Every April, the university celebrates VCU Alumni Month with a variety of activities, events and programs to help alumni reconnect with one another and with current faculty, staff and students.
During Alumni Month 2017, alumni attended lectures, performances and programs held on campus and were treated to various outings to enjoy their time back in the city.
The RPI Alumni Council dedicated the RPI History Wall April 7 at the University Student Commons. The exhibit includes photos and commentary highlighting significant milestones in RPI’s history from its inception in 1917 to its merger in 1968 with the Medical College of Virginia to form VCU. View photos from the dedication.
The second annual Diversity and Inclusion Networking Reception, also held April 7, brought together alumni, students and campus members to recognize, honor and explore opportunities to expand diversity and inclusion at VCU. View photos from the reception.
The seventh annual Monroe Scholars Book and Author Luncheon, held April 26, featured award-winning writer Howard Owen (M.A.’81/H&S), author of the best-selling Willie Black mystery series. Owen spoke about his writing life and signed copies of his thriller, “Grace.” The event raised funds to support the Monroe Scholars Book Award, which provides $1,000 scholarships to award winners who enroll at VCU. View photos from the luncheon.
Alumni Month ended strong with the April 29 VCU Alumni and Community Bike Ride and Family Fun Fest. The 22-mile bike ride began at the Cary Street Gym and traveled along Route 5 through Varina to the Osborne Boat Landing before returning to campus. After the ride, cyclists, alumni and community members enjoyed the Family Fun Fest at Cary Street Gym, co-hosted by VCU Alumni and VCU Recreational Sports. The afternoon’s activities included pool games, rock-wall climbing, group exercise classes and giveaways. View photos from the bike ride.
Details for next year's Alumni Month activities will be available in early 2018.