Homecoming kicks off Sept. 27

UVa-Wise kicks off homecoming week Sept. 27 with five days of activities and events for students and alumni.

Homecoming is a week for current students and alumni to come together, and reconnect with their UVa-Wise family. Classes of ’08, ’98, ’88, ’78, ’68 and earlier will be holding reunions.

“It is an opportunity for alumni to come home to their college community, and to their UVa-Wise family, to join with the students in celebrating UVa-Wise,” said Alumni Relations Director Beth Boyd.

Boyd described UVa-Wise alumni and students as an “extended family,” and she likened homecoming to a family reunion giving the alumni community a chance to reenergize relationships.

Boyd said that current students are very much a part of homecoming, and the Alumni Association looks forward to bringing current students and previous students together.

Homecoming events include:

  • Thursday, Sept. 27 –

“Kendall Rainey Day” at Dairy Queen in Norton

  • Chancellor Henry will be making blizzards from 4-5 p.m.

Bus Trip to Sugar Hill Brewing Company departs from The Inn at Wise

  • Pi Kappa Phi Alumni Chapter is sponsoring a bus for alumni. See www.uvawise.edu/alumni/homecoming/ to reserve a seat!

UVa-Wise Women’s Volleyball vs. Bluefield State College at David J. Prior Convocation Center @ 7 p.m.

  • Friday, Sept 28 –

Silver Saber Olympics at the Intramural Field

  • Join as a group of student organization for a fun annual student competition sponsored by SGA @ 5:30 p.m.

Meet the Cavs & Pep Rally at the Intramural Field

  • Join the pep rally kicked off by the Marching Highland Cavalier Band @ 5:45 p.m.

Food Truck Rally at the Intramural Field

  • A chance for current students to network with alumni and a chance for alumni to see their old classmates @ 5:30-9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept 29 –

Red & Gray 5K Run/1 Mile Walk at David J. Prior Convocation Center

  • The race is sponsored by SGA and race registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.
  • The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. – Registration Fee for alumni is $15

UVa-Wise Women’s Tennis vs. Roanoke College at the Jim and Betty Humphreys Tennis Complex @ 10:00 a.m.

Campus Tours Available at Crockett Hall @ 10:30 a.m.

Alumni & Student Tailgate at the Intramural Field

  • The Cavalier Alumni Beverage Garden is open to all ages @ 11:30 a.m. Photo ID required for adult purchases.


Red & Gray Tailgating Opens

  • Red & Gray parking permits only @ 11:30 a.m.

UVa-Wise Highland Cavaliers vs. Fairmount State University at Carl Smith Stadium

  • The homecoming game is a RED-OUT @ 2:00 p.m.

5th Quarter at the Pub & Tap Room at the Inn at Wise

  • Cash bar after the game

Student Homecoming Dance at the David J. Prior Convocation Center

  • Student homecoming dance sponsored by SGA @ 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, Sept 30 –

Golden Cavalier Brunch at Crockett Hall

  • Alumni who have graduated 50 or more years ago are invited to come for the Class of 1968 will be inducted @ 11:00 p.m. R.S.V.P to alumni@uvawise.edu

Sunday Brunch at Smith Dining Commons

  • Sunday brunch is open to the public. Cost per person for $9.10 + tax @ 10:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

For more information check out the homecoming schedule at www.uvawise.edu/alumni/homecoming/

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