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2017 Student Sendoffs

May 18, 2017

The chapters listed below will be hosting student sendoff events. Please be sure to check back here periodically for updated information.

Virginia Student Sendoffs

Date: Tuesday, June 6

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: River Rock Amphitheater Picnic Shelter - Jackson River Sports Complex

Contact: Kathleen All  sandkall@aol.com

RSVP Date: Saturday, May 27

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The new student sendoff will be Tuesday, June 6 at -6 p.m. at the River Rock Amphitheater Picnic Shelter - Jackson River Sports Complex.  New students are free, guests/alumni are $5 per person.  Guests are encouraged and welcomed.  RSVP by May 27 to Kathleen All at 540-862-9575 or sandkall@aol.com.  Checks can be made payable to: AHVTAA and mailed to: Kathleen All   605 Heatherton Drive  Covington, VA 24426

Date: Thursday, August 10, 2017

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: TBD - Check back soon for more details!

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Date: Sunday, Aug. 13

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Location: "Highcliffe" Estate, 6791 James Madison HighwayWarrenton, VA 20187

The Faquier Hokies are hosting their 4th annual Virginia Tech Alumni Picnic for all new and current students, alumni, family, and friends. Join us at for games, a raffle, a silent auction, and a cash bar. The picnic will be catered by Savory Fare. More details will be available later this summer at our Fauquier Hokies Website.

Rain or shine!

Frederisksburg Alumni Chapter Crabfest

Date: Sunday, Aug. 6

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Location: The Knights of Pythias Lodge, 330 Wallace Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Contact: Jamie June

Please check our Website and Facebook page for pricing information.

Potluck Student and Alumni Picnic

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm

Location: Foxridge Park, 525 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, VA 20176

Join the Loudon County Chapter for a Potluck Student and Alumni Picnic. The chapter will provide the hamburgers, hotdogs, and beverages. Please bring a dish to share. All alumni, current students, incoming freshmen, and friends are invited.

Date: Saturday, July 8

Time: More details to come! 

Location: Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

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Date: Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017

Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Location: Oozlefinch Brewery's Field, 81 Patch Rd., Fort Monroe, VA 23651

Contact: Louise Schaeffler at weaze@vt.edu

Join the Peninsula Hokies for a picnic, lawn games, and summer outdoor fun as we celebrate our area freshmen that are headed off to Virginia Tech this fall. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow Hokies and provide a warm sendoff to students from the area.

This event is a potluck style picnic, so bring your favorite dish, dessert, or an appetizer to share. Iced tea and water will be provided and the brewery will be open to purchase beer. You may bring other nonalcoholic beverages; no outside alcoholic beverages are allowed on the property. Lawn chairs, games, and Hokie tailgate gear are appreciated.

There is parking at the brewery, in the adjacent lot, and across the street. Look for the orange and maroon balloons!

The RSVP deadline is July, 29, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Louise Schaeffler at weaze@vt.edu.

Date: Sunday, Aug. 6

Time: More details to come!

Location: The Bone, Gainsville, VA

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Food * Family-friendly * Fun Help our new Hokies learn about the Richmond Chapter of the Hokie Nation.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 5

Time: 2-7 p.m.

Location: Robious Landing Park, Picnic Shelter #3, 3800 James River Road., Midlothian, VA 23113

Contact:  Eugene Pogue - 434-218-2547 or freshmansendoff@richmondhokies.org

RSVP: New Hokies can register for this event HERE

Chapter alumini should register HERE to volunteer

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Richmond Hokies Facebook Page

 

2017 Freshman Send-off and Alumni pot-luck picnic.

Come meet fellow Virginia Tech Alumni and welcome new students and their families to the Hokie Nation. The chapter will be recognizing the 2017 Scholarship Award winners, welcome incoming students and annouce upcoming events. Play corn-hole, volleyball, and other games. The little ones can enjoy the playground and kid games.

Door Prizes for all ages!

Raffles including a signed Justin Fuente mini helmet, an engraved memorial garden brick and more!

We request every family please bring a dish to share. The chapter will be providing BBQ, drinks and paper products.

The event will be held in Sherando Park at the FFA and Sandy Shelters which are located side by side on Park Drive just off Lake View Circle

Please RSVP to the event by clicking HERE.

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Time: 3:00 - 7:00p.m.

