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Alumni Weekend 2022

In 2020, we were at the height of the lockdown and not able to host an alumni gathering. In 2021, we hosted a pizza party for alumni and their families the day after graduation — we had about 70 people join us for lunch that day. This year we’re able to step it up another notch with a full-day event on campus on Sunday, July 10. This is before graduation but after departure day.

General Information

Housing

Alumni may come to campus after 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, and must depart after breakfast on Monday morning, July 11. Several dorms will be available to house alumni and their guests at regular daily rates of 1,000/= per person per night.

Some staff members may also be able to host visiting alumni in their homes. Other housing options include lodging with lower station friends, at Moffat Guest House, or at the Kijabe Motel. Please email Christine at [email protected] if you need contact information for the guest house or motel.

Meals

Meals can be purchased from the cafo at regular guest rates (see below). All meals must be prepaid through the RVA business office or at the registration table on arrival.

Available meals:
Saturday supper, Sunday breakfast, and Monday breakfast will be available from the cafo.
Sunday lunch will be a BBQ on Lower Field.
Sunday supper will be the alumni banquet.

Meal costs:
Breakfasts are 300/= per person.
Saturday supper and Sunday lunch are 600/= per person.
The alumni banquet is 1,200/= per adult and 800/= per child.

Covid Considerations

Due to the ever-changing Covid landscape, all alumni events will take place outside (including the alumni banquet). Since July in Kijabe is often cool, we suggest you pack your warm woolies and an extra shuka.

Schedule

2022 Alumni Weekend Schedule

Saturday evening: potential teas for various classes, dependent on hosts volunteering.

Sunday morning:

  • Donuts! Alumni are welcome to join the team preparing the donuts, or simply show up in time to enjoy them.
  • From 9 a.m. till noon, chai will be available at Chai Spot for any alumni who want to hike up and hang out.

Sunday lunch: BBQ on Lower Field.

Sunday afternoon:

  • Picnic games (cornhole, spike ball, etc.) and the waterslide will take place on Lower Field.
  • Sports (volleyball, basketball, soccer/football, and rugby) are scheduled. Games will involve mixed teams of alumni and current seniors, with mixed genders depending on who shows up. We’re going for a Sunday afternoon pickup game feel.

Sunday supper: The alumni banquet will take place at Alumni Court, including induction into the alumni network for all Class of 2022 seniors and any Class of 2020 graduates present.

Sunday evening:

  • Activities for children of alumni (movie on the art porch or games on Upper Field).
  • Senior Night for Class of 2020 students.
  • Coffee house outside Teddy’s for all other alumni/staff.

 

 

Please contact RVA at [email protected] with any questions.

“What’s your dream, and to what corner of the missions world will it take you?”
–Eleanor Roat

Alumni Transition

“The key to entering well is leaving well.”

Hopefully your transition process is going well. This doesn’t mean it won’t be difficult, confusing, or even painful at times; all of this is normal. Remember that everyone goes through transition––at differing rates, degrees, and intensity––but everyone goes through it. You’re not alone, nor are you odd; you’re in transition.

Below are downloadable files of the handouts from your senior transition seminar. Please make use of them as often as you need. Start with the Transition Model and the Transition Experience. Try to get a grasp on where you are in the process. Remember that this process can take many months, so if you’re well into your first year of college and thought you were fine, but now find yourself inexplicably emotional or confused, please don’t worry. Use these tools, talk to others, and soon you’ll feel settled again.

We’re praying for you and trusting God to lead you in this exciting new chapter in your story.

Transition Seminar Packet Resources

Alumni Transcript Requests

Alumni in North America:
Former students of RVA from the Class of 2016 and prior may request transcripts from the Association of Christian Schools International in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Email ACSI directly at [email protected] or visit the Transcript Depository on ACSI’s website: www.acsi.org/interest/international/international-school-transcript-depository.

Former students of RVA from the Class of 2017 and beyond, contact [email protected], [email protected] or [email protected] for transcript requests.

Alumni outside of North America:
Students outside of North America should contact RVA directly.

PDF transcripts:
Many institutions are beginning to accept transcripts sent as a PDF email attachment. If this is acceptable to the college or employer you are working with, please send us the appropriate email address, and we will send the required document.

Official, sealed transcripts:
We will prepare an official, sealed transcript if needed. We will try to catch someone to carry it to the US for mailing. In some situations, we will mail the transcript from Kenya. Expect this to take 2 to 4 weeks (or longer).

All graduating students are given a diploma and an unofficial transcript. An official transcript is sent to the college of their choice. The graduates also receive the contact information for the ACSI depository mentioned above.

*Please note that RVA does not hold on to graduated students’ medical records for longer than 5 years.

ACSI transcripts
Email: [email protected]