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UVa-Wise welcomes alumni and friends to Alumni Homecoming 2011 Sept. 22-24

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is celebrating its Alumni Homecoming 2011 on Sept. 22-24 with a variety of activities, including the first Homecoming football game under the lights at Carl Smith Stadium.

“Cavs Shine at Night” is the theme of homecoming this year. Hundreds of alumni from Virginia and beyond return to the campus each year to participate in Homecoming activities. The community is invited to the festivities as well.

The festivities begin on Sept. 22 with the opening of the Alumni Art Show in the Gilliam Center for the Arts at 9:30 a.m. To submit works of art, e-mail Suzanne Adams-Ramsey at

The public is invited to a community picnic and to “Meet the Cavs” at 5 p.m. at the Lawn by the Lake. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the Highland Cavalier football team and enjoy campus group competitions for the Silver Saber Spirit Award.

Red & Gray Day is set for Sept. 23 and the Class of ’61 Reunion at 11:30 a.m. in the C. Bascom Slemp Student Center. UVa-Wise has had a strong Greek presence on campus throughout its history, and those involved in fraternities and sororities over the years are invited to return for a Greek Reunion at 6 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

Homecoming Day takes place on Sept. 24 and is packed full of fun activities for all ages. The SGA Red & Gray 5K begins at 9 a.m. at the Fred B. Greear Gymnasium. The Alumni Family Carnival takes place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lawn by the Lake. Tours of the Convocation Center begin at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m.

The Alumni Leadership Launch 2012 kicks off at 3 p.m. in the C. Bascom Slemp Student Center.

The popular Alumni Picnic gets underway at the Lawn by the Lake at 3 p.m. this year. Alumni, their families, current and retired faculty and staff, students, and friends of UVa-Wise can enjoy good food and time with friends before heading to Carl Smith Stadium to watch the Highland Cavaliers take on Union College at 6 p.m. Tickets to the game are $5 for adults. Admission is free for children, K-12 students and UVa-Wise students, faculty and staff holding a valid ID.

The Alumni Dance is set for 9:30 p.m. until midnight at The Inn at Norton.

For more information about UVa-Wise Alumni Homecoming 2011, visit the Alumni Association Web site at, or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 276-328-0128.