Schedule of Events

Radford University Fall Homecoming

October 25 - 27, 2019

Featuring:
Alumni Village • Live performance by 80s tribute band The Deloreans • Women of Radford Lunch • Alumni Lacrosse Game • Athletic Hall of Fame • Alumni Volunteer Leadership Business Lunch and Awards • The Golden Dinner • Highlander Weekend Brunch • Various Athletic/Academic Events

Special Affinity Group Gatherings and Reunions:
Class of 1969 • Rugby • Various Greek Life Organizations

Check back often for updates as new groups share details! Schedule as of 9/10/2019.

Friday, October 25

$ – Fee required    * – Advance registration required

Time Event Location Details  
7am - 9pm Alumni Access and Self-guided Tour Recreation and Wellness Center 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 workout. All guests must be 18+ years of age, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.   
7:30am - 6pm University Bookstore Dalton Hall Stop by to replenish your Radford University wardrobe or get a new Radford tumbler! Radford alumni will receive a 15% discount coupon at the alumni check-in at Russell Hall.  
10am - 12pm BB&T and Davis College Innovation Challenge Poster Session Kyle Hall, 2nd Floor Foyer The BB&T and Davis College of Business and Economics Innovation Challenge is open to all students at Radford University. Student teams compete for prize money and other resources to bring their ideas to fruition. At the poster session, alumni are invited to talk to teams about their innovation problems they seek to solve and give them feedback.   
10am - 5pm RU Art Museum Covington Center Featured display is the Dorothy Gillespie Centennial Celebration.  
10am - 5pm Adjunct Faculty Art Show Tyler Ave. Art Gallery, 214 Tyler Ave.  Tour the new Tyler Ave. Art Gallery and be amazed by our talented faculty!  
10:30am - 12pm State of the
University by President Hemphill
Preston Hall, Bondurant Auditorium All alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to the keynote address by President Brian O. Hemphill on the University's progress over the last year and future plans.  
12pm - 1:30pm Alumni Volunteer Leadership Business Lunch and Awards * Kyle Hall, Room 340 Annual luncheon for alumni and friends who serve in volunteer leadership roles at Radford University; recognition of 2019 Alumni Award recipients.   
12pm - 7pm Alumni Homecoming Official Check-in Russell Hall, Lobby All alumni and friends can check-in with the Office of Alumni Relations to receive your weekend information packet filled with a schedule of events, and to ask questions. Alumni will also receive an official Radford University Alumni button and a 15% discount coupon for a school spirit item at the Radford University Bookstore.  
12pm - 7pm Career Closet Collections Russell Hall, Lobby The Career Closet provides free professional business attire to Radford University students. You can contribute to the Career Closet by donating clean, gently used professional apparel.  
2pm Campus Tour * Russell Hall, Suite 101 Guests who would like to participate in an Admissions information session prior to the tour, please arrive at 1:30pm.   
2pm Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting      
2pm Honors College Advisory Board Meeting      
3 - 5pm College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board Meeting CHBS, Room 3030    
4pm Golden History from the 60s McConnell Library, Archives Reading Room Join Dean of Libraries, Steve Helm, and Head of Archives and Special Collections, Aaron Spelbring for a discussion of important events happening on campus and the nation during the late 1960s. The Radford College campus was on the verge of tremendous changes during this time period, along with significant national events. Treasures from the University Archives will be available to view from this time period.  
4:15 - 7:15pm Alumni Dinner at Dalton $* Dalton Dining Hall Alumni families and reunion groups can refuel from their road trip back to campus at Radford's Dalton Dining Hall. Dine early or dine late to experience the wonderful cuisine options that our current students enjoy. $14 at the door. RSVPs are encouraged for food preparation.
 
5 - 7pm College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Alumni Awards and Reception CHBS, Quad Side Atrium This reception, hosted by the dean and faculty of the college, offers the opportunity to stop by the building, congratulate the 2019 CHBS Alumni Award recipient, and network with fellow alumni and friends! Complimentary refreshments will be provided.   
6pm Volleyball vs. USC Upstate Dedmon Center Let’s go Highlanders! Catch the women’s volleyball team in action! This Big South matchup is “set” to be a great game!  
6 - 8pm SMIPO Board of Directors and Alumni Reception The home of Dr. and Mrs. Clarence Rose    
6:30 - 9pm 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame $* Kyle Hall, Room 340 Show your Highlander support as we honor outstanding Radford University sports figures whose achievements have earned them acceptance into the 2019 Athletics Hall of Fame. Presenting sponsor is VCOM. Tickets are $50/person. For more details, contact Scott Davis.

