Alumni Reunion

Alumni - Reunion & Events - Class of 1965

Class of 1965

Class information will be added as plans are confirmed. If you are interested in getting involved with your reunion, please contact Whitney Wilson, director of reunion giving.

Reunion Committee Members

Lucien Bass, Friday Night Event Host
Frank Ellett, Class Secretary
Nick Valdrighi, Class Agent

Friday Night Class Event

Home of Lucien & Mary Bass

Bus transportation will be provided from Darden.

Saturday Afternoon Class Activity

Information incoming.

Saturday Night Class Activity

The Dinsmore Inn

Bus transportation will be provided from Darden.

Exterior photo of the Dinsmore Inn

“James Dinsmore, a more faithful, honest and respectable man I have never known.” — Thomas Jefferson

The Dinsmore Inn takes its name from the home’s architect and builder, James Dinsmore. In 1822, Dinsmore purchased the land from Mr. Jefferson on which the inn is built. Dinsmore worked as a master carpenter at Monticello and helped build Montpelier, the home of then-U.S. President James Madison. 

During his time at the University of Virginia, Dinsmore was the principal master carpenter for Pavilions III, V, and VIII; fourteen dormitories; and together with John Neilson, the Rotunda and Anatomical Theatre. The same bricks and mortar that were used to construct the Rotunda were used to build the circa 1835 townhouse at The Dinsmore Inn.

Reunion Class Goals

Come back! Please mark your calendar for Darden Reunion 2021 and begin making travel plans. Check out the list of hotels and book your room now. Charlottesville hotels are in high demand that weekend due to annual spring events in the area.

Give back! Darden has embarked on the historic Powered by Purpose campaign, and we would like to see our class set the tone for participation. The Darden Reunion Giving recognition period for classes ending in 0 and 5 has been extended through 30 September 2020. We ask that you consider making a five-year pledge to the Darden Annual Fund at a level that is meaningful for you.

The Darden Annual Fund enables the School to remain innovative, invest in top strategic priorities and respond nimbly to emerging opportunities. Donors are invited to designate gifts to the following areas critical to Darden’s success: Area of Greatest Need, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives, Scholarships, Faculty Excellence, and Global Impact.

Please visit the Darden Reunion Giving webpage to learn more and participate.