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WildCat Weekend

WildCat Weekend - Family Weekend and Homecoming

Friday, September 27 & Saturday, September 28

We have rolled Family Weekend and Homecoming into one big extravaganza: WildCat Weekend! It’s a time for all members of the Randolph family to gather together on campus.

Visit and reconnect with students and their families, alumnae and alumni, and faculty and staff, while enjoying special activities, such as music performances, athletic events, stargazing at the Winfree Observatory, the Dean’s Brunch for Families, Physics Phun, WildCat Tailgate, tours of the Maier Museum of Art, an interactive Quest Game Show, DJ dance party, and much more.

Registration and Fees

There is no registration fee to attend WildCat Weekend events, but registration is required for the Dean’s Brunch for Families and requested for the WildCat Tailgate. You may want to bring money for dining hall meals, food trucks, cash bars, and souvenirs.
Register for Dean's Brunch and WildCat Tailgate

Schedule of Events

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Friday, September 27

Information Center Available Main Hall Lobby

4–4:30 p.m. A Cappella Concert
Student Center 1st Floor, Hampson Commons

A concert featuring Randolph College’s two a cappella groups: Songshine and Voices. The College has a long tradition of quality a cappella music. Songshine, an all-female student group, formed in 1972, and Voices, a coed student group, formed in 2011.
5–5:30 p.m. Skeller Sing
Student Center 1st Floor, Hampson Commons

Experience the friendly rivalry between the Odd and Even classes with a show of spirit through a lively exchange of class songs. The Odd and Even rivalry goes back to at least 1913.
57:45 p.m. Dinner
Cheatham Dining Hall (for purchase)

5:45 p.m. Spirit Signs Distribution
RAD Center
6 p.m. Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. University of Lynchburg
RAD Center
7 p.m. Men’s Lacrosse Alumni Game
WildCat Stadium
Alumni players please gather at the shed by the stadium before the game to receive your jerseys.  Fans can enjoy the match from the stands.
9–10:30 p.m. Star Party
Winfree Observatory

Star gaze through the observatory telescope to view celestial objects.

Saturday, September 28

Information Center Available Main Hall Lobby

89:45 a.m. Virginia 10 Miler
Rivermont Ave. and Front Campus

The 4-mile run and walk will finish on Randolph College’s historic campus. Visit www.virginiatenmiler.com for more information and road closings around the College.
10:30 a.m.–12 p.m. Deans’ Brunch for Families
Smith Memorial Building, Smith Banquet Hall
(Registration Required by Sept. 20)
Parents and immediate families of current Randolph students should plan to attend this complimentary brunch to learn about the opportunities available to Randolph students. Deans Carl Girelli and Wes Fugate will offer tips for student success. This brunch will feature academic work by Randolph students and informational tables about Career Development Center,  Counseling Center, Academic Services Center, Center for Student Research, internships, leadership & service, and study abroad. Register by September 20, space is limited.
11 a.m.–1 p.m. WildCat Tennis Social
Tennis Courts
Tennis alumnae and alumni are invited to register to play doubles with current and former members of the tennis program.  Refreshments provided.  Contact Head Coach Jamie Megginson, jmegginson@randolphcollege.edu, by Sept. 25 to participate.
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Brunch
Cheatham Dining Hall (for purchase)

1–3 p.m. Parents Council Meeting
Smith Memorial Building, Anne Jeter Ribble Lounge (Private Event)

1:30–2:30 p.m. Physics Phun for the Phamily
Student Center 1st Floor, Hampson Commons
Faculty and students from the Department of Physics & Engineering will astound with a demo show.
1:30–3:30 p.m. Softball Home Run Derby
Softball Field
Buy a chance to swing for the fence and support your softball team. Winner announced at half-time of the women’s soccer game.
2:30–3:30 p.m. Behind-the-Scenes Art Tour
Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College

Take a brief tour of the museum with special access to art storage. Group tours begin at 2:30 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes from the Maier entrance.
3–4 p.m. Music Department Showcase
Presser Hall, Wimberly Recital Hall

This concert features student instrumentalists, vocalists, and music ensembles.
3:30–4:30 p.m. Evens vs. Odds Kickball Game
Softball Field

Join us for our first annual Odds vs. Evens kickball game!  Teams will be organized on site.
3:15 p.m. Spirit Pom and Sign Distribution
WildCat Stadium
3:30 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Shenandoah University
WildCat Stadium

4–8:30 p.m. WildCat Tailgate,
Maier Museum Parking Lot (Registration Requested) 
Join us for an afternoon of fun, and enjoy delicious fare available for purchase from local food trucks including American and Mexican favorites from Tali’s Grill and handcrafted ice cream sandwiches from Rookie’s. There will be giveaways, corn hole, College swag from the Campus Store, and an open air cash bar, all overlooking WildCat Stadium. From 4-6 p.m., you can mix and mingle at tents hosted by faculty from various academic departments, Parents Council, Office of Identity, Culture and Inclusion (BSA, LGBTQ+, International Students), and Residence Life.
5–7 p.m. Dinner
Cheatham Dining Hall (for purchase)

7:30 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Shenandoah University
WildCat Stadium

An alumnae and alumni photo will be taken on the turf at halftime.
9–10 p.m. The Quest Gameshow
Student Center 1st Floor, Hampson Commons
Pump up your evening with this interactive scavenger hunt gameshow. Team up with your family, alums, or come solo—we can match you up! Can your team be first to fulfill each task and take home the prize?
10 p.m.–1 a.m. DJ Dance Party
Student Center 1st Floor, Hampson Commons

Kick off the dance party with the WildCat Steppers at 10 p.m. This group performs intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps, music, and spoken word.  Afterwards,  show off your best dance moves while enjoying a variety of beverages (cash bar), snacks, giveaways, and music. This event is sponsored by Macon After Hours.

Accommodations

This is a very busy weekend at the College and in Lynchburg. Make accommodation plans at your earliest convenience. Room blocks are reserved at the following downtown Lynchburg hotels:

  • Holiday Inn Lynchburg, 601 Main Street, Lynchburg, 434.528.2500
    $110 daily room rate plus taxes and fees, breakfast included. Call to book by September 4 and mention code “WCW” for promotional rate.
  • Craddock Terry Hotel, 1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, 434.455.1500
    $199 room rate plus taxes and fees. Call to book by August 14 and mention “WildCat Weekend” for promotional rate.

Travel Information

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