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St. Elmo Hall
at the University of Virginia

Frequently Asked Questions

We can’t wait to celebrate 115 years of St. Elmo Hall with you!

Tickets

No refunds permitted after 10/25/2023, no exceptions, no matter how compelling. Guarantees are given to the caterers on 10/26, and we are responsible for the costs whether you attend or not. Tickets are transferable if you’d like to donate your tickets to a 4th year. Please contact Lori Brannock, lolobrannock@mac.com.

Each event will require attendees to show their name badge or proof of ticket purchase. Security will be on site at each event to only allow pre-registered attendees to enter. Name badges will be available for pick up at each event except for the Late Night After Party Saturday. Late Night requires a custom wristband. 

  • Elmo wristbands or Weekend Pass Lanyards are required for entry at Late Night, advance registration required, no tickets sold at the door; Late Night wristbands will be distributed at Farmington; if you are not attending the gala at Farmington, email Lori Brannock (lolobrannock@mac.com) and she will make sure you have a wristband before the Late Night After Party.

Attire

Saturday’s Gala at Farmington is semi-formal – jackets are required for men, similar attire for ladies. No frayed denim, no crop tops. Dress for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning events is casual. We encourage you to dress in a way that is comfortable as we will be both indoors and outdoors throughout the weekend. Fall weather in Virginia is unpredictable, so please plan for a variety of weather scenarios.


UVA vs Georgia Tech Football Game

Please contact the Virginia Ticket Office to purchase a ticket. Kickoff is at 2:00pm. All tickets are digital; download your tickets well in advance of arriving at Scott Stadium. UVA stadiums have a clear bag policy in effect.

  • We did not purchase a ticket block because the game time is not announced until 2 weeks prior and we don’t have enough reunion volunteers to manage football tickets. Please purchase through the UVA ticket office or a re-sale site.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 2

  • 8:00-11:00pm – Skip Castro Band Party at Elmo
    • Doors open at 7:30pm, front entrance only.
    • Name badge/lanyard required for entry, front porch check in table opens at 7:30pm; tickets will not be sold at the door. Beer/wine/mixers/water bar on site. No food will be served. All attendees must be of legal drinking age.
    • The Elmo House must be empty by midnight. 
    • No charge if purchasing a weekend pass. All tickets and passes must be purchased by October 21, 2023.

Friday, November 3

  • 9:00am-12:00pm – Golf at Birdwood hosted by Rick Suttle and Tommy Brannock
    • 68 spots available; please contact Rick Suttle (ricksuttle@gmail.com) to register and pay for golf.
  • 12:00-3:00pm – “Pleasure Pickelball” Tournament at Greencroft Club hosted by Al Sadtler, Marvin Bush, and Michael Carter
    • 40 spots available; $40 per person; please contact Michael Carter (mrecarter@gmail.com) to register and pay for pickleball.
  • Class Dinners
    • Class of 1960-1974: Hosted by John “Stew” Stewart at The Colonnade Club, Pavilion VII, West Lawn; business attire, jackets preferred; parking available in neighboring parking garages or on The Corner; Uber or Yellow Cab (434-295-4131) encouraged; registration required by October 21, 2023.
      • 6:30pm – Cocktails
      • 7:30pm – Seated Dinner
    • Class of 1975-1983: The Brannock House, 2112 Morris Road off Alderman Road – plenty of street parking is available
      • 6:00-9:00pm – Casual attire; dinner and open bar indoors and outdoors under the tent; registration required by October 21, 2023.
    • Class of 1984-2024: Three Notch’d Brewery, 530 2nd Street SE
      • 6:00-10:00pm – This is a four-hour open bar event with appetizers, entrees, beer, wine, and craft cocktails (no shots, we asked!). Casual attire; registration required by October 21 – no tickets sold on site.

Saturday, November 4

  • 10:00am-12:30pm – Tailgate Brunch at Elmo (+Swag Pick-Up!)
    • There will be a group drone photo on the front side of the house, please assemble when you hear the bell ring (weather permitting, stay tuned for exact time).
  • 6:00-10:00pm – 115th Elmo Anniversary Gala at Farmington Country Club
    • Jackets required; open Bar, Dinner/Dessert buffets, and dancing to the live band, “Soul Expressions.”
  • 10:00pm – After Party at Elmo “Open Late Since 1908.”  
    • Elmo wristbands and advance registration are required for entry; no tickets sold at the door; Late Night wristbands will be distributed at Farmington; if you are not attending the gala at Farmington, email Lori Brannock (lolobrannock@mac.com) and she will make sure you have a wristband before the After Party. Must be 21 to enter.

Elmo Swag

Elmo embroidered belts from Smathers & Branson were ordered on September 1, 2023. Production can take up to 18 weeks. If you ordered a belt, it will be mailed to your home address. Lori will be in touch when belts arrive to confirm shipping.

White Elmo embroidered hats will be available for pick up on Saturday at Brunch. Hats will not be mailed!

Did you miss out? There are a small number of hats that will be available for purchase by cash or Venmo ($40) on Saturday at the Brunch. First come, first served. Please look for Lori. No holds!!


Accommodations

Reserve your lodging ASAP as we expect a very large turnout, and space is limited. Local accommodation opportunities can be found on the Charlottesville Visitor Bureau’s website.


Hoos Attending

See Hoos planning to attend. If you registered but are not on the list, it is because you did not give authorization for your name to appear on the website. No updates to this page will be made after October 21, 2023.


Parking and Transportation

Parking for Saturday night’s Gala will be available on-site.

Celebrate Responsibly

We encourage alumni and their guests to celebrate responsibly. For your convenience and safety, please consider calling a taxi or car service to get home safely.

Yellow Cab of Charlottesville: 434-295-4131
Uber (Mobile App)
Lyft (Mobile App)


Reunion Committee

  • Tommy and Lori Brannock
  • Derek Gale
  • Michael Ledwith
  • Rick Suttle
  • Jamie Simms
  • John Stewart

Many thanks to the class captains who did an excellent job spreading the word this year.


Support St. Elmo Hall

Gifts can be made online. Or, for more information about making a gift, please contact the UVA Fund at:

Phone: 434-243-9000
Email: uvafund@virginia.edu
Address: P.O. Box 400314
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904

Account Reference:

Account Name: St. Elmo Hall Capital Fund
Account: FAA559| Allocation: 02213

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