Location: Sherando Park 255 Lakeview Circle Stephens City, VA 22655

Contact: Vicki Culbreth - shenandoahchaptervtaa@gmail.com

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 8

Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Brian's Steak House. 625 E. Atlantic St., South Hill, VA.

Cost: Free for everyone!

Contact: Frank Turner at Frank_r_turner@hotmail.com or (434) 676-3233

RSVP: Please RSVP by July 29, 2017 to Frank Turner at the email address above.

The Southside Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association welcomes all students, alumni, family, and friends to a student sendoff picnic at Brian's Steak House in South Hill!

The alumni chapter will cover all expenses for this event. Simply come enjoy this time with our future Hokies, wear your orange and maroon, and enjoy the great food.

 

Date: Summer 2017

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Date: Saturday, Aug. 12

Time: 4-7 p.m.

Location: Dick Campbell's Pavilion, 446 White Oak Landing Lane, King William, VA 23086

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Date: Saturday, Aug. 5

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Website: TidewaterHokies.com

Tidewater Hokies Facebook Page

Nationwide Student Sendoffs

Date: Sunday, July 30

Time: TBD

Location: The Residence of Becky Oaksmith

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Join the Atlanta Hokies on Sunday, July 30 for a cookout, lawn games, and summer outdoor fun as we celebrate our Atlanta area freshmen that are headed off to Virginia Tech for the fall semester. We will be at Louise G Howard Park (Tanyard Creek Park) located right off of Collier Rd with easy access from I-75.

This event is a potluck style cookout/picnic, so bring along your favorite dish, dessert. or something to throw on the grill. The festivities will kickoff at 5 p.m.

There is parking at the park, across the street and any of the side streets in the area. Once you get in the park, look for the orange and maroon balloons!

Date: Sunday, July 30

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Location: Louise G Howard Park

From Cobb County – Take I-75 South to the Northside Drive exit (252A). Turn LEFT onto Northside Drive. Go to the second light and turn RIGHT onto Collier Road. Drive about 1/3 of a mile and Tanyard Creek Park is on the right at the corner of Walthall & Collier. Louise G. Howard park is on the left.

From Midtown/Downtown – Take I-75 North to the Northside Drive exit (252A). Turn RIGHT onto Northside Drive. Go to the first light and turn RIGHT onto Collier Road. Drive about 1/3 of a mile and Tanyard Creek Park is on the right at the corner of Walthall & Collier. Louise G. Howard park is on the left.

From North/Northeast Metro Area – Take GA-400 to I-85 South, Take I-75 North. Take the first exit to Northside Drive (exit 252A). Turn RIGHT onto Northside Drive. Go to the first light and turn RIGHT onto Collier Road. Drive about 1/3 of a mile and Tanyard Creek Park is on the right at the corner of Walthall & Collier. Louise G. Howard park is on the left.

Website:  Atlanta Hokies Facebook

 

50th Annual Crab Feast & Picnic

Date: Saturday, Aug. 12

Time: 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: Patapsco Valley State Park, Pickall Area Pavillons (Pavillion # TBD)

8125 Johnnycake Road

Woodlawn, MD, USA

Contact: Timothy Fouts - tfouts@baltimorehokies.org

Website: Crabfeast Website

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Shadow Bay Park, Pavilion 1
5100 Turkey Lake Rd Orlando, FL 32819

Contact: Alex Reaves vtareaves@yahoo.com

It's that time of year again to send off our new Hokie Freshmen from the Central Florida area! Please come join the festivities with us this summer.

If you are coming to the student send off picnic please RSVP to:  Alex Reaves at vtareaves@yahoo.com

Date: Saturday, July 15

Time: 4-6 p.m.

Location: Willow Mill Park, Mechanicsburg, PA

Contact: Jim Profeto

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The Central PA Hokies Alumni Chapter invite the class of 2021 and transfer students to attend our annual student sendoff picnic for new incoming students, Saturday, July 15 from 4-6 p.m. at Willow Mill Park in Mechanicsburg, PA. Come eat, meet, and speak with fellow members of the class of 2021, current undergraduates, and local alumni. Alumni provide all food for this picnic. Students are encouraged to bring family as well to help extend our Hokie network in Central Pennsylvania. This will be a very casual event provided by the alumni chapter. Please RSVP to Jim Profeto, communications officer, at centralpahokies@gmail.com. We hope that you will join us!

