University Row

University Row Alumni clubs co-host the largest alumni social event in the Mid-Atlantic at the Virginia Gold Cup. Our 21st University Row is on May 4th, 2019!
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Event Features: - full open bar, with premium liquor and beer - multiple full buffet menus - all volunteer, alumni club driven event - Best Dressed Contest - Best Hat Contest All University Row Anchor tents offer their hospitality on a reciprocal basis to all other Row participants—so no matter which group has invited you, you are welcome throughout the entire enclosed area! And guests who did not attend any of the sponsoring groups are also encouraged to attend. Picket fencing allows us to have a "common terrace" area in front of the Row, as well as a "common rail" area between the North Rail and each tent. Furthermore, the fence and off-duty police also enhance our private security, allowing our guests to enjoy themselves without the overcrowding caused by those lovable, but unwelcome crashers. University Row guests enjoy a catered lunch buffet. Beverages are in easy reach of every tent and are available to all throughout the space. University Row tents are served by a catering staff of over 40 seasoned event specialists. University Row features the most space per guest of any remotely-comparable gathering along North Rail. Unlike groups that cram more than 3 busloads of people into each tent area to lower costs and maximize profit, we limit crowd density to about 115 people per tent and terrace space. This translates into a more enjoyable experience for all: More room to eat; more space to roam; and less jostling of elbows and tempers. And, while the Virginia Gold Cup is listed as a "rain-or-shine event", it is significantly more enjoyable when the sun is shining—so a little extra space is helpful in the event of inclement weather. Guests of Anchors participating in the University Row bus pool can arrive at the designated departure point at any time with a window of about an hour and a half. They may linger and enjoy drinks and light breakfast fare and catch one of the final buses. Or they may board the next bus and leave for The Plains as soon as the bus is filled. University Row is a 100% volunteer-run effort and has no profit motive to feed. Tents are sponsored and managed by officially-chartered non-profit alumni groups, with help from the central steering committee of the Alumni Events Alliance. A strict standard of ethics binds all who participate as Anchors or Tent Partners. Guests are invited at the discretion of tent organizers. See you at the Races!

05/05/2019

Thank you all for an amazing day at University Row!!

Please email us at [email protected] if you have lost any items.

We will send out a survey soon to ticket holders for your feedback. We really appreciate your opinions and comments and use the survey data to shape the event each year.

Want to join the Steering Committee for next year's URow? Drop us an email and we'll let you know when we start planning for #URow22.

Thank you!
The #URow21 Steering Committee

It's RACE DAY!The 21st Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races is happening in a few hours and we are so ex...
05/04/2019

It's RACE DAY!

The 21st Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races is happening in a few hours and we are so excited to enjoy the day with everyone!

Quick Notes:
- Registration at Whitlow's on Wilson for the VA buses begins at 830am. Last bus leaves at 10:30am
- Registration at Lou's City Bar for the DC bus begins at 9am. The bus will leave at 10am.

Do not be late! If you miss the bus, you may not be able to make it out to Gold Cup - The Uber/Lyft ride is on you.

For more Race Day Info, check out our website!

Follow the day's activities on social media (and share your own posts) using #URow21! We'll be on the lookout for cool pictures to repost! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @universityrow.

** Don't forget your umbrellas and ponchos! The weather looks pretty good for most of the day, but there could be a few showers! The tented area is grassy, so make sure your shoes will be appropriate for a day outside with potential mud. #ProTip **

#Urow21 #MayThe4thBeWithYou #GoldCup #MayThe4th

University Row at Virginia Gold Cup Races is TOMORROW!We still have a very limited number of tent-bus tickets available ...
05/03/2019

University Row at Virginia Gold Cup Races is TOMORROW!

We still have a very limited number of tent-bus tickets available for sale.

Reminder: If you have a tent-only ticket - you MUST have a parking pass in advance, or plan to take a rideshare vehicle. There are no parking passes available on-site

Tent-only registration on-site begins at 11am!

Registration for VA - Bus ticket holders at Whitlow's on Wilson begins at 830am - last bus leaves at 1030am!

Registration for the DC bus at Lou's City Bar begins at 9am - the bus will leave at 10am.

Please arrive early - we will not wait for stragglers!

