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Alumni Weekend 2020

The Virginia State University Spring 2020 Commencement is postponed due to the current uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. This decision was reached following consultation involving VSU administration, Student Government and Senior Class leadership.

A proposed date for Spring 2020 Commencement will be forthcoming following continued conversations with VSU administration and VSU student leadership.

Students who applied for graduation, meet all graduation requirements and who have been cleared and certified, will receive their diplomas by way of US mail following successful completion of the Spring 2020 semester.

More details will be forthcoming in the near future. Check your VSU email account and the VSU website for continuously updated information regarding Spring 2020 Commencement.

In addition, The VSU Office of Institutional Advancement has made the decision to postpone Alumni Weekend, scheduled for May 14-15, 2020. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our alumni and community members. We are currently making plans to celebrate all reunion classes during Homecoming 2020. The Office of Institutional Advancement will reach out to registrants regarding refunds

We invite you to join us for Alumni Weekend, May 14 – 15, 2020.  

Pack your orange and blue and return to campus for a weekend with Trojan alumni. You will have an opportunity to visit the campus, hear from President Abdullah and VSU students, and enjoy music, food and laughs. We will honor the graduating classes in years ending in “0” and “5”, with special recognition to the Golden Anniversary Class of 1970. 

Download Alumni Weekend Brochure

Alumni Weekend 2020 Schedule

Thursday, May 14

Trojan Welcome Back Barbecue
4pm to 7pm
President’s House
Front Lawn, Virginia Hall
We welcome the Loyal Sons and Daughters of VSU back to campus for Alumni Weekend during the Trojan Welcome Back Barbecue. Join your classmates and meet us on the front lawn for music, food and Trojan fellowship.
Tickets are $40

Friday, May 15

Pancakes and Handshakes Alumni Networking
8:00am – 9:00am
Gateway Dining and Event Center
Start your Saturday morning off networking with fellow Trojans while enjoying a great morning breakfast. There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Register by sending an email to by May 8, 2020.

VSUAA Annual Meeting
9 am – 11 am
Gateway Dining and Event Center
The VSU Alumni Association hosts its annual alumni meeting. Learn the latest association news and information.

President’s Luncheon and Reunion Celebration
Noon – 2 pm
Gateway Dining and Event Center
Join President Abdullah for the President’s Luncheon and Reunion Celebration. All alumni are welcomed as reunion classes are recognized with special recognition to the Golden Trojan Class of 1970. Master of Ceremonies is Comedian Micah “Bam-Bamm” White.
Tickets are $45

Reunion Class Photos
2: 15 pm – 3pm
Gateway Dining and Event Center
Photos will be taken of all classes in reunion immediately following the President’s Luncheon and Reunion Celebration.

Recapture The Memory- A Musical Tribute Show and Motown Review
6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Gateway Dining & Event Center
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. (cash bar), Dinner 7 p.m., followed by show and dancing featuring musical genres from smooth jazz to R&B. There will be tributes to the Temptations, Atlantic Star, Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross and more.
Tickets $70 per person
Reserved tables of ten $650
Semi-formal attire
To purchase tickets online visit or call 804-874-0200.
Presented by The Trojan Explosion Booster Association
Recapture The Memory Flyer (PDF)

Saturday, May 16

Commencement 2020
Multipurpose Center
Tickets are required.

Monday, May 18

Athletics Golf Tournament
Dogwood Trace Golf Course
Call the Athletics Department at 804-524-5045.

For more information or for special accommodations email