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2024 Spring Alumni Weekend

Aberdee Barn Steakhouse Captian Groovy's Roosters

Thursday, April 4

7:30 p.m.

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

Based on the beloved animated movie from 20th Century Fox, Anastasia is both a heartwarming and heart-wrenching dive into one of history’s biggest unanswered questions: what happened to Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov? Including classic songs from the motion picture like “Journey to the Past” and “Once Upon a December”, Anastasia explores one determined girl’s journey to find home, love, and family as she discovers who she was and embraces who she is meant to be.

Anastasia is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

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Friday, April 5

5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Alumni Gathering @ Shorebreak Pizza & Taphouse
2941 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Pizza provided and alumni receive 1 complimentary drink ticket each.

6:30 p.m.

Goode Center 5th Year Anniversary Celebration (by invitation only)
Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:00 p.m. Women’s Soccer Alumni Game 
Foster Field, Tassos Paphites Soccer Complex
8:00 p.m.

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

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Saturday, April 6

Alumni Games

9:00 a.m. Alumni Field Hockey Birdsong Field
10:00 a.m. Women's Soccer Alumni Meet and GreetTrinder Center, Tassos Paphites Soccer Complex
10:30 a.m. Alumni Volleyball TowneBank Arena, Jane P. Batten Student Center
11:00 a.m. Alumni Men's Soccer Foster Field, Tassos Paphites Soccer Complex
9:45 a.m.

Dedication Reception Celebrating the Lawrence D. Hultgren Atrium
Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Lobby

Join us for a reception celebrating Dr. Lawrence "Larry" Hultgren and his 55 years of dedicated service to our Marlin family.


11:00 a.m.

Philosophy Lecture with Dr. Larry Hultgren
Blocker Auditorium

Reflections on Philosophy: 55 Years in the Making, Part 2
Don’t miss the opportunity to join Dr. Hultgren for a continuation of his wildly
popular lecture reflecting on his 55 years of teaching philosophy at VWU.  

Reserve your spot!   Watch Live

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Marlin Family Picnic
Adjacent to Birdsong Field

The Marlin community of alumni, parents, students, and friends mingle, eat and celebrate VWU Alumni returning to campus!

  • Live entertainment from ASTRO DJ
  • Picnic-style Lunch – Sodexo service until 2 p.m.
    Tickets sales at event; Students use meal swipe
  • Hoffman Beverage Tent- Alcohol service until 3 p.m.
  • Cotton candy, Face Painting and Bounce House for the Kids
  • Reunion Tent
  • Operation Gratitude:  Marlins Say "Thank You" to All Who Serve
    sponsored by Wesleyan Engaged
1:00 p.m.

Softball vs. Guilford College (double-header/3:00 p.m.)
Broyles Field

1:00 p.m.

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Averett University
Birdsong Field

1:00 p.m.

Alumni Healthcare Professions Panel Discussion
Greer Environmental Sciences Center, 255

Register to Attend

1:15 p.m.

Scroll Signing Celebration and Faculty-Staff Meet & Greet
Reunion Tent

Members of the classes of 1974 and 1999 are invited to add their signature to the University Scroll in commemoration of their 25th and 50th commencement anniversaries.

Following the scroll signing, mingle and celebrate with former and current beloved Virginia Wesleyan faculty and staff members. We will recognize the professors retiring in 2024, including Clay Drees, Patrick Goold, Larry Hultgren and Sharon Swift.

2:00 p.m.– 3:30 p.m. 

Earth and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies Student and  Alumni Social 
Greer Environmental Sciences Center Rooftop

Alumni who took courses in Earth and Environmental Sciences and Environmental Studies are invited to join the EES/ENVS Student and Alumni Social event on Saturday April 6 from 2:30-3:30 pm on the Greer Environmental Sciences Rooftop. Bring your favorite cookies or just bring your tastebuds for a potluck cookie contest. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. Families and children are welcome. RSVP at this link by April 1. Email Prof. Elizabeth Malcolm with questions (


3:00 p.m.

Hollywood, Teach Us to Pray
Clarke Hall 118

VWU Professors Terry Lindvall and Stu Minnis examine prayer on the big screen in a newly released documentary film.

Register to Attend

8:00 p.m.

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

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Sunday, April 7

1:00 p.m.

Softball vs. Averett University (double-header/3:00 p.m.)
Broyles Field

2:00 p.m.

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

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