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Homecoming & Family Weekend

Wednesday, October 4

All Day

Marlin Spirit Day

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Wesleyan Wednesday – Singles Mingle
MIX IT UP

Friday, October 6

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Homecoming Parade
Line the sidewalks to watch an array of participants from student organizations, clubs and athletic teams to a faculty and staff pet parade.

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

VWU Friday Night Flights - Annual Alumni Social
Shorebreak Pizza, Sports and Billiards
Appetizers on us! Exclusive beverage deals for all Alumni and their guests courtesy of co-owner JB Maas ’01

7:30 p.m.

Homecoming Performing Arts Showcase Hofheimer Theatre
Join us for a presentation of performances by all areas of the Performing Arts!

9:00 p.m.

Homecoming Dance
Marlin Students celebrate Homecoming

Saturday, October 7

9:00 a.m.

Greer Environmental Sciences Center (GESC) Tours
Our newest state-of-the-art facility

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Betty S. Rogers Track and Field Center Dedication
Reception and ribbon cutting ceremony (invitation only)

11:00 a.m.

Hollins University vs. Volleyball Donald M. Forsyth Court

11:30 a.m.

Graduates for Growth: Class of 2017 Tree Planting Ceremony
A tree planting to honor and recognize the Class of 2017's tree-mendous efforts in raising scholarship funds for rising-seniors through the Senior Class Gift Campaign

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Homecoming Tailgate Trinder Center Lawn
Alumni, faculty, students, family and friends celebrate Homecoming!

Reunion Groups Special Offer

1:00 p.m.

Inaugural Chili Cook Off
Divisions available for Alumni, Faculty/Staff, Family/ Friends and Students to show off their culinary skills. Division and Grand Champion awards will be given.

1:00 p.m.

Eastern Mennonite University vs. Field Hockey Birdsong Field

1:00 p.m.

Randolph College vs. Women’s Soccer Foster Field

1:45 p.m.

NCAA Division III Softball Champions Ring Ceremony Foster Field 
Haltime ceromony held during the VWU women's soccer game.

3:30 p.m.

Randolph College vs. Men’s Soccer Foster Field

7:30 p.m.

Homecoming Performing Arts Showcase Hofheimer Theatre
Join us for a presentation of performances by all areas of the Performing Arts!

Alumni Games

9:00 a.m.

Women’s Lacrosse Birdsong Field

10:00 a.m.

Baseball Kenneth R. Perry Field

12:00 p.m.

Softball Marlins Field

3:30 p.m.

Men's Lacrosse Birdsong Field

Sunday, October 8

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Interdenominational Worship Service Monumental Chapel

10:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Brunch Boyd Dining Center
Marlin students