Schedule of Events: Reunion 2018

reunion 2018 Schedule

Thursday, May 31

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

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, june 1

7:30 – 9:30 am

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)
Meet at the Tennis Courts

9:00 – 10:00 am

Guided Walking tour of campus
Meet on the front steps of Main

10 – 11:30 am

Bookbinding Workshop with Jennifer Printz, associate professor of art
(Pre registration limited to 12) Meet in Room 301, Visual Arts Center

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Honor Guard Brunch for classes 1938-1968 (pre-registration required)
Botetourt Reading Room

Noon – 1:30 pm

Lunch for all other alumnae and guests
Moody Dining Hall

Noon – 5:00 pm

Museum open
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Mindfulness and Reflection: setting intention and affirmations workshop with LeeRay Costa, professor of anthropology and gender & women’s studies
(pre-registration required; limited to 25)


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


Readings and Conversation with Cathy Hankla and Elizabeth Poliner
Books will be available for purchase and signing


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


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


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

Saturday, June 2


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


Moody Dining Hall


Race to Reunion 5K walk/run (pre-registration required)
Loop/Campus (Start line: in front of CBAH)


Check-in and on-site registration
Cromer Bergman Alumnae House

9:45 am

Parade of Classes
Front Quadrangle

10:00 am

Alumnae Celebration
duPont Chapel

10:00 am

Paint your own rock – craft for spouses and families
duPont Chapel Plaza

Immediately following the celebration (around 11:00am)
Class Photos
Front steps of Cocke Building

Noon-2:00 pm

  • Reunion Luncheon for the classes of 1940s, 1950s, and 1963, Location TBD
  • 50th Reunion Luncheon (Class of 1968), Location TBD
  • 25th Reunion Luncheon (Class of 1993), Location TBD
  • Tinker Day Lunch for all other alumnae and guests, Back Quadrangle

Noon-5:00 pm

Museum open
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

1:15-2:00 pm

Choir Rehearsal
Room 211, Presser Hall

2:00-3:00 pm

Living a Life of Consequence: talk with President Pareena G. Lawrence
Location TBD

3:00-5:00 pm

Dana Science Building Open House
Explore the recent renovations and see the new lab equipment in action.
Dana Science Building

3:00-4:00 pm

Dance Workshop with Nicole Oxendine ’03
Enjoy a fun and educational dance class. Burn some calories, get a good stretch, and learn a modern/lyrical dance to some of your favorite Hollins songs! This class is open for all ages and abilities.  What to wear? Any clothing that you would work out in (such as leggings, t-shirt).
Movement Lab, Tayloe Gymnasium

4:00-5:00 pm

30th Anniversary of the Jamaica Cultural Immersion Program
Please join us to celebrate 30 years of the partnership between Hollins University and Lucea, Jamaica. Whether you were a participant or would just like to hear about the program, we hope you will join us.
Location TBD

4:00-5:00 pm

Illuminating the world of medieval manuscripts
Join assistant professor of English Michelle DeGroot and special collections librarian Beth Harris for an introduction to medieval manuscripts, where jousting snails and monsters in the margins await you. The Wyndham Robertson Library collection features several pre-1600 leaves and codices that provide insight into medieval handwriting, manuscript production, music, and art. The collection’s Book of Hours, an illuminated Christian devotional popular in the Middle Ages, is a notable example of an illuminated manuscript. Interested in a sneak preview? Go to to see samples of digitized materials.
Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library

4:30 pm

Celebrating the Dedication of the Berkley Field
Berkley Field

5:00-6:00 pm

Athletic Hall of Fame reception (pre-registration encouraged)
Location TBD

6:30 pm

Cocktail Reception in honor of all Hollins Award Winners
Front Quadrangle
Dinner with live music
Front Quad (rain location: Kirby Riding Ring)  

9:00-11:00 pm

Keg & Karaoke
Join your friends for drinks and sing along to your favorite tunes. Golf cart ferrying ends at midnight.

10:30 pm

Freya walks in honor of Reunion ’18
Alumnae are encouraged to gather on Front Quad to watch the walk.

Sunday, June 3

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Moody Dining Hall

8:30 am

Class of 1958 Private Memorial Service
Gordh Room & Meditation Chapel

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Open Houses
Cromer Bergman Alumnae House

9:30 am

Alumnae Choir rehearsal
duPont Chapel

10:00-11:00 am

Worship Celebration and Memorial Prayers
Sermon will be given by the Reverend Jan Fuller ’78. Alumnae Choir will sing.
duPont Chapel


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.

Don’t Miss Out!
Visit the Sidewalk Art Show, sponsored by the Taubman Museum of Art, featuring work by Hollins Students! Runs all day June 2-3. Click here for details