Schedule of Events & Registration

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Homecoming: September 29 - October 1, 2022

$ – Fee required   * – Advance registration required

Date Time Event Description Location
Thursday, September 1 - Friday, September 30 Varies McConnell Library Golden Reunion/1970s Display Stop by McConnell Library to see a special collection from the University archives that features Radford's history from the 1970s. McConnell Library, Third Floor
Monday, September 26 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Bainne's Bonnie Takeover Join President and First Lady Danilowicz as their therapy dog Bainne ("Banya") steals the show at the Bonnie. Enjoy games, inflatables and ice cream! Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center
Monday, September 26 - Friday, September 30 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. BIG ART small art Come see the University's Art Collection. Covington Center, Art Museum
Monday, September 26 - Friday, September 30 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Martine Le Coz Art Showcase A French Homage to the Ancient Myths & Contemporary Artists of Mithila, India. Radford University Art Museum on Tyler (214 Tyler Ave, Radford, VA 24141)
Monday, September 26 - Friday, September 30 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Inspired by Mithila: Shadowboxes by Radford University Design Students An exhibition of Mithila-inspired works by first-year students in the Design Department. McConnell Library, Andrew W. Ross Student Art Gallery
Tuesday, September 27 4:15 - 6:15 p.m. Radford University Carilion Gives Back Participation will be with the Food Service Ministry of the Roanoke Rescue Mission. More information about RUC Gives Back can be found online. Roanoke Rescue Mission
Tuesday, September 27 7 p.m. Virtual Legacy Admissions Information Session * Calling all alumni with family and friends in high school! Start your college search now, and get a special legacy information session with the Office of Admissions. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the event. REGISTER ONLINE Zoom
Wednesday, September 28 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Radford Gives Back Donate food items to support the Bobcat Backpacks program throughout the day. At 5 p.m., come help stuff the backpacks and participate in the community photo with President and First Lady Danilowicz. More information about Radford Gives Back can be found online. Student Recreation and Wellness Center
Wednesday, September 28 7 p.m. Virtual Alumni Paint Night * Grab your paintbrush and settle in for an at-home paint night experience with alumnus Lee Blackwell '04, M.F.A. '08! Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link and a list of needed supplies for the event. REGISTER ONLINE Zoom
Thursday, September 29 5 p.m. Golden Reunion Celebration * The Class of 1972 will have a special dinner to celebrate their Golden Reunion. Classmates will reconnect and share their favorite Radford tales, and the newest class will be inducted into the prestigious Golden Reunion Society. Attendees will have the option to drive or be shuttled from the Comfort Inn starting at 4:45 p.m. Onsite parking will be available in Lot J. This event is complimentary for 2022 thanks to our special sponsor. Online registration is now closed. Please call 540-831-5248 for availability. Kyle Hall, Multipurpose Room 340
Thursday, September 29 6 - 9 p.m. Homecoming Kick-Off at Long Way Brewing Kick off Homecoming weekend with our local Highlander friends at this Radford alumni-owned business. The event will feature live music, a food truck and cold craft beverages! Long Way Brewing (501 2nd Street, Radford, VA 24141)
Friday, September 30 – Saturday, October 1 7:30 p.m. The Twilight of the Golds $ Tickets can be purchased online starting on September 1 at rutheatretickets.universitytickets.com or at the door. General admission is $10 per person. Preston Hall, Bondurant Auditorium
Friday, September 30 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Center Alumni Access Take a self-guided tour, or bring your gym bag for free alumni access to the Recreation and Wellness Center during Homecoming! Check in at the front desk and complete your waiver to work out. All guests working out must be 18 years of age and older or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Recreation and Wellness Center
Friday, September 30 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. University Bookstore Stop by to replenish your Radford University wardrobe or get a new Radford tumbler! Radford alumni will receive a 10% discount coupon at Russell Hall on the porch (Heth side). Coupons will also be honored at the RUC location, or you can use the discount code online. Dalton Hall
Friday, September 30 9 a.m. Phi Kappa Sigma 40th Reunion Golf Outing $ Please contact Mike DeFilippo '90 at mdefilip@radford.edu for more information. Pete Dye River Course (8400 River Course Drive, Radford, VA 24141)
