Homecoming 2017

Homecoming 2017
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Silver Saber Competition (sponsored by SGA)

Monday: Chalk Wars
Tuesday: Hazing Prevention Workshop (in collaboration with Greek Life)
Wednesday: Cavs Before One More: Safe Homecoming Alcohol Prevention
Thursday:  Food Drive

Friday, September 22, 2017

10:30 a.m.-noon – UVa-Wise Behind the Scenes TourDeparts from the Jefferson Statue in the Sunken Garden behind Crockett Hall
Hosted by Sandy Huguenin, Provost. Come experience some of the exciting educational work going on at UVa-Wise that the outside world only seldom sees.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

2:00-3:00 p.m. – Alumni Mentors Workshop – 6th Floor Library
All alumni who are interested in mentoring student entrepreneurs are invited to join us for an orientation session.  For more information, please contact Robyn Lee at (276) 376-3453.

4:00 p.m. – Silver Saber Olympics – Intramural Field
Student competition sponsored by SGA – come out and cheer on your favorite student organization or group!

5:00 p.m. – Meet the Cavs & Pep Rally – Intramural Field
Join us for a pep rally kicked off by the Marching Highland Cavalier’s 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!

6:00-9:00 p.m. – Food Truck Rally* – Intramural Field
Round out this fun night out with local food trucks, entertainment by JGreat Entertainment.  The Cavalier Alumni Beverage Garden will be open.

6:00 p.m. –  Remembering Chancellor Joseph C. Smiddy  –  Leonard W. Sandridge Science Center Atrium
Alumni & friends are invited to a reception and celebration honoring the life and legacy of Chancellor Emeritus Smiddy, fondly known as Papa Joe. Smiddy passed away on May 1 at the age of 96. Passionate about the College at Wise, Smiddy touched the lives of thousands of students and their families. His musical talents and storytelling abilities endeared many supporters throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. For more information, please contact the Office of Development at (276) 376-4523.

7:00 p.m. – UVa-Wise Highland Cavalier Volleyball v. Glenville State – David J. Prior Convocation Center
Come cheer our Cavs Volleyball team to victory – entry is free!

8:00 p.m. – Music Faculty Showcase – Leonard W. Sandridge Science Center Atrium
Please join us for an evening concert showcasing the UVa-Wise Music Faculty. The performances will feature each faculty member on their various instruments, voices and styles of music! All are welcome, and it is free to attend!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

8:00 a.m. – Red & Gray 5KRun/1 Mile Walk (sponsored by SGA) – David J. Prior Convocation Center
Race registration – the race will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.  All runners who pre-register will be guaranteed a t-shirt.  Visit the 5K registration page.

10:30 a.m. – Campus Tours Available
Join a tour at the Admissions Office in Crockett Hall – tours will depart at 10:30 and 11:30.  Pre-register now for your tour.

11:00 a.m. – UVa-Wise Highland Cavalier Volleyball v. West Virginia Wesleyan – David J. Prior Convocation Center
Come cheer our Cavs Volleyball team to victory – entry is free!

11:00 a.m. – Alumni & Student Picnic* – Intramural Field
Join us in celebrating our Legacy!  We welcome all alumni, parents and students for a picnic and family carnival kicked off by the “Cavs Walk”.  Special tables will be marked for the 0th, 05th, 10th, 15th, 20th and 25th Reunion Classes – be sure to stop by to reconnect with your classmates! The Cavalier Alumni Beverage Garden will be open.

11:00 a.m. – Red & Gray Tailgating Opens
Red & Gray parking passes required for entry.

1:30 p.m. – UVa-Wise Highland Cavaliers v. West Liberty University Hilltoppers – Carl Smith Stadium
IT’S A RED-OUT!! Stay and cheer our Cavs Football team on to victory – entry is free!  Our 2017 King & Queen will be crowned at half-time!

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

9:00 p.m. – Student Homecoming Dance – David J. Prior Convocation Center
Student Homecoming Dance sponsored by SGA

Sunday, September 24

10:00 a.m. – UVa-Wise Cavaliers v. Fairmont State Fighting Falcons – Jim & Betty Humphreys Tennis Complex
Come Cheer our Cavs Tennis team to victory – entry is free!

Sunday Brunch – Smith Dining Commons
Sunday brunch is open to the public.  Cost per person is $8.93 + tax.  Cash/credit/debit accepted.


* Beverage garden selling beverages for all ages open – valid photo ID required for adults. Cash/Credit/Debit.

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