Atlanta ELEVATE Tour
VCU Alumni is embarking on its first international tour, and we’re coming to Atlanta Feb. 22-28.
The tour puts our new strategic plan, ELEVATE (Expanding Leadership, Enrichment and Volunteerism for Alumni Through Engagement), in motion and brings new opportunities and programming to elevate your alumni experience. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to experience your home city like never before. RSVP for one or more events today.
Friday, Feb. 22
The Secret Sauce: Behind the Scenes at Chick-fil-A*
Enjoy a fun, storytelling experience about the fascinating history and culture of Chick-fil-A during this exclusive “backstage tour.” Learn about the company’s unique business model, the “Eat Mor Chikin” Cows and so much more! Your ticket includes a boxed lunch of a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich, a bag of waffle potato chips and a chocolate chunk cookie.
Location: Chick-fil-A HQ, 5200 Buffington Road, Atlanta, GA 30349
Time: 12:45-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23
Habitat for Humanity Build
Help your local Atlanta community members thrive and grow in their own home. Join VCU at a Habitat for Humanity build. Volunteers will receive a Habitat for Humanity registration link to fill out the wavier. Registration includes lunch and a VCU service T-shirt provided at the build site.
Location: Location will be emailed to participants one week before the event.
Time: 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24
Atlanta Alumni Brunch
Kick off your week with a delicious brunch at the Whiskey Bird with fellow alumni. Put on your favorite VCU gear and come share your favorite VCU memories, connect and help build the VCU community in Atlanta and learn how you can stay connected to your university.
Location: Whiskey Bird, 1409 N. Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
VCU Day at the Aquarium*
Join the VCU community for a remarkable, fun-filled time of aquatic wonder as we explore the world-famous Georgia Aquarium at a fabulously low price. The aquarium’s newly reopened Cold Water Quest exhibit features an expanded penguin and otter space and new beluga whales. The first 15 alumni who register can go behind the scenes with guided tours, so sign up early!
Location: Georgia Aquarium, 225 Baker St., Atlanta, GA 30313
Time: 2-6 p.m.
Cost: $15 adults, $10 ages 3-12, free 3 and under
Monday, Feb. 25
Evening Reception with VCU
Join us for appetizers, hear about the new ELEVATE strategic plan and meet fellow alumni and VCU leadership. One drink ticket is included in your registration. Nearby paid street parking and surface lot parking available.
Location: Park Bar, 150 Walton St., Atlanta, GA 30303
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
Ma’s Streetmeal Prep*
Help prepare meals that will be delivered Wednesday for the homeless at SafeHouse, an organization that provides support to the homeless in Atlanta.
Location: Kashi Atlanta, 1681 McLendon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Time: 6:30-7 p.m.
Watch Party - VCU vs. St. Louis
Join fellow alumni to rally for the Rams as we take on St. Louis University. Your registration includes one complimentary drink ticket and appetizers.
Location: Big Sky Buckhead, 3201 Cains Hill Place NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27
National Center for Civil and Human Rights Tour
Explore the fundamental rights of all human beings on this tour of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and leave empowered to join the conversation in the Atlanta community. More information to come on a lunch gathering prior to the tour.
Location: National Center for Civil and Human Rights Tour, 100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd. NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Time: 1-2 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 28
Join us at the High Museum of Art for activities for children. Check-in begins at 10:30 a.m., and an interactive art activity starts at 11:30 a.m. Ticket includes museum admission and light refreshments.
Location: High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Cost: $10 (adults and children 5 and older)
CDC Museum Tour and Networking Mixer
Learn about the fascinating history of public health on this guided tour of the David J. Sencer CDC Museum. Tour starts at 3 p.m. and concludes on the private enclosed patio at Marlow Tavern across the street at Emory Point as we connect with one another, our alma mater and our city. Join us for both activities or register for just one or the other.
Location: David J. Sencer CDC Museum, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329 and Marlow’s Tavern, 1520 Avenue Place No. 120, Atlanta, GA 30329
Time: CDC tour 3-5:30 p.m., networking mixer 5:30-7 p.m.
Cost: Tour and networking mixer: $10. If registering separately, the tour is free, and the mixer is $10.
* Family-friendly event