Schedule of Events

October 19 – 21, 2018

2018 Featuring:
Alumni and Family Village • Women of Radford Lunch • Alumni Lacrosse Game • Athletic Hall of Fame • Alumni Volunteer Leadership Lunch and Awards • The Golden Dinner • Highlander Weekend Brunch • Various Athletic/Academic Events

The Office of Alumni Relations is in the process of planning the weekend's schedule of events. Check back often for updates!

Schedule as of 5/25/2018.

Friday, October 19

$ – Fee required    * – Advance registration required

Time Event Location Details  
7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Radford Shopping Radford University Bookstore
Dalton Hall
Stop by to replenish your Radford University wardrobe or get a new Radford tumbler! Radford alumni will receive a 15 percent discount coupon at the alumni check-in at Russell Hall.  
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. RU Art Museum Exhibition * Covington Center
Art Museum
   
Noon - 7 p.m. Alumni Homecoming
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 percent discount coupon for a school spirit item at the Radford University Bookstore.  
Noon - 7 p.m. 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.  
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Alumni Volunteer Leadership Business
Lunch and Awards *
Kyle Hall
Multipurpose Room 340
Guest speaker will be Robert Lineburg, Radford University Athletic Director.  
1 - 3 p.m. 1958 60th Reunion
Afternoon Adventure *
Selu Conservancy Bonnie Hurlburt '58 will tour along with her classmates at Selu. It will include an afternoon hike and as well as conversation in the seven-sided room. Classmates will meet in the lobby of the Best Western, the Class of 1958 host hotel, and self-drive to Selu at 12:45 p.m. The Selu visit will include walking, steps and uneven terrain.  
2 p.m. Campus Tour * Russell Hall
Suite 101
Guests who would like to participate in an admissions information session prior to the tour should arrive at 1:30 p.m.  
2 p.m. Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting      
4:15 - 7:15 p.m. Alumni Informal Dinner Option $ * Dalton Dining Hall
$14 at the door
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 today's students enjoy. All guests will pay at the door. RSVPs are strongly encouraged for food preparation.

Special note: The Class of 1958 will meet for dinner at 5 p.m.
 
6:30 - 9 p.m. Athletic Hall of Fame $ * Kyle Hall
Multipurpose Room 340
Show your Highlander support as we honor outstanding Radford University sports figures whose achievements have earned them acceptance into the 2018 Athletics Hall of Fame. Price is $50 per person. For more details, contact Scott Davis at 540-831-6236 or email adavis205@radford.edu.  
7 p.m. Froggy Friday's * 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.  
7:30 p.m. Fall Dance Fest $ Preston Hall
Bondurant Auditorium
Tickets at the door: $7 general; $3.50 children (5-12)  
7:30 p.m. The Laramie Project $ Porterfield Hall
Pridemore Playhouse
This play is sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre. By Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project. Tickets at the door: $10 per person.  
7:30 - 11 p.m. Family and Alumni Time in the Game Room * Hurlburt Student Center
Game Room
Sponsored by the Game Room. Alumni and their families are invited to play billiards or go bowling during the family and alumni time in the game room. Fun for all ages!  
8 p.m. Movie Night Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium Sponsored by R-Space.  

Saturday, October 20

$ – Fee required    * – Advance registration required

Time Event Location Details  
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Alumni Homecoming
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 percent discount coupon for a school spirit item at the Radford University Bookstore.  
8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 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 - 11 a.m. A Walk Down Memory Lane Ladies Breakfast * Peters Hall
Teaching Resource Center
The Class of 1968 and all education alumni are invited to a continental breakfast to share their Radford memories and interact with current students. Hosted by Dr. Tammy Wallace, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development.  
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Radford Shopping Radford University Bookstore
Dalton Hall
Make sure you stock up on your Radford red apparel for future alumni events and get your special alumni discount coupon.  
10 a.m. Campus Tour 1 * Russell Hall
Suite 101
Guests who would like to participate in an admissions information session prior to the tour, please arrive at 9:30 a.m.  
10 a.m. 5K Fun Run by the New River $ Bisset Park
Shelter #2
Pay fee at the site. $5 per person (arrive early to register). Sponsored by Recreation and Wellness.  
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 33rd Annual Appalachian Folk Arts Festival Heth Lawn
(rain location:
Heth 014, 016, 022)
Sponsored by the Radford University Applachian Events Committee. Join alumni, family and friends for the Appalachian Folk Arts Festival that will include handcrafted art and crafts for purchase, as well as folk music.  
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. RU Art Museum Exhibition * Covington Center
Art Museum
   
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Museum of the Earth Sciences * Center of the Sciences
M64
   
