More Than A Vacation

Cover of Emily Wallace's book, “Road Sides.”MTAV 2020 is using a book by Emily Wallace (E&H ’04) as the theme for this year’s event! Pick up a copy of Road Sides and get ready to visit some road side attractions that will make for a fun and educational summer alumni college! July 22-26, 2020


What’s on tap for 2020?

Road trip to Mt. Airy, NC!
Learn about kudzu jelly.
Visiting road side stands in Cana, VA.
Hear the history of Mountain Dew.
Spend time with the owners of The Dip Dog.
Visit with the author of Road Sides.
Learn about road side history markers.
Stroll through a roadside arboretum.

AND MUCH MUCH MORE! Mark the dates and plan to be with us!

July 22-26, 2020

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. 

Everyone needs a vacation…but we can give you more. Take a peek at last year’s schedule and get an idea of what happens. Then plan to join us for the next event!