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Greetings fellow Trojans! 

We invite you to join your classmates and friends at this year’s Alumni Weekend celebration, May 10-12. This year we honor the graduating classes in years ending in “3” and “8”. So, whether you graduated five, 25, or 50 years ago, come and celebrate!  Here’s a chance to reconnect with old friends, recapture fond memories, and learn about the great things happening today at your alma mater! Mark your calendars today to attend! VSU Alumni Mailer

Schedule of Events     

 Friday, May 10

10:00 am – 2:00 p.m.              Registration

                                                Foster Hall

Stop by Foster Hall to pick-up your reunion packet, which includes your nametag (s), a weekend schedule of reunion activities, a map, and souvenir gift bag. 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.                      Planned Giving & Legacy Giving Information Luncheon

Foster Hall

Enjoy a free lunch and learn more about planned and legacy giving and how these play a vital role in advancing the mission of VSU. Seating limited to 30 registrants.

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.                      Trojan Welcome Back Barbecue & Registration

                                                Foster Hall Back Lawn

Registration continues during our Trojan Welcome Back Barbeque. This is a time to casually reconnect with old friends and classmates.


Saturday, May 11

8:00  – 9:30 a.m.                     Country-Style Breakfast (Registration con’t until 10:30am)

Gateway Dining & Events Center

Join VSU alumni for a country-style breakfast and casual conversation. 

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.                    VSUAA Annual Meeting

Gateway Dining & Events Center

The Virginia State University Alumni Association hosts its annual alumni meeting. Find out the latest Association news and information. 

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.                  University Guided Tour #1

The University is ever-changing.  Jump on the Trojan bus and take a guided tour around the campus.                

Noon – 2:00 p.m.                    Presidents’ Luncheon

                                                2nd Floor – Gateway Dining & Events Center

Alumni Weekend would not be complete without the Presidents’ Luncheon. This is when we recognize all classes in reunion and give honor to the Golden Anniversary Class of 1963.

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.                      Class Photos

Gateway Dining & Events Center

Photos will be taken of all classes in reunion immediately following the President’s Luncheon.

3:00 – 1:45 a.m.                      University Guided Tour #2

The University is ever-changing.  Jump on the Trojan bus and take a guided tour around the campus.

6:00 – 10:00 p.m.                    Sparkling Dessert Reception & All Class Reunion Party                                                  Gateway Dining & Events Center

A special reception honoring donors who have contributed to the University’s Annual Fund for 10 or more consecutive years.  Then everyone is invited to dance the night away at our All Class Reunion Party. Current President’s Club members are invited to attend this event at no charge. A special invitation to current members will follow. All others interested in attending are encouraged to register.


Sunday, May 12

9:00 a.m.                                 Commencement 2013

                                                Richmond Coliseum                                      

Registration (By May 2, 2013):                                 $70                 

Late Registration (After May 2, 2013):                    $80

On-site Registration (Not recommended):                $90

Planned Giving Informational Lunch                    No Charge for first 30 registrants

Country-Style Breakfast                                          $15 

Sparkling Dessert Reception & All Class Party     $35

Download the attached form and mail to:      Virginia State University

                                                                        Office of Alumni Relations

                                                                        P.O. Box 9027

                                                                        Virginia State University, VA 23806

Or Register online at

For more information contact the VSU Office of Alumni Relations at or 804-524-6935.

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