Events - Captain For Life - Christopher Newport University


The Office of Alumni Relations hosts a number of events each year in support of Christopher Newport alumni, students, faculty, staff and our community. We provide alumni with meaningful support and to connect them with their alma mater no matter their geographic location, affinity groups of interest, or preference for engagement. From your home here on campus to cities coast-to-coast, we always enjoy celebrating all that it means to be a Captain for Life!


Even after our time as students at Christopher Newport, we remain tied to it - and to each other. As proud members of the Captains community, we volunteer, we network, we engage, and we share in the unrivaled spirit of CNU. No matter where our lives of significance take us, we will always proudly return to this place we call home.

Each year we look forward to campus coming alive with laughter and spirit as we welcome parents, siblings, grandparents and more to Family Weekend. The weekend's festivities include the family weekend musical showcase, tailgating, a home football game and our annual Ring Ceremony. The Office of Alumni Relations hosts our Legacy Luncheon to celebrate alumni parents and grandparents returning to share their Alma Mater with current Captains.

Save the date for Family Weekend 2023: September 29 - October 1

Each year, we look forward to the energy and excitement of Homecoming weekend. Whether you want to spend the day on the greens at James River Country Club, enjoy Shoe Lane Lights on Walker's Green at the Gregory P. Klich Alumni House, join an affinity group celebration or just tailgate with your friends in Alumni Alley before the football game, we have you covered!

Save the Date for Homecoming 2023: October 20-21

Homecoming Game 2022


From career receptions in February, to CNU Day in March, to welcome home events in June, and holiday celebrations in December, our Captains have lots of occasions to celebrate. And, they don't stop there...our Captains are encouraged to join for all sorts of regional celebrations hosted by the alumni chapters and Office of Alumni Relations:

  • Affinity Reunions
  • Career & Networking Receptions
  • Captains Rock the Boat Yacht Tours
  • Captains Uncorked Charlottesville Wine Tour
  • Chapter Chartering Celebrations
  • CNU Football Golf Tournament
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Peninsula Captains Choice Classic
  • Professional Sporting Events
  • Set, Spike & Serve Beach Volleyball Tournament
  • Skydiving at Sunset
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