2020 Virtual Homecoming and Family Weekend

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Join the fun October 2-4


University News | September 25, 2020

Homecoming & Family Weekend is only days away, and Marlin spirit is building for the festivities scheduled for October 2-4. For the first time, virtual activities will engage Marlins near and far in this year’s unprecedented celebration.

Get ready to enjoy campus traditions such as Marlin Spirit Day, Chili Cook-Off  the Class of 1970 Reunion, and the Marlin Fringe Festival, as well as some new traditions such as the Virtual Marlin 5k and an Alumni Esports Exhibition!

Celebrate alongside fellow alumni, family, students, and staff by listening to our Homecoming & Family Weekend playlist on Spotify!

Join the fun October 2-4 and participate in this exciting lineup of events:

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

"Marlins Everywhere" Office Decorating Contest
All Week
Decorate your office in Marlin Pride and tag us on Facebook and Instagram to win!

Off the Hook Events for Current students
All Week
Check out the on-campus events sponsored by VWU's Off the Hook!


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

Marlin Spirit Day!
All Day
Show your Marlin Spirit and tag us on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #MarlinSpiritDay to win!

Neil Britton Art Gallery Virtual Exhibition
All Weekend
Watch Now

VWU Homecoming Marlin 5K Run/Walk
All Weekend
Pre-Register

Barclay, Modernity, and the Environment: Barclay Sheaks Gallery at 20 years
All Weekend
A virtual gallery tour with Art Historian and Professor of Art Dr. Joyce Howell
Watch Now

VWU 19th Golf Outing 
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Benefiting Softball, Men’s Lacrosse and Baseball
Cypress Point Golf Course

Campus Tour
2:00 p.m.
Livestream on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network

Class of 1970 Reunion
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Zoom

Juke Vox - Vox Vera Virtual Concert
7:30 p.m.
VWU's acapella group takes to the stage in a recorded concert event. Including songs like "Here it Goes Again," "When I Fall In Love," and "Anywhere with You is Home."
Livestream on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network

Blue Marlin Productions
8:30 p.m.
Student filmmakers exhibit recent work developed in the spring.
Livestream on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

Neil Britton Art Gallery Virtual Exhibition
All Weekend
Watch Now

VWU Homecoming Marlin 5K Run/Walk
All Weekend
Pre-Register

Barclay, Modernity, and the Environment: Barclay Sheaks Gallery at 20 years
All Weekend
A virtual gallery tour with Art Historian and Professor of Art Dr. Joyce Howell
Watch Now

Chili Cook-Off
12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Facebook and Instagram
Marlin Chili Recipe Cookbook
Guest appearance on VWU Alumni Facebook page: 4:00 p.m.

Trio Atomic Concert
1:30 p.m.
Dr. Jason Squinobal, Director of Instrumental Ensembles (Saxophone) is joined by VWU adjunct faculty and members of Virginia Symphony Orchestra Mike Laubach (Drums) and Will McPeters (Bass). Trio Atomic goes live with their new album, performed and recorded from the stage in the Joan and Macon Brock Theatre in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Listen Now

Alumni Games - Esports Competition: VWU v. Lander University
2:00 p.m.
Twitch

Alumni Spotlight
3:00 p.m.
Alumni from the Theatre Program reunite for special virtual, one-time only performances featuring original works, revisiting the classics, Alumni Hollywood Squares, and an Alumni vs. Current Student edition of Family Feud.
Livestream on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network

Fall Music Concert
4:30 p.m.
The Camerata Choir, VWU Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble are joined by Alumni, Faculty, and Special Guests. Includes music like "Would You Harbor Me," "I Wish," "This is Me," "Meditation from Thais," and more.
Livestream on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network

Virtual Pub Trivia Night
5:00-6:30 p.m.
Register Now
Zoom
Team up with classmates from your decade and compete against other classes to win a prize!
Try some of our Marlin inspired drinks!

Shorebreak Pizza & TapHouse
5:00-7:00 p.m.
POSTPONED - Date and Time TBD

The Virtual Stage
7:30 p.m.
VWU Theatre and Performing Arts students present new and original works, recorded and developed in a virtual environment. Celebrate the night with performances that will inspire the virtual audience to laugh and reflect on all that is "2020."
Livestream on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network

"A Virtual Homecoming"
9:00 p.m.
Students from the Fine and Performing Arts Department and the VWU ESports Team join forces to bring the Homecoming Dance to you! Join in the festivities from wherever you are in this one-night only event broadcast from the Joan and Macon Brock Theatre in the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Twitch

Haruspex
10:00 p.m.
Get comfortable and tuck yourself in with an original audio experience featuring "true-crime" style stories inspired by VWU campus places. Haruspex is spine-chilling fun and sure to get you ready for the Halloween season.
Livestream on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

Neil Britton Art Gallery Virtual Exhibition
All Weekend
Watch Now

VWU Homecoming Marlin 5K Run/Walk
All Weekend
Pre-Register

Barclay, Modernity, and the Environment: Barclay Sheaks Gallery at 20 years
All Weekend
A virtual gallery tour with Art Historian and Professor of Art Dr. Joyce Howell
Watch Now

Ask Me Anything with Dr. Scott D. Miller – Sunday Coffee Edition
10:00 a.m.
Livestream on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network

Non-Denominational Church Service
11:00 a.m.
Livestream on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network