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2021 Student Send-Offs

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Virginia Tech alumni chapters across the country will host Student Send-Offs to welcome the Class of 2025. 

The parties, held throughout the summer, will be a mix of in-person and virtual to connect new students and their parents with area alumni. Find a party in your area and welcome the newest members of Hokie Nation. The chapters listed below are hosting send-offs.

 

Ice Cream Social

  • Date: July 18
  • Time: 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Woodside Farm Creamery, Hockessin, DE  

 

Student Send-Off

  • Date: July 25
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Location: Glasglow Park, Pavilion #1, Glasglow, DE 19702
  • Details: Join us for a picnic at Glasglow Park to welcome the Class of 2025 to Hokie Nation! The event will cost $8 for non-students, 11 and older. We will accept cash, check, or Venmo the day of the event.
  • RSVP: Register here
  • Contact: Mary Sage Earley, chapter vice president, at msearley@vt.edu
  • Chapter Information
  • Date: July 25
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Elawa Farms, 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Details: Join the Chicago Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025!
  • RSVP: Register here by July 16 (Iimit incoming students and 1 guest)
  • Contact: Tracey Beck at lakeforesthokie@gmail.com
  • Chapter Information
  • Date: Aug. 14
  • Time: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: 8125 Johnnycake Road Woodlawn, MD, Pavilion 705
  • Details: Join the Baltimore Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025 with a crab feast!

        - $50 for alumni, spouse, children (15 years or older), current VT students
        - $55 for any non-alumni guest
        - $25 for picnic only (no crabs)
        - $15 for children ages 8 to 14
        - Free for children 7 years and younger

  • Date: July 31
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Location: Pittsfield Township Pavilion, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
  • Details: Join the Southeastern Michigan Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025! This will be a potluck picnic. Please plan to bring your favorite dish to share. We will provide water and soda. Feel free to bring other beverages of your choosing, lawn chairs, games, or tents.
  • RSVP: Register here
  • Contact: Shankar Narayanan at shankarhokie@gmail.com
  • Chapter Information

 

  • Date: Aug. 8
  • Time: 3-5 p.m.
  • Location: Hyland Park, 10145 E Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN 55438 (near playground)
  • Details: Join the Minnesota Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025! Please plan to bring your own food and drinks for this event. We will provide yard games.
  • Contact: Grant Gardner at gardnerg@vt.edu
  • Chapter Information
  • Date: July 31
  • Time: 11 a.m.
  • Location: Castle Island State Park, 2010 William J Day Blvd., Boston, MA 02127
  • Details: Join the New England Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025!
  • RSVP: Email nehokies@gmail.com
  • Chapter Information
  • Date: Thursday, Aug. 12
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Triad Park, Shelter 4
    9652 E. Mountain St., Kernersville, NC 27284
  • Details: Join the NC Triad Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025! BBQ will be provided by Little Richards BBQ as well as hot dogs, tea, and lemonade. Cost is $18 per person. Current and incoming students and children under 8 are free. Checks should be mailed to VTAA Triad NC Chapter, 718 Coleridge Drive, Greensboro, NC  27410 or hand delivered the day of the event.

  • RSVP: https://aimsbbis.vt.edu/nctriad_student_send-off_2021?erid=4edf2cff-ffc3-4586-961a-31b50f9b662d&trid=4edf2cff-ffc3-4586-961a-31b50f9b662d
  • Contact: Jim Goff, 336-409-1624, Jgoff717@triad.rr.com
  • Date: Aug. 8
  • Time: 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Location: Lake Isabella Park, 10174 Loveland-Madeira Road, Loveland, OH
  • Details: Join the Cincinnati Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025! The chapter will provide pulled pork. Please bring your own beverages and a side/dessert to share. If you feel more comfortable, you are welcome to bring your own meal.
  • RSVP: Register Here by July 30
  • Contact: Ryan Eifert at cincyhokies@gmail.com
  • Chapter Information
  • Date: Aug. 1
  • Time: 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Location: Adams Ricci Park, Midway Pavilion, 100 E Penn Drive, Enola, PA
  • Details: Join the Central Pennsylvania Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025!
  • RSVP: Register here by July 31
  • Contact: Heather Weeks at haweeks@gmail.com
  • Chapter Information

