Schedule of Events: Reunion 2022

Register for Reunion 2022

All events will be held in person only. In accordance with Hollins Culture of Care, masks will be required for indoor events with more than 50 attendees.

thursday, May 26

12 – 8 pm

Check-in and on-site registration
Make this your first stop to pick up your packet, name tag, and keys for campus housing. (For guests arriving after 8 pm, your keys will be at the security office located below the Botetourt Reading Room and near the Post Office.)
Cromer Bergman Alumnae House 

Friday, May 27

7:30 – 9:30 am

Breakfast
Moody Dining Hall

9 am – 8 pm

Check-in and on-site registration
Cromer Bergman Alumnae House

Relax with friends in your Class Lounge

Classes celebrating:

55th+ reunions First Floor Far East, NEFA Parlor
1970  Apartment Village
1971  East – N104 (changing room)
1972    First Floor Middle East, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office
1977        Tinker Game Room, First Floor
1970s Decade      Roanoke Times Room (Lower Level, Moody)
1982    West 130
1987    Tinker Lounge #1 (Second Floor)
1980s Decade   Commuter Lounge (Lower Level, Moody)
1992     Tinker Lounge #2 (Second Floor)
1997    Turner Lounge
1990s Decade       Intercultural Room (Lower Level, Moody)
2002  Tinker Coffee House, First Floor
2007    West 108
2000s Decade    West 102
2012  West 230
2017    West 208
2010s      West Study Bus
2020s        Student Apartment Village

10  – 11 am

Join a current student and alumna Suzy Mink ’74 for a walking tour of campus. All are welcome.
Meet on the Front Steps of Main

Morning Yoga with Adjunct Professor and Yoga Teacher Blacie Hunt (max 30 people)
(Preregistration event)
All levels welcome and encouraged to attend; limited mats are available, please consider bringing your yoga mat!
This session is full.
Meet on the lawn in front of the Wyndham Robertson Library

Student Apartment Village Tours
(Preregistration event)
Join Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kerry Edmonds for a walking tour of the newest buildings on campus.
This session is full.
Meet at the Theatre Parking Lot

11 am

Update from Nakeshia Williams, Ph.D., vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion
Hollins is continuously striving for an improved and inclusive liberal arts community. Learn more about Dr. Williams’ efforts to connect with students, faculty, and staff to provide programming and create new opportunities for deep, sustained, and institution-wide inclusive engagement and experiences. All are welcome.
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Niederer Auditorium

Update on graduate programs with Vice President for Graduate and Continuing Studies Steve Laymon, Ph.D.
Hollins has a unique portfolio of graduate programs, which are focused on the creative and liberal arts as well as teaching. We also have an exciting opportunity to expand our portfolio, to add new programs that speak to the needs of our students and the communities they call home.
Dana Science Building, Room 142

Noon – 1:30 pm

Honor Guard Lunch to commemorate the classes of 1970, 1971, and 1972 together with the classes of 1965, 1966, 1967, 1961, 1960, and 1959. (NOTE: This will include 50th reunion remarks.)
Botetourt Reading Room

Friday All Class Lunch
to celebrate all other classes with food, fun, and conversation. All are welcome.
Moody Dining Hall

1:15 pm

Are You Really Listening? Is Anyone Listening to You? Presented by Heather Toro Derrick, visiting lecturer in communication studies
Despite living in a world where technology creates instant and constant opportunities to connect, it seems we value getting our point across over listening in order to understand others. Learn why we’re losing our listening skills, what listening actually looks like, and what we can do to improve listening in our personal and professional lives. Hear from students who created a podcast called “Listening for Life” during this year’s J-Term semester. All are welcome.
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 119

Reconciliation: Campus Spaces Task Force Update
The task force has been working since Fall 2021 on the issue of reconsidering names of campus spaces. Join us for an overview of the issue and an update on recent developments. All are welcome at this event; sponsored by Reconciliation: Campus Spaces Task Force.
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Niederer Auditorium

Horseback riding
(Preregistration event)
This session is full.
Riding Center, Kirby Riding Ring

2:30 pm

iPhone Photography Class with Caroline Crawford Maryan ’70 (max 20 people)
(Preregistration event)
Join us for an iPhone photography class with Williamsburg-based travel photographer, Caroline Maryan. You’ll pick up tips and tricks to improve your iPhone photography and leave feeling inspired to use your mobile phone for more than a messaging device. Handouts with suggestions for ongoing practice will keep your learning on track.
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 119

