September 28, 2018
It’s always a great time to return to Blacksburg, whether it’s Homecoming Week or the college’s tailgate under a fall canopy of maroon-and-orange foliage, or spring events that will add spring to your step!
Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with a week of activities for students, alumni, and friends. Start the week with the Campfire Kickoff, watch the Homecoming Parade, and attend the tailgate and football game.
When: October 29–November 4, 2018
Where: Various locations
Pregame Hokie Talk
In her talk “More than Money: Less than Sex,” University Distinguished Professor Nikki Giovanni will explore what poetry brings to life.
When: November 17, 2018, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Assembly Hall of Holtzman Alumni Center
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Tailgate
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends will gather for a pregame tailgate party before the Virginia Tech vs. Miami football game. Enjoy a tailgate buffet, live music, games, door prizes, and giveaways. The HokieBird and Growley, the Corps of Cadets canine ambassador, will both make special appearances.
When: November 17, 2018, three hours before kickoff
Where: Hahn Horticulture Garden
Civil War Weekend
Virginia Tech’s 29th annual Civil War Weekend will feature nine expert speakers reflecting on the leadership brought forth by America’s greatest crisis — from Lincoln, Grant, and Lee to Robert Smalls and Ann Pamela Cunningham. The weekend will be followed by an optional two-night field trip to the Virginia peninsula.
When: March 22–24, 2019
Where: Inn at Virginia Tech
Class anniversaries from 1974 to 2014 will be celebrated, but all alumni are welcome!
When: June 6–9, 2019
Where: Locations throughout campus
Visit the Alumni Relations website for a more extensive list of upcoming events.