Darden Alumni Reunion: 24-26 April 2015


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Reunion 2015 dates

An unforgettable weekend awaits you. Spend time with old friends and beloved faculty. Experience Darden’s world-class hospitality and fabulous food. Attend class parties on and off Grounds, meet friends under the tent at the Foxfield Horse Races, dance to live music at the Gala and enjoy other scheduled events. 

We will welcome back to Grounds the classes ending in 0s and 5s, in addition to the 2014 MBA, MBA for Executives and Global MBA for Executives classes. Abbott Society members (1957-64), who have celebrated their 50th Reunion in past years, are all welcome. 

Who’s Coming?

Reunion registration opens in January. In the meantime, please fill out the straw poll* and let your classmates know if you plan to attend Reunion. Check the Who’s Coming page to find your classmates. *You will be required to log in. If you have not already established your alumni account, please reference the instructions on the Save the Date e-mail that you received or contact Darden Alumni Services. If you already set up your account, please use your preferred e-mail address to log in.

Travel and Accommodations

Make your travel plans and accommodations reservations early. Reunion weekend is a busy time in Charlottesville due to Foxfield weekend, weddings and other reunions. A variety of hotel blocks have been reserved for your convenience. The nearest airports include Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO), Richmond Airport (RIC), Dulles International (IAD) and Reagan National (DCA).               

Complimentary Child Care and Family Events

Darden is pleased to offer complimentary child care for children older than two weeks and younger than 11 years at a licensed child care facility near Grounds. Child care is available on Friday and Saturday evening and space is limited so register early. The Darden Barbecue and Field Day on Saturday is family-friendly and includes face painting, moon bounces and more to entertain your children while you enjoy time with friends.

Weekend Schedule

On Friday, enjoy lunch followed by engaging case discussions with favorite faculty, followed by the welcome cocktail reception and class-specific dinners on and off Grounds. Saturday begins with breakfast, Dean’s State of the School Address and several afternoon options including the Darden Barbecue and Field Day, Foxfield Races or Monticello tour. The evening Gala delights with cocktails, class-specific dinners and dancing under the tent. Enjoy brunch with classmates on Sunday before departing Grounds. Registration is a la carte so you may attend any parts of the weekend that your schedule will allow.

Reunion Committees

Join a team of volunteers to help plan a Reunion your classmates will remember! Volunteers engage with classmates to encourage attendance and Annual Fund participation, plan or host Friday evening class parties and manage social media class pages. To learn more or to volunteer, please contact Robyn Guerin at +1-434-227-7889.

Reunion Giving

Reunions are milestones — occasions for alumni to commemorate their place in Darden’s history, reflect on what Darden means to them and renew and deepen ties to the Darden community. Reunion celebrations are also a time when classes focus their fundraising efforts to increase giving and demonstrate their commitment to the School.

Reunion campaigns seek to secure five-year pledges that form the backbone of the Darden Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides critical operating support for the Darden enterprise that enables Dean Bruner to take advantage of new opportunities, respond to challenges and invest strategically in the future. Commitments secured during reunion years enable the dean to forecast income for the next four years. For more information, please contact Robyn Guerin at +1-434-227-7889.


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For more information regarding Darden Reunions:
Alumni Services
(800) DARDEN3 or +1-434-243-8977
University of Virginia
Darden School of Business
P.O. Box 7726
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550

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