Homecoming 2016

Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2016

Celebrating the Hargrave class years of: 1956, 1961, 1966 (50th), 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991 (25th), 1996, 2001, 2006 (10th), 2011, 2015 (First Year).

The “red carpet” rolls out for all returning alumni. Graduates, former students, faculty and staff meet for a great weekend of camaraderie and fellowship. Alumni weekend includes an alumni social, a round of golf, alumni breakfast, class photos, a Cadet parade and an awards ceremony. Please check below for the next Homecoming information.

Registration and Lodging

To register for Homecoming 2016, please return the reply card by the deadline. Attire is casual. Comfortable dress is encouraged for all weekend activities.

Danville rooms are almost full as of march 23, 2016. Courtesy transportation will be provided to these hotels from evening events in Chatham.

Baymont Inn and Suites
378 Commonwealth Blvd., Martinsville, VA

Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center
3105 River Road, South Boston, VA 24592, USA

Comfort Inn Altavista
1558 Main Street, Altavista, VA

Comfort Inn Martinsville
1895 Virginia Ave., Martinsville, VA

Courtyard Marriott - Danville
2136 Riverside Drive, Danville, VA 24540

Days Inn Altavista
1557 Main Street, Altavista, VA

Hampton Inn - Gretna
200 McBride Lane, Gretna, VA 24557

Hampton Inn - Martinsville
50 Hampton Dr., Martinsville, VA 24112

Holiday Inn Express - Danville
2121 Riverside Drive, Danville, VA 24540

Quality Inn / Dutch Inn
2360 Virginia Ave., Martinsville, VA

Sleep Inn Danville
1483 South Boston Rd., Danville, VA 24540

Special Rates may also be offered at the Hampton Inn - Gretna and the Hampton Inn - Martinsville. Check with Alumni Relations to learn more. 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 [email protected] to reserve your space.

Homecoming 2016 Schedule

Friday, April 22, 2016

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

Alumni Golf Outing - $60 per player
10:00 a.m. Tee Time  •  Danville Country Club
Join your fellow alumni and Hargrave faculty for a fun day of golf.
email [email protected] or call Brett Thomas 434-432-3187 to register.

Tattoo Ceremony
5:30 p.m. •  Company Street
Officially kick off the weekend with this entertaining historic military ceremony. Hargrave's Tattoo Ceremony is a military music and display performance in honor of all returning alumni.

Alumni Social: Big Tent on Campus - $10 per person
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  •  On campus
Open to alumni and former faculty and staff - join us for hors d'oeuvres, beverages and great fellowship!

Varsity Lacrosse vs. Jefferson Forest
7:00 p.m.  •  Dyer Field
Come out, enjoy the match and cheer the Tigers to victory!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

7:30 a.m.  •  Camden Hall

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

Lankford House Museum
7:30 a.m.  •  The Lankford House Muesum (located directly behind the chapel) is available for tours.

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

Alumni Breakfast
8:30 a.m.  •  John D. Smith, III ‘56 Student Center
Join the Hargrave Class of 2015 at the Annual Alumni Board sponsored Breakfast.

Class and Decade Photos
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  •  Camden Hall Steps
Classes will be called on the steps. 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 at the Big Tent
12:00 p.m.  •  Lunch will be a the Big Tent located in front of Davis Gym this year starting at 12 noon.
$10 per person

Barracks Walk Through / Company Reunions
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  •  Barracks
See your former barracks and meet the Cadets who call it home.

Open Climb
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  •  Thomas Vitagliano ‘89 Memorial Climbing Tower

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

Alumni Board Meeting
2:30 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.

Varsity Baseball vs. Roanoke Catholic
2:30 p.m.  •  Rogers-Fuller Field
Come out, enjoy the game and cheer the Tigers on!

Obstacle Course Challenge
2:30 p.m.  •  Dallas Campbell Obstacle Course
Test your ability on Hargrave's U.S. Marine grade obstacle course.

Skeet Shoot
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  •   Spradlin Skeet Range

Cornehole Challenge
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  •  Davis Gym Front
Tiger Cornhole Challenge! Max 16 people in a single elimination tournament. Prize: two custom Hargrave cornhole boards.
$10 per person

Party at the Academy: Big Tent on Campus
4:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.  •  Davis Gym Front
Live band, BBQ, Cornhole Challenge, Fireworks Finale!
$10 per person

Sunday, April 24, 2016

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.


Contact Mr. Ben Wall '92, Hargrave's Director of Alumni Relations, to update your status, ask about event information or participate in the IGTH campaign!


Mr. Ben J. Wall '92
Director of Alumni Relations
[email protected]