You may also RSVP online to the Highlander Club.
 
7pm Planetarium Show * Center for the Sciences, Room M75 Alumni and friends are invited on a trip through the stars. Sponsored by the Physics Department.  
7pm Froggy Friday BT's Restaurant   218 Tyler Avenue Radford, VA

Feeling froggy? Hop on over to BT's as alumni and friends kick-off the weekend at one of their favorite college hangouts!

Establishment will begin a $3 cover charge at 7:30pm. 

 
7:30pm Fall Dance Fest  Preston Hall, Bondurant Auditorium Tickets at the door: $7 General, $3.50 Children (5-12)  
7:30pm Darkside Porterfield Hall, Hawes Studio Theatre Free performance showcasing our wonderful students.  
7:30 - 11pm Alumni Time in the Game Room Hurlburt Student Center, Game Room Sponsored by the Game Room. Alumni and their families are invited to play some billiards or go bowling in the game room. Fun for all ages!   
8pm Men in Black Movie Marathon Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium Sponsored by R-Space. Back-to-back movie marathon with Men in Black 1 & 2.   

Saturday, October 26

$ – Fee required    * – Advance registration required

         
Time Event Location Details  
8am - 2pm Alumni Homecoming
Official Check-in
Russell Hall, Lobby All alumni and friends can check-in with the Office of Alumni Relations to receive your weekend information packet filled with a schedule of events, and to ask questions. Alumni will also receive an official Radford University Alumni button and a 15% discount coupon for a school spirit item at the Radford University Bookstore.  
8am - 2pm Career Closet Collections Russell Hall, Lobby The Career Closet provides free professional business attire to Radford University students. You can contribute to the Career Closet by donating gently used professional apparel.  
9 - 11am College of Education and Human Development Legacy Breakfast: Tribute to the Class of 1969  * Peters Hall, Teaching Resource Center Interim Dean Tamara Wallace invites the Class of 1968 and all CEHD alumni to a breakfast celebrating the rich history and dynamic future of the College of Education and Human Development. Reminisce with fellow alumni, and hear from current students about fresh College initiatives, including Radford’s newest living-learning community, The Schoolhouse.  
9am - 6pm University Bookstore Dalton Hall Stock up on your Radford red for future alumni events and get your special alumni discount coupon!  
10am Campus Tour 1 - AM Session * Russell Hall, Suite 101 Guests who would like to participate in an Admissions information session prior to the tour, please arrive at 9:30am.  
10am - 2pm Museum of the Earth Sciences  Center for the Sciences, Room M64 Fossils, Rocks, and Bones OH MY! Enjoy your self-guided tour through the Museum of the Earth Sciences.   
10:30am Children's Planetarium Show * Center for the Sciences, Room M75 Aimed towards the Little Highlanders, alumni and friends are invited on a trip through the stars. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Physics Department.  
11am - 9pm Alumni Access and Self-guided Tour Recreation and Wellness Center 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 workout. All guests must be 18+ years of age, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.   
11:30am Planetarium Show * Center for the Sciences, Room M75 Alumni and friends are invited on a trip through the stars. Sponsored by the Physics Department.  
12pm Campus Tour 2 - PM Session * Russell Hall, Suite 101 Guests who would like to participate in an Admissions information session prior to the tour, please arrive at 11:30am.  
12pm - 1:30pm Women of Radford Luncheon $* Kyle Hall, Room 340 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. This year's event is sponsored by Warm Hearth Village. Parking available in Lots J and HH. Tickets are $18/person.   
12pm - 4pm RU Art Museum Covington Center, Art Museum Featured display is the Dorothy Gillespie Centennial Celebration.  
12pm - 4pm Adjunct Faculty Art Show Tyler Ave. Art Gallery, 214 Tyler Ave.  Tour the new Tyler Ave. Art Gallery and be amazed at our talented faculty!  
2pm Fall Dance Fest Preston Hall, Bondurant Auditorium Tickets at the door: $7 General, $3.50 for Children (5-12)  
2 - 3:30pm Alumni Men's Lacrosse Game Moffett Lawn (rain or shine) Men's alumni vs. the current club lacrosse teams! Who will win the Moffett Lawn title for 2019?   
2 - 6pm Alumni Village * Moffett Lawn (rain or shine) All alumni and families celebrate at the Alumni Village, made possible by our affinity sponsor Nationwide Insurance! It's the largest event of the weekend, so don't miss this one! This year will include a free concert by 80's tribute band The Deloreans! Wear your best 80's outfit and let's rock out on Moffett Lawn!

