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We have a full weekend planned and there will be multiple sessions happening at the same time. We encourage attendees to choose your own path and simply have fun!

The schedule below is subject to change and will be updated as additional programming is confirmed.

Registration check-in will be at the Holtzman Alumni Center Thursday through Saturday, June 4 - 6.

Classes of 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015 will receive special anniversary recognition throughout the weekend.

Optional activities in the area and on-campus planned on your own

  • Tube down the New River
    • Escape the summer heat and enjoy a relaxing float at New River Junction.
    • Location: 2591 Big Falls Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • The Cascades
    • Hike this scenic, 4-mile round-trip trail along a shaded mountain creek to a 66-foot waterfall.
    • Location: 2068 Cascades Drive, Pembroke, VA 24136
  • Golf at the Pete Dye River Course
    • Play a round at the Pete Dye River Course on the New River. Book your tee-time by calling (540) 633-6732.
    • Location: 8400 River Course Drive, Radford, VA 24141
  • McAfee Knob
    • Hike this 8-mile round-trip trail and enjoy the most photographed view on the Appalachian Trail.
    • Location: Catawba Valley Drive, Salem, VA 24153

8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

  • Special Collections Open House featuring historic treasures at Virginia Tech
    • See special displays and archives including a Chris Kraft '44 exhibit
    • Location: Carol M. Newman Library

1-5 p.m.

  • Historic Smithfield Plantation Open House
    • Historic Smithfield is the finest example of a pre-Revolutionary home in Western VA! Built in 1774, this original house offers self-guided exploratory, interactive tours through the manor house, outbuildings and grounds. Guest speaker and local author of "The Blacksburg Drama", Hugh Campbell, will be on site to discuss Smithfield, Blacksburg and Southwest Virginia histories.
    • An $8 fee is required on site
    • Location: 1000 Smithfield Plantation Road, Blacksburg, VA 24060

2-4 p.m.

  • A Day in the Life of an Animal and Poultry Sciences Student
    • Assistant youth livestock specialists, step into the shoes of our livestock judging teams and learn how to place a class of market steers, lambs, or hogs. Following some friendly competition, move into the Meat Science Center where our students are trained for careers in meat processing. Experience a beef cutting demonstration and a tour of the retail store. Product sampling will wrap up this unique reunion experience.

Time TBD

  • Brooks Forest Products Center Tour
    • The Department of Sustainable Biomaterials in the College of Natural Resources and Environment focuses on creating better performing materials with less environmental impact. Learn how this is done in the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design and the Innovation and Design Laboratory within the Thomas M. Brooks Forest Products Center in the Corporate Research Center.
  • Virginia Tech Admissions Session
    • Coming to reunion with a prospective student or just want to learn more about the current Virginia Tech admissions process? Join an information session. Details and sign-up information are coming soon.

8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

  • Special Collections Open House featuring historic treasures at Virginia Tech
    • See special displays and archives including a Chris Kraft '44 exhibit
    • Location: Carol M. Newman Library

10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

10-10:45 a.m.

  • Campus Master Plan
    • Hear about the future of Virginia Tech's campus from Chris Kiwus, Associate Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center, Assembly Hall
  • Preserving our Nation's Front Yard: Construction Activity on the National Mall
    • Hear from Hokie alum, Sean Kennealy '90, who has been working for the National Park Service for almost 30 years. Learn how Washington D.C.'s most iconic memorials and monuments have been restored, and about future memorials and other significant projects on the National Mall.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center
  • Strength's Workshop (limited space available)
    • Dr. Janet Hilder will lead a workshop on strengths. More information coming soon.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center

11 a.m.- noon

  • Walking tour of campus
    • Location: Departing from the Holtzman Alumni Center and will end at D2

11:15 a.m.-noon

  • CNRE Natural History Collections Tour
    • Learn about the College of Natural Resources and Environment and view its collection of thousands of skulls, fish, birds, mammals, eggs, and pelts.
    • Location: Cheatham Hall
  • The Changing Face of On-Campus Housing: Living-Learning Programs
    • After a day of classes, students walk across the Drillfield still learning and bringing learning to where they live. Living-Learning Programs are unique communities where students can elect to live with other students who have a similar major, or similar interest area. Come learn more about these communities and take a tour of some of the renovated spaces in our residence halls!
    • Location: West AJ Great Room

More information and programing coming soon.

