Homecoming 2019

Homecoming 2019

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Alumni Association
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Friday, November 1, 2019

4:00 p.m. – UVa-Wise Behind the Scenes TourDeparts from the Jefferson Statue in the Merry Lu Prior Garden behind Crockett Hall
Guided by Sandy Huguenin and Michael O’Donnell you will experience some of the exciting educational work going on at UVa-Wise that the outside world only seldom sees. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

5:00 p.m. – Silver Saber Olympics – Intramural Field
Join us for this fun annual student competition sponsored by SGA – wear your colors and cheer for your favorite student organization or group.

5:30 p.m. – Cavalier Pep Rally – Intramural Field
Join us for a pep rally kicked off by the Marching Highland Cavalier Band performance, have the chance to meet Smiddy and hear from some of our team captains and seniors. Let’s pump up our teams for the weekend’s competitions.

5:00-7:00 p.m. – Food Truck Rally – Intramural Field
Enjoy a fun night out with local food trucks (cash or credit gladly accepted) and entertainment by JGreat Entertainment. Special tables will be marked for 10th, 25th and 50th Reunion Classes – be sure to stop by to reconnect with your classmates.

7:00 p.m. – UVa-Wise Women’s Volleyball vs. Carson Newman – David J. Prior Convocation Center
Join us and cheer our Cavs Volleyball team to victory – entry is free.

7:30 p.m. – “Classical Meets Jazz” with Bomin Park – Cantrell Hall
Sponsored by Pro-Art – free and open to the public.

8:00 p.m. – Tap Room Takeover – Sugar Hill Cidery, Norton – Cash Bar
Catch up with your friends and classmates at this new local cidery.  Sugar Hill Cidery Location & Parking Map.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

8:00 a.m. – Red & Gray 5KRun/1 Mile Walk (sponsored by UVa-Wise Army ROTC and UVa-Wise Cross-Country Team) – David J. Prior Convocation Center
Race registration – the race will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. Early bird registration fee through October 14 is $15 per person, after October 14 registration is $20 per person. Anyone who registers before October 14 will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Pre-register online now or download a registration form.

10:30 a.m. – Campus Tour – Crockett Hall
Pre-register now for the Homecoming Campus Tour.

11:30 a.m. – Alumni & Student Tailgate – Intramural Field
We welcome all alumni, families and students to join us on the Intramural Field for a picnic before the football game.

11:30 a.m. – Red & Gray Tailgating Opens
Red & Gray parking passes required for entry.

2:00 p.m. – UVa-Wise Highland Cavaliers v. Limestone College – Carl Smith Stadium
IT’S A RED-OUT!! Stay and cheer our Cavs Football team to victory (tickets $10 per adult).  Our 2019 King & Queen will be crowned at half-time.

Post-game – 5th Quarter at The Pub & Tap Room – The Inn at Wise – Cash Bar
Spend a little more time with your family and friends swapping stories about “the good ol’ days.”

Sunday, November 3, 2019

10:30 a.m. – Sunday Brunch – Smith Dining Commons
Sunday brunch is open to the public. Cost per person is $9.10 + tax. Cash/credit/debit accepted.

10:30 a.m. –  Dedication of the UVa-Wise Alumni Association’s Golden Anniversary Tree – Lawn by the Lake Patio
Join us as we dedicate a Golden Rain tree planted by the Alumni Association honoring 50 years of existence.

11:00 a.m. – Golden Cavalier Brunch – Lawn by the Lake Patio (rain location: Smith Commons Private Dining Room)
All alumni from the Classes of 1956-1969 are invited to join us for brunch where members of the Class of 1969 will be inducted as Golden Cavaliers.  R.S.V.P. to alumni@uvawise.edu.

 12:00 p.m. – Women’s Lacrosse Fall Tournament – Carl Smith Stadium


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