni

Ubunye, which means unity in Zulu, is the new interest group for UVA Black alumni. Get involved with Ubunye today to collaborate and connect with Black Hoos across the world!

Give to the Ridley Scholarship Program

Keep the spirit of BAW alive by supporting future generations of Black alumni! The Ridley Scholarship Program was established at the first BAW in 1987 and has since evolved into a multimillion-dollar family of funds that has helped over 300 students pursue their passions at UVA. Consider giving today—any amount makes a difference.

Support the Alumni Association

There are a variety of ways to support the Alumni Association, from giving to the Annual Fund to donating to any of our more than 250 scholarships to becoming a Contributing Member. Your gift of any size will make more hoo-rah-ray happen: stronger connections, bigger and better events, more inclusive programs and services, and everything in between.

About Black Alumni Weekend

BAW started in 1985 as an admission recruiting effort hosted by the Walter Ridley Scholarship Committee and now brings over 1,500 alumni and friends to Grounds every two years for an unforgettable weekend of connections, laughter, and lifelong memories.

Thank you to our Alumni Association and University partners for their thoughtful collaboration on Black Alumni Weekend 2024.

  • Alumni Association’s Alumni Career Engagement
  • Alumni Association’s College Compass Program
  • Cav Angels
  • The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies
  • College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
  • Darden Black Executive MBA Program
  • Darden School of Business
  • Descendants of Enslaved Communities
  • Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Donor Relations
  • Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • McIntire School of Commerce
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Office of Admissions
  • Office of African-American Affairs
  • Office of Engagement’s Cavalier Travels
  • Office of Engagement’s Lifetime Learning
  • Office of the President
  • Office of Undergraduate Admission
  • Ridley Scholarship Program
  • School of Architecture
  • School of Education and Human Development
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • University Guide Service
  • UVA Facilities Management
  • UVA Library
  • UVA Medical Alumni Association
  • UVA Recreation
  • UVA Sustainability
  • Virginia Athletics Foundation

Black Alumni Weekend 2024 was presented by the UVA Alumni Association and supported by:

Devils Backbone BreweryRalph Sampson's American Tap RoomThe RidleyUVA BookstoreUVIMCO

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