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Reunion Weekend ck棋牌 Plans and the Impact of COVID-19

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads across the globe and now the United States, the leadership of the College and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) are working closely with governmental and health authorities to assess the impact on the College community.  We are using their expertise as we consider our spring events, particularly Reunion Weekend. While preparation for Reunion Weekend ck棋牌, scheduled for May 29-31, is full steam ahead, we are actively monitoring the rapidly changing situation to adjust our plans as necessary. 

As of March 12, the status of Reunion Weekend is as follows:

  • Electronic promotion will continue with an email going to all Reunion Class members and Boydton members with included contingency planning. 
  • Regular updates will be provided through social media and email with the Reunion Weekend website always having the most up to date information.
  • We will reevaluate the status of Reunion Weekend beginning on Friday, March 20, and report out to Reunion Committees and the wider alumni population any changes to the status. The next week to 10 days should tell us a lot more about the spread and duration of the virus but we will continually reassess.
  • If Reunion Weekend is not cancelled in the next week to 10 days, the mailing and brochure will be sent to all reunion classes and Boydton alumni. 

If Reunion Weekend ck棋牌 is cancelled at any point, we will notify all alumni of the change through email, website, and social media.

  • We will hold the class reunions for ‘0s and ‘5s “Same Time Next Year” along with the ‘1s and ‘6s.  We will temporarily put aside the work completed to date by the committees until the early fall when we will resume active marketing and planning.  These plans are dependent on the ongoing situation with COVID-19.
  • We will refund any Reunion Weekend ck棋牌 event and housing payments made to the College, so alumni should feel comfortable making their reservations for events.

Make Tracks to the Center of the Universe for the Annual Reunion Weekend. All alumni are invited to come back to campus and bring family members for the festivities, including overnight accommodations in the newest residence hall, Birdsong. Classes with years ending in '0 and '5 will be celebrating milestone reunions but everyone can reconnect, revisit, rewrite, regroup, and otherwise reinvigorate your relationship with R-MC and other alumni. Our Boydton Society alumni will also be joining in on the fun this year! All-inclusive pricing for most events makes the weekend affordable but all activities are available separately. View the weekend schedule below and let us know if you are planning to join us!

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For more information or to volunteer for a Reunion Committee, contact:

Alice Lynch
Executive Director of Alumni Relations

alicelynch@

Margaret Dodson '17
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations

mdodson@


Friday, May 29

8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Beehive and Sleeper Car Check-in
Brock Commons Living Room
Pick up name tags with reunion ribbons, Fishtales schedule of activities, Yellow Jacket Reunion Edition, and visit alumni over lemonade and cookies. Pick up keys if staying overnight in Birdsong Residence Hall. (If any members of the Boydton Society or Class of 1970 wish to stay in Birdsong on Thursday night, separate arrangements can be made.)

8:45 – 11:45 a.m. - Museum Trip to the Virginia Capitol and Capitol Square

Leave from Brock Commons
On the birthday of Hanover County native Patrick Henry, we will visit Capitol Square, including the newly installed Virginia Indian Monument Mantle, the Virginia Women’s Monument Voices from the Garden, and the Civil Rights Monument. Our visit will also include the Virginia Capitol, the first building designed and constructed for a government in our new American Democracy. Board the campus vans at Brock Commons for the quick drive to downtown Richmond with prompt departure at 8:45 a.m. We will arrive back on campus at 11:45 a.m. The tour involves walking but alternative arrangements can be made. Cost: $5/person for transportation.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Tee Times for Golf
Hanover Country Club
Hit the links with retired men’s golf coach Ed Turnage ’64.  Sign up with a twosome or foursome or we will assign you. Cost: $40 includes your cart, green fees, and range balls. Arrive early and enjoy lunch in the clubhouse at your cost. (Not included in All-Inclusive Options)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. - 50th Reunion Lunch Gathering
Dollar Tree Room
Enjoy a buffet lunch with Dr. James Scanlon reminiscing about your time at R-MC. Bring spouses and family members with you to introduce to old friends.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Making Tracks Walking Tour
Meet at Brock Commons
Take a walk along the tracks with guides from The Ashland Museum to learn about the historic structures that give Ashland its charm. Cost: $10/person

2:005:00 p.m. - Locomotion: Tours of Campus and Open Houses
Meet at Brock Commons for a guided tour with Admissions student guides.  Golf cart tour for Boydton Society members to visit old and new landmarks on campus. McGraw-Page Library, Flippo Gallery, and the Campus Store will be open. We’ll have a special Activities Fair 2.0 set up in Brock Commons featuring Greek organizations, academic departments, and student life offices so you can stop by and say hello.  

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Wine and Plein Air Painting
Old Campus

Create a painting of Old Chapel under the guidance of the teachers from Wine & Design. Cost: $35/person includes all materials and complimentary wine (Not included in All-Inclusive Options)

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.  - The Boydton Society Dinner Dance & Annual Meeting
Dalton Family Dining Room, Birdsong Pavilion of Birdsong Hall
The Boydton Society Annual Meeting will include the formal induction of the Class of 1970 into Society. The evening will include cocktails and seated dinner; individual, couple, and group photos; and dancing. Cost: $35/person

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. - Back Yard Barbecue
Dalton House
Join the Society of Alumni Board, Young Alumni Board, Multicultural Alumni Association, and the Yellow Jacket Club for this family friendly event with Band, Barbecue, and Brews. After, walk to Ashland downtown with friends or stay and have coffee and s'mores. Cost: $20/adult, $5/child

8:00 – 9:00 p.m. - Caboose Coffee House and S’mores
Brock Commons and Fire Pit
Gather for late-night snacks before we explore the night sky. Coffee, tea, lemonade, and s’mores by the fire pit will be served. Physics Professor Dr. George Spagna will join us for informal conversation about the Keeble Observatory. Cost: $5/person

9:00 – 10:00 p.m. - Night Owl Stargazing
Keeble Observatory
View the night sky with Dr. George Spagna in the reconstructed observatory featuring a new state-of-the-art telescope. If the weather does not cooperate, Dr. Spagna will discuss current topics in astronomy and astrophysics and answer questions.   

