Fall Alumni Weekend

The Beta Psi Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu Welcomes You Back to the Grounds for a Fall Alumni Weekend Friday, October 15 to Sunday October 17, 2021.

SAM Alumni gathering for Alumni Weekend  Alumni weekend group meal


This year’s Fall Alumni Weekend will take place October 15-17, 2021. Below are a list of activities and events for you to enjoy over the course of the weekend.

Friday, October 15

Afternoon Golf

  • Anyone interested in playing golf on Friday, please send an email to Skip Fitz. He will keep a list and get back with you when we get about one week out and can make tee times at a course in Charlottesville.

Friday Night Reception
6 – 10pm, Starr Hill Brewery, 946 Grady Ave.

  • Brewery is located within the Dairy Market Building (~0.4 mile walk from the Hampton Inn).
  • Outside seating is unreserved.

“Class Dinners” – on your own

Saturday, October 16

The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind: Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University
10-11am, UVA Alumni Hall, Ballroom

  • Join Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Studies at Monticello, discuss his most recent book which focuses on the life and accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson.  In addition to his work at Monticello, Mr. O’Shaughnessy is a history professor here at UVA.

Register for the Book Discussion

Wine Tasting Tour
12-3pm (time subject to change)

  • Thatch Winery 
  • Michael Schaps Wineworks
  • Both wineries are within a 30 minute drive of Charlottesville. Located off of Route 20 on Harris Creek Way. Tastings tentatively scheduled for between 12 and 3pm but is subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions for each winery as well as game time – game time still TBD.
  • Outside seating unreserved.
  • Please email Howard Siegel if you are planning to attend by Monday October 4, 2021.  We need an approximate count to advise the wineries; if we have a large group (over 20) special arrangements may be needed.

Welcome Back Alumni Party
Time TBD

Come and enjoy food and drinks with the current brothers and alumni in the front and back of the house!

  • COVID-19 protocols will be implemented for food and drink service.
  • Bartenders are being arranged and ABC regulations will apply.
  • All alumni and guests must register for this event. Tickets are $28 per person. 
  • Register by October 1, 2021 to ensure an accurate count for the caterer. No cash accepted at the event for the food.

Register for the Party & Purchase Your Meal Ticket 

Virginia VS Duke Football Game – Kickoff time TBD

Purchase Your UVA vs Duke Football Ticket

Home football game, players entering field

  • Tickets for the football game can be purchased from Fevo using the link above.
  • Deadline for purchasing tickets will be Tuesday, October 12 at 11:59pm.
  • Tickets will be sent to buyers in mobile format three days prior to the game. Fees of $3.50 per ticket apply.  Mobile phone format ticket will be used at entrance gate.
  • Buyers will get a confirmation email with a unique link to share with family/friends. People who buy with this unique link will be seated close together with the original buyer within the seat block in 111 (70 total seats allocated among rows MM-PP).
  • Group members may email Fevo Support at support@fevo.com for assistance with their ticket purchase.
  • All orders must be placed online through the link above to be seated within the ticket block.

Please let Howard Siegel know if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you on October 16!

Sunday, October 17

Beta Psi Housing Corporation meeting
11:08am at the Hampton Inn


Any questions about the weekend? Please contact Howard “Horsie” Siegel.

SAM members enjoying a cookout           Group photo of SAM alumni