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Alumnae Relations
Hollins University
P.O. Box 9629
Roanoke, VA 24020-1629
(540) 362-6498

#RallyforHollins #RacetoReunion

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Why are Alumnae Referrals Important?

Many of our best students are those referred to us by alumnae, and we encourage you to continue to strengthen the Hollins sisterhood. Watch this video to hear from current students how they heard about Hollins from alumnae.



Up to $1,000 for your referred student

If you make your referral before your prospect is admitted to Hollins, she will receive a $500 tuition scholarship. She can earn an additional $500 grant when she enrolls by visiting the Hollins campus through the Office of Admission.


Reasons to attend a women's college

12 Reasons to Attend a Women's College

Read these "12 Reasons to Attend a Women's College" to begin or continue a conversation with prospective students about Hollins.


Reasons to Attend Hollins

Share these 16 Reasons with a prospective student so she knows the benefits of a Hollins education.


Not sure how to talk about Hollins to a high school student?

Hollins is the place where they can:

  • discover their passion and ignite their creative mind with challenging academics
  • find a clear path to success through meaningful internships supported by alumnae
  • focus on leadership development through the Batten Leadership Institute
  • experience the world through a diverse community and affordable study abroad programs for students of all majors




Help a high school student find her next step at Hollins.


Rally for Hollins Climbs to Top

We challenged you to lace up your boots, put on your feather boa, tutu, and fairy wings and rally for Hollins by referring high school students to the Office of Admission. Alumnae hiked (virtually) up Tinker Mountain to help us reach our goal!

In support of the #RallyforHollins initiative, 101 referrals of high school students were received from alumnae September 1 through November 1, surpassing our goal of 100 referrals during this time! Thirty-three class years participated, from the class of 1953 to the class of 2014. Thanks to all alumnae who made this campaign a success!


Tinker Day Referral Hike

The Class of 1985 won the Tinker Day Referral Hike challenge by referring eight high school students!

They were followed closely by the Class of 1959 referring five students. The classes of 1969 and 2003 referred four students each. In addition we had seven class years, 1968, 1973, 1979, 2001, 2007, 2010, and 2012, who referred three students each. Thank you to all alumnae who joined the hike!


Race to Reunion Takes Off: Seeking 200 New Referrals

As a result of the success of the #RallyforHollins, a new challenge is on the rise for Reunion 2015 alumnae (class years ending in 0 or 5, and the class of 2013). In continuing support of the referral campaign, alumnae of all class years are encouraged to participate in the #RacetoReunion by referring a high school student of any age by May 30, 2015. Your goal: 200 new referrals. The Reunion class that refers the most students will be announced at the Reunion Celebration on Saturday, May 31, and win the Race.

Your referrals of talented students have a direct impact on both the quality and quantity of the next class of Hollins women. If your referral is received before the student is admitted to Hollins, she will receive a one-time, $500 scholarship. Encourage her to visit our beautiful campus, which could earn her an additional $500  Campus Visit Grant. We look forward to your assistance as we Race to Reunion.


Golden Rules of Alumnae Referrals

1. Let us do the work for you.

As an alumna, we need your valuable network and community connections to identify Hollins women for tomorrow. Support the Rally for Referrals by submitting contact information on behalf of the young women in your life, both near and far. Although she may share different interests or have a different background than you, provide her contact information and allow the Office of Admission to begin or continue the conversation about Hollins.

2. Know what matters.

Student name. Student address. Student's year of high school graduation. It's that simple; these are the bare necessities required to begin providing a student with Hollins information relevant to the timeline of her college search. The online referral form provides an easy platform to provide information, and allows the Office of Admission to follow up with you regarding this student as she continues in her college search. We welcome additional contact and background information to enhance our conversation with students.


3. Understand the significance of your gift to Hollins.
As an alumna, one of the most valuable gifts to your alma mater originates in sharing your Hollins experience with others. Providing alumnae referrals allows you the opportunity to support the financial health of your institution by driving tuition dollars, but it also allows you to assist in forming the Hollins sisterhood for tomorrow, the true heart of Hollins.


#RallyforHollins #RacetoReunion

Keep up with the progress of the referral campaigns on social media, and when you refer a student, be sure to post!


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