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Tentative Schedule - Updated Sept. 5, 2011

  • $ = Additional fee required
  • R = Fee included in reunion weekend package
  • * = Advance registration required

Friday, October 14

7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.    
RU Bookstore hours

9 a.m.                
Highlander Golf Outing at Auburn Hills Golf Course (Riner, Va.) $ *

Begin the day with a round of golf.
Fee: $75 pp includes golf, lunch, gift bags and prizes. Sponsor: $100 includes name recognition on the homecoming website and at the event (does not include golf fee).               

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.       
RU Art Museum (Covington Center)

12 p.m.
Highlander Happenings Live – Special edition (Hurlburt Student Center Food Court)

Featuring Mike Jones, men's head basketball coach, men’s basketball team and Tajama Ngonba, women's head basketball coach.

1:45 p.m.
RU Campus Tour (Martin Hall, Suite 107) *

3 – 5 p.m.
Alumni and Reunion Check In (Martin Hall, 2nd Floor Foyer)

All alumni are encouraged to check in with the Office of Alumni Relations. Get weekend information, nametags, and pick up pre-purchased tickets.   

5:30 – 6 p.m.
The “Donning of the Ring” Ceremony (Covington Center, Art Museum)

6 p.m.
RU versus Davidson Field Hockey Game (RU Field Hockey  Field). Half time recognition of the 1991 Field Hockey team.

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Alumni and Family Opening Reception (Covington Center, Foyer) $ R *

Start the weekend of festivities by attending the open reception for all class reunions, alumni and families.  Business casual attire. Possible Mark Reeve and Soccer team guest appearance.

Fee: $10 per adult, $5 per child (12 and under) or included in the purchase of the All Class Reunion Package

6:30 – 8 p.m.
1961: President Kyle’s Golden Reunion Welcome Reception at the President’s House (Hickory Hill) R * Business casual attire.

7 p.m.
RU versus Charleston Southern Volleyball Game (Dedmon Center Arena). Recognition of the 2000 NCAA Volleyball qualifying team.

7:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Alumni and family time in the Game Room (Hurlburt Student Center Game Room)

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
RU Climbing Wall Family Fun (Peters Hall)
Climbs are supervised and no experience need. Sponsored by Campus Recreation

8 p.m.
Friday Night under the Lights (Newly renovated Radford University Baseball Complex)

Experience the newly renovated baseball stadium and meet the team, all while taking in the sights and sounds of America’s pastime.    

8 p.m.
Fall Dance Fest (Preston Hall – Ken Bondurant Auditorium) $

Dance performance by student and faculty dancers
Tickets at the door: General $6, Children $3 12 and under, RU students free

8 p.m.
Play: “God of Carnage” (Porterfield Hall – Pridemore Playhouse) $

When two couples meet to discuss an incident between their children will there be a civilized discussion on child-rearing or a crazy fracas of name-calling, blame-placing and hysterics before bedtime? Kids will be kids, but grownups can be, oh, so much worse! Play by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. Play contains adult scenes.

Tickets at the door: General $6, Children $3 12 and under, RU students free      

8 and 10 p.m.
Movie: “Cars 2” (Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium) $

Tickets at the door: $1 RU ID, $2 General Public

Saturday, October 15

SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE EVENT
The Class Reunion Challenge: This year the reunion class with highest giving rate will be invited by President Penelope W. Kyle to a private reception on October 15. Your donation of any size will count – the key is to be among those taking part in the new Class Gift Challenge. When you make your contribution in honor of your class, you will show your alumni pride as well as your commitment to the ideals of our university. Commemorate your reunion with a class gift today.

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.       
Radford City Farmers Market (Downtown)

9 – 10:30 a.m.
Alumni and Family Coffee with President Penelope W. Kyle and Deans (Covington Center - Foyer) = *

Join university leaders for coffee, hear exciting campus highlights and learn which class wins the reunion challenge. Casual attire.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Alumni and Reunion Check In (Martin Hall, 2nd Floor Foyer)

All alumni are encouraged to check in with the Office of Alumni Relations. Get weekend information, nametags, and pick up pre-purchased tickets.  

