2021 Homecoming and Family Weekend

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Join us for a weekend of fall fun and festivities October 1-3

University News | September 24, 2021

Homecoming & Family Weekend is only days away and Marlin spirit is everywhere on campus. Join us for this exciting lineup of events:


All Day
Marlin Spirit Day

Get in the Marlin spirit by sporting your Marlin gear and decorating your workspace, room, cars (even your pets and babies!) in all things Virginia Wesleyan. Alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to don hats, shirts, mugs, scarves, blankets, diplomas and more, and share photos on social media with the hashtag #marlinspiritday.

8:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. 
20th Annual Virginia Wesleyan University Golf Outing
Cypress Golf Course

12:00 p.m.
Parents Council New Members Luncheon, Fall Business Meeting, and President’s Reception
By Invitation Only

5:00 p.m.
Annual Marlin Alumni Social

Join us at ShoreBreak Pizza & TapHouse. APPETIZERS on us! Exclusive BEVERAGE DEALS for all alumni and their guests courtesy of co-owner JB Maas ’01.
2941 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach

9:00 p.m.
Homecoming Dance
Marlin students celebrate Homecoming


9:00 a.m.
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
By Invitation Only

11:00 a.m.
Homecoming FinFest

Marlin Way
Traditions continue for the Marlin community with our annual tailgate celebrating Homecoming and Family Weekend! You can purchase meal and beverage tickets on site to enjoy a delicious picnic style lunch from Sodexo and beverages from Hoffman Beverage. Purchase refreshments and desserts from Kona Ice and Astro Concessions Funnel Cakes. Mingle with your favorite faculty members while the kiddos enjoy the inflatables. Astro DJ will keep the party going with great music.

** Bring non-perishable canned donations for a 1/2 priced meal ticket. Marlin Athletes are participating in the ODAC conference-wide canned good competition. Support your Marlins and community with your contribution.

11:00 a.m.
Volleyball vs. Ferrum College

TowneBank Arena, Jane P. Batten Student Center

12:00 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Bridgewater College

Birdsong Field

Homecoming Court Ceremony (Halftime during Field Hockey Game, approximately 12:30)
Birdsong Field
VWU has introduced the crowning of the Marlin Majesty to encourage inclusivity. Who will be crowned this years Marlin Majesty? Join us at Birdsong Field to find out!

5th Annual Chili Cook Off
Marlin Way
Tasting and Award presentation. Register here to enter your famous chili creation.

1:45 p.m.
National Championship Softball Team Ring Ceremony
 (Prior to women’s Soccer game)
Foster Field, Trinder Center

2:00 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Guilford College

Foster Field, Trinder Center

2:30 p.m.
Toast to the National Champions

Marlin Way
Gather at the Hoffman Beverage truck toraise a toast to the 2021 VWU national championship softball team!

4:00 p.m.
Arts Showcase

Henry and Eleanor Watts Lobby, Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center
Performances by all areas of the Performing Arts!

4:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Randolph College

Foster Field, Trinder Center


11:15 a.m.

Kenneth R. Perry Field, TowneBank Park

11:30 a.m.

Tom and Betty Broyles Field, TowneBank Park

2:00 p.m.
Men’s Lacrosse

Birdsong Field

4:00 p.m.
Women’s Lacrosse

Birdsong Field


11:00 a.m.
Homecoming Worship: A Christian Service:

Heritage United Methodist Church
815 Baker Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Join us for our traditional Sunday service at Heritage United Methodist Church led by Chaplain Kotosha Griffin.