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.

Rooms are available 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

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

Special Rates may also be offered at Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn and Best Western Hotels in Danville. 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 - Tentative

Friday, April 22, 2015

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 Golf Club
Join your fellow alumni and Hargrave faculty for a fun day of golf.  Bag lunch provided.
email [email protected] or call 434-432-3187 to register.

Tattoo Ceremony
6:00 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. Check out last year's performance:

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!

Saturday, April 23, 2015 - Tentitive

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

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 2015 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.

Alumni Lunch
12:30 p.m.  •  (Immediately following the Yesteryear Hall ribbon cutting ceremony)  •  Lankford House grounds
$10 per person (Kids eat free)

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

Varsity Baseball vs. Fuqua
1:30 p.m.  •  Rogers-Fuller Field

Alumni Memorial Service - Master Sgt. Thomas A. Saunders '99
2:00 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.

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

Open Climb
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  •  Thomas Vitagliano ‘89 Memorial Climbing Tower

Party at the Academy - $10 per person
5:00 p.m. until close  •  Cosby House (Former President's Home)
All alumni and their guests are welcomed for BBQ, fellowship and music!

Sunday, April 24, 2015

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 event information or locate classmate!


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