Friday, September 30 10 a.m. Inauguration Be part of Radford University's history as we celebrate the installation of Bret S. Danilowicz, Ph.D. as our eighth president. McConnell Library, Lawn
Friday, September 30 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Museum of the Earth Sciences The Museum of Earth Sciences serves as an educational resource for earth science-related themes for the University, K-12 communities and general public. Center for the Sciences, M64
Friday, September 30 12 - 6 p.m. Alumni Side Porch Have questions about the weekend? Need a printed events schedule? Stop by the Office of Alumni Relations for assistance and get your picture made with the Highlander statue.  Russell Hall, Porch (Heth Side)
Friday, September 30 12:30 - 2 p.m. Alumni Volunteer Leadership Business Lunch and Awards * This annual luncheon is for alumni and friends who serve or are interested in serving in volunteer leadership roles at Radford University and will recognize the 2022 alumni award recipients. Limited seating. Online registration is now closed. Please call 540-831-5248 for availability. Kyle Hall, Multipurpose Room 340
Friday, September 30 2 p.m. Davis College of Business and Economics Advisory Board Meeting Meeting for members of the Davis College Advisory Board. Kyle Hall
Friday, September 30 2 p.m. Artis College of Science and Technology Advisory Board Meeting Meeting for members of the Artis College Advisory Board. Reed Hall
Friday, September 30 2 - 3 p.m. RU Black Alumni Networking Group Board Meeting Business meeting for the board members and ambassadors. Please contact Tammy Walton ’98 at 1tammywalton@gmail.com or Reggie Gilmore ’95 at reggiegilmore47@gmail.com for more information. Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center, Combo Rooms
Friday, September 30 2:30 - 4 p.m. College of Education and Human Development Service Project The College of Education and Human Development invites all alumni to participate in packing classroom supply kits to support local Radford City teachers during Homecoming weekend. Through this service project, we will provide classroom supply kits to teachers at McHarg Elementary School and Belle Heth Elementary School. In addition to attending this event, all alumni are welcome to bring donations of Clorox wipes, tissues, Expo dry erase markers and Sharpies and drop them off at the Patricia Langford Roughton Teaching Resources Center during Homecoming weekend. If you would like to support this initiative through a donation, please visit: https://inspire.radford.edu/teach Peters Hall, Patricia Langford Roughton Teaching Resources Center
Friday, September 30 2:15 p.m. Alumni Association Board Meeting Meeting for members of the Alumni Association Board.  
Friday, September 30 3 p.m. Campus Tour #1 * Alumni can explore all the exciting changes on campus with a guided tour, hosted by the Office of Admissions. REGISTER ONLINE Russell Hall, Suite 101
Friday, September 30 3 p.m. College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Alumni Awards and Reception *     College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Alumni Awards and Reception. REGISTER ONLINE Hemphill Hall, Third Floor Campus Side Atrium
Friday, September 30 3 - 5 p.m. Mentoring with a B.A.N.G. Intentional/strategic mentoring to strengthen the relationship with the current students and the Black Alumni Networking Group (B.A.N.G.). This initiative is for, but not limited to, the experiences of students that identify as Black/African American. Please contact Tammy Walton ’98 at 1tammywalton@gmail.com or Reggie Gilmore ’95 at reggiegilmore47@gmail.com for more information. Heth Hall, Center for Diversity and Inclusion
Friday September 30 3 - 6 p.m. Career Closet Donation Drive The Career Closet provides free professional business attire to Radford University students to wear for job interviews. The drive is collecting gently used, cleaned clothing to help boost student confidence and success when meeting with potential employers. All donations are tax deductible. Russell Hall, First Floor Lobby
Friday, September 30 4 p.m. Volleyball vs. Charleston Southern Catch some action inside the Dedmon Center as the Highlanders battle the Buccaneers! Dedmon Center
Friday, September 30 4 p.m. College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board Meeting Meeting for members of the College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board. Hemphill Hall, Room 3030
Friday, September 30 5 - 6 p.m. Political Science Alumni Meet and Greet Alumni and friends are invited to meet the new Political Science Chair, Dr. Chapman Rackaway, and network with a few favorite retired professors. Hemphill Hall, Room 5300
Friday September 30 5 - 7 p.m. Alumni Informal Dinner Option $ (pay at the door) Alumni families and reunion groups can refuel from the road trip back to campus at Radford’s Dalton Dining Hall. Dine early or dine late to experience the wonderful cuisine options that current students enjoy. Dalton Hall, Dalton Kitchen
Friday, September 30 6 - 9 p.m.
