More than 3,300 people attended Young Alumni Reunions on the Saturday evening of Homecomings Weekend in October. Under a clear night sky, alumni from UVA’s four most recently graduated classes gathered in the McIntire Amphitheater for a performance by DJ Young Rye, dancing, photo-booth zaniness and late-night food and drinks. In the weeks leading up to the event, word spread through social media with the hashtag #doyouYAR. “It was definitely the largest YAR we’ve ever had, and we were so pleased with the weather; it was a beautiful fall night,” says Jessica Hamilton, associate director of the UVA Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Programs and lead organizer of the event. View photos of the party (and from the photo booth) online.
The UVA community reclaims a higher Grounds, seeking to supplant images of angry torch-bearers with scenes of peace.