Homecoming 2014

April 25-27, 2014

Reunion class year’s of: 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2013.

The “red carpet” rolls out for all returning alumni. Graduates, former students, faculty and staff meet for a great weekend of camaraderie and fellowship. A typical alumni weekend includes a round of golf, Hargrave alumni class photos, a Cadet parade and an awards ceremony. Breakfast and lunch on Saturday are also available. Please check below for the next Homecoming information.

Registration and Lodging

To register for Homecoming 2014, please return the reply card by April 11 or register online at the Homecoming 2014 Registration Page. Attire is casual. Comfortable dress is encouraged for all weekend activities.

A block of rooms are reserved at the following hotels. Courtesy transportation will be provided to these hotels from evening events in Chatham.

Courtyard Marriott - Danville
2136 Riverside Drive, Danville, VA 24540
Hampton Inn - Gretna
200 McBride Lane, Gretna, VA 24557

Special Rates are also offered at Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn and Best Western Hotels in Danville. For more options, visit Hargrave's Lodging page.
Relive your Hargrave experience. Limited rooms are available in Booker Hall on a first-come-first-served basis. Contact to reserve your space.
RVs / Camping: Spaces available on the ‘Airstrip.’  Call or email to reserve your spot.


Friday, April 25

Noon - 6:00 p.m.  •  Camden Hall

Refreshment Station
Noon - 6:00 p.m.  •  English Center, Camden Hall

Gift Shop
Noon - 5:00 p.m.  •  Camden Hall

Yesteryear Hall
Noon - 5:00 p.m.  •  Cheatham Chapel

Alumni Golf Outing - $50 per player
10:00 a.m. Tee Time  •  Tuscarora Country Club
Join your fellow alumni and Hargrave faculty for a fun day of golf.  Bag lunch provided.
email to register.

Spring Distinguished Speaker - MG H.R. McMaster
11:00 a.m.   •  Cheatham Chapel
Major General McMaster is commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Ft. Benning, GA.

Tattoo Ceremony
6:00 p.m. •  Company Street
Officially kick off the weekend with this entertaining historic military ceremony.

Alumni Social - $10 per person
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  •   Chatham Community Center, 115 South Main Street
Open to alumni and former faculty and staff - join us for hors d'oeuvres, beverages and great fellowship!

Movie: TBA
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  •   Sanford Performing Arts Center (Hargrave Auditorium, Sanford Hall)
Popcorn and a movie!

Saturday, April 26

7:30 a.m.  •  Camden Hall

Refreshment Stations
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  •  English Center / Cannon / Thompson Track

Gift Shop
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  •  Camden Hall

Yesteryear Hall
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  •  Cheatham Chapel

Kids Play Day
All day!  •  Practice Field
Fun and games for all ages. Meet the Tiger!

Alumni Breakfast
8:30 a.m.  •  John D. Smith, III ‘56 Student Center
Join the Hargrave Class of 2014 at the Annual Alumni Board sponsored Breakfast.  

Class and Decade Photos
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  •  Camden Hall Steps
Schedule times will be posted.  Please proceed to Simpson Parade Field as photos are completed.

Alumni Parade
11:00 a.m.  •  Simpson Parade Field
Dress parade, alumni awards and pass in review for all alumni.  Reunion Class guidon photos immediately following the parade.

Lunch - $10 per person (Kids eat free)
12:15 p.m. (immediately following parade)  •  John D. Smith, III ‘56 Student Center
Relax and chat with Cadets and friends old and new.

Baseball Tailgate and Pregame Ceremony
12:15 p.m. (immediately following parade)  •  Rogers-Fuller Field
Join the team for lunch and have a reunion with former coaches and teammates.

Barracks Inspection / Company Reunions
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  •  Barracks 100, 200, 300, 500, 600, 700, 800
See how they stack up to the ‘good old days.’  See your former barracks and meet the Cadets who call it home.

Alumni Board Meeting
1:30 p.m.  •  John D. Smith, III ‘56 Student Center, Overflow Room
Spring meeting and installation of new members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Sanford Performing Arts Center Dedication
1:45 p.m.  •  Auditorium, Sanford Hall
Join Mr. Taylor H. Sanford, Jr. '50 as he honors his family’s legacy by dedicating the Performing Arts Center. (Mr. Sanford  is the grandson of Hargrave co-founder T. Ryland Sanford.)

Movie: TBA
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  •   Sanford Performing Arts Center (HMA Auditorium, Sanford Hall)
Popcorn and a movie!  

Pick-Up Basketball
2:00 p.m.  •  Davis Gym
Join Hargrave’s coaches and players for some healthy competition and fun for all ages.

Varsity Baseball vs. Blessed Sacrament- Huguenot
2:00 p.m. •   Rogers-Fuller Field

Open Swim
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  •   Onishi-Davenport Aquatic Center

Remembering Fallen Alumni - Memorial Service
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  •   Thomas Vitagliano ‘89 Memorial

Skeet Shoot
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  •   Spradlin Skeet Range

Open Climb
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  •  Thomas Vitagliano ‘89 Memorial Climbing Tower

Faculty Seminars
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  •   Selected classrooms
Meet members of  Hargrave’s faculty through short workshops on their areas of interest

A Day in the Life of A Cadet
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  •   Todd Quarterdeck
Join a Cadet and his TAC Officer on a guided ‘tour’ through a day at Hargrave.

Guest Speaker / Open Forum
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  •   Cheatham Chapel
A discussion of the ‘Hargrave Experience’ and its impact on diverse vocations. For alumni and parents.

Party at the Academy - $10 per person
4:30 p.m. until  •  Hargrave, location TBD
All alumni and their guests are welcomed for food, fellowship, games and music.

50th, 25th and 10th Reunion Dinner  - $35 per person
Honoring the Classes of 1964, 1989 and 2004
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  •  Chatham Community Center, 115 South Main Street
A special Homecoming celebration for these featured classes.

Sunday, April 27

Breakfast and Devotions
8:30 a.m.  •  John D. Smith, III ‘56 Student Center
An informal breakfast with message provided by Hargrave chaplain, Joe Moran.