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Reunion

An unforgettable weekend awaits you. Save the date for Darden Reunion Weekend 2023, 28–30 April!

An unforgettable weekend awaits you 28–30 April 2023. 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. Registration will open in early February.

We will welcome back to Grounds the classes ending in 3s and 8s, in addition to the 2022 MBA and Executive MBA classes. Abbott Society members (1957-72), who have celebrated their 50th Reunion in past years, are all welcome.

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

Please contact the Office of Engagement at [email protected] if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you 28–30 April 2023!

2022 Reunion Brochure

Reunion giving

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 2023 Facebook group

LinkedIn

Receive updates and stay connected on the Darden 2023 LinkedIn group

  • Weekend Schedule

    Darden Reunion Weekend begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, 28 April, and concludes at Noon on Sunday, 30 April. 

     

    FRIDAY, 28 APRIL 2023

    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, 29 APRIL 2023

    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 Grace Estate Winery

    4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Darden Society and Cornerstone Society Cocktail Reception at Pavilion I
    7 – 11 p.m. On-Grounds Class Dinners and Soiree

     

    SUNDAY, 30 APRIL 2023

    8 a.m. – Noon Farewell Brunch 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 2023 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.

    Room Block Hotels 
    *more to be added through summer/fall 2022

    Sonesta Suites Charlottesville

    1111 Millmont Street (.8 miles – Map)
    +1-434-923‐0300 
    Cost: $279 for a Queen Studio Suite
    Online Booking Link
    Use group name: "Darden Reunion Weekend" or code "0427DARDEN"
    Room reservation cut off: 6 April 2023
     

    Other Area Hotels

    Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown

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

    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
     

    The Draftsman (Autograph Collection by Marriott)

    1106 West Main Street (2 miles – Map)
    +1-434-984-8000
     

    English Inn of Charlottesville

    2000 Morton Dr (2 miles – Map)
    +1-434-971-9000

     

    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
     

    Hampton Inn & Suites at the University

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

    Quirk Hotel Charlottesville

    499 West Main Street (2.4 miles – Map)
    +1-434-729-1234 

    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Downtown 

    401 Cherry Ave (2.7 miles – Map
    +1-434-295-0100

    Hampton Inn of Charlottesville

    2035 India Road (2.7 miles – Map
    +1-800-426‐7866 or +1-434-978-7888401

    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

    Fairfield Inn Charlottesville North

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

    Holiday Inn Charlottesville-Monticello

    1200 5th Street Exd  (6.2 miles - Map)
    +1-434-977-5100 or +1-877-865-6578

    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.

    Full pricing information is available as you go through registration.

    Registration fees are nonrefundable after 5 p.m. EDT on 14 April 2023, 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.

    2021 EMBA

    2021

    2020

    2020 EMBA

    2017

    2017 EMBA

    2017 GEMBA

    2012

    2012 EMBA

    2007

    2002

    1997

    1992

    1987

    1982

    1977

    1972

    1967

    1962

    1957

    Abbott Society (1957–71)