2022 Fall Weekend

Despite Hurricane Ian bringing a little extra flavor to our plans, we were thrilled to celebrate QVA’s 23rd Fall Weekend with 120 of you (the best attended Fall Weekend ever)!

Here is the official photo album for the weekend! If you share any on social media, please be sure to credit our incredible photographer Domenick Fini (@finiphotos).

Highlights of the weekend include the below, and the full weekend program can be found here.

Welcome Reception at the Quirk Hotel’s Downtown Art Gallery





Gala Cocktail Hour and Awards Dinner in the Alumni Hall Ballroom 

Featuring award winners Laurie Casteen, Kate Redding, and Jeffrey Reider






LGBTQ+ Student Leader Summit

Bernard Mayes Lunch at the Colonnade Club on the Lawn

Featuring a discussion with Jeffrey Reider

LGBTQ Center Reception and History Tour

Featuring a discussion with Bob Elkins


We greatly enjoyed celebrating the incredible accomplishments of deserving student scholarship winners, highlighting the tireless work of our alumni, faculty, and staff award winners, and building lifelong connections and friendships. We are also conscious that with UVA’s growing LGBTQ+ population and societal headwinds, it’s critical for us to keep focused on doing more and doing better for our community.

Please join us for another wonderful weekend of festivities on October 6-8, 2023. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation has generously agreed to move forward our contract for Montalto, where our promise of a celebration under the stars will finally come true. See you on the mountaintop.

In the meantime, please consider donating to help us further our mission. Funds can be attributed to our flexible Operating Fund, or to scholarships specifically via the Wavelength Fund.


The Board of Directors for QVA, the University of Virginia’s Queer Alumni Network