Schedule of Events: Reunion 2018

reunion 2018 Schedule

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

Thursday, May 31

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

4:30 pm–6:30 pm

French Connections: Hollins Celebrates the Lives of Jacques Lusseyran and Jean Helion

The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum welcomes you to explore Hollins connections with two important French figures: author and political activist, Jacques Lusseyran, and influential modernist artist, Jean Helion. Featuring a welcome from President Pareena G. Lawrence, the program will present talks by Hollins Professor of English, Marilyn Moriarty;  Special Collections Librarian and Archivist Beth Harris; and Director of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum, Jenine Culligan.

Niederer Auditorium, Visual Arts Center. A light reception will follow in the first-floor lobby, outside of the 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 Erin Bragg ’18
(Pre registration limited to 12)
Meet in Room 301, Visual Arts Center

11:30 am-1:00 pm

Honor Guard Brunch for Classes 1953-1968 (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)
Lewis Reading Room

2:00 pm

Mock Swim Meet
All alumnae are welcome to participate in a mock swim-team meet, led by swim coach Patrick Richardson.
Swimming Pool, Northen Athletic Complex 

2:00-3:30 pm

Creative Writing Workshop with Jeanne Larsen, professor of English
(pre-registration required)
Room 119, Wetherill Visual Arts Center

2:00-4:00 pm

Front Quad Open House
Meet and Connect with Mollyemma Teauge ’13 in the Admission office, Karen Cardozo in the Career Center, and Idella Glenn in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to learn how they are working hard to prepare (or procure) Hollins students for the future (and what they can do to support you as an alumna today)!
Admissions Office, first-floor Main; Career Center, first-floor West; Diversity and Inclusion, first floor Middle East

3:00-4:30 pm

Readings and Conversation with Cathryn Hankla, professor of English, and Elizabeth Poliner, associate professor of English
Books will be available for purchase and signing in the Green Drawing Room, immediately following the conclusion of the reading.
Talmadge Recital Hall, Bradly Hall

3:00-4:00 pm

Presentation on plans for new apartment village on Faculty Avenue
With Kerry Edmonds, Vice President for Finance & Administration
Babcock Auditorium, Dana Science Building

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 2016, Tuco’s Tequila Bar, 416 Salem Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016, 7 pm start time (everyone pays individually)
  • Class of 2008, Veranda Bistro, 8201 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, 7 pm.
    Casual dress; everyone will pay individually; bring a sweater for patio seating.
  • Class of 2003, Big Lick Brewery, 409 Salem Avenue SW, Roanoke, VA 24016, 7 pm, everyone will pay individually 
  • Class of 1998, Veranda Bistro, 8201 Williamson Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, Adults should register via our Eventbrite page (click here) and children should be registered at this second link.
  • Class of 1993, Ballast Point Brewery, 555 International Pkwy, Daleville, VA 24083, 7 pm. Please register on our Eventbrite page.
  • Class of 1988, Billy’s, 102 Market Street, Roanoke, VA 24011, 7:15 pm, everyone will pay individually, bring a sweater for patio lounging.
  • Class of 1983, Paula Iron’s Home, 6:30 pm, please bring a $10 donation. 
  • Class of 1978, Hotel Roanoke (Overlook Room), 110 Shenandoah Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24016, 7 pm start time. Menu choices and cash bar; everyone will pay individually.
  • Class of 1958, Sibby Fishburn’s Home, time and details TBD 7 pm. Shuttle from campus will be provided; 6:30 pm pick-up at Lorimer House and Moody Student Center. 

On Campus

  • Class of 1973, Lewis Periodicals Room, Wyndham Robertson Library, 6:30 pm 
  • Class of 1968, Botetourt Reading Room, 6:30 pm
  • Class of 1963 and 1953, Hollins Room, Wyndham Robertson Library, 6:30 pm
  • Class of 2013, Turner Lounge, Turner Hall, 6:30 pm

Saturday, June 2

6:30-7:30 am

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

7:30-9:30 am

Moody Dining Hall

7:30-8:30 am

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

8:30-5:30 pm

Reunion Chairs, Gift Chairs, and Committees Cheers for Volunteers event

8:45-9:15 am

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 (8s and ’16) and Theatre Steps (3s). 

Noon-2:00 pm

  • Reunion Luncheon for the classes of 1940s, 1950s, and 1963, Lewis Periodicals Room, Wyndham Robertson Library
  • 50th Reunion Luncheon (Class of 1968), Botetourt Reading Room
  • 25th Reunion Luncheon (Class of 1993), Porches of the Wetherill Visual Arts Center
  • 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
Hollins Theatre

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

Paris is Always a Good Idea!
Come hear about the Paris Today October 2017 trip from participants and the planning committee. This was a unique trip of trip of learning, living, & exploring Paris with alums and friends. There were interesting topics with top notch French lecturers, wine tastings and a private visit to the Hermès museum and the fabulous Dior exhibit at the Louvre. Come share our adventures.
Participants: Wyndham Robertson ’58, Clark Baruch ’68, and Patricia Barymeyer ’68.
HAP II Committee members: Sue Dobbs ’63, Bebbie MacCary ’63, Mimi Fountain ’63, Gail Moore ’63.
Babcock Auditorium, 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

3:00-4:00 pm

Presentation on plans for new apartment village on Faculty Avenue
With Kerry Edmonds, Vice President for Finance & Administration
Babcock Auditorium, Dana Science Building

4:00-5:00 pm

Illuminating the World of Medieval Manuscripts
Join Michelle DeGroot, assistant professor of English, Beth Harris, special collections librarian, 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

4:00-4:30 pm

Meet and Greet with Myra Sims, director of athletics
Front Lobby, Northen Athletic Complex

4:30 pm

Celebrating the Dedication of the Marjorie T. Berkley Field
Marjorie T. Berkley Field

5:00-6:00 pm

Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony (pre-registration encouraged)
Babcock Auditorium, Dana Science Building

5:00-6:00 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.
Porches of Main

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 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
Meditation Chapel (light breakfast reception in Gordh Room starting at 7:30 am)

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.