Signature Events for Alumni & Friends at Longwood

The Office of Alumni and Career Services is dedicated to providing exciting events for alumni, friends and families to celebrate and reminisce with classmates whether at on-campus or regional events. Throughout the year we will continually update this page when more information becomes available about each event. 



Ring Ceremony

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Putting your college class ring on your finger for the first time is an important and symbolic moment, and Longwood's recently revived Ring Ceremony marks the occassion with the emotional richness it deserves.

The day before the ceremony, staff from the alumni office places all rings in a treasure chest designed and decorated by members of Chi and Princeps. The chest remains in the Rotunda overnight under the watchful eye of Joanie. During the ceremony the next day, studnets are presented their rings as they hear from Longwood's president, and the president and vice president of the Alumni Board. Following the ceremony, students and their guests are invited to a luncheon with the Alumni Board of Directors.

"The ceremony is a time for juniors and their families to celebrate receiving their Longwood class rings, which are a lasting symbol of Longwood and a reminder of exciting and meaningful years spent on campus." -Ryan Catherwood, assistant vice president for alumni and career services

Alumni Weekend 2019

May 31 - June 2, 2019

Unlike reunion events that focus on a single class, Alumni Weekend has a broader focus and connects alumni across decades, providing opportunities for affinity groups and class reunions. 

The three-day celebration, held the weekend after Memorial Day, includes comprehensive programming including: faculty talks, mini-reunions for campus organizations, an alumni version of Color Wars, decade specific receptions, and so much more! Relax and celebrate old and new friendships while scuplting a truly personal experience.


*Blocks of rooms at local hotels have been reserved and codes will be released when registration opens.

Receive event updates, reconnect with friends, and see pictures from last year's celebration by joining our Alumni Weekend Facebook group!

Joan of Arc Celebration

Fall 2019

The Joan of Arc Celebration is a new unique, signature event to the annual calendar where we honor classes that have already celebrated their 50th reunion. The Joan of Arc Celebration will provide a unique opportunity to spend time with classmates, enjoy a welcome back at the Farmville Train Station, and Family Style dining in Blackwell Ballroom. 

Dates for Fall 2019 will be released soon!


Welcome to the City

August 2019

Adjusting to life after graduation in a new city can be an intimidating experience. Getting settled in a new job in addition to locating the best places to exercise, shop, or get a great meal can be a challenge.

That's where Welcome to the City events come in!

Held each August in Virginia's three largest metro areas (Richmond, Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads), Welcome to the City events are happy hour socials designed to bring together Longwood's newest graduates with alumni already established in the area. The events not only help new graduates meet members of their local alumni networks but also get inside information on their new city.

Crowd at a regional alumni event