11:30 a.m.-1 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: D2 at Dietrick Dining Center

Noon-9 p.m.

  • Breakzone
    • Enjoy a fun family-friendly space to shoot pool, go bowling, play video games, and more.
    • Location: Squires

1-1:30 p.m.

  • The Virginia Tech Student Experience: Then and Now with Frank Shushok
    • The collegiate experience has changed drastically in recent decades. Join Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Shushok as he takes us for a walk down memory lane while sharing what university life is like for today’s iGen students as they Experience VT.
    • Location: D2 at Dietrick Dining Center

1:45-2:15 p.m.

  • ACC Media Studio Tour
    • Go behind the scenes at and see Virginia Tech's new ACC Media Studio. Space is limited.
    • Location: Lane Stadium

1:45-2:30 p.m.

  • Adult Day Services Tour
    • Join Adult Day Services director Ila Schepisi and her team to learn about the interactive services they offer our community! As part of the Human Development and Family Sciences Department, ADS provides up to 18 participants with creative programming (including a Memory Master Class), experiential learning for Virginia Tech students, and a partnership with the Virginia Tech Child Development Center.
    • Location: Wallace Hall
  • Creativity and Innovation District Living Learning Community walking tour
    • The College of Architecture and Urban Studies offers a sneak peek presentation of the four spaces that will be designed and built by students and faculty in the new Creativity and Innovation District Living Learning Community building. These spaces are currently under construction on the eastern edge of the Blacksburg campus and consist of a lounge, courtyard, makerspace, and faculty apartment.   

More information and programming coming soon.

2-3 p.m.

  • Greek Gathering at the Sigma Phi Epsilon house in Phase IV

2-4 p.m.

  • Museum of Geoscience Open House
    • Check out gems, minerals, rocks, fossils, and a full-scale cast of an Allosaurus dinosaur skeleton. Family-friendly hands-on activities will also be available.
    • Location: Derring Hall, Room 2062

2:30-3:15 p.m.

  • Master Naturalists Program
    • In this session, Program Director Michelle Prysby, will introduce you to this statewide volunteer training and service program focused on natural resource education and stewardship. Hear from current volunteers on what it means to be a volunteer, positive impacts around Virginia, and even try your hand at a sample project.
  • Pioneers of Women's Basketball
    • Hear from some of Virginia Tech's first scholarship women's basketball team members, alongside VT's current head coach, Kenny Brooks.
    • Location: Hahn Hurst/Cassell

More information and programming coming soon.

3-5 p.m.

  • Mobile Autism Clinic (MAC)
    • The mission of the Virginia Tech Autism Clinic & Center for Autism Research (VTAC/CAR) is to improve quality of life for individuals with autism and their families through assessment, intervention, education, and research directed towards effective identification and treatment. Through the Mobile Autism Clinic (MAC), our signature initiative, student clinicians travel one day per week in a renovated RV to resource-constrained rural communities to offer the same excellent services that can be found at our Blacksburg clinic.  Stop by for a brief tour and learn more about what we do!
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center

3-6:30 p.m.

  • Taste of Virginia Experience: Wine, Beer, and Quick Bites
    • Meet and reconnect with friends while enjoying samplings from Virginia wineries and craft breweries.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center Terrace

3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Cyber Security Panel
    • Virginia Tech offers multidisciplinary opportunities in cyber education and research. Come hear from members of our faculty who are immersed in the world of cyber security.
    • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center, Assembly Hall

4:45-5:45 p.m.

  • Wine 101 and Spirit Evolution with John Boyer '96
  • Location: Holtzman Alumni Center, Assembly Hall

6-7:30 p.m.

  • Student Organization Celebration
    • Special family-friendly event with music, games, food and more! Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Virginia Tech Union and the 35th anniversary of Black Organizations Council.
    • Location: Squires, Commonwealth Ballroom
  • Last Call at Lane Hall
    • Join us for a Corps of Cadets Alumni Reception and Upper Quad Tour.
    • Location: Lane Hall
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment and Leadership Institute Alumni Reception
    • Join alumni from the College of Natural Resources and Environment and its Leadership Institute for a reception with food, beverage, and entertainment.

More information and programming coming soon.

8 p.m. 

  • Downtown Takeover
    • Hop on the reunion trail while visiting some of your favorite spots downtown and be sure to ask about specials for Reunion Weekend attendees! See you out on the town!

