Virtual Alumni Weekend 2021

Message from the president


Welcome to Virtual Alumni Weekend, where we celebrate lifelong friendships and a connection to the alma mater that spans generations. This year, though we are virtual, I hope you will feel an even deeper connection to Longwood as we look forward to coming years when we can be in person again.

There are many wonderful opportunities this weekend to participate—whether you are lacing up your running shoes or testing your Longwood knowledge with other trivia buffs. Have fun, connect with each other, and together let’s make the spirit of Longwood shine brighter than ever before. I hope you will enjoy our celebration of you and this great institution and that you will visit our beautiful campus in person sometime soon.

 

They were the best of times…

Relive the fashions, hairstyles, and hijinks of your college years. Remember favorite faculty and winning teams. See who lived up to their senior superlatives and marvel at the path you’ve taken since you graduated.

Virtual Race Photo


#LongwoodTogether Virtual Race

June 4-6 (All Weekend)

Lace up your sneakers and walk, run, jog, or roll with your fellow Lancers during the second annual #LongwoodTogether Virtual 5K & Mile Race! Race entry is free for all Longwood alumni, students, faculty and staff. It’s easy to participate, and you can register anytime throughout the weekend.

Register Now

Are you hydrated? Carb-loaded?

If so, it's time to stretch! Here is all you need to do:

  1. Print out your optional race day bib here - you don’t have to wear one, but you want to!
  2. Join the Virtual Alumni Weekend event on Facebook to cheer on your classmates who are participating.
  3. Walk, run, jog or roll anytime throughout the weekend, starting Friday, June 4 @ 8 a.m. through Sunday, June 6 @ 5 p.m.
  4. Track how long it took you to complete your course and upload your time on the Race Registration page under “Results”
  5. Take a photo of you crossing the ‘finish line’ and share it using #LongwoodTogether!

FRIDAY, JUNE 4


6:30 p.m.

2021 Alumni Awards Presentation

Tune in to see this year’s recipients as the Alumni Association Board of Directors uses this time to recognize the diverse talents, contributions, and accomplishments of Longwood alumni.

FRIDAY, JUNE 4


7:30 p.m.

#LongwoodTogether Trivia

Does 1997 seem like yesterday? Do you still have a pair of petal pushers tucked away in a closet? Will Blackwell always be the true dining hall?

Come together to test your knowledge, both general and Longwood-specific, during this year’s trivia contest! Featuring questions from each decade, it’s not just how well you know your own time on campus, but how well do you remember everyone else’s?

Grab a crimping iron, make a Jello mold, pour yourself a Baja Blast, and join the game on Facebook!


SATURDAY, JUNE 5


10 a.m.

Same Places, New Spaces

Join Louise Waller, vice president for administration and finance, as she takes attendees on a virtual tour of campus, detailing newly-opened buildings like Allen Hall and Upchurch University Center, as well as introducing exciting plans for future construction, including the highly-anticipated Joan Perry Brock Center.

SATURDAY, JUNE 5


Noon

Reflections on Fifty

Join the Class of 1971 Reunion Committee as they celebrate their fiftieth reunion by reminiscing and reflecting on the moments that made Longwood home all those years ago.

In Memoriam

Class of 1970 Class of 1971

SATURDAY, JUNE 5


3 p.m.

Color Wars

Go Green Class or Full-ahead Red? Regardless of who you’re throwing for, get ready to sling some virtual paint! Join us at 3pm on our Facebook page for Color Wars: Facebook style!

Lancers Assemble

SATURDAY, JUNE 5


7 p.m.

Charcuterie & Mixology Class

Join Brittany Wood Snyder ‘06 (@charcuterieboardsbybritt) and learn all the tricks and tips to create a picture-worthy Longwood-themed charcuterie board! After you have built your own snack board, Brittany is going to turn it over to Scott Smith ‘05, co-owner of Outer Banks Distilling for a behind-the-scenes tour of their facility…bonus, he’s teaching everyone how to make his favorite cocktail!

SATURDAY, JUNE 5


Golden Guava Daiquiri

  • 2 oz. Kill Devil Gold Rum
  • 2 oz. Guava juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • Lime juice

Bimini Twist

  • 2 oz. Kill Devil Silver Rum
  • Coconut water
  • Lime juice
  • ¾ oz. simple syrup
  • Splash of Angostura bitters

Charcuterie Board

  • Goat cheese log - plain or any flavor!
  • Manchego or aged white cheddar
  • Brie round or wedge
  • Sliced salami
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries or blackberries (or both!)
  • Dried fruit (like apricots and craisins)
  • Honey or ground mustard (or both!)
  • Olives or cornichons
  • Crackers of your choice

SATURDAY, JUNE 5


8 p.m.

Livestream Concert with Pat McGee ‘95

Grab a drink and your newly-created charcuterie board to tune in for a special virtual jam session with Longwood musical legend Pat McGee ‘95.


SUNDAY, JUNE 6


10 a.m.

Memorial Service

Join Josh Blakely, Longwood’s director of Brock Experiences, for a short memorial and moment of silence in honor of all that we have lost this past year.

In Remembrance


SAVE THE DATE


Mark your calendar now for June 3-5, 2022, because next year’s Alumni Weekend will be one for the record books! We’re planning a bigger, better—MEGA—reunion, and we’re looking forward to seeing you there! Stay tuned for details!

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