Alumni Events



Founders Day
11 a.m.

The College will celebrate its inaugural Founders Day on Thursday, September 8, nearly 50 years after the first classes were held on September 14, 1966. Festivities will include the Founders Convocation at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The Convocation will open the new academic year with an opportunity for new students to learn about the College's founding, for the community to celebrate this important part of our history, and to recognize important individuals in the College's history, including Alumni Award recipients. In addition, other campus activities that commemorate the College's founding will be scheduled.


Marlin Spirit Day

Flaunt your favorite VWC gear at home, at work, or at play for Marlin Spirit Day on Friday, September 30. We're looking for photos from alumni, students, faculty, staff, and Wesleyan friends from around the world boasting your favorite Marlin shirts, hats, pants, blankets, diplomas, and more. Decorate your home, decorate your office, or decorate your kids and pets with Marlin gear and snap a picture. Tweet and post your photos to Twitter and Instagram (mention @vawesleyan with the hashtag #marlinspiritday) or share them on the Virginia Wesleyan College and Virginia Wesleyan Alumni Facebook pages. You can also send your photos directly to the Office of College Communications at and we'll do our best to post them for you!


7 - 9

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016