9:45 a.m.
RU Campus Tour (Martin Hall, Suite 107) *

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
“Highlander Sale” at the RU Bookstore – 20 percent off RU clothing and gifts (Dalton Hall)

The RU Bookstore will be open until 5 p.m.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.          
Tangent Outfitters (Bisset Park) $ *
Let them know you are here for Homecoming. Reservations, call 540-626-4567

Special RU rate: one person kayak $20 or 2 person canoe $40

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.       
RU 26th Appalachian Folk Arts Festival (Heth Lawn)
Festival will include a variety of craft people demonstrating and selling traditional Appalachian crafts, tools and culture. (Rain location – Peters Hall Gym)

Sponsored by the Radford University Appalachian Events Committee.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.       
Greenhouse Tours (Reed Hall)

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.       
Museum of the Earth Sciences (Reed Hall)

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Classes without Quizzes *

  • SustainABILITY Tour– Pathways to the Future *
    10 a.m. in Hurlburt, Room 248/249
    Virtual tour of RU’s sustainability initiatives on campus.
    Presenter: Julio Stephens ‘00, SustainABILITY Coordinator, LEED AP

  • Student-Driven Polar Sea Ice Research at RU *
    Learn about RU's educational adventure at the North Pole.
    11 a.m., Reed Hall, Room 201
    Presenters: Dr. Rhett Herman, Professor of Physics and Mr. Dan Blake ‘05, Instructor of Physics

  • Behind the Scenes of the RU Athletics Complex–Walking Tour *
    Tour the renovated home of our athletic program. The tour will include the Dedmon Center and other facilities as time allows.
    11:30 a.m., Dedmon Center Arena - Riverside Entrance
    Guide: Brad Epperley ‘97, Director of Athletic Facilities

  • RU’s First 100 Years *
    1 p.m. in Hurlburt Hall, Room 248/249
    Learn about Radford’s rich history!
    Presenter: David Horton ‘90, Assistant Dean of Students

  • Drum Circle *
    2:30 p.m., Hurlburt Student Center Plaza
    The history of drumming can be traced back for centuries. Today drum circles focus on stress management, community building, recreational and can be structured for people of all ages. Learn the function of the drum circle and discover why some consider drumming to be “one huge jam session.”
    Sponsored by the RU Music Therapy Program

  • International Travel with RU - Study Abroad Program *
    2 p.m. in Cook Hall, Room 107
    Explore foreign lands, through the eyes of RU students!
    Presenters: RU Students

  • Seeing the Unseen: A Demonstration of Digital Laryngeal Videostroboscopy *
    (or 20 Reasons Why You Should Not Smoke)
    3 p.m. in Waldron Hall, Room 200
    A introduction of how we produce sounds for speaking and a demonstration of how the vocal folds are visualized for both research and clinical needs.  No prior knowledge is required.
    Instructor: Dr. Raymond Linville, Professor and Dean Waldron College of Health and Human Services

10:30 a.m.     
Children’s Planetarium Show (Curie Hall, Room 43) = *
Check in at the planetarium. (Space is limited)

10:30 a.m.     
5K Fun Run by the River (Bisset Park, Shelter #2) = $ *
Includes t-shirt and light refreshments. Guest appearance by the men's and women's basketball teams.

Sponsored by RU Campus Recreation.
Fee at the door: $ 5 at the door (arrive early to register)

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.       
Alumni Hospitality Room (Heth Hall, Room 023)

11 a.m.
School of Dance and Theatre Reunion Picnic (The Corninna de la Burde’ Sculpture Court) $ *

Event Contact: Monica Weinzapfel at 540-831-5705

11:30 a.m.
Class of 1961 Luncheon (Hosted at the home of Dr. Flo Rodgers Graham ’61) = R *

Casual attire. Fee included in the 1961 reunion package.

11:45 a.m.     
RU Campus Tour (Martin Hall, Suite 107) = *
James Pennix, Dean of Admissions will be available following the tour for a special admissions presentation.

12 – 2 p.m.          
“Taste of RU” Alumni Lunch (Dalton Dining Hall) = $

12 – 4 p.m.       
RU Art Museum (Covington Center)

12:30 p.m.     
Alumni and Family Weekend Dog Show (Hurlburt Student Center Plaza)

Something for every family member.  Pre-registration at noon. Sponsored by Student Activities

1 p.m.            
Lacrosse Alumni Game (Moffett Quad)

1 p.m.            
Planetarium Show (Curie Hall, Room 43) = *

A ticket is needed for admission. Free tickets are distributed at the Hurlburt Student Center Information Desk. (Space is limited for each show)

1 p.m.
Single Elimination Billiards Tournament (Hurlburt Student Center Game Room) = $
Test your billiards skills. Two people per team.
Sponsored by Campus Recreation
Register your team in advance by calling 540-831-5332.
Fee at the door:  $5 per team

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Class Reunion Pictures (McConnell Library, Front Steps)
1:30 p.m. 1956 and 1966 Class Photos
1:45 p.m. 1971 and 1976 Class Photos
2:00 p.m. 1981 Class Photo
2:15 p.m. 1991 and 1996 Class Photos
2:45 p.m. 2001 and 2006 Class Photos

