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Student Life Events

February 12, 2018

Student Life is back and has a ton of great events planned for the semester! Here’s all the great info about events coming up in the next few weeks. For more information about Student Life events, visit the college events calendar, email us at or call us at 523-5983 or 523-5082.


Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week – This Week!

Kindness starts with one person and everyone is capable of being a RAKtivist – a Random Acts of Kindness Activist. Join the Office of Student Life as we celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week February 12-16…participate in one of the scheduled Random Acts of Kindness or demonstrate your own. If you are someone who believes kindness can change the world…then you are a RAKtivist! Learn more about the national movement at

Here is how we are spreading kindness this upcoming February. Tables will be at the Parham Road Campus, Burnette Hall Lobby; Downtown Campus, First Floor Lobby and Goochland Campus, Main Lobby unless otherwise noted.

Learning Environment Principles
Monday, February 12  |  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at all three campuses
Learning Environment Steering Committee Members will be speaking to students about the Learning Environment Principles and handing out candy.

Letters to Faculty/Staff
Tuesday, February 13  |  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at all three campuses
Phi Theta Kappa members will be at tables with materials to write a short note or letter to a faculty and/or staff member that has positively impacted your Reynolds experience!

Compliment Card Day
Wednesday, February 14  |  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Parham Road and Downtown campuses
Members of clubs and organizations from Reynolds will be handing out compliment cards.

Kindness Rocks
Thursday, February 15  |  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Parham Road and Downtown campuses
The Spectrum club will be handing out Kindness Rocks. You can also design your own!

Wrap Up the Week with the Wonder Movie Screening
Thursday February 15   |   7 - 9 p.m. at Parham Road in the Massey LTC Auditorium.
Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial difference that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all.


Tickets for Virginia Repertory Theater’s Raisin in the Sun – On Sale NOW

Raisin in the Sun is being performed live by the Virginia Repertory Theater this spring! The Office of Student Life are selling tickets to Reynolds students, faculty and staff now!  Tickets will be $10 for students and $15 for faculty, staff and guests (this includes tickets for children).  Limit 1 guest ticket per faculty, staff and student. A small number of tickets are available for the February 23 8pm and March 9 8pm shows.  There is no transportation provided for this event and tickets will need to be picked up at a specific date prior to the performance in the Office of Student Life.  Tickets will be sold in all campus business offices for students, faculty and staff.  For more information contact the Office of Student Life.


NBA Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors - Tickets on Sale NOW!

Student Life is hosting a bus trip to watch the Washington Wizards take on the Toronto Raptors on Friday, March 2. Tickets for this trip are on sale in the Business Offices at Parham Rd, Downtown and Goochland now.  Student tickets are $40 and faculty, staff and guest tickets are $55.  Students, faculty and staff may only purchase 1 guest ticket.  Everyone must ride the bus to the game and back. Check-in for the game begins at 3:00 p.m. on March 2 and we will return after midnight. Tickets will go fast so don’t delay! 


Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Service Project

Join us for the 3rd annual Student Life Alternative Spring Break service trip. Students will travel to Roanoke, VA and participate in the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge from March 19 – March 23 during spring break. We will spend the week working with other volunteers to help build homes for families in the area.

You must apply and be selected to participate in the trip. Due to a small number of spaces available, the trip is for students only. Contact Cara Luyster or 523-5986 for an application. Don’t wait – applications are due Friday, February 23.


Snacks on the Go!

Want to learn some quick and healthy recipes for your on-the-go life? Virginia Cooperative Extension will be at tables demonstrating how to make healthy snacks and there will be free samples! Stop by to learn more:

Tuesday, February 20  |  Noon - 1:30 p.m.  Downtown first floor lobby
Wednesday, February 21  |  Noon - 1:30 p.m. Parham Rd Burnette Hall lobby


Winter 3 on 3 Basketball Classic…Sign Up Now!

Got game?  Time to show it off on the court!  Play in the 2nd annual Reynolds Winter 3 on 3 Basketball Classic on Friday, March 16 from 1 – 4 p.m.

Register your 3 v 3 team in the Office of Student Life or by calling 523-5983 or 523-5082 by Monday, March 12 to be eligible to compete! Teams may have up to 6 players. Don’t have a team? No worries! Register yourself as a free agent and we’ll help you find one! All games take place at the VCU Medical Campus Recreation Center on Court #2.


Night Student Pop Up: Scholarship Informational Table

Student Life will have popcorn and helpful information about scholarships for night students on February 26 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Downtown campus on the first floor lobby.  Stop by, say hi and learn something new before you head to class.  


Females Wanted. Join the WILD Women Inspiring Leadership Development Program

WILD is a group of women dedicated to personal and leadership development through peer discussion and guest speaker events. Engage with peers at monthly meetings and attend at least one guest speaker event to earn a certificate of recognition for completing WILD Attend the first meeting for more information and details about joining.The next meeting is Tuesday, February 27 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Downtown Campus Room 301.


Healthy Relationships 101

March 7  |  1 - 2:30 p.m.
This workshop presented by the YWCA is geared toward groups interested in defining dating & sexual violence and understanding what it means to have a healthy relationship. We will discuss the warning signs for an abusive relationships, the role of power and control, and the cycle of abuse. We will explore common myths and stereotypes of dating violence on college campuses and ways to support loved ones who are experiencing an abusive relationship. 


Kick Butts Clean Up Day

Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers people to stand out, speak up and seize control against Big Tobacco. Join Student Life on Wednesday, March 14 from 2 - 4 p.m. for a cigarette butt clean up event at Brown’s Island. Trash bags, trash grabbers and gloves will be provided. Please register using the link by Friday March 9:


For more information about Student Life events, visit the student event calendar, email us at or call 523-5983 or 523-5082.