Black Alumni Weekend (BAW) is a biennial celebration at the University of Virginia that began in 1985 as an admission recruiting effort hosted by the Walter Ridley Scholarship Committee. Since its inception, BAW has created much excitement among alumni and students and continues to do so today through its educational lectures, career networking opportunities and social activities. BAW is one of the nation’s premier alumni programs, bringing over 2000 alumni and friends back to Grounds to reconnect with each other and the University.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 crisis, Black Alumni Weekend 2021 will be postponed until the spring of 2022. Dates for BAW 2022 will be published in the coming months.