Cheers to you, Class of 2019!

The Senior Toast joins the ranks of beloved Longwood occasions at this year’s inaugural event on Friday, May 10. The evening honors the Class of 2019 as they celebrate memories and new beginnings, with their alumni guests of honor welcoming them to the Lancer alumni family.

With each speaker hand-selected by the Class of 2019, seniors and alumni will experience a brief ceremony of reflection, laughs and inspiration, concluding with citizen leadership graduation cords being bestowed to the graduates. Afterward we will gather to celebrate in style as seniors close one chapter and begin a new.

We can’t wait to see you Friday, May 10, at 4:30 P.M.

Friday, May 10
Soza Ballroom, Upchurch

4:30 - 10 P.M.

4:30 Cocktail Hour
• Gather with Longwood faculty and staff to say thank you, good luck and see you later!

5:45 Ceremony
• Get some inspiration, relive memories and maybe get a little emotional as you are welcomed into life as an alum. Receive a graduation cord representing citizen leadership to commemorate your past and future accomplishments.

6:30 Reception
• Enjoy dinner, dancing and a true toast with your classmates and alumni friends.


Please contact the Office of Alumni and Career Services with any additional questions.

They can be reached at (434) 395-2044 or alumni@longwood.edu.

Who will toast 2019?

The speakers were all nominated and voted on by the senior class. Speakers for this year’s toast include:

Cecil Hayes and Sadie Hodges, a pair of Class of 2019 emcees for the evening

Dustyn Hall, a Class of 2018 alum, to give an authentic glimpse into the first year of “adulting”

Dr. Jake Milne and Jeff Halliday, two faculty members, to share words of wisdom, encouragement and reflection

President W. Taylor Reveley IV to honor all your accomplishments so far and all those to come

Ready to register?

To register for the Toast, please call the Office of Alumni and Career Services at 434-395-2044.

FAQ

When and where?
Friday, May 10
Cocktail hour at 4:30 p.m. on Chichester Patio
Ceremony at 5:30 in the Soza Ballroom of Upchurch University Center
Celebration to follow with food, dancing and a champagne toast

Who are the speakers?
The speakers will all be nominated and voted on by the senior class. Categories for the speakers include:
• A pair of Class of 2019 emcees, or hosts, for the evening
• A Class of 2018 alum to give an authentic glimpse into the first year of post-grad life
• A faculty and staff speaker to share words of wisdom, encouragement and reflection

Who is invited?
Graduating seniors from the Class of 2019 and their special alumni guests

Why should I bring an alum?
This is a time in your life you can never repeat. Inviting a special alum in your life—whether it’s grandma from the Class of 1961 or your mentor from the Class of 2018 or anyone in between—lets them celebrate your accomplishments and welcome you to the alumni family.

How should I register?
To register for the Toast, please call the Office of Alumni and Career Services at 434-395-2044.

What should I wear?
It’s fun to get dressed up! Plan to wear something that feels like you’re celebrating—like your Sunday best or cocktail attire.

Where should we park?
Shuttles will be provided between campus and Lancer Park, Longwood Village, The Landings and the Sunchase Apartment Complex. Parking for alumni will be available in the Wheeler Lot on Griffin Street.

Do I have to be 21 to attend?
There is an actual toast at the “reception” part of the evening, as well as an open bar. Only those of age will be served alcoholic drinks, but of course there will be other beverages available as well.

What if it rains?
The event will happen rain or shine; any outdoor events will be moved indoors.

Is there a place to stay?
For information about accommodations, please contact us at alumni@longwood.edu.

For more information
Please contact the Office of Alumni and Career Services with any additional questions. We can be reached at (434) 395-2044 or alumni@longwood.edu.