Golden Reunion | Classes of 1970 and 1971

Dear Classes of 1970 and 1971:

It is our honor and pleasure to invite you to return to Radford University’s beautiful campus to attend your Golden Reunion celebration as part of Homecoming 2021. We look forward to meeting and engaging with you September 30 – October 2, 2021 for a weekend full of activities. Please reach out to your classmates and encourage them to participate.

Special note: The Class of 1971 host hotel is the Comfort Inn & Suites (540-639-3333). Also, due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020, we are excited to welcome back the Class of 1970 to celebrate their Golden Reunion in person this year. 

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Special Highlighted Events for the Classes of 1970 and 1971

Thursday, September 30


6-8 p.m. | THE GOLDEN DINNER
The Governor Tyler House (free)

The Classes of 1970 and 1971 will have a special dinner with Interim President Dr. Lyn Lepre to celebrate their Golden Reunion at Radford. Classmates will reconnect, induct the newest class into the prestigious Golden Reunion Society and share their favorite Radford tales. Attendees should check in with university staff in the hotel lobby starting at 5 p.m. and will be shuttled to and from the Comfort Inn starting at 5:45 p.m. Thanks to our special sponsor, this event is complimentary for 2021.

Friday, October 1


10 a.m. | STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY
Preston Hall, Bondurant Auditorium

All alumni, students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to the keynote address by Interim President Lyn Lepre, Ph.D.

12-1:30 p.m. | ALUMNI VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP BUSINESS LUNCH AND AWARDS
Kyle Hall, Multipurpose Room 340 (free)

This annual luncheon is for alumni and friends who serve in volunteer leadership roles at Radford University and will recognize the 2021 Alumni Award recipients and Golden Reunion class. Onsite parking is available in Lots J and HH.

2 p.m. | PRESIDENTIAL SEARCH FORUM
Kyle Hall, Multipurpose Room 340 (free)

Alumni feedback in selecting Radford University’s eighth President is very important to us. Learn from the search firm about the presidential search process, and share your input about Radford’s future. Onsite parking is available in Lots J and HH.

5-7 p.m. | SELU SECRETS: STORIES & LAUGHS
Selu Conversancy Retreat Center ($15 per person)

The Classes of 1970 and 1971 will have an informal dinner to laugh and talk about their Radford college days. Bring your college scrapbooks, yearbooks and share what made Radford special for you. Transportation will be on your own, and driving directions will be provided. This venue is located just a few miles from the Comfort Inn and Radford University.

Saturday, October 2


9 a.m. | REMINISCE RADFORD: A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE
Peters Hall, Teaching Resource Center

Dean of the College of Education and Human Development Dr. Tamara Wallace invites all college 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.

12-1:30 p.m. | WOMEN OF RADFORD LUNCHEON
Kyle Hall, Multipurpose Room 340 ($20 per adult)

Reminisce about Radford’s history as an all-women’s school, and celebrate the university women of today. Attire is dressy casual, and guests are encouraged to wear hats and pearls. Best hat wins a prize. Onsite parking is available in Lots J and HH. This event is sponsored by Warm Hearth Village.

3-6 p.m. | VIP EXPERIENCE TENT
Moffett Lawn ($20 per person for early bird pricing)

Pull out those dancing shoes, or grab a side table with classmates while enjoying a live performance by 80s cover band, The Deloreans. The VIP Tent will include mixed seating, nibbles and two complimentary beverage tickets. Additional beverage tickets can be purchased with cash.

The above events are just a snapshot of the numerous Homecoming activities planned for the weekend. A full schedule that include campus tours and college events is available at www.radford.edu/homecoming.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 540-831-5248 or alumni@radford.edu.

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Class of 1971 Volunteer Leaders

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1971 Class Gift

TOGETHER, we can change lives!

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2021 Homecoming Sponsors:

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