Join us for Alumni Weekend 2024!

People holding a Alumni from all programs are invited to revisit old stomping grounds and connect with former classmates and friends, Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20, 2024.

Alumni Weekend offers your favorite events, kicking off with a lively welcome reception in Waitzer Hall on Friday. Alumni classes ending in 4’s and 9’s will be celebrating milestone anniversaries, and EVMS Reunion Class Ambassadors are working with Alumni Relations to plan their class gathering, typically reserved for Saturday evening.

EVMS looks forward to welcoming our alumni back to campus in the fall!

Please visit last year’s Alumni Weekend photo album in the meantime.

Event details

Friday, Oct 18: All Friday evening events will take place in Waitzer Hall on the EVMS campus of Macon & Joan Brock Virginia Health Sciences at Old Dominion University.  

3 - 6 pm: Registration
Check-in and say hello to receive your itinerary and gift.

3 - 4 pm: Campus tours 
Choose from three different times to revisit your favorite spots on campus, as well as learn about our newest buildings and programs.

4:30 - 5:45 pm: Student Clubs & Alumni Mixer
Revisit your favorite student club and hear from students about their current activities. Student affairs and admissions program updates will also be provided.

6- 7:30 pm: Welcome Reception
Officially kick off the weekend by joining fellow alumni, faculty and administration to enjoy music and mingling over heavy hors d‘ouevres and refreshments. 

Saturday, Oct 19: Saturday events will take place in Waitzer Hall on the EVMS campus of Macon & Joan Brock Virginia Health Sciences at Old Dominion University, unless otherwise noted.

7:30 - 11 am: Registration
Check-in and say hello to receive your itinerary and gift.

9 - 10 am: State of the School Address  
Alfred Abuhamad, MD, Executive Vice President of Macon & Joan Brock Virginia Health Sciences at Old Dominion University and Dean, Eastern Virginia Medical School, will provide an update regarding the recent integration, followed by Q&A.

10 am - Noon: VASA Workshop for Surgical Assistants
CME opportunity for Surgical Assistant alumni. More information forthcoming.

10:15 - 11:30 am: Changing How We Think about Difficult Patients for Alumni & Students, presented by Joan Naidorf, DO.
This session is open to all alumni, residents and enrolled students. Interact with other participants while long-respected physician, speaker and author Dr. Naidorf shares experiences and insights that will change the way we think about our patients.

11 am - Noon: Campus Tours
Choose from three different times to revisit your favorite spots on campus, as well as learn about our newest buildings and programs.

Noon- 3 pm: Alumni Family BBQ on the TowneBank Lawn
Enjoy a lively afternoon with a catered lunch by Mission BBQ, balloon animals and games for kids young and old, including live music under a tent on TowneBank Lawn.

6 - 9 pm: Class Dinners
Milestone reunion years ending in 4 and 9 are coordinating dutch treat dinners and gatherings in various locations around Hampton Roads. Cost isn't included in registration and a class ambassador will provide additional information.

Sunday, Oct 20: 

11 am - 6 pm: 36th Annual Fall Town Point Virginia Wine Festival
Join fellow alumni in a private, catered chalet for a day of wine tastings and exploring Virginia's best wines. 

All programming is tentative, and additional programming may be added. Registration costs will vary per event. Registration will open in late July and early bird rates will apply until Friday, September 13, 2024. Children are welcome to attend the Family BBQ and Campus Tours. 

Frequently asked questions

The deadline to register is Friday, October 4.

Registration costs will vary per event, and there will be recent graduate discounts. 
*Pricing is the same for guests
*Children under 18 are free

Costs for Class Dinners will vary by program. 

We have reserved blocks of rooms at three area hotels. You may also check out other hotels in downtown Norfolk and surrounding areas. 

Parking for on campus events is available in the Visitors Garage A located on Fairfax Avenue. Parking vouchers will be provided in your welcome packet for on campus events.

View the campus map.

Children of all ages are welcome to attend the Family Barbecue. Please note that childcare will not be available during Alumni Weekend.

Alumni Weekend is a great way to connect with former classmates. It’s also a great opportunity to give back on behalf of your class in a way that is meaningful to you.

You may give online or by calling 757.965.8500.

You can designate your gift or pledge to any area of EVMS.

Alumni merchandise can be purchased at the campus bookstore located inside of Lewis Hall. Bookstore hours will be shared the week before the weekend.

Travel

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 East Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757.627.4200
Group rate: $179 until 9/26.
Daily self-parking is $22 plus taxes.
Online reservations 
1.8 miles from campus

Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
757.622.6664
Group rate: $189 until 9/17. 

Wyndham Garden Norfolk Downtown
700 Monticello Ave
Norfolk, VA 23510
757.627.5555
Group rate: $179 until 9/19. 
Online reservations
1.2 miles from campus

411 York Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757.963.7000
Online reservations 
0.8 miles from campus

Courtyard Marriott Downtown
520 E. Plume Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
757.963.6000
Online reservations
2.0 miles from campus