#URow21 . #MayThe4th

https://universityrowatgoldcup2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=FacebookLink

All ticket holders will receive an email tomorrow with information about registration. In the meantime, it's also listed...
05/02/2019
Offsite Registration & Location Info

All ticket holders will receive an email tomorrow with information about registration.

In the meantime, it's also listed on the University Row website, which also includes a ton of other useful information from ideas on what to wear to background on our sponsors to the general schedule of events!

The countdown to #URow21 is on!

One more day to purchase tickets for University Row 2019!We have a few more tent-bus tickets available. Don't miss out o...
05/02/2019
21st Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races!

One more day to purchase tickets for University Row 2019!

We have a few more tent-bus tickets available. Don't miss out on an awesome day at the races!

#URow21

Welcome to the 21st annual University Row at the Spring Virginia Gold Cup Races!

FIVE DAYS until University Row at the Virginia Gold cup Races!We are excited to announce that we will have three guest j...
04/29/2019

FIVE DAYS until University Row at the Virginia Gold cup Races!

We are excited to announce that we will have three guest judges for this year's Best Dressed Competition from the DC Commission on Fashion Arts and Events! Commissioners Brandon Andrews, Jason Anthony, and Deidre Jeffries will lend their expertise to making sure the best dressed are worthy of their ribbons!

Meet the Commissioners:

Deidre Jeffries
Commissioner Jefferies is an award-winning luxury womenswear designer and owner of ESPION Atelier, with a diverse creative background in design, branding, partnerships, entrepreneurship, economic development and expert public speaking.

Jason Anthony
Commissioner Jason Anthony is a DC native from Ward 7. Jason has worked as a media producer, in television and radio for the last 10 years. While developing projects in fashion and stage events, Jason has become a branding and engagement expert. This while working actively with brands such as Prada and Rolls Royce motor cars. Mr. Anthony hopes to organize initiatives that will grow the fashion and beauty retail sector of the city's commercial economy. When not in service to his Commission and the Mayor's office, Jason can be found volunteering and feeding the homeless at the Georgetown ministries center.

Brandon Andrews
Commissioner Andrews is a fashion model, former Capitol Hill staffer, and entrepreneur. He provides strategic council on communications, policy, and partnerships; helping entrepreneurs in the creative economy navigate local, state and federal government. Working at the intersection of entertainment and policy, he engages and advises thousands of entrepreneurs through casting for ABC's Shark Tank.

About the CFAE
The Commission on Fashion Arts and Events was established to promote and support Washington, DC as an emerging market for the fashion and beauty industries. The commission is led by eight Commissioners appointed by the Mayor. Our vision is to develop a brain trust of fashion and beauty leaders who can support the development of the creative economy and position Washington, DC as a competitive market. We do this through events, education, retail development, and partnerships.

#URow21 #GoldCup

EIGHT DAYS until University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races!Do you have your hat yet?One of our Best Dressed Judges, ...
04/26/2019
Annual Hat Sale & Trunk Show — Programs | Tudor Place

EIGHT DAYS until University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races!

Do you have your hat yet?

One of our Best Dressed Judges, Elena Wittman of ArtofHats will be participating in a trunk show at the Tudor House on May 1st!

Stop by for some champagne and fashion inspiration!

#URow21 #GoldCup

FREELocation: This event takes place in the Dower House, 1670 31st Street, NWAdult Programs · Garden Party · Museum Shop · Spring

NINE more days until University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races!!Did you know that University Row is 100% volunteer r...
04/25/2019

NINE more days until University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races!!

Did you know that University Row is 100% volunteer run? We are looking for a few more volunteers to help us out during the event.

We appreciate the support and extra helping hands from all of our awesome current and past volunteers, who assist with a range of duties from registration to being a bus captain to helping out with the Best Dressed competition!

To sign up to volunteer and for more details about volunteer roles, visit our form: https://forms.gle/uDyDzax8VmXnjLTq9

Also! There are still University Row tickets available! Get your 21st Annual University Row at The Virginia Gold Cup! tickets today!

#URow21

University Row 2019: Tickets Selling Out: What to Know Before You Go! - https://mailchi.mp/universityrow/university-row-...
04/24/2019
University Row 2019: Tickets Selling Out: What to Know Before You Go!

