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Virginia Tech Alumni Association chapters in more than two dozen locations will host Student Send-offs to welcome the Class of 2023. 

The parties, held throughout the summer, connect new students and their parents, with area alums. Find a party in your area and welcome the newest members of Hokie Nation. The chapters listed below are holding send-offs.

  • Date: June 8
  • Time: 1-3 p.m.
  • Location: The event will be held at the home of Hokie Alums Karen and Chris Plummer.
  • Details: Let’s celebrate the Virginia Tech Class of 2023! Come eat, meet, and speak with our newest Hokies, current students and local alumni. We ask that each member of the alumni association bring a dish to share. The event will be held at the home of Hokie Alums Karen and Chris Plummer.
  • RSVP: Please RSVP to jaxvtalumni@gmail.com by June 1 for dish coordination and location details. 
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  • Date: June 15
  • Time: 3-5 p.m.
  • Location: Loantaka Park, Kitchell Road Shelter, 30 Florence Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Details: TBA
  • RSVP: Please visit us on Facebook or Instagram
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  • Date: June 19
  • Time: 5:30 - 8 p.m.
  • Location: Timberwood Grill, 3311 Worth Crossing, Charlottesville, VA 22911
  • Details: Join Hokie alumni, students, family, and friends as we welcome the class of 2023! We will have a panel of current students sharing their experiences and answering questions for incoming students and their parents.
  • RSVP: Please email Martin Harar or call him at 434-984-4779 by June 15.
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  • Date: June 22
  • Time: Noon - 5 p.m.
  • Location: Park Road Park, 6220 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210, Shelter #2
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  • Details: We will recognize our new and returning students with a covered dish picnic. Our special guest will be Patty Perillo, the vice president for student affairs and assistant professor of higher education at Virginia Tech. The Charlotte Chapter will be providing burgers and hot dogs, water, soft drinks, and beer! We ask guests to please sign up here to bring tailgate appetizers, sides and desserts to share. We’ll begin eating around 12:30 p.m. This is a free event for all local alumni and friends! Hokies of the four-legged variety are welcomed as well!
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  • Date: June 29 (Raindate: July 6)
  • Time: Noon-3 p.m.
  • Location: Robious Landing Park, Shelter #3, 3800 James River Road, Midlothian, VA 23113
  • Details: More than 500 students from the Richmond area are getting ready to attend Virginia Tech ! Join us in welcoming the newest members of Hokie Nation at our FREE annual picnic. Meet local alumni, current students, families and friends as we celebrate the Class of 2023 and announce our 2019 scholarship winners.
  • RSVP: https://richmondhokies.org/events/470/new-hokie-celebration
  • Questions? Email freshmansendoff@richmondhokies.org
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  • Date: June 9
  • Time: 1-3 p.m.
  • Location: Home of Katherine Friguletto, 3713 Amherst Ave., Dallas, TX 75225
  • Details: TBA
  • RSVP: Please RSVP to dfwhokies@gmail.com by June 1.
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  • Date: June 23
  • Time: 1:30 -4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Glasgow Park, Pavillion 1, 2275 Pulaski Highway, Newark, DE 19702
  • RSVP: Please email Howard Sholl
  • Details: Current and incoming students, alumni, family, and friends are welcome for an afternoon of food, fun, socializing, and games. The event is FREE for incoming and current Virginia Tech students and 2019 Virginia Tech graduates. The cost is $7 per non-student aged 11 and older. The First State Chapter will provide burgers, hot dogs, chips, water, and soft drinks. Please bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. The First State Chapter will recognize our 2019-20 scholarship recipients at the picnic.
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  • Date: June 8
  • Time: Noon - 4 p.m.
  • Location: Shadow Bay Park, 5100 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819. More details available here.
  • Details: This is the Central Florida Chapter's annual alumni summer picnic and get together. We want to welcome local Virginia Tech freshman to Hokie Nation before they leave for Blacksburg. The Central Florida Chapter will be providing main dishes of BBQ, some sides, soda, and water. Please bring appetizers or desserts to share.
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  • Date: June 18
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: River Rock Amphitheater at Jackson River Sports Complex, 870 W Edgemont Drive, Covington, VA 24426
  • Details: TBA
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  • Date: July 13
  • Time: 4-6 p.m.
  • Location: Adams Ricci Park, 100 E Penn Drive, Enola, PA 17025
  • Details: Join the Central Pennsylvania Alumni Chapter in welcoming the newest members of Hokie Nation! Alumni, please sign up to bring a covered dish here. For more details please check us out on Facebook.
  • RSVP:Please email centralpahokies@gmail.com
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  • Date: June 3
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: The Green Turtle, 185 Kernstown Commons Blvd, Winchester, VA
  • Details:TBA
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  • Date: June 30
  • Time: 3 p.m.
  • Location: Lynchburg Hillcats Stadium, 3180 Fort Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24501
  • Details: Join the Central Virginia Alumni Chapter in welcoming the newest members of Hokie Nation during the Lynchburg Hillcats baseball game versus the Down East Wood Ducks! Anyone attending will receive a voucher that is good for admittance to the game, seating in the reserved section and includes a hotdog, chips & drink.
  • RSVP: email Lindsay Bade no later than Friday, June 28.
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  • Date: June 15
  • Time: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Location: Arapahoe Road Trailhead Picnic Shelter, 15200 E. Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80112
  • Details: TBA
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  • Date: July 27
  • Time: 2-5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182
  • Details: TBA
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  • Date: Aug. 4
  • Time: 4-6 p.m.
  • Location: Knights of Pythias, Fredericksburg Lodge No. 22, 330 Wallace Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
  • Details: TBA
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  • Date: Aug. 11
  • Time: 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Elawa Farm, 1401 Middlefork Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045
  • Details: TBA
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  • Date: Aug. 1
  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Triad Park, 9652 W. Market St., Kernersville, NC 27284
  • Details: TBA
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  • Date: Aug. 4
  • Time: 5 p.m
  • Location: Big Spring Farm, 14041 Glenbrook Ave., Meadowview, VA
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  • Date: Aug. 3
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Location: Oozlefinch Brewery, 81 Patch Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651
  • Details: 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 for the fall semester. This is a great event to network, meet fellow Hokies, and provide a warm send-off to Hokie students from the area. This is a potluck style picnic, so bring along your favorite dish, dessert, or appetizer to share. Iced tea and water will be provided and the brewery will be open to purchase beer. If you prefer some other nonalcoholic beverage you can bring it to the event. No outside alcoholic beverages are allowed on the property. Lawn chairs, games, and Hokie tailgate gear are appreciated.
  • RSVP: Email Louise Schaeffler
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