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Schedule of Events

Attire for all events is casual, except for the VMFA dinner, which is busines/cocktail attire.

Friday, June 3

Reunion Golf Tournament*
9 a.m. Registration • 11 a.m. Shotgun Start
Independence Golf Club
600 Founders Bridge Blvd., Midlothian, VA
Cosponsored by the University of Richmond Board of Trustees and the University of Richmond Alumni Association Board of Directors
This golf outing includes 18 holes of golf (greens fee and cart), boxed lunches, refreshments, and an awards cookout. Sign up as an individual or with your own foursome. The cost is $135 per person. Advance registration is required.

Alumni College Sessions
Return to the classroom and engage with University of Richmond faculty. Alumni College Sessions are geared toward alumni participation and discussion around timely topics. Advance registration is requested for all Alumni College Sessions.

  • “What Startups Can TeachBig Companies About Innovation”*
    Queally Hall • 9:30–10:30 a.m.
    Dr. Susan Cohen, assistant professor of management and a global authority on accelerators, and Eric Martin, director of UR’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program and consultant on innovation and growth to the Fortune 500, will lead a conversation focused on the vulnerabilities created when established companies fail to innovate and how startups seize those opportunities. Attention will be paid to the barriers impacting corporate innovation — known as intrapreneurship — despite apparent advantages over upstarts … and how some entrepreneurial enterprises manage to overcome the odds and disrupt entire industries. This program is sponsored by the Robins School of Business.
  • “Why Geography Matters:Making Sense of Our World”*
    Jepson Hall • 9:30–11 a.m.

    This course provides attendees with a sense of what geography is as a discipline, how it is being applied, and how it helps us to understand regions and the differences between them. This program is sponsored by the University of Richmond’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and presented by George Pangburn, course leader.
  • “Imagining Richmond’s Future:A Conversation with Alumni”*
    Jepson Hall • 2–3 p.m.

    Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher, president of the University of Richmond, will engage alumni in an interactive discussion  about the future of the University of Richmond. Participants are encouraged to review the contents of the strategic planning website, strategicplan.richmond.edu, in advance of the session. This program is sponsored by the President’s Office and presented by Dr. Crutcher.
  • “Community Wealth Buildingin the City of Richmond”*
    Jepson Hall • 3:30–4:30 p.m.

    The Office of Community Wealth Building was established by Mayor Dwight C. Jones in 2014 to coordinate the city of Richmond’s poverty reduction and wealth building initiatives. In December 2015, City Council took action to make the Office a permanent agency within city government. Since its inception, Dr. Thaddeus Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies, has been serving as the director of the Office of Community Wealth Building while on leave from the University. Come hear from Dr. Williamson about the innovative and intentionally crafted programs being employed to reduce poverty in the city of Richmond. This program is sponsored by the Jepson School of Leadership Studies.
  • “Scandal and Corruptionat the Highest Level of Competition”
    School of Law, Moot Courtroom
    3:30–4:30 p.m.

    Brazil has the uncommon fortune of consecutively hosting the world’s two largest athletic events — the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. As this happens, the world is fixated on two high-profile corruption scandals in which Brazil is front and center: a domestic public corruption investigation that touches the highest levels of government and a worldwide FIFA scandal. How is the government of Brazil responding? Which measures has it adopted to address corruption in sports and in government? Eight law students and a professor spent a year studying these questions and are ready to report their findings to you and the world. This program is sponsored by the School of Law.
  • “Writing Chapters in the Lives of Regular People: How the School of Professional and Continuing Studies is Making an Impact in the Richmond Community”*
    Jepson Hall • 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Law Reunion Welcome Reception
Law School Atrium • 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Kick off the festivities of the weekend at this cocktail reception with Dean Wendy Perdue and members of the Richmond Law faculty. No cost to attend. (Late registration cost is $10 per person — see registration form for deadline.)

Law Class Events

  • Class of 1976
    7 p.m. Class Party at Home of Tom Williamson and Janet Brown
    3104 Monument Avenue
    Cost: $30
  • Class of 1981 (NOTE LOCATION CHANGE)
    7–9:30 p.m. Class Party at Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar
    1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, VA
    Cost: $25 per person (includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar)
    Advance registration is required.
  • Class of 1986
    7–10 p.m. Class Party at Isley Brewing Company
    1715 Summit Avenue, Richmond, VA
    Cost: $15 per person (includes two drink tickets and dessert from Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe)
    Note: Food trucks are typically present on Friday night.
    Advance registration is required.
  • Class of 1991
    7:30–10 p.m. Class Party at McCormack’s Big Whisky Grill
    Regency Square
    1420 N. Parham Road, Richmond, VA
    Cost: $25 per person (includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and cash bar)
    Advance registration is required.
  • Class of 1996
    7 p.m. Backyard BBQ at the home of Michele Chiocca and Hunt Whitehead
    900 Portland Place, Richmond, VA
    Cost: $25 per person (includes BBQ fare, beer, and wine)
    Advance registration is required.
  • Class of 2001
    7–10 p.m. Class Party at The Cellar
    Tyler Haynes Commons, lower level
    University of Richmond campus
    Featuring live music by Sloth Loves Chunk
    Cost: $30 per person (includes dinner, beer, and wine)
    Advance registration is required.
  • Classes of 2006 and 2011
    7–10 p.m. Class Party at Strangeways Brewing
    2277A Dabney Road, Richmond, VA
    Cost: $20 per person (includes BBQ fare and a cash bar)
    Advance registration is required.

Saturday, June 4

Meet and Greet with Dean Wendy Perdue
School of Law Atrium • 11 a.m.–noon
Visit with Dean Perdue and hear updates from the school, as well as insights on the future of legal education and how our law school is responding. Light refreshments will be available in an open house format. There is no charge for this event. Advance registration is requested.

University of Richmond Alumni Association Picnic*
Lakeview Lane (rain or shine)
Noon–2 p.m.
Join all alumni for a picnic on Lakeview Lane. This celebration features picnic fare, beverages, and plenty of children’s activities. This event is sponsored by the University of Richmond Alumni Association (URAA).
There is no charge for this event. Advance registration is required.

Reunion Committee Pre-Reception
by invitation only (will be mailed separately)
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA
6–7 p.m.
Reunion Committee members and their guests are invited to a special reception with Dean Wendy Perdue.

School of Law Reunion Dinner at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 N. Boulevard, Richmond, VA
7–9:30 p.m.
Join your classmates for a cocktail reception and reunion celebration dinner at the beautiful Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Alumni and their guests will be seated by class year at dinner. Attire is business or cocktail. Parking is complimentary in the museum parking deck. The cost is $50 per person. (Late registration cost is $75 per person — see registration form for deadlines).

*Events with an asterisk denote University-sponsored events for all UR alumni. All other events are sponsored by the School of Law.

Attire for reunion events is casual, unless otherwise noted.