Mark your calendars for March 7-11 as the VCU Rams travel north to Washington, D.C., for the 2018 A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament.
Join VCU Alumni and the VCU community for a host of exciting tournament activities! Need help getting around D.C.? Plan your Metro trip online.
Total Internship Management Workshop
VCU Career Services presents the Total Internship Management Workshop with Mason Gates, founder and chief careers officer with ThincCareers.com/ThincInterns.com. This workshop will prepare organizations of all sizes to build successful internship programs from scratch. Participants will leave the event with a new-found approach to internship development, implementation and management. Learn more.
When: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6
Where: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC 2000
VCU Alumni hosts a cocktail reception for all alumni and Ram fans.
When: 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 7
Where: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center, Amphitheater Foyer, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004. The trade center is a 5-minute walk from the Federal Triangle Metro stop on the Blue, Orange and Silver Metro lines. It can also be accessed via the Metro Center Station stop on the Red line.
Dress: Business casual
Registration is closed for this event.
A-10 kickoff social
Join VCU Alumni’s RVA GOLD, DMV GOLD and NYC chapters for a tournament pregame kickoff. All VCU alumni, family and friends are invited. There will be special giveaways for Rowdy Ram fans.
When: 10 a.m. Thursday, March 8
Where: Lucky Strike, 701 Seventh St. NW, Washington, DC 20001. If you’re coming by Metro, get off at the Gallery Place-Chinatown stop or park in the Gallery Place Parking Garage. Lucky Strike is located on the second floor of Gallery Place. Walk down the alleyway next to Clyde’s to access the lobby.
Cost: Free. Food and beverages available for purchase.
RSVP: On Facebook
Questions? Email RVA GOLD Chapter leader Timmy Nguyen (B.S.’11/B).
Meet at Penn Social before every VCU game to rally with Ram fans.
When: Before every VCU game
Where: Penn Social, 801 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20004. Penn Social is a three-minute walk from the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station (Green or Red line) and an 8-minute walk from Metro Center Station (Blue, Orange or Green line).
Folger Shakespeare Library tour
Join VCU Libraries for a special tour of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Check out collections from comic books to Shakespeare holdings. Space is limited so register early.
When: 10 a.m. Friday, March 9
Where: Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 E. Capitol St., SE Washington, DC 20003. The library is an 8-minute walk from the Capitol South Metro Station (Blue, Orange or Silver line).
To register or for questions, email Kelly Gotschalk (B.F.A.’90/A; M.A.’97/A), director of development and major gifts, VCU Libraries.
ICA museum tours
Join the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU for guided tours of two D.C. museums.
The Phillips Collection
When: 10 a.m. Friday, March 9
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10
To register, email Rachel Southard (M.B.A.’17/B), donor relations associate for the ICA, or call (804) 827-0563.
Greek Alumni Network lecture
Join VCU Alumni’s Greek Alumni Network for “Better Connections: Insights on Connecting With Today’s Recent Greek Alumni.” Guest speaker Amy Riccardi is a human capital and business strategist, an author, a CEO adviser, an employee engagement specialist and an entrepreneur. She is a frequent guest lecturer at both Georgetown and George Washington universities on change management issues and a frequent speaker on the workplace of the future and girl’s/women’s leadership issues. If you have a specific question or topic you would like Riccardi to address, email it to network President Kevin Taylor (B.F.A.’88/A).
When: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10 (doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Where: George Washington University, Marvin Center
Cost: $10, includes a light breakfast
Register: RSVP by noon Friday, March 9
For questions, email Larry Powell (B.S.’85/H&S), assistant director of alumni outreach and engagement.
VCU Alumni pep rally
Join the VCU Peppas and VCU Alumni on the National Mall for a rousing pep rally.
When: Saturday March 10 (time determined by game time)
Where: National Mall on the corner of Madison Street and Seventh Avenue (in front of the National Air and Space Museum and the National Gallery of Art). The event is a 10-minute walk from the National Archives-Penn Quarter Station or L’Enfant Plaza (Green or Yellow line) and from the L’Enfant Plaza or Smithsonian station (Blue, Orange or Silver lines).
Questions? Email Lauren Leavy, VCU Alumni’s senior coordinator of alumni engagement events.