Virtual Homecoming and Family Weekend
October 2 - 4, 2020
Connecting to Tradition
Our Virtual Homecoming and Family Weekend officially begins today!
Marlin pride on campus is evident everywhere. And while Homecoming traditions like our annual FinFest tailgate and athletics events will certainly be missed, this year’s virtual celebration provides Marlins near and far with the chance to connect and engage in new and exciting ways.

The weekend’s virtual events include the Marlin 5k, our 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off, campus tours, a pub trivia night, and a special 50th anniversary celebration for the Class of 1970. The fine and performing arts will showcase virtual exhibits along with musical and theatrical performances during the Marlin Fringe Festival. Our Esports team will offer an exhibition game for alumni.

There’s something for everyone. Join us!
Marlin Spirit Day
October 2
Start the weekend with Marlin Spirit Day today, October 2! Marlins everywhere are encouraged to sport their favorite Virginia Wesleyan gear—from shirts to coffee mugs. Be sure to snap a photo and share it using the hashtag #MarlinSpiritDay. 
Homecoming Events for Students
VWU's "Off the Hook" sponsors events for current students on campus. From a "Life at Wesleyan" photo contest to paint parties and a Marlin kickball homerun derby, students will have many ways to stay active on campus.
Class of 1970 Virtual Class Reunion
October 2, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan's first graduating class, the Class of 1970, will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a virtual class reunion on Zoom.

Marlin Fringe Festival
October 2-4
The Arts at VWU join the Homecoming and Family Weekend fun with an explosion of creative energy by students, alumni and faculty, and a showcase of campus art galleries and performance spaces. We may not hear the applause or enjoy the crush of crowded venues, but at Virginia Wesleyan, not even a pandemic can stop the arts!

All events may be viewed on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network and virtual tours of the Britton and Sheaks galleries are available continuously throughout the weekend.  

Virtual VWU Marlin 5K
October 2-4
Anytime during Homecoming and Family Weekend, grab your friends and family for the virtual VWU Marlin 5K! Whether you like to walk, run or skip, this is a great way to get outside and stay active during a stressful time. Get in the groove during your 5K by listening to our Homecoming & Family Weekend playlist on Spotify!

Registration includes VWU swag and a downloadable race bib and finisher certificate. Every registration is donated to the Student Life & Learning Fund for COVID-19 relief for current Marlins. 
VWU Chili Cook Off
October 3, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
Yes, we're even going virtual for the 4th annual Chili Cook-Off! Don your apron and tout your culinary skills in hopes of being crowned the Grand Chili Champion of 2020! Be sure to check out the official rules.
Virtual Pub Trivia Night
October 3, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Test your knowledge and earn prizes in a friendly competition of Pub Night Trivia! Join fellow VWU Alumni and Friends to see if you and/or your class decade will take the crown! 
Event registration is free and open to VWU Alumni, family, and friends.
Ask Me Anything: Sunday Coffee Edition
October 4, 10:00 a.m.
VWU President Scott D. Miller will answer your questions from the Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. Hosted by 2005 graduate Jason Seward, Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Operational Management at the University.
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