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Black Alumni Weekend

April 19–21, 2024

Tickets for BAW 2024 are on sale now! Whether it’s your first weekend or you’ve been attending the inaugural event in 1985, we can’t wait to see you back on Grounds in April.

Buy Tickets

Buying tickets in February will get you access to BAW at the lowest price, so don’t miss your chance to save. Reconnect, reunite, and reconvene with the Black alumni community this spring!

Ticket Deadlines

  • Friday, March 1: Early bird period ends and ticket prices increase.
  • Sunday, April 14: Ticket sales close at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Event Highlights

View the full schedule of events on the BAW registration site.

BAW Kick-Off Event & DJ Round Robin

Friday, April 19
Start the best weekend of the spring by kicking back, reconnecting and dancing with classmates at Alumni Hall! Alumni DJs from across generations will take you back to your days at UVA. Hosted in partnership with the Ridley Scholarship Program.

The Cookout & Talent Expo

Saturday, April 20
Don’t miss your chance to connect with alumni, family, friends, and students at the McIntire Amphitheatre at the premier event of the weekend, followed by the student step show.

The Party

Saturday, April 20
Cap off an iconic weekend at The Party, where we’re celebrating 50 years of hip hop with alumni DJs at BAW’s signature late-night event.


Countdown to BAW!

Buy the BAW 2024 Shirt

BAW 2024 T-shirt

Show off your BAW joy before April by purchasing a BAW 2024 t-shirt! This commemorative t-shirt celebrates the legacy of the Black community at UVA and was designed by alumni artist Uzo Njoku (Col ’19).

Buy the BAW 2024 Shirt

Back Together Memory Wall

Share your past and present pictures with fellow Black Hoos to be featured on our Back Together Memory Wall, which will be located at check-in for all guests to see.

Submit your photos

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.


Black Alumni Weekend is presented by the UVA Alumni Association and supported by:

Devils Backbone BreweryRalph Sampson's American Tap RoomThe RidleyUVA BookstoreUVIMCO

For more information, please contact us at baw@virginia.edu