RU Black Alumni Networking Group Meet & Greet Social  Join us for a fun-filled 90s throwback-themed social with games and socializing with your fellow RU Black Alumni. This is an event for current students and alumni to connect. Don't miss this chance to meet new people and renew old friendships. Please contact Tammy Walton ’98 at 1tammywalton@gmail.com or Reggie Gilmore ’95 at reggiegilmore47@gmail.com for more information. Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center, Combo Rooms
Friday, September 30 6:30 p.m. Athletics Hall of Fame $ * Show your Highlander support as we honor outstanding Radford University sports figures whose achievements have earned them acceptance into the 2022 Athletics Hall of Fame. Price: $60 per person. For more details, contact Frank West at fwest3@radford.edu. REGISTER ONLINE

2022 Inductees: Jim Abbott '96, Mike Ashley '83, Helen Negrey Long '90, Art Parakhouski '10 and Patrinda Toney Hughes '92.
Kyle Hall, Multipurpose Room 340
Friday, September 30 7 p.m. Froggy Fridays Feeling froggy? Hop on over to BT's, an alumni-owned business. Alumni and friends will kick off the weekend at one of their favorite college hangouts. BT's Restaurant (218 Tyler Ave, Radford, VA 24141)
Saturday, October 1 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Alumni Side Porch Have questions about the weekend? Need a printed events schedule? Stop by the Office of Alumni Relations for assistance and get your picture made with the Highlander statue.  Russell Hall, Porch (Heth Side)
Saturday, October 1 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. School of Nursing Tea & Coffee Open House Start your morning with tea and coffee in Waldron Hall. Nursing faculty and staff are excited to meet you, reminisce and share what our students are learning today. Waldron Hall, Rooms 363 and 366
Saturday, October 1 9 a.m. Yoga at the Fountain * *LOCATION CHANGE* Due to expected inclement weather, yoga has been moved the the Recreation & Wellness Center, Room 117.

