Reunion

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Reunion

An unforgettable weekend awaits you. Learn all about our upcoming Reunion events.

An unforgettable weekend awaits you 24–26 April 2020. 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 Saturday night soiree and enjoy other scheduled events.

We will welcome back to Grounds the classes ending in 0s and 5s, in addition to the 2019 MBA and Executive MBA classes. Abbott Society members (1957–69), who have celebrated their 50th Reunion in past years, are all welcome.

Active on social media? Share your Reunion experiences with #DardenReunion.

Please call the Office of Engagement at +1-434-243-8977 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you 24–26 April 2020!

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Reunion Giving

Darden Reunion Weekend draws hundreds of alumni home each year to celebrate their place in Darden’s history, renew and deepen ties to the faculty and Darden community, and reflect on what the School means to them. Reunion giving allows classes to align philanthropy to impact the future of the School and honor its legacy of excellence.

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Reunion Social Groups and Information 

Facebook 

Receive updates and stay connected on the Darden 2020 Facebook group

LinkedIn

Receive updates and stay connected on the Darden 2020 LinkedIn group

Pinterest

Attire is casual throughout the weekend with the exception of the Saturday Soirée. View the Pinterest boards for more information.

  • Weekend Schedule

    Darden Reunion Weekend begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, 24 April, and concludes at Noon on Sunday, 26 April. The full schedule will be published in January when registration launches. For now, please use this schedule framework to plan your travel, or view the 2019 brochure for a sample of what will be offered.

     

    FRIDAY, 24 APRIL 2020

    9 a.m. Registration Opens
    9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Classroom sessions with favorite faculty
    4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Welcome Cocktails
    7 p.m. Class Dinners (most will take place off Grounds)

     

    SATURDAY, 25 APRIL 2020

    8 – 10 a.m. Breakfast at Darden
    9 – 10 a.m. Classroom sessions
    10:15 – 11:30 a.m. Dean’s State of the School Address
    Noon – 4:30 p.m

    BBQ and Field Day at Darden

    Foxfield Races

    Afternoon at the Vineyard

    4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Darden Society and Cornerstone Society Cocktail Reception at Pavilion I
    6:30 – 11 p.m. On-Grounds Class Dinners and Soiree

     

    SUNDAY, 26 APRIL 2020

    8 a.m. – Noon Breakfast at Darden
    Afternoon Sands Family Grounds Tours in Rosslyn

     

    Alumni Career Services career coaching and head shots will be available by appointment throughout the weekend.

  • 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).

    Reunion 2020 Accommodations

    Mileage provided below is the distance from Darden (100 Darden Boulevard) using Google Maps.

    If you find that a hotel below is full, please let us know by emailing Darden Office of Engagement. Thanks!

    The Inn at Darden

    +1-434-297-7384 or email our Gatehouse Staff at [email protected]   

    Cost: $165/night

    General Reunion Block
    International Block
    Abbott Society Block

    Room reservation cutoff date: 22 March 2020

    When you call, please reference General Reunion Block, International Reunion Block, or Abbott Society Block.

    Residence Inn by Marriott

    1111 Millmont Street (.8 miles – Map)
    +1-434-923‐0300 or +1-800-331-3131

    Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown

    315 W Main Street (.8 miles – Map)
    +1-434-220-0075 

    English Inn

    2000 Morton Drive (1.5 miles – Map)
    +1-434-971‐9900

    Country Inn & Suites

    1600 Emmet Street North (1.8 miles – Map)
    +1-434-293-4600 or +1-800-830-5222 

    Graduate Charlottesville

    1309 W Main Street (1.9 miles – Map)
    +1-434-295-4333

    Oakhurst Inn

    100 Oakhurst Circle (1.9 miles – Map)
    +1-434-872-0100 or Oakhurstinn.com

    Courtyard by Marriott, UVA Medical Center

    1201 West Main Street (2 miles – Map)
    +1-434-977-1700 or +1-800-321-2211

    Holiday Inn Charlottesville, University Area

    1901 Emmet Street North (2 miles – Map)
    +1-434-977-7700

    The Draftsman (Autograph Collection by Marriott))

    1106 West Main Street (2 miles – Map)
    +1-434-984-8000
    Cost: $239 King, two night minimum
    Online reservations
    Room reservation cutoff: 9 March 2020

    Hampton Inn & Suites at the University

    900 West Main Street (2.1 miles – Map)
    +1-434-923‐8600 or +1-800-426-7866

    Hamption Inn of Charlottesville

    2035 India Road (2.7 miles – Map
    +1-800-426‐7866 or +1-434-978-7888

    Omni Hotels & Resorts, Charlottesville

    235 West Main Street (2.7 miles – Map)
    +1-800-843‐6664 or +1-434-817-6625
    Cost: $279 Single or Double
    Use group name: "UVA Darden School Alumni - 2012"
    Room reservation cutoff: 24 March 2020

    Homewood Suites

    2036 India Road (2.7 mi. – Map)
    +1-434-244-6200

    Hyatt Place Charlottesville

    2100 Bond Street (2.8 miles – Map)
    +1-434-995-5200
    Cost: $189 King or Queen Double
    Use group name: "Darden Reunion"
    Online reservation using Group code "G-DR4A"
    Room reservation cut off: 23 March 2019

    The Boar's Head Inn

     200 Ednam Drive (3 miles – Map)
    +1-800-476-1988
    Cost: $305 King, $325 Double Queen
    Use group name: "Darden School - Reunion Weekend"
    Room reservation cut off: 10 March 2020

    Stay Charlottesville

    High-end vacation rentals in and around Charlottesville
    +1-434-977-0442 x1
    http://www.staycharlottesville.com
    5% discount for alumni for reunion weekend
    Code: 2019ALUMDARDEN

    Fairfield Inn Charlottesville North

    577 Branchlands Boulevard (3.1 miles – Map)
    +1-434-964-9411

    Guesthouses
    Rachel Breuhaus (MBA ’15), CEO and Owner

    Locations vary
    +1-434-979-7264
    P.O. Box 5737, Charlottesville, VA 22903
    [email protected]
    www.vaguesthouses.com

    Courtyard Charlottesville North (Marriott)

    638 Hillsdale Drive (3.3 miles – Map
    +1-434-973‐7100 or +1-800-321-2211

    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville

    990 Hilton Heights Rd (5.6 mi. – Map)
    +1-434-973-2121

    Hilton Garden Inn

    1793 Richmond Road (6.0 miles – Map)
    +1-434-979‐4442

    Comfort Inn Monticello

    2097 Inn Dr. (6.8 mi. – Map)
    +1-434-977-3300

  • Pricing & Refunds

    Thank you for your commitment to attend Reunion weekend! We hope you value the opportunity to reengage with the School, Darden faculty and your classmates and that you find the experience well worth the investment.

    We are pleased to offer a la carte pricing for Reunion weekend activities to allow flexibility for alumni with competing work or personal schedules. Pay only for the activities that you and your family are able to attend. In addition, a la carte registration allows Darden to minimize costs because exact numbers are reported to caterers.

    Registration fees are nonrefundable after 5 p.m. EDT on 10 April 2020, when guarantee numbers are due to caterers. Until then, please submit your refund request in writing to the Office of Engagement at [email protected] or call +1-434-243-8977 with any questions.

  • Class Pages

    View class pages for more information about Friday night class events, faculty guests and more.

    2019

    2015

    2015 EMBA

    2015 GEMBA

    2010

    2010 EMBA

    2005

    2000

    1995

    1990

    1985

    1980

    1975

    1970

    1965

    1960

    Abbott Society (1957–69)