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Join us in our wonderful tent space this Saturday, May 6th! Here's the info on the fun we have in store for you - from breakfast registration specials to the post-Row socials in DC & Arlington! Now, hurry & tell that straggling friend to join you! You both won't want to miss our Best Dressed Contest...

04/21/2019

Happy Easter and Happy Passover to those who celebrate!

04/19/2019

Only ONE Tent-bus ticket left for #URow21!!!!

Tent-only tickets are still available (you must buy a North Rail Parking Pass either at Harris Teeter or through the VA Gold Cup website).

Exciting news! All attendees at this year's University Row will receive free samples of the hangover preventative H-PROO...
04/18/2019
H-PROOF | Cheers Tonight, Crush Tomorrow

Exciting news!

All attendees at this year's University Row will receive free samples of the hangover preventative H-PROOF!

We hope that this keeps all of our #URow21 friends feeling fresh all weekend long!

Thanks H-Proof team!

Reminder - We currently only have 10 tent-bus tickets remaining!

The World's First Chewable Tablets that Help Prevent Your Hangovers. Doctor-developed, Science-backed, and Patent-pending.

We are VERY excited to welcome back our two race day bus pick-up bars for #URow21: Whitlow's on Wilson in Virginia and L...
04/13/2019

We are VERY excited to welcome back our two race day bus pick-up bars for #URow21: Whitlow's on Wilson in Virginia and Lou's City Bar in DC!

Both Whitlow's and Lou's will have brunch and drink specials for University Row guests in the morning and will be showing the Kentucky Derby live when we return!

They are also perfect locations for your group's next game watch party or happy hour!

Thank you Whitlow's and Lou's for being #URow21 partners!

Get your tickets for University Row today and join the party!
(https://universityrowatgoldcup2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=FacebookLink)

Happy Friday to all of our University Row Friends!Just a quick reminder that general admission ticket sales for #URow21 ...
04/12/2019

Happy Friday to all of our University Row Friends!

Just a quick reminder that general admission ticket sales for #URow21 are ending on Tuesday the 16th and our 'last call' pricing will begin on the 17th!*

Gather your friends and get your tickets today!

* University Row is always an amazing value and our 'last call' tickets are still less than most other groups are charging for general admission.

(Ticket link: https://www.facebook.com/events/255752158648507)

We are furiously selling tickets for the 21st Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races on May 4th, and have ...
04/11/2019

We are furiously selling tickets for the 21st Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races on May 4th, and have begun planning our race day ensembles.

Here are some #Throwbacks from University Row in 2011! Shows that the University Row crowd is ALWAYS a timelessly fashionable one!

Do you know what you're wearing yet?

Get your tickets for #URow21 today!
(https://universityrowatgoldcup2019.eventbrite.com/?aff=FacebookLink)

It's Rex Manning Day!!You should celebrate by picking up a few University Row tickets, it's what Rex would do! #URow21
04/08/2019

It's Rex Manning Day!!

You should celebrate by picking up a few University Row tickets, it's what Rex would do!

#URow21

We are excited to announce that we will again be partnering with the team at Volo City DC to provide our race day lawn g...
04/06/2019

We are excited to announce that we will again be partnering with the team at Volo City DC to provide our race day lawn games!

There will be cornhole, giant jenga, bucket beer pong, and others!

Volo City DC's adult sports leagues directly support free local youth leagues for kids in the region! We love their philosophy of giving back and are proud to partner with them at University Row!

If you're looking for a spring sports league - Volo City DC spring registration is still open!

Visit their website for more information: http://www.volocitydc.com/

#URow21

#URow21 is quickly approaching - do you have your outfit ready?!! This year's Best Dressed Competition is going to be be...
04/02/2019
21st Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races!

#URow21 is quickly approaching - do you have your outfit ready?!!

This year's Best Dressed Competition is going to be better than ever! We have celebrity judges and awesome prizes!!

Start planning your look now!

Get your tickets online now!

Hi Everyone!Our Eventbrite link is back live and #URow21 tickets are here for you!! We only have 36 days until the 21st ...
03/29/2019
21st Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races!

Hi Everyone!

Our Eventbrite link is back live and #URow21 tickets are here for you!!