Student Apartment Village Tours
(Preregistration event)
Join Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kerry Edmonds for a walking tour of the newest buildings on campus.
This session is full.
Meet at the Theatre Parking Lot

What do professors do on sabbatical?
Join John P. Wheeler Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Global Politics and Society Edward Lynch, Ph.D., for this engaging presentation.
Walk-ins welcome
Moody Center, Goodwin Private Dining Room

Where in the World do Hollins Students Go?
Join International Programs Director Ramona Kirsch to discover this and more.
Walk-ins welcome
Dana Science Building, Room 142

Provost Laura A. McLary, Ph.D., and Interim Associate Provost Darla Schumm, Ph.D. present: “Inflation, Green Turtles, and Families: A Preview of Summer Undergraduate Research”
Walk-ins welcome
Dana Science Building, Room 102

2:30 pm

Migrants, Monuments, Monasteries, Mothers, and Meows: Twenty-Four Years of Immersing Students in Greek Culture
Professors Christina Salowey and Christopher Richter have led Hollins students in immersive J-Term study in Greece since 1998. In this session they illustrate the ways they have built cultural experiences into their course (and the ways cultural experiences sometimes found the group) with highlights from different trips. They will explain how their pedagogy has evolved, including a preview of their upcoming January 2023 course, which will center around independent and collaborative student-research projects.
Walk-ins welcome
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Niederer Auditorium

Lemon Collage! Workshop with Associate Professor and Chair of the art department Elise Schweitzer  (max 20 people)
(Preregistration event)
This session is full.
Participants will make realistic and abstract collages of lemon trees, focusing on beautiful colors in gold and green against bright blue skies.
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 301

3:45 pm

Tennis Match
Join Director of Athletics Chris Kilcoyne and Ramona Kirsch (tennis enthusiast and Director for International Programs) for this fun afternoon. Please bring your tennis racket.
All are welcome.
Batten Tennis Center

Running and Exercise Clinic
Join Head Cross Country, Track and Field Coach Robert Sullivan Jr., for this fun clinic.
All are welcome.
Meet inside the Athletic Complex, Gymnasium 

Student Apartment Village Tours
(Preregistration event)
Join Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kerry Edmonds for a walking tour of the newest buildings on campus.
This session is full.
Meet at the Theatre Parking Lot

3:45 pm

Behind the Scenes of the Eleanor D. Wilson Museum
Come see what is happening at the museum; this event includes a tour of the Artist-in-Residence Works with Director and Curator Jenine Culligan.
All are welcome.
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Eleanor D. Wilson Museum

4:30 pm

Celebrate Your Connections
Do you have fond memories of the activities, athletic teams, or organizations that you belonged to while at Hollins? Have you made new friends online through Hollins social media groups? Celebrate connections and shared experiences as you meander from table to table at this informal reception that brings together alumnae/i who participated in ADA, athletics, Batten Leadership, dance, LGBTQ+, riding, SGA, and more. There’s even a table for Hollins Social Media Networks so online acquaintances can connect IRL (in real life). All are welcome.
Front Quad

6 – 8:30 pm

Decades Reception and Dinner
Join with your decades for a fun evening. Reminisce about shared traditions, exchange stories, catch-up with old friends, and make new ones. All are welcome.
’60s and ’70s will dine in Botetourt Reading Room
’80s and ’90s will dine in Ballator, Top Floor, Moody
’00s and ’10s will dine in Moody Dining Hall

9 – 10:30 pm

Silent Disco Party
Continue conversations over beer, wine, and snacks or dance to the beat of your own music on wireless headphones. Unlike previous concerts you’ve attended in the Rat, during this event the DJ will be broadcasting music through a radio transmitter and wireless headphones will be provided. Guests without headphones will hear no music, giving the effect of a room full of people dancing to nothing. All are welcome for this unique, sure-to-be-memorable Disco Party.
Rathskeller


Saturday, May 28

7:30 – 9:30 am

Breakfast
Moody Center

8:30 – 9:15 am

Morning Yoga with Adjunct Professor and Yoga Teacher Blacie Hunt (max 30 people)
(Preregistration event)
All levels welcome and encouraged to attend; limited mats are available, please consider bringing your yoga mat!
This session is full.
Meet on the lawn in front of the Wyndham Robertson Library

9:45 am

Rock the Quad Alumnae/i Celebration
Marking the official kick-off of our milestone celebrations, all classes will gather for a reimagined parade and celebration of this year’s reunion classes. March with your classmates to music of the era then pose for your class photo amid the cheering crowd. This high-energy, outdoor event will include a welcome from President Mary Dana Hinton along with recognition of award winners and gifts to the Hollins Fund. Tables will be reserved for each class.
Front Quad

