Homecomings 2020

Thanks for joining us for UVA Virtual Homecomings! See the list of On-Demand Sessions below to watch any of the events you missed live. You can also see the full Alumni, Parents & Friends calendar to stay connected.

Homecomings is sponsored by:

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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.

Watch Storytime with Catherine Davis and Traci Thompson

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!

Watch Storytime with Sam Smith

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

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

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!)

Watch Wahoo Wind Down

Yoga on the Lawn

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.

Watch Yin Yoga on the Lawn