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April 19–21, 2024

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Tickets for BAW 2024 are on sale now! Tickets are available for purchase online until Sunday, April 14 at 11:59 p.m.

BAW tickets can only be purchased on the BAW website in advance. Tickets cannot be purchased or altered on-site at Alumni Hall during the weekend.

Ticket Type All-Access Saturday Cookout-Only

Early Bird Tickets (available until February 29)

General Admission (Classes of 2012 and prior) $155 $125 $90
Young Alumni Admission (Classes of 2013–2023) $130 $100 $70
Child 11–17 $40 $25 $25
Child 10 & under Free

Regular Tickets (available March 1–April 14)

General Admission (Classes of 2012 and prior) $160 $140 $110
Young Alumni Admission (Classes of 2013–2023) $140 $120 $90
Child 11–17 $40 $25 $25
Child 10 & under Free
All-Access Ticket
Includes all events taking place Thursday, April 18–Sunday, April 21 except those with an additional fee required (will be noted on the agenda).
Saturday Ticket
Includes all events taking place Saturday, April 20 except those with an additional fee required (will be noted on the agenda).
Cookout-Only Ticket:
Includes access only to the Cookout and Talent Expo.

In order to attend BAW, you must be a graduate of UVA or a registered guest of an alumna/us. If you are bringing guests, you must purchase a ticket for them and pay the associated per person registration fees for all additional activities in which they choose to participate.

Cancellations, Modifications & Refunds

You can cancel your BAW ticket and receive a full refund until Friday, April 12 at 11:59 p.m. ET. To cancel or make changes to your ticket:

  1. Locate your BAW Ticket confirmation email. The sender is “UVA Alumni Association”, and the subject line is “Your BAW 2024 Ticket Confirmation”.
  2. Within the email, click “View or modify your ticket purchase by clicking here.”
  3. Enter your confirmation number when prompted (confirmation number is located within your confirmation email).
  4. The system will automatically redirect you to your ticket confirmation page, where you can cancel or modify your ticket purchase.

If you can’t locate your ticket confirmation, email baw@virginia.edu with your refund request by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, April 12.

Create your dream BAW weekend and check out the highlights below. You can view the full schedule of events on the BAW registration site before you purchase a ticket.

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.

The UVA Alumni Association is committed to making BAW 2024 an inclusive and accessible experience for everyone. When you purchase your ticket for BAW, you’ll have the option on the registration form to indicate if you require any disability-related accommodations to successfully participate in the event. If you do require an accommodation, a member of our team will email you about your request.

In the interim, if you have questions regarding accessibility at BAW, please email baw@virginia.edu.

Accommodations are in high demand in Charlottesville in the spring, so we encourage alumni to book as soon as possible. Visit the Charlottesville Visitor’s Bureau website to review local options and make a reservation. In addition to Airbnb and Vrbo, check out Stay Charlottesville, a regional home rental option.

Check in for BAW will take place at Alumni Hall. Here, you’ll receive your nametag, which serves as your ticket for the BAW events you’ve registered to attend, and other information. 20-minute parking is available for check-in. No permit is necessary.

During BAW, Alumni Hall is open during the following hours:

  • Thursday, April 18, 2–6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 19, 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Lost items will be returned to Alumni Hall for pick-up throughout the weekend.

Reminder: BAW tickets cannot be purchased or altered on-site at Alumni Hall during the weekend.

The attire for most BAW events is casual. Cocktail attire is requested at BAW Live. Oh, and if you’re headed to the Saturday Night Party: you should dress to impress.

Additionally, indoor locations are heavily air-conditioned, please bring a jacket, shawl, or sweater to ensure you stay comfortable.

This website will be updated in March with both complimentary and paid parking options for alumni and guests attending BAW.

Access to on-Grounds recreation facilities is provided as part of your BAW registration. Simply show your BAW nametag at the facility to receive a guest pass. Call 434-924-PLAY or visit virginia.edu/ims for more information.

University Transit (UTS) Buses

You can ride any UTS bus for free by showing your BAW nametag. Click here for schedule and route information.

Free City Trolley

The free city trolley connects students, community members, and visitors between Downtown Charlottesville, the Corner, and Grounds. To view the route, click here.

Celebrate Responsibly

We encourage alumni to celebrate safely and responsibly at BAW. For your convenience and safety, please consider calling a taxi or car service to get home safely.

Yellow Cab of Charlottesville: 434-295-4131
Uber (Mobile App)
Lyft (Mobile App)

Buy the BAW 2024 Shirt

T-Shirts

Order your limited-edition BAW 2024 t-shirt, designed by artist Uzo Njoku (Col ’19)! Buy your t-shirt by March 31 to pick it up at the Bookstore during BAW.

In March, registered alumni will receive an invitation to download the UVA Alumni Events app. The app will give you access to your personal schedule, the full weekend schedule, send you timely event updates, allow you to message with other alumni, and much more!

The Alumni Association and Black Alumni Weekend committee are proud to partner with organizations across Grounds to offer programming during BAW 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

Looking for ways to connect with the Black alumni community or support Black students at UVA?

  • First-Generation Alumni Network (FGAN): Serve current UVA students in mentorship and networking capacities, in addition to providing a comfortable point of contact for prospective students to learn about UVA.
  • Ubunye: UVA’s new Black Alumni Interest Group, created to expand engagement and support of UVA’s Black alumni community.
  • Virginia Alumni Admission Network (VAAN): Support the Office of Admission’s recruitment of Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx students from wherever you live!

There are also various opportunities to provide financial support to Black students at UVA:

  • Government-issued ID (required for access to the Cookout and the Party)
  • Clothing and accessories for a variety of weather scenarios – spring in Virginia is unpredictable

If you have additional questions, please email baw@virginia.edu and we’ll respond as soon as we’re able.

BAW tickets are on sale now! Prices go up on Friday, March 1, and sales close on Monday, April 15. We can’t wait to see you!

 

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

Devils Backbone BreweryRalph Sampson's American Tap RoomThe RidleyUVA BookstoreUVIMCO