12 pm

Tinker Day Lunch
Inspired by the Tinker Day picnic, the menu brings back favorite flavors from the past and offers healthy fare too. No mountain climbing required for this fried chicken and Tinker cake.
Front Quad

2 pm

Hollins Today: Imagining a Community of Learning, Belonging, Love, and Justice (Part I)
Alumnae/i often return to Hollins with not only a desire to revisit the past, but also a curiosity to better know and understand the present. Join us for a program that weaves together a variety of conversations about Hollins today. You’ll get to hear more from President Mary Dana Hinton during a candid conversation with Tiffany Marshall Graves ’97. Nakeshia Williams, vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion, will moderate a discussion with current students. Plus, you’ll meet several of the dedicated Hollins leaders who keep your alma mater moving cautiously forward with optimism, resilience, strength, and imagination. All are welcome.
Jessie Ball duPont Chapel

3:15 pm

Hollins Today:  Meet and Greet Hollins Leaders and Current Students (Part II)
Chat on the chapel lawn with Hollins leaders who are an integral part of Hollins day-to-day operations. Whether they’re facilitating strong alumnae/i partnerships, building an inclusive community, recruiting prospective students, fostering a sense of belonging, or directing abroad and athletic programs, their work makes Hollins the place it is today. Drop by and introduce yourself to Ashley Browning (Admission), Ramona Kirsch (study abroad), Patty O’Toole (dean of students), Nakeshia Williams (diversity, equity, and inclusion), Jeffrey White (career services), Chris Kilcoyne (athletics), and the Hollins Alumnae Board among others. All are welcome.
Lawn of Jessie Ball duPont Chapel

4 pm

Filming Hope of Escape: Empowering the Historical Voices of Black Women and Connecting Communities
Professor Amy Gerber-Stroh will discuss her current film project and how the journey to learn about her ancestor’s escape from slavery highlights the need for more diverse stories about Black women in the 19th century.
Walk-ins welcome.
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Niederer Auditorium 

From Representation to Reconciliation: How Knowing an Accurate History Can Bring Healing
Join Brittney Flowers ’17 as she shares her research that began in 2016 on the history of enslavement on the Hollins campus. That process shaped her identity, worldview, and even her faith. Sponsored by the Working Group on Slavery and its Contemporary Legacies.
All are welcome.
Bradley, Talmadge Recital Hall

“Werewolves, Mummies, and Vampires, Oh My!”: How Hammer Horror Films Can Teach You How to Read a Film. Presented by Director of the Writing Center Brent Stevens, Ph.D.
In 1957, England’s Hammer released The Curse of Frankenstein starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. The success of this film launched a new wave of horror films that Hammer surfed to success until the mid-1970s. Although low budget, these films are intricately designed and offer an opportunity to learn about both the language of film and how horror mirrors the fears and desires of the society in which it is produced. So, pack some garlic and join us for a lively discussion. You’ll be fangful you came.
Babcock Auditorium, Dana Science Building

Creative Writing Workshop with Associate Professor Jessie Van Eerden (max 12 people)
(preregistration event)
This event is full.
Richard Wetherill Visual Arts Center, Room 119

Student Apartment Village Tours
(Preregistration event)
Join Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Kerry Edmonds for a walking tour of the newest buildings on campus.
This session is full.
Meet at the Theatre Parking Lot

6:30 pm

Quintessential Summer Reception
Front Quad

7:30 pm

Dinner and Live Entertainment on Front Quad
Watch the sun set over West and join Hollins alumnae/i and guests for an evening of food and drinks with live music performed by The Domino Band, a high-energy horn band based in Roanoke, Virginia, specializing in Classic R&B, Soul, and Old-School Funk! If you enjoy Al Green, Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, Marvin Gaye, Kool and the Gang, and other R&B-influenced artists of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and today, you’ll love The Domino Band, graciously sponsored by Hazel Bernard ’76 and Debbie Meade ’76.
Front Quad

10 pm

Freya walks in honor of reunion
Front Quad


Sunday, May 29

7:30 – 9:30 am

Breakfast
Moody Dining Hall

9 am

The chapel bells will ring and the chapel will be open for a time of remembrance and gratitude.
The Meditation Chapel will be open for those wishing for a quiet place to reflect.

11 am

Commencement for the Class of 2020
Front Quad
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