Remember those warm spring days on campus when every breeze that blew seemed to be just for you? Or perhaps those relaxing evenings out on the lawn, listening to music with your classmates? Maybe you miss some of your old professors and wish you could go back and listen to their lectures once again. You can experience that feeling on June 5-7, 2015, at the third annual Reunion Weekend at Hampden- Sydney. Last year's attendance nearly tripled from the year before, and the Alumni Office has been busy planning more events for this year's get-together.
Alumni whose graduating years end with 0s or 5s are invited back to campus for a series of receptions, dinners, live music, educational lectures, and a tennis tournament, among many other activities. Attendees can stay in the dorms or in local hotels. The full schedule for the weekend is available online at alumni.hsc.edu.
Starting Friday morning, the first event will be the annual golf tournament at The Manor, a challenging, 18-hole course built in 2007 just south of Farmville. All skill levels are welcome. Alumni can sign on as a foursome or as a single and be assigned to a team. The winning foursome will win a front-row tailgating spot in the Founder's Lot for the Homecoming game.
One can expect a bourbon, beer, and wine tasting featuring Hampden-Sydney brewers, distillers, and vintners Friday evening. This will be followed by a barbeque dinner at Chalgrove Point, where former students, faculty, and staff can enjoy a casual meal under the hardwoods by Chalgrove Lake.
A series of lectures is scheduled as part of this year's Summer College, which includes "War of Annihilation: The War in Europe" by Dr. James Frusetta; and "Lee at Antietam and the English Lord Who Saved the Union" by Cpt. Steven Knott '82, professor at the U.S. Army War College. For more information visit www.hsc.edu/Summer-College.
The 36th Annual Graves Thompson Tennis Challenge is scheduled for Saturday afternoon. The casual tournament has been played during the Reunion Weekend since 2013 and is open to everyone, including family, friends, faculty, and staff. The new tennis coach, Robert Bareford, will provide free tennis lessons to kids who want to play, and prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Luncheons with Hampden-Sydney coaches, campus tours, and visits to Sailor's Creek battlefield and High Bridge Trail are all planned options. There will also be a cocktail reception at Middlecourt and a band playing at the Watkins Bell Tower Saturday night. If your class year ends in 0 or 5 and you haven't received e-mail notifications, or if you have any questions, please visit alumni.hsc.edu or e-mail the alumni office at firstname.lastname@example.org.