2 p.m.
RU versus Winthrop Women’s Soccer Game (Cupp Stadium)

2 – 3 p.m.
Fall Dance Fest (Preston Hall – Ken Bondurant Auditorium) = $

Dance performance by student and faculty dancers
Tickets at the door: General $6, Children $3 12 and under, RU students free

3 p.m.
Planetarium Show (Curie Hall, Room 43) = *
A ticket is needed for admission. Free tickets are distributed at the Hurlburt Student Center Information Desk. (Space is limited for each show)

4 p.m.
RU versus Coastal Carolina Volleyball Game (Dedmon Center Arena)

4 – 5 p.m.
Fall Fashion Show (Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium)
Students model their creations.

Sponsored by the Department of Interior Design and Fashion

4 – 6 p.m.
Alumni, Family, & Friends BBQ (Cupp Stadium parking lot CC) = $ *

Great food and family entertainment before the soccer game. Cash bar available. RU spirit attire.
(Rain location – Dedmon Center Arena)                   
Fee: $12 per adult, $7 per child 12 and under

5 p.m.           
Planetarium Show (Curie Hall, Room 43) = *
A ticket is needed for admission. Free tickets are distributed at the Hurlburt Student Center Information Desk. (Space is limited for each show)

5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
RU Kid Zone (Heth Hall, Room 043) = $ *
For your little tykes that want to run, jump and play. Box lunches will be provided.

Age 4 – 9. (Space is limited)
Fee: $20 per child (includes a snack and parents will drop child off after reunion dinner)

$30 per child (includes a snack and dinner in Heth)

5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
RU Teen Zone (Hurlburt Student Center 248/249) = *

For those teens that are way too cool to hang out with mom and dad. Teens will need spending money for the RU food court and movie. 

Age 10 – 15. (Space is limited)

5:30 p.m.       
Class of 1986 25th Reunion Celebration and Class Photo (Muse Hall River Room) = R *              

6 – 8 p.m.      
Class of 1961 Reception, Dinner and Class Photo (Covington Center) = R *

Business attire.  Cash bar available.

6 - 10 p.m.                
Class Reunion Reception, Dinner and Dance (1956, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006) = R *
(Muse Hall Patio and Banquet Room)

Let’s celebrate with a reception, fabulous dinner, cash bar and cut loose on the dance floor with classmates. Featuring the alumni band "Surrender Dorothy." A quiet room will be available to reminisce with classmates. Business attire.

6 p.m.
RU vs High Point Men’s Soccer Game (Cupp Stadium)
Head over to the Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium, one of the premier soccer stadiums in the southeast, to watch head coach Marc Reeves and his team take on Big South rival High Point. This is sure to be an exciting game, so bring your family and friends for an evening full of Highlander fun under the stadium lights!

7:30 – 11:30 p.m.

Free Alumni and family time in the Game Room (Hurlburt Student Center Game Room)

Sponsored by Campus Recreation

8 p.m.            
Play: “God of Carnage” (Porterfield Hall – Pridemore Playhouse) = $

When two couples meet to discuss an incident between their children will there be a civilized discussion on child-rearing or a crazy fracas of name-calling, blame-placing and hysterics before bedtime? Kids will be kids, but grownups can be, oh, so much worse! Play by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton.

Tickets at the door:  General $6, Children $3 12 and under, RU students free

8 p.m.
Movie: “Cars 2” (Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium) = $
Tickets at the door: $1 RU ID, $2 General Public

8 p.m.
Magician, Daniel Martin (Preston Hall, Ken Bondurant Auditorium) = $

A night of fabulous magic and exhilarating escapes.
Tickets at the door: General $6, Children $3 12 and under, RU students free

9 p.m.
Lucky’s Flashback - All Greek Reunion (Riley’s -Downtown)

Sunday, October 16

9 – 10 a.m.
Catholic Mass (Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium)
Sponsored by the Catholic Student Association

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.       
RU Bookstore Hours

11 a.m.
Interdenominational Service (Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium)

Sponsored by Campus Ministries

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Highlander Weekend Brunch (Dalton Dining Hall) = $
Have brunch with your family before you head home. Enjoy a variety of breakfast and lunch items, including eggs benedict, carving and omelet stations and chef full courses. Pay at the door.

12 – 4 p.m.       
RU Art Museum (Covington Center)

2 p.m.
RU versus Longwood Field Hockey Game (Dedmon Center Field)

Other events for the weekend will include alumni affinity reunions for Softball, Baseball, Theatre and Greek.        

Questions: 

Contact the Radford University Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@radford.edu or 1-888-478-4723.

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