Bowling and Sendoff Party

Date: Sunday, Aug. 6

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: The Alley, 131 Columbus St., Charleston, SC 29403

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Website: http://charlestonhokies.wix.com/home

Join Charleston Hokies at a great event for both the families of current Virginia Tech students and alumni! We invite all current students to come together to meet each other and enjoy a fun afternoon of bowling and other activities with our local alumni chapter. You're welcome to bring your family members or a friend. We will cover the cost of bowling, as well as appetizers and snacks to share. The local alumni in Charleston look forward to getting together with you to share in the excitement of returning to Blacksburg, and sending you off for another great school year! We will have the community tables and a few bowling lanes reserved.

Charlotte annual Summer Service Project and Picnic

Date: July 29

Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

Location: Park Road Park, 6220 Park Road

As we have done in the past, we’ll provide an opportunity to give back to the community in the morning of July 29. Stay tuned for more information on the projects as the event nears.  Additionally, we have confirmed Frank Shushok as a speaker.

The Charlotte Chapter will provide burgers, hot dogs, water, soft drinks, and beer. We ask guests to please sign up below to bring tailgate appetizers, sides, and desserts. This is a free event for all local alumni and friends. Hokies of the four legged variety are welcomed as well.

Please note: all alumni, current/future students and family/friends are welcome to attend either or both events. Please visit the event website for more details and to register.

If you are interested in sponsorship, contact Greg Aker to be a part of this popular event.

The Chicago Chapter would like to invite the class of 2021 and transfer students to attend their annual student sendoff and speaker event on June from 6-9 p.m. at our sponsor bar, Tobacco Road Tap Room.

Come eat, meet, and speak with fellow members of the class of 2021, several current undergraduates, and local alumni/alumnae. Donna Wertalik, Associate Professor of Practice in Marketing, will be traveling from Blacksburg to speak about building your personal brand. This will be a casual event and light appetizers will be provided by the chapter. 

Please RSVP to Chicago Hokies at chicagohokie@gmail.com by May 19.

Date: Friday, June 2

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Location: Tobacco Road Tap Room

Contact: Marissa McKee

RSVP Date: Friday, May 19

Website: Chicago Hokies Facebook

DFW Senior Sendoff BBQ

Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: 5530 Goodwin Ave., Dallas, TX 75206

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Please BYO Beverages to this event.

Denver Chapter Summer and Scholarship Picnic

Sunday, June 25 from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Washington Park, 701 S Franklin St.

Picnic Site No. 4 (south of the recreation center near the intersection of Kentucky and Franklin on the east side of the park. Look for Virginia Tech flags and our inflatable HokieBird.)

Come out and celebrate summer with the Denver Hokies Alumni!  We’ll eat well, play games in the park, and celebrate our student scholarship winners as they get ready to leave for Blacksburg! This lush picnic area includes a covered gazebo, picnic tables, grill, and plenty of green grass to explore. It’s a perfect scene for families, young children, and four legged friends. We’ll bring corn hole, giant jenga, and other lawn games. We encourage you to bring your own park games as well, along with blankets and chairs to accommodate your crew.

The chapter will provide grilled items as usual, and we’ll be posting a food sign up list soon through SignUpGenius. Stay tuned for more details.

Facebook Event Link

Date: Sunday, July 23

Time: 1-5 p.m.

Location: Glasgow Park, 2199 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE 19702

Contact: Margo Reign

The cost to students is free, adults $7, and children over 10 years old $5, Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. The chapter will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, and non-alcoholic beverages.

The Virginia Tech Alumni Association Chapter in Jacksonville will hold a freshmen sendoff on Sunday, June 11 from 3-5 p.m. We will be having the send off at an alumni's house at 14626 Fern Hammock Dr. in Jacksonville. We welcome alumni, current students, future students and their friends and families to join us as we celebrate our future Hokies from the Jacksonville area that are headed off to Virginia Tech for the fall semester. Please bring a snack to share if you can.  

Date: Sunday, June 11

Time: 3-5 p.m.

Location: 14626 Fern Hammock Dr.

Contact: Pariolee Law

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Summer Picnic and Student Sendoff

Date:  Sunday, July 23

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Date: Early August

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Website: New England Hokies Facebook Page

The New Jersey Virginia Tech Alumni Association and The Emily Specchio Foundation invite the class of 2021 and transfer students and their families to attend the annual NJ Hokie Spirit BBQ. Come eat, meet, and speak with fellow members of the class of 2021, several current undergraduates, and local alumni/alumnae. The event will be held June 11 from 2-5 p.m. at the Loantaka Brook Reservation, Kitchell Road. Shelter, Morristown, NJ. RSVP to Mary O’Connor by June 4.