Start your morning off with a 30-minute restorative yoga session. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Limited mats and towels available. REGISTER ONLINE
Recreation & Wellness Center, Room 117, and Facebook Live
Saturday, October 1 9 a.m. Coffee with the Coaches * Come meet and greet the great coaches and their staffs in the Highlander Athletics Department. REGISTER ONLINE Dedmon Center
Saturday, October 1 9 a.m. Reminisce Radford: A Walk Down Memory Lane *     Dean of the College of Education and Human Development, Dr. Tamara Wallace, invites alumni to a breakfast celebrating the rich history and dynamic future of the College. The 2022 CEHD Distinguished Alumni Award recipient will be announced as part of the program. Join us to reminisce with fellow alumni, hear from current students, and honor the Golden Reunion class! REGISTER ONLINE Peters Hall, Patricia Langford Roughton Teaching Resources Center
Saturday, October 1 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Career Closet Donation Drive The Career Closet provides free professional business attire to Radford University students to wear for job interviews. The drive is collecting gently used, cleaned clothing to help boost student confidence and success when meeting with potential employers. All donations are tax deductible. Russell Hall, First Floor Lobby
Saturday, October 1 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. University Bookstore Stop by to replenish your Radford University wardrobe or get a new Radford tumbler! Radford alumni will receive a 10% discount coupon at Russell Hall on the porch (Heth side). Coupons will also be honored at the RUC location, or you can use the discount code online. Dalton Hall
Saturday, October 1 10 a.m. Law Society Event Highlights will include mock trial demonstrations, networking and refreshments. Hemphill Hall, 5012 Courtroom
Saturday, October 1 10 a.m. RU Black Alumni Networking Group: 2022 Trailblazer Brunch & Awards Presentation * The RU Black Alumni Networking Group is celebrating its 16th year as the first affinity group established based upon kinship in 2006 at Radford University and will be honoring 16 Black Alumni Trailblazers. The Trailblazer Award was created to honor an alumnus/alumna who exemplifies the quality of excellence and has performed outstanding service throughout their career. A light brunch will be available. Please RSVP to Tammy Walton ’98 at 1tammywalton@gmail.com or Reggie Gilmore ’95 at reggiegilmore47@gmail.com for more information. Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center, Combo Rooms
Saturday, October 1 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Museum of the Earth Sciences The Museum of Earth Sciences serves as an educational resource for earth science-related themes for the University, K-12 communities and general public. Center for the Sciences, M64
Saturday, October 1 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Radford University Greenhouse We invite visitors to explore the wonderful world of plants with our thematic informational stations. The diverse collection includes plants with medicinal properties, herbs, spices and fruiting plants, as well as various species with interesting biological aspects such as rapid leaf movement, insectivory and hydrophytic and xerophytic adaptations! Reed Hall, East Side
Saturday, October 1 10:30 a.m. Campus Tour #2 * Alumni can explore all the exciting changes on campus with a guided tour, hosted by the Office of Admissions. REGISTER ONLINE Russell Hall, Suite 101
Saturday October 1 10:30 a.m. Planetarium: Children Shows *  Enjoy children's shows that will explore the planets and what is “Beyond the Sun.” REGISTER ONLINE Center for the Sciences, M75
Saturday, October 1 11 a.m. Men's Soccer Reunion Former players are invited to come home and meet coaching staff and student-athletes.  Cupp Stadium
Saturday, October 1 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Center Alumni Access Take a self-guided tour, or bring your gym bag for free alumni access to the Recreation and Wellness Center during Homecoming! Check in at the front desk and complete your waiver to work out. All guests working out must be 18 years of age and older or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Recreation and Wellness Center
Saturday, October 1 12 p.m. Planetarium Show We invite you to experience "From Earth to the Universe." This stunning, 30-minute voyage through time and space conveys, through an arresting combination of sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. The show was produced for the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Supernova Planetarium and Visitor Centre. Center for the Sciences, M75
