What’s More Than A Vacation?

Our summer alumni college is called “More Than A Vacation” because it’s like a vacation…but it’s MORE! You’ll learn, laugh, explore, and find that a lifetime of learning is still not long enough. Each year we hear from alumni and faculty members who share about topics they’re passionate about. We visit sites in the region in and around Southwest Virginia. We talk about history, literature, current events, art, sports, nature, music, and more. In 2018 the event will celebrate a 25th anniversary: and there has never been a better time to start attending this treasured event.

Everyone needs a vacation…but we can give you more.

Check out the 2018 Schedule.


Patty Lay loads up to go home after a great MTAV in 2016.More Than A Vacation is celebrating a 25th anniversary in 2018.

Steve Vaughn takes a ride on the Kingsport Carousel.Alumni  bring friends and family members to the event. Sometimes they have more fun than the rest of us.