 

  • Date: Aug. 1
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Location: J's Corner, 1015 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29201
  • Details: Join the Columbia Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025!
  • RSVP: TBD
  • Contact: Bo Hart at bohart.vt@gmail.com
  • Chapter Information
  • Date: July 31
  • Time: noon - 5 p.m.
  • Location: 3020 Lake Keowee Lane, Seneca, SC 29672
  • Details: Our annual picnic is back and bigger than ever with a pool party down at Lake Keowee on Saturday, July 31st from 12-5 p.m. Our hosts Rob, Amy, and Robin will be providing pork BBQ, ribs, and beans. We ask that each of you bring a side dish or dessert. Please plan to bring your own beverages (NO GLASS ALLOWED).
  • RSVP: Register here
  • Contact: Tyler Sites at tsites@vt.edu
  • Chapter Information
  • Date: Aug. 8
  • Time: 2- 4 p.m.
  • Location: Home of Jill Heyman '03, 331 Chamberlin Street, Nashville, TN
  • Details: Join the Nashville Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025!
  •  RSVP: Email Brandon Weaver at weaver91@vt.edu by Aug. 1
  • Chapter Information
  • Date: Aug. 10
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: River Rock Amphitheater Shelter at Jackson River Sports Complex, 870 W Edgemont Drive, Covington, VA 24426
  • Details: Join the Alleghany Highland Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025!
  • Contact: Kathleen All at sandkall@aol.com
  • Chapter Information
  •  Date: Aug. 1
  • Time: 4–6 p.m.
  • Location: Knights of Pythias Pavilion, 330 Wallace Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
  • Details: Join the Fredericksburg Hokies for their annual crab fest and welcome the Class of 2025! This event is:
    • $40 for crab eaters
    • $15 for non-crab eaters
    • Half-price for the Class of 2020, 2021, and current students
    • Free for the Class of 2024, 2025, and children (12 and under)
    • To download the registration form, please visit our site.
  • Contact: Jamie Marshall at vtjmp78@gmail.com
  • Chapter Information
  • Date: Aug. 7
  • Time: 3 p.m.
  • Location: Fox Ridge Pavilion, 525 Catoctin Circle, SW Leesburg, VA 20176
  • Details: Join the Loudoun County Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025! We will provide hotdogs and hamburgers. Plan to bring a covered dish and beverages. No alcoholic beverages permitted. No glass containers of any kind (food or beverage).  Make sure your covered dish is in plastic-ware or aluminum. No pets. Please bring a serving spoon for your covered dish. Bring a chair.  If anyone has a cornhole set, please feel free to bring 'em.
  • RSVP: Register Here
  • Contact: Keith Seekford at loudounhokie@hotmail.com
  • Chapter Information
  • Date: Aug. 12
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: 313 Franklin - Cocktails and Kitchen, 313 Franklin St. South Hill, VA
  • Details: Join the Southside Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025! Special guests Quinton Nottingham '89, former basketball star, alumnus, and associate professor, department of business information technology  and Ace Custis '97, former basketball star, alumnus, and special assitant to the men's basketball coach will join us for dinner. Cost is $20 per person. No charge for Class of 2024 or 2025 and two guests.
  • RSVP: Email Frank Turner, frank_r_turner@hotmail.com, Beverly Hawthorne,  bhawthorne@ci.emporia.va.us, or John Clary, jdchokie@verizon.net by August 6.            


  • Chapter Information
  • Date: Aug. 7
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Location: On the field at Oozlefinch Beers & Blending, 81 Patch Rd, Fort Monroe, VA 23651
  • Details: Join the Peninsula Hokies in welcoming the Class of 2025!
  • Contact: Louise Schaeffler at weaze@vt.edu
  • Chapter Information