Photos of past Reunion events with the overlay AAAC Reunion Weekend

AAAC Reunion Weekend, April 29-30

After two years of being unable to gather in person, the African American Alumni Council invites you to campus for the annual AAAC Reunion Weekend. Alumni from the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Eta Theta Chapter join us to celebrate their 45th anniversary of being on VCU’s campus. Join the fun and celebrate being able to see one another in person.  

Kevin Wayne Johnson (B.S.’83/B) will be conducting a book signing at the VCU Barnes and Noble Bookstore, 1111 W. Broad St., froom noon-2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. All alumni will receive a 15% discount off the purchase of his book, “Leadership with a Servant’s Heart, Leading Through Personal Relationships.”  

Hotel reservations

A block of king hotel rooms has been reserved at the Omni Richmond Hotel at a rate of $169/night. Book your room by calling 1-800-the OMNI and asking for the VCU 2022 AAAC Reunion rate, or book onlineThe Richmond Marriott has a limited number of doubles available if needed. Visit the Marriott site to book a room. You must ask for the VCU 2022 AAAC Reunion rate. Room reservations must be made by April 7. 

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., the Phi Delta Chapter, hosts a hospitality suite in Room 322 at the Omni Richmond Hotel. Hours are 10:30 p.m. Friday, 5-7 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Times are subject to change due to volunteer staffing needs. 

Schedule

Friday, April 29

Welcome Back to Campus!
5-7 p.m. • Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, 601 W. Broad St.
Join School of the Arts alumni and friends for happy hour. Get an insider’s look at fashion forecasts with fashion design and merchandising students and faculty member Rudy Lopez (B.A.’03/A). Complimentary but registration is required. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Saturday, April 30

Mentoring Circle Mocktail Party
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Lecture Hall, Cabell Library, 901 Park Ave., Richmond, VA
Alumni are invited to participate in this year’s AAAC Mentoring Circle. The Mentoring Circle connects current VCU African American undergraduate students with VCU African American alumni who share common professional aspirations and interests. Mentors are asked to promote and to encourage academic excellence, to provide guidance on how to socially navigate the collegiate community experience, to model networking and proper social etiquette and to offer advice on career success. The mentoring relationship is sustained through monthly exchanges via email, cellphone and when feasible, face-to-face interactions. Complimentary; register to either be a mentor or observer at the mocktail party. 

Old School/New School Block Party
1-4 p.m. • University Student Commons/Commons Plaza, 907 Floyd Ave.
Join fellow classmates, friends, family and Rams of all ages for this casual outing on the Commons Plaza. Food, beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.  Riding tours of campus will depart from the Block Party.

No outside alcohol may be brought in.  Complimentary. Rain location: University Student Commons/Rams Lounge

Royalty in Motion
8 p.m.-midnight • VCU Institute of Contemporary Art, 601 W. Broad St. 
Dress to impress, and celebrate at the AAAC Reunion Weekend gala. Cost is $50 per person, and registration deadline is April 18. No ticket sales at the door and no refunds unless you or your guest are not able to attend due to COVID illness or exposure. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Limited parking is available in the QQ and EE parking lots on a first-come basis. Overflow parking is available in the vacant lot across the street from the ICA at Broad and Belvidere. View the parking map.

Registration is still open. Sign up today!

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Questions? contact Larry Powell (B.S.’85/MC) at (804) 828-2586 or wlpowell@vcu.edu or Diane Stout-Brown (B.S.W.’80/SW) at (804) 828-2586 or dstout@vcu.edu. Check this page and our Facebook page regularly for updates on Reunion plans.

Note: We are monitoring the guidelines and recommendations from the CDC, VCU and VCU Health and will adjust programming as needed. The health and safety of our alumni is our top priority.