Saturday, May 30

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. - Juice Train Continental Breakfast
Brock Commons Birdsong Café

Start the day with coffee, juice, pastries, yogurt, and fruit. Cost: $5/person

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Beehive Check-in
Brock Commons Living Room
Pick up name tags with reunion ribbons, Fishtales schedule of activities, Yellow Jacket Reunion Edition, and visit with fellow alumni over lemonade and cookies. Pick up keys if staying overnight in Birdsong Residence Hall.

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. - Making Tracks Walking Tour
Meet at Brock Commons
Take a walk along the tracks with guides from The Ashland Museum to learn about the historic structures that give Ashland its charm. Cost: $10/person

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - President’s Address: R-MC Today
Dollar Tree Room, Brock Commons
President Robert Lindgren will provide insight into transformative programs and building projects that continue to advance the mission of the college to develop the mind and character of our students. Society of Alumni Awards will be presented. 

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. - Camptown Luncheon
Brock Commons and Patio

Gather for boxcar lunches, local cidery beverages, and live music. Enjoy conversations with the Admissions Office, The EDGE, and Cybersecurity. Cost: $15/person

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Wine and Plein Air Painting
Brown Fountain Plaza

Create a painting of Brock Commons under the guidance of the teachers from Wine & Design. Cost: $35/person includes all materials and complimentary wine. (Not included in All-Inclusive Options)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. - Quiet Car Yoga
Birdcage, Brock Center

Recharge and relax in the new, outdoor fitness and lounge area. Hosted by Campus Recreation. Cost: $5/person

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Just the Ticket: Campus Store
Brock Commons

Barclay DuPriest and her team will host faculty and alumni authors who will discuss their publications and sign books including Dr. James Scanlon, author of the definitive histories of R-MC, and Jen Folsom ’97, author of The Ringmaster.

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Get on Board: Tours of Campus and Open Houses
Meet at Brock Commons
for a guided tour with Admissions student guides. Visit Brock Hall science center and other buildings, familiar, new, and under construction. Golf carts will be available.

2:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Yard Games
Brown Fountain Plaza

Enjoy cornhole, horseshoes, Giant Jenga, and Bocce Ball or just sit and enjoy being with old friends in the shade of the oaks and maples. Hosted by the Yellow Jacket Club.

2:00 – 2:50 p.m. - R-Term Class - Learning Microbiology through Beer
SunTrust Theater
Biology students, under the leadership of Biology Professor Grace Lim-Fong, partnered with Origin Lab and Agriberry Farm to isolate and grow strains of yeast to develop experimental beers. Dr. Lim-Fong will lead a tasting of Center of the Universe craft brews that will be served at our evening events. Cost: $10/person

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. - R-Term Class - Desegregation at R-MC   
SunTrust Theater

Associate Professor Lynda Wright is the creator and curator of Macon Memories, an oral history project. Using sound clips from the Macon Memories interviews as well as primary source material from the college archives, this presentation will tell the continuing story of racial integration at R-MC.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. - No Iron Horses: Coventry Farm Tour
Meet at Brock Commons

Take the short ride over to the recently-acquired Coventry Farm to see where the R-MC Equestrian Team and Club members practice.

6:00 – 8:30 p.m. - Little Conductor Night Out
SunTrust Theater

Kids of all ages are invited for pizza and a showing of Aladdin.  We ask that a sitter accompany children under 12. Pizza, drinks, and snacks. Cost: $10/ person, age 3 and up

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. - Whistle Stops: Class Reunion Events
Locations around campus
Cocktail receptions for each reunion class featuring music of our college days. Non-reunion class alumni are encouraged to patronize local restaurants or inquire about joining a reunion class. Cost: $35/person

8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. - Letting Off Steam: Plaza Palooza 
Brown Plaza
All alumni and reunion class members will dance the night away at our plaza bash featuring Vinyl Headlights, a top East Coast party band playing rock, pop, dance, country, and hip hop. The beer and wine bar will also feature our special Reunion Weekend Cocktail, the Lemon and Black Stinger. Cost: $20/person

Sunday, May 31

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. - Rise and Shine Breakfast & Hitting the Breaks: Residence Hall Check Out
Lindgren Pavilion, Birdsong Residence Hall

11:00 a.m. - Morning Worship
Duncan Memorial UMC
Join our local congregation on campus. 

Punch your Ticket: Check off these Reunion Weekend Requirements

  • Tour the newest building on campus
  • Give Barclay a high-five in Brock Commons
  • Make a reunion gift
  • Take a selfie on Old Campus and share
  • Find your brick on the Trivette Walkway
  • Visit with an old friend
  • Make a new connection
  • Say hello to a former professor
  • Provide your latest news for the magazine
  • Shake hands with President Lindgren

Updated 3/10/20


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