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The health and safety of our alumni, faculty, staff and students is foremost in our minds. Given this, we will not be hosting any in-person gatherings this spring. Reunion 2021 (19–24 April) will be held in a fully virtual format. We are focusing on bringing some of your favorite elements to our virtual Reunion — time with your classmates, access to our world-class faculty and updates on the School.

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  • 2021 Virtual Reunion Week Schedule


    Monday, 19 April 2021

    2:30–3:30 p.m. EDT

    Navigating Your Career During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic With Professor Yael Grushka-Cockayne

    Panel discussion on the importance of lifelong learning for career resilience and growth in a disruptive, new environment

    3–8 p.m. EDT Class Zooms (check your class page for details) 


    Tuesday, 20 April 2021

    9–10 a.m. EDT

    Serving on Corporate Boards Today

    Alumni serving on boards discuss opportunities, risks, and fiduciary and governance issues

    10–11 a.m. EDT

    America's Overburdened Corrections System With Professor Greg Fairchild (MBA '92)

    Learn about the latest innovations and corrections practices, and how Darden is playing a role

    3–4 p.m. EDT

    Darden Grounds Master Plan

    Guided tour and virtual walk-through of the new spaces that are part of the master plan for Darden’s Grounds in Charlottesville

    3–8 p.m. EDT Class Zooms (check your class page for details) 


    Wednesday, 21 April 2021

    12–1 p.m. EDT

    The Alignment Quest: Aligning Strengths, Values and Differences to Maximize Our Collective Potential With Professor Laura Morgan Roberts

    Professor Laura Morgan Roberts presents evidence-based insight to help you activate the unrealized potential that diverse perspectives and experiences can bring to your organizations

    4–5:30 p.m. EDT

    2020–21 Batten Institute Venture Showcase With Damon DeVito (MBA '94)

    Shark Tank-style pitch presentations followed by open Q&As

    3–8 p.m. EDT Class Zooms (check your class page for details) 


    Thursday, 22 April 2021

    1–2 p.m. EDT

    Leading With Competent Courage With Professor Jim Detert

    Professor Detert discusses tactics people have successfully used before, during and after committing acts of courage to create the impact they seek

    3–8 p.m. EDT Class Zooms (check your class page for details) 


    Friday, 23 April 2021

    10:45–11:30 a.m. EDT

    Undergraduate Admissions and the Admission Liaison Program

    Behind-the-scenes look at the UVA undergraduate admission process

    11 a.m.–12 p.m. EDT

    The Encore Case: Finding Purposeful Work Later in Your Career With Marty Speight (MBA '96)

    Workshop highlights the four stages of retirement and offers resources and a planning process to support your transition

    1–2 p.m. EDT Office Hour With Dean Emeritus Bob Bruner: Myths and Facts of Financial Crises
    3:15–4:15 p.m. EDT

    Case Discussion With Professor Yiorgos Allayannis – Business and Markets: The Coronavirus Ticker

    Discussion on risk management, globalization, lessons from previous crises and the role of banks


    Saturday, 24 April 2021

    10–11 a.m. EDT

    Dean’s State of the School Address and Abbott Award Presentation

    Learn about Darden’s progress toward its strategic priorities, how achieving them will help the School power its mission and the recipient of the Charles C. Abbott Award



    Alumni Career Services career coaching will be available by appointment on Thursday and Friday.

  • Class Pages

    View class pages for more information about specific times for Class Zooms.

    2019 2020 (Celebrating during 2022 Reunion Weekend)
    2019 EMBA 2020 EMBA (Celebrating during 2022 Reunion Weekend)
    2015 2016
    2015 EMBA 2016 EMBA
    2015 GEMBA 2016 GEMBA
    2010 2011
    2010 EMBA 2011 EMBA
    2005 2006
    2000 2001
    1995 1996
    1990 1991
    1985 1986
    1980 1981
    1975 1976
    1970 1971
    1965 1966
    1960 1961
    Abbott Society


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Reunion Giving

Reunion giving allows classes to align philanthropy to impact the future of the School and honor its legacy of excellence.

Reunion-year alumni are asked to make a gift or multi-year pledge to the Darden Annual Fund. The Darden Annual Fund serves as the foundation for reunion giving and provides critical support that enables the School to remain innovative, invest in top strategic priorities and respond nimbly to emerging opportunities. 

Many alumni also consider major gifts to Darden and planned gifts, such as bequests or annuities, to the area most meaningful to them. If you would like to speak with a member of the Advancement team about your reunion gift, please contact Darden Reunion Giving at +1-434-924-0706.

Whether you support Darden at the $100, $10,000 or $1 million-plus level, every gift counts and every gift matters. The full amount of any commitment made before 30 June 2021 will be recognized as part of your class giving total.

We look forward to celebrating reunion giving impact!

Reunion Social Groups and Information 


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