Saturday, October 1 12 - 1:30 p.m. Women of Radford Luncheon $ * Reminisce about Radford's history as an all-women's school, and celebrate the RU women of today. Attire is dressy casual, and you are encouraged to wear your hats and pearls. Best hat wins a prize! Guests will be wowed by keynote speaker Jennifer Summers Stanford '93 and a mini fashion show by the Department of Design. This event is sponsored by Warm Hearth Village. Cost: $23 per person. Online registration is now closed. Please call 540-831-5248 for availability. Kyle Hall, Multipurpose Room 340
Saturday, October 1 12 – 1:30 p.m. Center for Opportunity and Social Mobility We invite all alumni, and especially our first-generation alumni, to tour the new Center for Opportunity and Social Mobility. The center was created in September 2021 to provide resources that encourage building support and community for first-generation college students at Radford University. See the space, meet current students and hear about the initiatives to support first-generation students. Light refreshments will be served. Bonnie Hurlburt Student Center, Room 115
Saturday, October 1 12:30 - 3 p.m. Esport Center Open House Esports is thriving at Radford! Alumni are invited to check out their brand new space and game with current students. Cook Hall, Room 131
Saturday, October 1 1:30 p.m. Black Alumni Meet & Roll Call at the Clocks Return to our traditional meeting spot at the clocks at Heth. Alumni and current students are welcome to join us in continuing our timeless Highlander Tradition. A photographer will be present to capture our memorable moments before we head to Alumni Village at 2 p.m. Please contact Tammy Walton ’98 at 1tammywalton@gmail.com or Reggie Gilmore ’95 at reggiegilmore47@gmail.com for more information Location TBD
Saturday, October 1 1:30 p.m. Planetarium Show * We invite you to experience "From Earth to the Universe." This stunning, 30-minute voyage through time and space conveys, through an arresting combination of sights and sounds, the Universe revealed to us by science. The show was produced for the European Southern Observatory (ESO) Supernova Planetarium and Visitor Centre. REGISTER ONLINE Center for the Sciences, M75
Saturday, October 1 2 p.m. Volleyball vs. Presbyterian Come out, and cheer loud for our Highlanders in this Big South Conference match-up!  Dedmon Center
Saturday, October 1 2 p.m. Alumni T-shirt Giveaway It's a Homecoming tradition! Alumni can pick up their free t-shirt in person at the Alumni Village. Sizes and quantities are limited! Kyle Hall
Saturday, October 1 2 - 5 p.m. Alumni Village featuring The Voltage Brothers *LOCATION CHANGE* FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! The Alumni Village will include a free concert by the Voltage Brothers, alumni t-shirt giveaway, and the Parade of Tents, which will highlight student groups and departments. Mix and mingle with fellow alumni and friends inside the “What’s Under the Kilt?” beverage area at Alumni Village. Cash bar. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. ID check required. Cash only. Local food trucks will provide an assortment of tasty eats to compliment the live music and festivities!

SOLD OUT – Private tent space inside the “What’s Under the Kilt?” beverage area is available for purchase for mini reunions.

The alumni rugby and men's lacrosse games are dependent on field conditions. Updates will be provided as available. 
Kyle Hall
Saturday, October 1 2 - 5 p.m. RU Black Alumni Networking Group Service Project Come out and donate your favorite children’s book(s) for our community service book drive at the Alumni Village. Please contact Tammy Walton ’98 at 1tammywalton@gmail.com or Reggie Gilmore ’95 at reggiegilmore47@gmail.com for more information. Kyle Hall
Saturday, October 1 5 - 7 p.m. RU Honor Fund Scholarship Celebration $ * RU Honor Fund Scholarship Affinity reunion gathering. Celebrate the scholarship honorees and raise a glass to “Honor Those Who Serve.” Please contact Kallen Carlson '11 at kcarlson@bmkventures.com or Pete Campbell '82 at pdc.par@cox.net for more information.     BT's Restaurant (218 Tyler Ave, Radford, VA 24141)
Saturday, October 1 8 p.m. RU Black Alumni Networking Group Social Sweet 16 Celebration The RU Black Alumni Networking Group is celebrating its 16th year as the first affinity group established based upon kinship at Radford University. Join us for our Sweet 16 All Black Sneaker Ball Themed Celebration. Please contact Tammy Walton ’98 at 1tammywalton@gmail.com or Reggie Gilmore ’95 at reggiegilmore47@gmail.com for more information. Sharkey's Up Top (1202 E Main Street, 2nd Floor, Radford, VA 24141)
Sunday, October 2 2 p.m. The Twilight of the Golds $ Tickets can be purchased online starting on September 1 at rutheatretickets.universitytickets.com or at the door. General admission is $10 per person. Preston Hall, Bondurant Auditorium
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