Homecomings 2020: October 19–24

While we wish we could be celebrating this annual tradition with you in person, the Alumni Association is bringing Homecomings to your home this year! Join us online for a week of virtual programs to connect with fellow alumni and celebrate the University. Please note that many events have limited attendance and/or require registration.

All times are Eastern Time

Homecomings is sponsored by:

GEICO Alumni Discount

UVA Bookstores logo

Friday, October 23

Co-founders of W&P, Josh Williams (Col '08) and Eric Prum (Col '08)

5 p.m. — Wahoo Wind Down: A Virtual Happy Hour with W&P

Co-founders of W&P, Josh Williams (Col ’08) and Eric Prum (Col ’08), will mix up a specialty drink for this virtual happy hour and share the story of the company (spoiler: it all started on Grounds!) So grab your cocktail kit and join us for an evening of cocktails and conversation! (Registrants will receive a special discount for a W&P Virtual Happy Hour Cocktail Kit!)

Register for Wahoo Wind Down: A Virtual Happy Hour with W&P

Bingo cards

8 p.m. — Online Bingo Night

Join fellow UVA alumni for one of our most popular traditions as you play to win fun prizes, including gift cards to local Charlottesville businesses, the UVA Bookstore, and more. Space is limited), so please RSVP by 5:00 PM on Friday, October 23 to ensure that you receive a unique bingo card and access to the Zoom call. Bingo cards and invitations to the Zoom call will be sent following the RSVP deadline.

Register for Bingo Night

Saturday, October 24

Yoga on the Lawn

9 a.m. — Yoga on the Lawn

Produced in partnership with the Contemplative Sciences Center

Spend a relaxing and mindful morning on the Lawn with alumna Benita Mayo (Col  ’88), as she guides you through a yin yoga practice.

Register for Yoga on the Lawn

Cavalier Countdown

7:15 p.m. — Cavalier Countdown

Produced by the Office of Engagement in partnership with the Virginia Athletics Foundation and Virginia Athletics

Join UVA Clubs for a virtual pre-game event before the Virginia Cavaliers take on the Miami Hurricanes! This week Wahoos are joined by special guest and former Virginia football standout, Shawn Moore (Col ’90, Parent ’15). Shawn was UVA’s quarterback from 1988–1990, a Heisman trophy finalist, ACC Player of the Year, and a First Team All-American before his career with the NFL. Lo Davis (Col ’91), Associate Director at the Virginia Athletics Foundation, will lead the conversation, and guests will have an opportunity to ask questions. Turn your Zoom camera on and show your Wahoo spirit for a chance to win a signed football by Coach Bronco Mendenhall!

Register for Cavalier Countdown

Aerial shot of Scott Stadium

8 p.m. — UVA vs. Miami Football Game

Game will be televised on the ACC Network.

On-Demand Sessions

Guys in Ties

Guys in Ties: Homecomings Edition Podcast Release

Do you love everything UVA sports? Hosted by alumni Robert Elder (Com ’17) and Dustin Jones (Educ ’18), this special podcast episode of Guys in Ties will feature the best (and worst!) moments of Homecomings games past. Subscribe wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts, including Apple and Spotify!

Listen to the Guys in Ties Podcast here

National Park Virtual Tours

Missed your travels this summer? Visit a National Park from the comfort of your home or workplace! Join Darius Nabors (Col ’07) for virtual tours of Shenandoah, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton National Parks with 360 photos from his recent travels.


Singers on the steps of the Rotunda

Rotunda Sing: An a cappella encore

The Rotunda Sing kicks off the fall semester with an incredible a cappella showcase each year. Enjoy this encore virtual performance of student talent for a night to remember!

Watch the Rotunda Sing

Larry Sabato

Sabato’s Crystal Ball: America Votes

Join Larry Sabato (Col ’74) and the Crystal Ball team every Thursday through Election Day for Sabato’s Crystal Ball: America Votes, a free weekly webinar and podcast series. They and some of the nation’s top political experts will break down the 2020 presidential and congressional elections. Produced in partnership between the Center for Politics and the UVA Office of Engagement.  Registration not needed to participate.

Watch Sabato’s Crystal Ball

Goodnight Cavaliers book cover

Storytime with Catherine Davis (Col ’99) and Traci Thompson (Col 99)

Hosted in partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences

Alumnae authors, Catherine Jennings Davis (Col ’99) and Traci Shirley Thompson (Col ’99) will host a virtual reading of their children’s book, Goodnight Cavaliers.

Storytime link coming soon!

Book cover of Cate’s Magic Garden

Storytime with Sam Smith (Col ’98)

Hosted in partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences

Alumna author, Samantha Steiger Smith (Col ’98) will host a virtual reading of her children’s book, Cate’s Magic Garden, followed by a craft time, ideal for children ages 3–8. Please register for more information about craft materials!

Storytime link coming soon!

Malcom Stewart and Josh Leidy are ready to cook up some tasty dishes

Quarantine Kitchen

Looking for a new recipe for your at-home tailgate this weekend? Join Josh Leidy (Educ ’17) and Malcolm Stewart (Batten ’18), Director and Vice Director of the Post-Grad Trustees, in the kitchen as they cook up buffalo chicken dip, super stacked nachos, and a vegetable platter!

Watch Quarantine Kitchen

Alumni Athletes Roundtable

Hosted in partnership with the Virginia Athletics Foundation

Calling all ’Hoos superfans! Founder of Streaking the Lawn, Brian Leung (Col ’05, Law ’08)will host an engaging, lighthearted conversation with alumni athletes to discuss the magic behind UVA Football. Panelists include Luke Bowanko (Col ’13), Ahmad Hawkins (Col ’09), Patrick Kerney (Col ’99), Billy McMullen (Col ’03), Heath Miller (Col ’05), and Herman Moore (Col ’91). Hear about their journey as students and the moments that make them proud to be a Wahoo.

Watch the Alumni Athletes Roundtable

For more events happening during Homecomings week and beyond, please see the full Alumni, Parents and Friends calendar.