Orlando ELEVATE Tour

VCU Alumni is embarking on its first international tour, and we’re coming to Orlando, Florida, Jan. 21-25.

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.

Monday, Jan. 21

VCU Alumni Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Join your fellow VCU alumni as we give back to the Orlando community and honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will serve alongside community members to clean up the Parramore neighborhood. Please wear comfortable shoes. Cleanup materials provided. Registrants receive a VCU Alumni volunteer T-shirt, so please select a shirt size when you sign up.

Location: Callahan Neighborhood Center, 101 Parramore Ave., Orlando, FL 32801
Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Family Day at the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium

Wear your VCU gear and spend the day at the aquarium with your family. Ticket price includes a behind-the-scenes-experience guided tour. Pick up your tickets 10:30-11 a.m. at the aquarium from Office of Alumni Relations staff. The privately guided tour starts at 12:15 p.m.

Location: Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, 8449 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $20 adults, $15 ages 3-12, free younger than 3

Multi-industry Networking Mixer

Network with fellow alumni who work in multiple industries. You never know what conversation might lead to new business opportunities. Are you a tech company owner looking to renovate your office? You could meet someone from a construction company who needs a web developer. Ticket includes one drink and heavy hor d’oeuvres.

Location: Citrus Club, 255 S. Orange Ave., 18th floor, Hamlin Room, Orlando, FL 32801
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: $10

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Watch Party and ELEVATE Reception

Join fellow Rams fans to cheer on the men’s basketball team against Rhode Island. Hors d’oeuvres provided.

Location: Harry Buffalo, 129 W. Church St., Orlando, FL 32801
Time: 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

Thursday, Jan. 24

Alumni Emeriti Society Luncheon

Alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago from VCU, MCV or RPI are invited to enjoy lunch on the veranda at The Tap Room at Dubsdread. Share your favorite memories, learn how to stay connected to your alma mater and give your feedback on how the Office of Alumni Relations can enhance your alumni experience.

Location: The Tap Room at Dubsdread, 549 W. Par St., Orlando, FL 32804
Time: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $10

Mixology Cocktail Class

Join your fellow alumni for a hands-on class on preparing a variety of specialty cocktails. Take home recipes for tasty drinks and dine on appetizers while mixing and mingling with other graduates from the area. Space is limited.

Location: Paddlefish, 1670 Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Cost: $20

Friday, Jan. 25

Alumni Golf Outing

Enjoy a round of golf at Winter Park Country Club. Complimentary water and a sleeve of VCU golf balls available for all golfers. Please select your preferred tee time when you register.

Location: Winter Park Country Club, 761 Old England Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789
Time: 11 a.m.
Cost: $15

Alumni Engagement Night

Interested in continuing your involvement with the Office of Alumni Relations after the ELEVATE Tour? Meet VCU regional programming staff and local alumni to hear about future events and opportunities with VCU alumni in Orlando. Complimentary appetizers. Cash bar available.

Location: Yard House, 8637 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Free

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