11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Recreation and Wellness Self-Guided Tours * Student Recreation and Wellness Center    
Noon - 1:30 p.m. "Women of Radford" Luncheon $ * Kyle Hall
Multipurpose Room 340
Cost is $18 per adult. 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. Dr. Ann Marie Klotz, Vice President of Student Affairs, will be the keynote speaker. This year's event is sponsored by Warm Hearth Village. Parking available in Lot J and HH.   
Noon Camups Tour 2 * Russell Hall
Suite 101
Guests who would like to participate in an admissions information session prior to the tour, please arrive at 11:30 a.m.  
Noon - 4 p.m. Mini Golf in the Stacks * McConnell Library Come to McConnell to play a game of miniature golf, library-style!  
1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Planetarium Shows Center for the Sciences
Room M75
Sponsored by the Physics Department. Come tour the night sky, solar system and amazing celestial objects in the new state-of-the-art facility. Show times are at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Pick up free tickets to the show at the Hurlburt Student Center Information Desk. Space is limited.  
1 p.m. Fall Dance Fest $ Preston Hall
Bondurant Auditorium
Purchase tickets at the doors: $7 general, $3.50 children (5-12).  
1 - 2 p.m. Highlander Family Dog Show Hurlburt Student Center Plaza Pre-registration is at noon. Sponsored by Student Activities. Bring the four-legged members of your family and join us for one of the weekend's most popular events.  
1 - 3 p.m. Fun Bowling Tournament $ Hurlburt Student Center
Game Room
Two player teams. Prizes awarded! Come bowl with other families in the popular Family Weekend Tournament. Register by calling 540-831-5420. Sponsored by the Game Room.  
2 - 4 p.m. Alumni and Family Village * Moffett Lawn
(rain or shine)
All alumni and families will celebrate the weekend at the Alumni Village, the largest weekend event!  
2 - 4 p.m. Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game * Moffett Lawn
(rain or shine)
Men's alumni vs. the club lacrosse team! Who will win the Moffett Lawn Title for 2018?  
2 - 4 p.m. Annual Beatrice Covington Breast Cancer Walk $ Moffett Lawn Sidewalks Hosted by Zeta Tau Alpha.  
3 p.m. Men's Soccer vs. Winthrop Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium Cheer on the Highlanders as they take the field against the Eagles.  
4 p.m. Fall Fashion Show Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium Sponsored by the Department of Interior Design and Fashion. If you can't make New York Fashion Week, you haven't missed the action. Join RU students as they model their personal creations on the runway.  
4 p.m. Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Meeting      
6 - 8 p.m. The Golden Dinner $ * The Governor Tyler House Complimentary for 2018 – thank you to our special sponsor! The Class of 1968 and all previous golden reunion classes will have a special dinner with President Brian O. Hemphill to celebrate their time at Radford. Classmates will reconnect, induct the newest class into the golden circle and share their favorite Radford tales. Registered guests will be shuttled to and from the Best Western and Comfort Inn hotels starting at 5:45 p.m. Meet in the hotel lobbies.   
7 p.m. BT's Alumni Late-night * BT's Restaurant
218 Tyler Avenue
Radford, VA
Keep the weekend celebration going late-night as RU alumni and friends gather at their favorite City of Radford Restaurant.  
7 p.m. Sharkey's Alumni Late-night * Sharkey's Wing & Rib Joint
1202 E Main St
Radford, VA 24141
Keep the weekend celebration going late-night as RU alumni and friends gather at their favorite City of Radford Restaurant.  
7:30 p.m. The Laramie Project $ Porterfield Hall
Pridemore Playhouse
This play is sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre. By Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project. Tickets at the door: $10 per person.  
7:30 - 11 p.m. Family and Alumni Time in the Game Room * Hurlburt Student Center
Game Room
Sponsored by the Game Room. Alumni and their families are invited to play billiards or go bowling during the family and alumni time in the game room. Fun for all ages!  
8 p.m. Movie Night Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium Sponsored by R-Space.  

Sunday, October 21

$ – Fee required    * – Advance registration required

Time Event Location Details  
9 a.m. Catholic Mass * Hurlburt Student Center Auditorium Sponsored by the Catholic Student Association.  
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Highlander Weekend Brunch $ Dalton Dining Hall $12 at the door. Have brunch with your classmates and friends before you head home. Enjoy a variety of items, including a carving station, made-to-order omelets, breakfast and lunch entrees.  
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Radford Shopping Radford 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!  
2 p.m. The Laramie Project $ Porterfield Hall
Pridemore Playhouse
This play is sponsored by the School of Dance and Theatre. By Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theatre Project. Tickets at the door: $10 per person.