Alumni Parents and Family Weekend

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Parent & Family Weekend

Students, Parents, Family and Friends:

The Office of Engagement, partnered with the Darden Student Association (DSA), is excited to welcome you for Darden's Parent and Family Weekend, 4–5 October 2019.

Registration is now closed. Please email Hillary Cocke, Associate Director of Class Engagement, if you need to change or add to your registration.

Registration is required to attend. The weekend events are complimentary. Parents and family are responsible for their travel and accommodations. (We recommend making arrangements early, as hotels fill up quick in the fall.)

Attire: We recommend business casual attire for Friday evening and casual attire for the rest of the weekend. Please remember to dress in layers for outdoor events; October weather in Charlottesville is unpredictable. We encourage attendees to consider their footwear for outdoor events as many events are held in grassy areas on Grounds with brick or cobblestone walkways. Weather permitting, the following events will be held outdoors: Friday evening reception and Saturday lunch.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the DSA or the Office of Engagement.

Schedule for Parent and Family Weekend 2019

Friday, 4 October 2019

6-7:30 p.m. Cocktails With Darden Faculty, Students and Families at Pavilion I, Home of Dean Scott Beardsley*
*Round-trip transportation provided from Darden
8 p.m. Dinner on Your Own in Charlottesville

Saturday, 5 October 2019

8:30-10 a.m. Breakfast at Darden (Abbott Center Dining Room)
10:15-11:30 a.m. Darden Case Experience (Darden Classroom Building)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch (Complimentary Food Trucks on Wilkinson Courtyard)



Enjoy the rest of your weekend in Charlottesville!

Parent and Family Weekend 2019 Accommodations


+1-434-297-7384, ask for the Inn at Darden front desk
Use group name: "Darden Parent and Family Weekend"
Book online


1106 West Main Street (2.0 miles from Darden)
Book online
Two night minimum stay
Cut-off date is 16 September 2019

We suggest you book as soon as possible as hotel blocks are limited.

Parent & Family Weekend 2018

Parent & Family Weekend 2018

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Parent & Family Weekend 2017

Parent & Family Weekend 2017

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