Date: Sunday, June 11

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Location: Loantaka Brook Reservation, Kitchell Road Shelter, Morristown, New Jersey

RSVP Contact: Mary O’Connor

RSVP Date: Sunday, June 4

Website: New Jersey Hokies Facebook Page

Date: Summer 2017

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Date: Sunday, July 23

Time: 6-9 p.m.

Location: Huntington Beach State Park, Pacific Coast Highway and Magnolia

Contact: Chris Young 

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RSVP Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Orange County Hokies Student Send-Off:  Beach Bonfire and BBQ.

The Orange County Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association is hosting a Beach Bonfire and BBQ to acquaint current students and families from the OC with our local support group and that there is an active group of Hokie alumni they can join pre and post-graduation.

Come help us provide a proper send-off to the next generation of Hokies. There are over 50 students from the OC currently enrolled. Let's show them the power of the Hokie Nation!

Cost information: This is a potluck event. Your price of admission is to bring a side dish, snack, beverage and/or dessert. Please include in your RSVP the nature of your contribution.  Students, parents, friends and alumni are welcome!

RSVP deadline is July 17, 2017. If you have questions, contact Chris Young at cyoung@vt.edu. Please include in your RSVP the nature of your contribution.

We'll also have a representative on hand from the Virginia Tech Athletics Association (The Hokie Club) to answer questions about Student and Alumni involvement in supporting VT Athletics.
Come help us provide a proper send-off to the next generation of Hokies.

Date: Saturday, July 15

Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Paris Mountain State Park (Mountainside Shelter Area S-B)

Contact: Tyler Sites

RSVP Date: Sunday, July 9

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The VT Alumni Palmetto Chapter 2017 Summer Picnic will be Saturday July 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Paris Mountain State Park (Mountainside Shelter Area S-B). Catering will be by Bucky's BBQ. The 2017 Palmetto Scholarship winner will be announced and introduced. The annual cornhole tournament will be contested, along with other games. There will be plenty of food, drink and fun for all ages!

The price is $15 per adult, $7.50 for children ages 12 and under. To RSVP, please send your payment by check made out to "VTAA Palmetto Chapter" to: Tyler Sites, 9 Brunson St., Greenville SC 29607

Please RSVP by July 9.

Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017

Time: 5:30pm

Location: Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Rd #1, Palo Alto, CA 94301

http://www.alumni.vt.edu/events/2017/07/hokies-in-san-francisco.html

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Join us as we celebrate our newest Hokies and send our students to Blacksburg in style. The San Francisco Alumni Chapter invites all incoming freshmen, current students, and their families residing in the San Francisco Bay Area to a student sendoff event. Come eat, meet, and speak with fellow members of the class of 2021, current undergraduates, and local alumni. This casual event is provided by the alumni chapter.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 5

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Alki Beach

Contact: Cara Davis

Website: Seattle Hokies Facebook Page

Date: Saturday, July 29

Time: 2-5 p.m.

Location: The Residence of Shankar and Christi Narayanan, 1388 Bicentennial Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Contact: shankarhokie@gmail.com

RSVP Date: Monday, July 10

Website: Event Facebook Page

Our S.E Michigan Chapter will host the annual picnic/Student Send Off on Saturday, July 29 starting at 2 p.m. The event will take place at the Ann Arbor residence of Shankar Narayanan (AOE 1992) and Christi Narayanan.

The S.E Michigan Chapter invites the class of 2021  incoming freshman from S.E Michigan & Ohio and their parents to attend this fun event and meet several Hokie alumni/alumnae that belong to this chapter.

All alumni are invited to join our
Google Group!

Please RSVP HERE by June 15.

Please join us for the NC Triad VTAA’s annual picnic. We will recognize our scholarship winners and send off Freshmen from the NC Triad area. More details will be posted soon.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 10

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Triad Park, Shelter #4; 9652 E Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 27284

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Website: NC Triad Picnic Website

NC Triad Facebook Page

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Date: Saturday, July 29

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Location: Coonskin Park, 375 Henry C. Shores Dr., Charleston, WV 25311

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