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Thursday, June 7

(Optional events in the area and on campus)

  • Angel's Rest
    • Trek this 5.5-mile trail with beautiful wildflowers and an amazing view of the New River below.
    • Location: Angels Rest Drive, Pearisburg, VA 24134
  • The Cascades
    • Travel this scenic, 4-mile round-trip trail along a shaded mountain creek to a 66-foot waterfall.
    • Location: 2068 Cascades Drive, Pembroke, VA 24136
  • Frank's Theatre
    • Find a movie, meal, bowling, arcade, and more.
    • Location: 1614 S. Main St., Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Lyric Theatre 
    • See a movie in downtown Blacksburg's 1930s Art Deco and Spanish Colonial Revival theatre.
    • Location: 135 College Ave., Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • New River Junction
    • Escape the summer heat with a drift down the New River. Ask for Reunion 2018 discount.
    • Location: 2591 Big Falls Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Pete Dye River Course
    • Play 18 holes alongside 2.5 miles of the scenic New River.
    • Location: 8400 River Course Drive, Radford, VA 24141
  • Venture Out
    Register for your stand up paddle board trip or kayak your with Venture Out. Canoe trip details:
    • Meet at 4:30 p.m. (Venture Out House, 205 W. Roanoke St. Transportation provided to location)
    • Arrive at put-in: 5:15 p.m.
    • Arrive at take-out: 7:45 p.m.
    • Latest arrival at take-out: 8:15 p.m.
    • Sunset: 8:40 p.m.
    • Distance on Water: 5.5 miles on the New River
    • Put-in: Claytor Dam/Sportsmen Market boat ramp (under Interstate 81)
    • Take-out: Bisset/Veterans Park
    • Spots available: Eight stand up paddle boards and 10 canoers (five boats)
    • Accommodations: Transportation, water craft (canoe/SUP), PFDs/lifejackets, two Venture Out river leaders, and dry bags.
    • Cost per person: $45

1:30- 4 p.m.

  • Admissions Seminar and Campus Tour
    • Learn about Virginia Tech history, traditions, and the application process in a 45-minute session before taking an hour-long walking tour of campus with a student tour guide.
    • Location: Virginia Tech Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center  

Friday, June 8

10:30–11:15 a.m.

  • Seminar with Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Executive Director Michael Friedlander
    • Hear about Virginia Tech's research into cancer, human brain diseases and psychology.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center (Assembly Hall)
  • Seminar with Pamplin College of Business Director of Marketing Donna Wertalik
    • Learn how to analyze your online identity, who's tracking you, and how to curate content for your professional brand.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center (Boardroom)

11 a.m.–Noon

  • Stadium Woods Tour with Professor John Seiler
    • Take a 1-mile walk through the rare old-growth forest behind Lane Stadium, and learn about the biology and ecology of this 300- to 400- year-old urban forest.
    • Location: Washington Street (meet at the flagpole and above the tennis courts)
  • Hahn Horticulture Garden Tour
    • Take a guided tour of these 6-acre gardens, which include perennial borders, water gardens, shade gardens, a meadow garden, and more.
    • Location: Hahn Garden 

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

  • Lunch at D2
    • Eat at our award-winning on-campus dining center, which is one of the largest nonmilitary dining halls in the country.
    • Location: Dietrick Dining Center

1-1:45 p.m.

  • Seminar on Virginia Tech's Master Plan
    • Get a glimpse into what campus will look like in 2038
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center (Assembly Hall)

1:30-4 p.m.

  • Admissions Seminar and Campus Tour
    • Learn about Virginia Tech history, traditions, and the application process in a 45-minute session before taking an hour-long walking tour of campus with a student tour guide.
    • Location: Virginia Tech Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center

1-2 p.m.

  • Walking Tour of What's New on Campus
    • Explore campus by visiting new buildings and familiar spots that have a new look.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center

1–4 p.m.

  • Taste of Virginia: Wine and Beer Experience
    • Meet and reconnect with friends and enjoy samplings from local wineries and various Virginia craft breweries.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center (Lawn)

1–5 p.m.

  •  Museum of Geosciences Open House 
    • Check out gems, minerals, rocks, fossils, and a full-scale cast of an Allosaurus dinosaur skeleton. A family-friendly program with Professor Sterling Nesbitt will also be available.
    • Location: 2062 Derring Hall  

2–2:45 p.m.

  • Seminar with Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity and Vice President for Strategic Affairs
    • Learn what an advisory council on Virginia Tech's history has discovered.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center (Assembly Hall)

3–4 p.m.

  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Upper Quad Tour
    • Tour Pearson Hall and the VTCC Museum with guides from the commandant's staff.
    • Location: Pearson Hall
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Open House
    • Learn about Virginia Tech's work in health, food, economy, and environmental impact on local, national, and international communities.
    • Location: Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building I (HABBI)
  • Cultural and Community Centers Tour
    • See the university's five centers and learn about what makes them such important spaces.
    • Location: Squires Student Center

3-3:45 p.m.

  • Wine 101 Seminar with Instructor John Boyer
    • Learn about the evolution of alcohol in America, how behaviors, spaces, and diversity of alcoholic products have changed in the past two decades.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center (Assembly Hall)

5–6:15 p.m.