Featured at Alumni Village:
  • Free Homecoming T-Shirt for alumni - the only place you can snag the official weekend tee! While supplies last.
  • Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game - Bring your chairs or sit on Moffett Lawn to cheer on our alumni as they take the field. The Highlander Pipes and Drums will kick off the game!
  • Chariot Races - Don't miss the return of the Greek Chariot Races as the special halftime program!
  • Totally RAD VIP Experience $* - Purchase your tickets in advance to have access to the VIP Experience Tent that will include food, beverages, and prime location to view The Deloreans. Registration for this event is separate from the general free Alumni Village activities.
  • Parade of Tents - affinity student groups and campus departments can request a small tent, table, and chairs to decorate and showcase their school spirit for their returning alumni! The Highlander Spirit Rock will be presented at the lacrosse halftime to the winner. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations to reserve your spot.
 
2 - 6pm Totally RAD VIP Experience $* Moffett Lawn, VIP
The TOTALLY RAD VIP Experience will sell out and alumni are encouraged to purchase early! Each ticket includes the following:  access to the VIP tent with seating, an exclusive viewing area for The Deloreans, a signature tasting glass for adults, four unique craft beer tastings from Blue Ridge Beverage, one complimentary ticket to the private beverage truck (beer/wine available for purchase with cash), unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, complimentary BBQ tastebud teasers created by Chef T, and retro '80s sunglasses! Registration and payment for this event can be made online, or by calling the Office of Alumni Relations. Advance tickets will be available until 12pm on Friday, October 18, 2019, or until they are sold out. No refunds. Advance Adult: $20, Advance Minor (ages 6-20): $12, Advance Current RU Student: $12*, Adult at the Gate: $30, Minor at the Gate: $20. *Must be 21 or older and a non-Radford University student to consume alcohol. A limited number of tickets will be sold (first come, first served basis). Radford prize pack for the best-dressed guest in '80s-themed attire!   
4pm Volleyball vs. UNC Asheville Dedmon Center Cheer on the Highlanders during the ladies' Dig Pink match!   
5pm Planetarium Show * Center for the Sciences, Room M75 Alumni and friends are invited on a trip through the stars. Sponsored by the Physics Department.  
6 - 8pm Golden Dinner * The Governor Tyler House All current and previous Golden Reunion classes are invited to a special dinner with President Brian O. Hemphill and First Lady Marisela Rosas Hemphill. Classmates will reconnect, induct the newest class into the prestigious Golden Reunion Society, and celebrate fond memories at Radford. Registered guests will be shuttled to and from the Comfort Inn hotel starting at 5:45pm. Please meet in the hotel lobby.  
7pm Men's Soccer vs. Highpoint Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium Cheer on the Highlanders as they take the field against the Panthers!  
7pm (tentative) NPHC Stomp Fest Step Show $* Preston Hall, Bondurant Auditorium Details coming soon.   
7 - 9:30pm 2nd Annual Honor Service Fund Dinner $* Covington Hall, Scartelli Atrium Please contact Jeff Graves at jeffreybgraves@mac.com or Todd Beck at tbeck@bmkventures.com.   
7:30pm Darkside Porterfield Hall, Hawes Studio Theatre Free performance showcasing our wonderful students.   
7:30 - 11pm Alumni Time in the Game Room Hurlburt Student Center, Game Room Alumni and their familes are invited to play some billiards or go bowling in the Game Room. Fun for all ages!   
8pm Men in Black Movie Marathon Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium Back-to-back movie marathon with Men in Black 3 and newly-released MIB: International.   

Sunday, October 27

$ – Fee required    * – Advance registration required

Time Event Location Details  
9am Catholic Mass  Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium Sponsored by the Catholic Student Association.  
9am - 3pm University Bookstore Dalton Hall Did you forget something? No need to worry, you can make one last stop at the bookstore before heading home. Don't forget to pick up a car decal or t-shirt!  
10am - 2pm Highlander Weekend Brunch $ Dalton Dining Hall Have brunch with your classmates and friends before you head home! Enjoy a variety of items, including made-to-order omelets, breakfast, and lunch entrees. $12 at the door.  
11am Interdenominational Service Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium Sponsored by Campus Ministries.  
11am - 9pm Alumni Access and Self-guided Tours Recreation and Wellness Center 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 workout. All guests must be 18+ years of age, or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.   
12pm - 4pm RU Art Museum Covington Center, Art Museum Featured display is the Dorothy Gillespie Centennial Celebration.   
2pm Darkside Porterfield Hall, Hawes Studio Theatre Free performance showcasing our wonderful students.