Celebrate your #RadfordTraditions

Radford University is hosting celebrations for five important campus traditions!  First-Year Field Day, Halfway There, Junior Twilight, Senior Signing and RUC Spring Fling each mark milestones, recognize accomplishments and ignite Highlander pride in freshman, sophomore, junior and senior students on main campus.

Between April 5 and April 9, 2021 be sure to get involved in your #RadfordTraditions!


First Year Field Day


Photo taken before COVID

First Year Field Day is an event for freshman to celebrate the successful completion of their first year at Radford University! All first-year students are welcome to attend this free event. Attendees with enjoy games, take-away snacks, music, competition, and free swag!  You won't want to miss it.

While this is an outdoor event, masks and distancing are required.

The first-ever First Year Field Day will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the Heth Lawn.

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Halfway There: A Celebration of Sophomores


Photo taken before COVID

The Halfway There Celebration is a university tradition that celebrates sophomore students as they approach the halfway mark to commencement.  This one-day campus event bring today sophomores at the fountain in the center of campus. Each sophomore student is issued a challenge coin that holds the wisdom, well-wishes, and promises of the sophomores who came before them. Current sophomores would then speak their own wisdom into that coin and toss it in the Heth Fountain!

Every sophomore who participates will also be in the drawing for a $4,000 Presidential Scholarship! 

Halfway There will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Fountain.

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Junior Twilight: It's Your Time Celebration


The Junior Twilight Celebration honors juniors as they prepare to embark on their senior year. This annual campus tradition brings the community together and includes games, prizes, music, and celebration.  Students are asked to share their hopes and commitments for their senior year at Radford University.  Every junior student is issued a custom Radford University keychain that is registered to them and can't be found in any other location! 

The Junior Twilight will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 3 to 7 p.m. Stop by a table at one of the following locations to participate: Heth Fountain, Bonnie Plaza, Waldron Entrance, Moffett Lawn, or the Heth Clocks.

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Senior Signing: A Celebration of the Class of 2020


Photo taken before COVID

The Senior Signing Day Celebration highlights the accomplishments and future endeavors of senior Highlanders. Students will “sign off” on their next journey, whether that's graduate school, the start of a successful career, joining the military or following their dreams. This one-day event is traditionally held at the Highlander bench in front of Russell Hall as a piece of the Russell Hall Block Party. Seniors have the photo taken, share their next steps, and continue to celebrate with colleagues at the Russell Hall Block Party. A very special senior gift is given to every participant.

Senior Signing Day will be Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Highlander bench. 

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RUC Spring Fling


Photo taken before COVID

The RUC Spring Fling highlights the incredible dedication and hard work of all RUC students. This event will be held on the Reid Lawn just down the hill from the campus building. RUC Highlanders will have an opportunity to engage, leave a legacy, celebrate, and get free take-away snacks and a very special gift to commemorate 2021!

RUC Spring Fling will be Friday, April 9, 2021 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the Reed Lawn. 

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