  • Welcome Reception with President Tim Sands
    • Join Virginia Tech's 16th president at his home for light hors d'oeuvres and conversation.
    • Location: The Grove

6:30–8:30 p.m.

  • Class Dinners
    • Enjoy dinner with your classmates, with a reunion welcome by Vice President Patty Perillo.
    • Location: Drillfield

8–10 p.m.

  • Young Alumni Reunion
    • Connect with recent grads and alumni from the past four years.
    • Location: Top of the Stairs, 217 College Ave., Blacksburg, VA 24060

8:30-10 p.m.  

  • "Ben Folds and a Piano"
    • Folds delivers high-energy rock using the intimacy of just a piano.
    • Location: Moss Arts Center (Street and Davis Performance Hall's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre)
    • Purchase tickets here to take advantage of the Reunion 2018 discount.

Saturday, June 9

7:30-8:30 a.m.

  • Physical training with Virginia Tech Corps of Cadet's
    • Put yourself to the test with calisthenics and a short run around campus.
    • Location: Drillfield (near the Chapel)

8:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Grab and Go Bagels, Coffee, and Carol Lee Donuts
    • Get a quick breakfast before a day of fun.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center (Lobby)

9-9:45 a.m.

  • Tour the Helmet Lab with Professor Stefan Duma 
    • See the lab that's transformed the sports equipment industry, giving consumers quantitative data to make informed choices about safe headgear.
    • Location: Kelly Hall

9-10 a.m.

  • Seminar with Professor Marc Edwards
    • Learn about the role Virginia Tech played in the citizen-science collaboration that exposed the 2014-15 Flint, Michigan, water crisis.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center (Assembly Hall)
  • Yoga on the Drillfield
    • Stretch, breathe, and relax in your favorite yoga studio.
    • Location: Drillfield

10–10:45 a.m.

  • Donor and Volunteer Brunch
    • A thank you to donor society members and reunion committee members who contributed to Reunion 2018.
    • Location: Moss Arts Center (Street and Davis Performance Hall's Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre)

11–11:45 a.m.

  • Presidential Address and Alumni Recognition
    • President Tim Sands will recognize alumni celebrating their class year anniversaries.
    • Location: Moss Arts Center

Noon–1:30 p.m.

College Luncheons: Spend time with classmates and hear what's new in your college.

  • College of Agriculture and Life Science
    • Dean Alan Grant
    • Location: Owens Banquet Hall
  • College of Architecture and Urban Studies
    • Dean Richard Blythe
    • Location: Cowgill Hall (second floor lobby and studio space)
  • College of Engineering 
    • Associate Dean Bevlee Watford
    • Location: Goodwin Hall
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
    • Dean Rosemary Blieszner
    • Location: Turner Place
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment
    • Department Chair for Geography Tom Crawford
    • Location: 622 North Restaurant, Bar, and Wine Lounge
  • College of Science
    • Dean Sally Morton
    • Location: Squires (Old Dominion Ballroom)
  • Pamplin College of Business
    • Visiting Professor, Admiral David Simpson
    • Location: Owens Banquet Hall

2–2:45 p.m.

  • Seminar with Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus James "Bud" Robertson Jr.
    • Hear the untold stories of the university's history in a lecture entitled "Remembering Virginia Tech."
    • Location: Squires (Colonial Hall)
  • Behind-the-Scenes Seminar on Virginia Tech with Mike Burnop '73
    • Get an insider's take on 40 years of Hokie sports.
    • Location: Squires (Haymarket Theatre)

3–4 p.m.

  • Liberal Arts Building Tour
    • Visit the newly refurbished and Virginia Tech's oldest Hokie Stone building on campus.
    • Location: Liberal Arts Building
  • Virginia Tech Library Seminar and Tour with Dean Tyler Walters
    • Learn about the role of libraries at a modern research university.
    • Location: Newman Library (Multipurpose room)

3–5 p.m.

  • Kids' Carnival
    • Recreational Sports staff and faculty from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies will have activities just for kids.
    • Location: War Memorial Hall

4–6 p.m.

  • Class-Organized Happy Hours
    • Relax and catch up with friends.
    • Location: Eggleston Quad

6:30–9 p.m.

  • Class Dinners
    • Enjoy dinner with your classmates.
    • Location: Drillfield

9-9:15 p.m.

  • Fireworks
    • Gaze at a fireworks show.
    • Location: Drillfield

9:30-11:30 p.m.

  • Band Party
    • The Dundies, of Lynchburg, Virginia, will play covers of old classics and today's hits.
    • Location: Drillfield

Sunday, June 10

10–11:30 a.m.

  • Farewell Brunch with Mike Burnop '73 and Whit Babcock 
    • Hear about Virginia Tech Athletics' big wins and where teams are headed.
    • Location: McComas Hall

The cost for Reunion 2018 is $175, which includes all campus programming, special lunches and dinners on Friday and Saturday, Carol Lee donuts and coffee on Saturday, and brunch on Sunday. 

The Friday-only cost is $75 and the Saturday/Sunday-only cost is $115.

The only additional charge will be the Ben Folds performance at the Moss Arts Center on Friday night. There will be a special discount for reunion participants for that performance.