8:30 p.m.

  • Paula Poundstone at the Moss Arts Center
    • Paula Poundstone delivers smart humor with a razor-sharp, spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. She is the first woman to perform standup comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, has starred in her own series on HBO & ABC, and is one of Comedy Central’s Top 100 Comics of All Time.
    • Take advantage of the discounted rate for reunion attendees and purchase tickets here.

8:30 - 10:15 a.m.

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

9-9:45 a.m.

  • Campus Walking Tour
    • Departing from the Holtzman Alumni Center and end at the Moss Arts Center
  • The Wonderful World of Water
    • Do you know all the places water can go, and what might happen to it along the way?  Join Erin Ling, Sr. Extension Specialist in Biological Systems Engineering and coordinator of the Virginia Household Water Quality Program, for a family-friendly discussion of the water cycle, drinking water safety, and ground and surface water movement.  We will use groundwater models and a few interactive activities to explore and learn!
  • Entrepreneur Workshop
    • Ever thought about being an entrepreneur? Join us for a quick interactive workshop facilitated by our Apex Center for Entrepreneurs

10-11 a.m.

  • Introduction to Virtual Reality 
    • In this session you will learn how virtual reality works and what it is being used for. Come see virtual reality demos and test it out yourself!
    • Location: TBD
  • Tinkering Time: Basic 3D Printing and Design
    • This entry-level info-session will teach the fundamentals of additive manufacturing, 3D scanning, and object modeling. You can also simply take a look at 3D printed items. 
    • Location: Newman Library
  • Recognition Brunch (invite-only)
    • Location: Moss Arts Center
  • Multimedia Center Tour
    • Join Bob Denton for an interactive tour of the Multimedia Center, the state-of-the-art studio that prepares our students for broadcast careers. You may even have an opportunity for some screen time!
    • Location: Moss Arts Center; meet in the lower level lobby
  • Intersection of Engineering and Arts
    • Location: Moss Arts Center; Cube

11-11:45 a.m.

  • Town Hall and Alumni Recognition
    • Location: Moss Arts Center

Noon-1:45 p.m.

  • College Luncheons: Spend time with classmates and hear what's new in your college.
    • Location: Various locations around campus

Noon-9 p.m.

  • Breakzone
    • Enjoy a fun family-friendly space to shoot pool, go bowling, play video games, and more
    • Location: Squires

2-2:45 p.m.

  • Hokie Olympians
    • Hear from Hokies who have competed at the Olympics including Virginia Tech Basketball great, Bimbo Coles '90
    • Location: Colonial Hall in Squires
  • Themed Talk of the Brain
    • In the College of Science, research reaches across many disciplines.  The brain is no different; our scientists are touching many by the work that they do.  Come listen to four short talks about their impact of the research that ranges from depression to speech deficits.
    • Location: TBD

More information and programming coming soon.

3-3:45 p.m.

  • Women in STEM
    • Are you a woman in a STEM field, or interested in how to gain STEM credentials? Join this panel session to learn how much of our work lives are STEM-based already and why women in particular should be engaged in shaping the future of work for new careers that did not exist even five years ago.
  • Trust in Water
    • Is trust in water reflective of underserved communities’ trust in scientific studies? This session will dive into research that began with the Flint Water Team. This new research looks at Chicago metropolitan lead contamination levels. Four main topics we'll dive into: history of unethical/immoral testing patterns and bribery, cultural divides & exclusionary practices, fear of corruption/hidden agendas, and lack of exposure to research topic/science.

More information and programming coming soon.

3-5 p.m.

  • Kids' Carnival
    • Recreational Sports staff will have activities just for kids to enjoy.
    • Location: TBD

4-6 p.m.

  • Class-Organized Happy Hours
    • Relax and catch up with friends from your class!
    • Location: TBD

5-7 p.m.

  • Student Showcase
    •   Location: TBD

6:30-9 p.m.

  • Class Dinners
    • Enjoy dinner with your classmates and hear a special message from one of Virginia Tech's favorites, Bruce Smith '85.
    • Special recognition for the classes of 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015
    • Location: Drillfield

8:50-9 p.m.

  • Fireworks
    • Location: Drillfield

9-11:30 p.m.

  • Band Party
    • Location: Drillfield

9:30-11 a.m.

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