Schedule of Events: Reunion 2019

reunion 2019 Schedule

Please note: this schedule will continue to develop between now and June. Please visit again for updates and further details.

Thursday, May 30

Noon–8 pm

Check-in and On-site Registration
Cromer Bergman Alumnae House

Noon–9 pm

Explore the Roanoke Valley.

Noon–8 pm

Museum open for early arrivals
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

friday, MAY 31

7:30–9:30 am

Breakfast
Dining Hall, Moody Center

9 am–8 pm

Check-in and On-site Registration
Cromer Bergman Alumnae House

9-11 am

Hollins Hike with Renee Godard, professor of biology and director of environmental studies (pre-registration required; limited to 25. Moderate level hike)
Meet at the Tennis Courts

9-10 am

Hollins History Guided Walking Tour
Join a current student and alumnae, Suzy Mink ’74 for a walking tour of campus.
Meet on the front steps of Main

9-10 am

Morning Yoga
All levels welcome and encouraged to attend; limited mats are available, please consider bringing your own yoga mat!
Location TBD

11:30 am-1 pm

Honor Guard Brunch for Classes celebrating 50th, 55th, 60th, and 65th reunion (pre-registration required)
Botetourt Reading Room

Noon-1:30 pm

Lunch for all other Alumnae and Guests
Dining Hall, Moody Center 

Noon-5 pm

Museum open
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

1-2:30 pm

Mindfulness and Reflection: Setting Intention and Affirmations Workshop with Jenny Call, university chaplain
(pre-registration required; limited to 25)
Location TBD

1:30 pm-2:15 pm

Apartment Village Tour
(pre-registration required)
Starting location TBD

2-3:30 pm

Creative Writing Workshop with Jeanne Larsen, professor of English
(pre-registration required; limited to 12)
Location TBD

2-3 pm

Hollins Then and Now
Join Director of Admissions Calin Asip ’11, Special Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion Idella Glenn, Executive Director of Career Development Karen Cardozo, alumnae and students for a conversation on the traditional threads that tie Hollins generations together, as well as some ways today’s students may differ from those in prior eras.
Location TBD

2:30 pm-3:15 pm

Apartment Village Tour
(pre-registration required)
Starting location TBD

3-4:30 pm

Readings and Conversation with Cathryn Hankla, professor of English, and Elizabeth Poliner, associate professor of English
Talmadge Recital Hall, Bradly Hall

3-4:30 pm

Career Center open house and opportunity to explore the premier employment platform, Handshake
1st floor, West

3-4 pm

Information session – new Institute for Entrepreneurial Learning
Join Karen Messer-Bourgoin ’84 Director, Institute for Entrepreneurial; Professor of Practice, Economics and Business Department for an information session on the Institute for Entrepreneurial Learning (IEL). The IEL will foster creative and innovative thinking and provide students with the resources needed to develop an entrepreneurial outlook across disciplines. Come learn about the program from the inaugural director.
Location TBD

3:30 pm-4:15 pm

Apartment Village Tour
(pre-registration required)
Starting location TBD

5:30-6:30 pm

Craft Beer & Local Wine Reception (pre-registration required)
Beale Garden (rain location: first-floor lobby, Wetherill Visual Arts Center)

5:30-6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception for members of The 1842 Society and The Heritage Society.
Lorimer House (formerly known as President’s House)

6:30-8:30 pm

Private Class Dinners
Details will be shared with individual classes as they become available. Alumnae relations recommends class meetings and reunion elections occur during or after dinner.