We only have 36 days until the 21st Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup! Do you have your crew ready?

See you at the Races!!

If you are interested in a ticket pack - message us directly at [email protected] and we will tell you how to proceed!

Welcome to the 21st annual University Row at the Spring Virginia Gold Cup Races!

SAVE THE DATE! Tickets coming SOON! If you are interested in purchasing a promo ticket pack of 10-50 tickets for your gr...
03/06/2019

SAVE THE DATE! Tickets coming SOON!

If you are interested in purchasing a promo ticket pack of 10-50 tickets for your group (alumni club, group of friends/colleagues, etc) please contact us at [email protected] and we can customize your package!

Ticket package partners may be listed on the website and promo materials as official URow Partners!

#URow21 #GoldCup

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02/27/2019

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01/08/2019

Save The Date!
University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup:
Saturday, May 4th!

We had an amazing 20th Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races and we could not have done it without you, o...
06/01/2018

We had an amazing 20th Annual University Row at the Virginia Gold Cup Races and we could not have done it without you, our awesome guests!

As you know, one of the major highlights on the Row each year is our Best Dressed Competition. Here are some highlights from this year's event - be sure to tag yourself if you participated!

Thank you again to our amazing Best Dressed sponsors, including: Blank Label Solidcore Ballston The GOAT First Down Sports Bar & Grill Lou's City Bar Lost & Found The Great Meadow Foundation and more!

Photos by Andrew Cajas from LAFlicks! Be sure to check out our website for more photos and please feel free to post any photos that you have and tag us! (http://universityrow.org/experience/photos/)

#URow20 HiBall Events

If you attended University Row this year, please help us improve the the event in future years by filling out our Guest ...
05/15/2018
University Row 2018 Survey

If you attended University Row this year, please help us improve the the event in future years by filling out our Guest Survey. We really pay close attention to these survey results as we plan the Row! Respondents can choose to receive early access to discounted 2019 Row tickets, an invite to our 2019 Kickoff Party, and/or an invitation to our Volunteer/Leader Trip to Twilight Polo at Great Meadow. Thank you for your help and support! https://fs17.formsite.com/dctimmons/20th_UniversityRow_2018/

Thank you for your attendance at the 20th Annual University Row. Below is a general survey for past University Row guests, sponsors, and volunteers. Your feedback will remain confidential, and will help the all-volunteer University Row Steering Committee and the Alumni Events Alliance in their effor...

Thank You for a Great Day at the Races! -
05/14/2018
Thank You for a Great Day at the Races!

Thank You for a Great Day at the Races! -

We thank you for being our alumni guest at #URow20 at the Virginia Gold Cup. Check out our 2018 Photos, and be sure to give us advice on how make next year even better! Also included is information on event photos and deals for you from our sponsors!

Photos from University Row's post
05/13/2018

Photos from University Row's post

Thank You for a Great Day at the Races! -
05/11/2018
Thank You for a Great Day at the Races!

Thank You for a Great Day at the Races! -

We thank you for being our alumni guest at #URow20 at the Virginia Gold Cup. Check out our 2018 Photos, and be sure to give us advice on how make next year even better! Also included is information on event photos and deals for you from our sponsors!

All our photos from Saturday's University Row are now here on Facebook! Please find and tag your friends, and share thes...
05/11/2018

All our photos from Saturday's University Row are now here on Facebook! Please find and tag your friends, and share these wonderful photos. Many thanks to Andrew Cajas (https://www.facebook.com/LAFlicks/) for the great pictures, and to BJ McDuffie (AUP) for coordinating our work with the photographer. For more photos, including high quality versions of these, check out the photos page on our website: http://universityrow.org/experience/photos/. See you at the 21st Row next year!

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The legendary Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase classic has run each spring since 1922. This event heralds the spring social scene for Washington power brokers and the Virginia horse country set alike. For the post-graduate crowd, University Row is the place to network, see and be seen. Formed in 1999 by the Washington, DC area alumni clubs of William and Mary, James Madison University and the University of Virginia, University Row has grown to be the largest party at the Virginia Gold Cup. University Row is entirely volunteer-planned and volunteer-run; and proceeds benefit participating universities’ local alumni programming and undergraduate scholarship gifts.

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