San Francisco ELEVATE Tour
VCU Alumni is embarking on its first international tour, and we’re coming to San Francisco Feb. 3-5.
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.
Saturday, Feb. 2
San Francisco Chapter Watch Party: VCU vs. George Mason
Join the VCU Alumni San Francisco Chapter for a VCU men’s basketball watch party. Cheer on the Rams as they take on George Mason and get pumped for the week’s events!
Location: Fishbowl Bar & Grill, 1854 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 4
Bridge-to-Bridge Boat Tour
Enjoy a 90-minute boat cruise leaving from Fisherman’s Wharf and traveling under the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. Parking and transportation details available to those who register, but plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m. to catch the boat.
Location: Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 431/2, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Time: Noon-2 p.m.
Barcade Networking Night with VCU
Enter the hip, historic digs of the Emporium SF and enjoy cocktails, craft beers and conversation with fellow Rams. Ticket includes gourmet pizza and one drink. Bring plenty of business cards and get ready to exchange referrals. The door usher will direct you to the event.
Location: Emporium SF, 616 Divisadero St., San Francisco (NOPA/Alamo Square), CA 94117
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 5
Breakfast with President Rao
All alumni are invited to join VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D., for breakfast. Hear about the new VCU Alumni strategic plan and meet Office of Alumni Relations staff members.
Location: McCormick and Kuleto’s, 900 N. Point St., Alcatraz Room, San Francisco, CA 94109
Time: 8-9:30 a.m.
Inside the Industry: Agents of Innovation
Hear from and network with alumni who are shaping the future of technology and innovation in San Francisco. Panelists represent Google, Apple and tech startups. Ticket price includes wine tasting plus a glass of wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
- Jeffrey Beck (M.S.W.’11/SW), CEO and co-founder of AnswersNow (moderator)
- Allen Calderwood (B.S.’15/H&S; B.S.’15/En), software engineer at Google
- Melissa Nierle (B.S.’16/En), software engineer at Apple
- Vern Howard Jr. (B.S.’12/B), CEO and co-founder of tech startup Hallo
Location: Los Altos Tasting Room, 366 Main St., Los Altos, California 94022
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.