Off Campus

  • Class of 2017, Alejandro’s; each person is responsible for their own food and beverage
  • Class of 2014, details to come
  • Class of 2009, Fortunato, each person is responsible for their own food and beverage
  • Class of 2004, Ballast Point Brewery; each person is responsible for their own food and beverage
  • Class of 1999, Ballast Point Brewery; each person is responsible for their own food and beverage
  • Class of 1994, Hotel Roanoke, starting at 8 p.m.
  • Class of 1989, Veranda Bistro
  • Class of 1984, Shenandoah Club
  • Class of 1979, Hotel Roanoke, details at this website (password is 1979)

On Campus

  • Class of 1974
  • Class of 1969
  • Class of 1964
  • Class of 1959
  • Class of 1954

Following dinner – Retirement celebration for Jean Fallon, Jeanne Larsen, George Ledger, Joe Leedom, and Bob Sulkin.
Location TBD

Saturday, June 1

6:30-7:30 am

Birdwatching with Morgan Wilson, associate professor of biology
(pre-registration required; limited to 15)
Front steps of Dana Science Building

7:30-9:30 am

Breakfast
Dining Hall, Moody Center

7:30-8:30 am

Walk/Run the Hollins Campus Loop
Start line in front of Cromer Bergman Alumnae House

8:30-9:15 am

Morning Yoga
All levels welcome and encouraged to attend; limited mats are available, please consider bringing your own yoga mat!
Location TBD

9:45 am

Parade of Classes
Front Quadrangle

10:00 am

Alumnae Celebration
duPont Chapel

Immediately following the celebration (around 11:00 am)
Class Photos
Front steps of Cocke Building (9s and ’17) and Theatre Steps (4s). 

Noon-2 pm

  • Reunion Luncheon for the classes of 1940s, 1950s, and 1964, location TBD
  • 50th Reunion Luncheon (Class of 1969), location TBD
  • 25th Reunion Luncheon (Class of 1994), location TBD
  • Tinker Day Lunch for all other alumnae and guests, location TBD

Noon-5:00 pm

Museum open
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

1:15-2 pm

Choir Rehearsal
location TBD

1:30 pm-2:15 pm

Apartment Village Tour
(pre-registration required)
Starting location TBD

2-3 pm

Living a Life of Consequence: Talk with President Pareena G. Lawrence
location TBD

2:30 pm-3:15 pm

Apartment Village Tour
(pre-registration required)
Starting location TBD

3-4:30 pm

Open House at the Barn celebrating Nancy Peterson
Kirby Riding Ring and Stables

3:30 pm-4:15 pm

Apartment Village Tour
(pre-registration required)
Starting location TBD

3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Book Club Discussion
Discuss Don’t You Ever, the recent book by prize-winning journalist Mary Bishop, MA ‘89(pre-registration required)
Location TBD

3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Water Color Workshop with Jill Snyder Morris ’78
Paint Therapy is about the fun, relaxing, meditative process of watercolor painting. This workshop is for beginners to advanced. This workshop will focus on the fun process of painting a greeting card. All supplies are provided. (pre-registration required)
Location TBD

3-5 pm

Dana Science Building Open House
Explore the recent renovations.
Dana Science Building

5-6 pm

Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony (pre-registration encouraged)
location TBD

6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception in honor of all Hollins Award Winners
Front Quadrangle (rain location: Moody Student Center)  

7:30 pm- 9:30 pm

Dinner and Live Music
Front Quadrangle (rain location: Moody Student Center)  

9:00-11:00 pm

Keg & Karaoke
Join your friends for drinks and sing along to your favorite tunes. Golf cart shuttles end at midnight.
Rathskellar

10:30 pm

Freya walks in honor of Reunion ’19
Alumnae are encouraged to gather on Front Quad to watch the walk.

Sunday, June 2

8 am-12 pm

Breakfast
Dining Hall, Moody Center

9 am-3 pm

Open House
Cromer Bergman Alumnae House

9:30 am

Alumnae Choir Rehearsal
duPont Chapel

10:00-11:00 am

Worship Celebration and Memorial Prayers
Celebrate the conclusion of Reunion 2019 and honor the lives of those classmates who have passed away. Alumnae choir will sing.
duPont Chapel

Noon

Dorm Housing Check-Out Deadline
Please lock your room and deposit key and swipe card, in the original envelope, in the box of your hospitality room, with campus safety, or in the front lobby of Cromer Bergman Alumnae House.