Peace be with you.
I hope you and your extended families are doing well in these days of grace.
Mid-August is upon us and typically at this time of year, we are heavily promoting Homecoming and registering alumni for the various reunion and alumni receptions.
But as you well know, this is NOT a typical year.
In conjunction with key alumni advisors and the college administration, the Homecoming Committee has decided that the best thing to do (for alumni, students and the college itself) is to postpone Homecoming until the Fall of 2021.
In a nutshell, Homecoming would not be Homecoming given the concerns expressed by a growing number of alumni regarding travel and other coronavirus challenges, the prudent policies being implemented on campus, and the highly uncertain environment due to the fluid and varying state mandates around the country.
In particular, a number of alumni have expressed disappointment that they will not be able to attend their class reunions. To ensure that all alumni have the opportunity to attend their reunions, all 2020 class reunions will be postponed and officially celebrated in October of 2021 along with the normal 2021 reunions.
Where possible, I want to encourage you to connect in person with other alumni in your area, based on your own comfort level and particular circumstances.
In the short term, the alumni advisory council and the alumni office will be investing their energies in serving our alumni community in other ways during this time. You will be invited to participate in several virtual events planned for this fall and next spring. (Details forthcoming.)
In addition, we will have some exciting alumni news to share with you in the coming months that will engage alumni on a whole new level. (Stay tuned!)
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns.
Until the next update, may God bless you and your family!
Vincent T. Criste (’98)
Director of Alumni & Donor Relations
134 Christendom Dr
Front Royal, VA 22630
540-551-9180 – office