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Welcome to the City

Connect with your local Hokies!

No matter where you land after graduating, there's a Hokie waiting to welcome you! Across the country, chapters are hosting events to welcome new Hokies to their area. You'll get to connect with members of your alumni chapter, meet your young alumni committee, and learn all about your new city.

All events will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 23 unless otherwise noted.

Check back soon for more updates and additional events.

  • Time: 6–8 p.m.
  • Location: Julep Southern Kitchen and Bar, 2207 Forest Drive, Annapolis, MD 21401
  • Details: Join the Annapolis Chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 16.
  • Contact: For questions, email boaksmith@comcast.net.
  • Time: 6–8 p.m.
  • Location: Pour Taproom Interlock, 2 Interlock Ave. NW, Suite P-185, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Details: Join the Atlanta Chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 16.
  • Contact: For questions, email pkap08@vt.edu.
  • Time: 6–10 p.m.
  • Location: Shiner's Saloon, 422 Congress Ave. D., Austin, TX 78701
  • Details: Please join us at Shiner's Saloon, our Hokie Headquarters. Come meet the new leadership and hear about all the exciting things in store this year. If you've never been, Shiner's is located on the second floor, on the southwest corner of 5th Street and Congress Avenue. Just look for the saloon doors!
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: For questions, email dkd44@cornell.edu.
  • Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wiley Gunters, 823 E, Fort Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230
  • Details: Join the Baltimore chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Friday, Aug. 19.
  • Contact: For questions, please email bmorehokies@gmail.com.
  • Time: 6–8 p.m.
  • Location: Windjammer, 1008 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms, SC 29451
  • Details: Join the Charleston chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 16.
  • Contact: For questions, please email chj1021@vt.edu.
  • Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wooden Robot Brewery, 1440 S. Tryon St. #110, Charlotte, NC 28203
  • Details: Hokies, come on out to this year's Welcome to the City Happy Hour. Connect with members of your alumni chapter, meet your young alumni committee, welcome our newest class to the greatest alumni family, and learn all about the upcoming events in your city! Your registration fee includes one drink ticket and yummy appetizers.
  • Registration Fee: $10 in advance; $15 the day of the event. $5 of your registration will support the Charlotte Hokies student scholarships.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: Mariah Raskin at mariah9@vt.edu.
  • Additional Information: Class of 2022, we are so excited to welcome you to the Charlotte Hokies alumni community and are happy to share that this event is free for our most recent grads. Please still register to attend. (Note: we will be verifying class years.)
  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 20
  • Time: 4 p.m.
  • Location: Decipher Brewing Company, 1740 Broadway St., Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Details: Join the Charlottesville Chapter as we welcome new alumni at our Summer Social.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: For questions, email cvillehokiesscholarship@gmail.com.
  • Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Location: MadTree Brewing, 3301 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
  • Details: Join us in welcoming new Hokies to the Cincinnati area! Whether you are new to the area or not, all Cincinnati Hokies are welcome! Appetizers and pizza will be provided by the Chapter.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Sunday, Aug. 21.
  • Contact: Kate Landacre at katec09@vt.edu.
  • Time: 6:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Location: BoomerJack's, 10250 Technology Blvd., Dallas, TX 75220
  • Details: Join the DFW Chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Check back for details.
  • Contact: For questions, email dfwhokies@gmail.com.
  • Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Location: The Renegade, 3100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
  • Details: Hokies, come on out to this year's Welcome to the City Happy Hour. Connect with members of your alumni chapter, meet your young alumni committee, welcome our newest class to the greatest alumni family, and learn all about the upcoming events in your city! Your fee includes one drink ticket and yummy appetizers. There will also be live music following the event.
  • Registration Fee: $10 in advance; $15 the day of the event. $5 of your registration will support the D.C. Hokies student scholarships.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: Mariah Raskin at mariah9@vt.edu.
  • Additional Information: Class of 2022, we are so excited to welcome you to the D.C. Hokies alumni community and are happy to share that this event is free for our most recent grads. Please still register to attend. (Note: we will be verifying class years.)  
  • Time: 6–8 p.m.
  • Location: Improper City, 3201 Walnut St., Denver, CO 80205
  • Details: Join the Denver Chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: For questions, please contact Amanda Hurst at amhurst10@gmail.com.  
  • Time: 5 –7 p.m.
  • Location: Catherine Rooneys, 1616 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Details: Join the First State chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Sunday, Aug. 21.
  • Contact: For questions, please contact delawarehokie@gmail.com.
  • Date: TBD
  • Time: TBD
  • Location: Buffalo Wild Wings in Central Park, 1638 Carl D. Silver Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
  • Details: Game watching party. Check back soon for details!
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Contact: For questions, please contact Addison Pock at apock89@vt.edu.  
  • Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Bearden Beer Market, 4524 Old Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Details: Join the Knoxville Chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Saturday, Aug. 20.
  • Contact: For questions, email gibsofc@gmail.com or clkrause10@gmail.com.
  • Time: 5–8 p.m.
  • Location: Cana Vineyards and Winery of Middleburg, 38600 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg, VA 20117
  • Details: Join the Loudoun Chapter as we welcome new alumni. There will be wine for sale by the winery which is owned by Virginia Tech alumni. The Loudoun Chapter will provide some appetizers and desserts for attendees.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Friday, Aug. 19.
  • Contact: For questions, email lynnette.mergler@gmail.com.

Check back for details!

  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 10
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Smokin Thighs, 611 Wedgewood Ave., Nashville, TN 37203
  • Details: Game watching party for the Boston College Game.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Contact: For questions, email jheyman03@yahoo.com.
  • Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Winston-Salem Wine Market, 1231 Creekshire Way, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
  • Details: Join us at the Winston-Salem Wine Market to help us welcome new Hokies to the Triad alumni family! The Welcome to the City party is a great place to meet new Hokies in the area, and both new and established alumni are welcome! Appetizers and Hokie swag will be provided.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: For questions, email lpmcniece@gmail.com.
  • Time: 5:30–8 p.m.
  • Location: The Anchor, 1 Shipyard Park, Charlestown, MA 02129
  • Details: Join the New England Chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: For questions, email d.a.bomgardner@gmail.com.  
  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 22
  • Time: TBA
  • Location: Homestead Bar & Kitchen, 10 Dehart St., Morristown, NJ 07960
  • Details: Game watching party for the West Virginia game.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Contact: Nancy Lopus at lopus253@gmail.com.
  • Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Beer Authority, 300 W. 40th St., New York, NY 10018
  • Details: Hokies, come on out to this year's Welcome to the City Happy Hour. Connect with members of your alumni chapter, meet your young alumni committee, welcome our newest class to the greatest alumni family, and learn all about the upcoming events in your city! Your fee includes one drink ticket and yummy appetizers.
  • Registration Fee: $10 in advance; $15 the day of the event. $5 of your registration will support the Manhattan Hokies student scholarships.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: Mariah Raskin at mariah9@vt.edu.
  • Additional Information: Class of 2022, we are so excited to welcome you to the Manhattan Hokies alumni community and are happy to share that this event is free for our most recent grads. Please still register to attend. (Note: we will be verifying class years.) 
  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 27
  • Time: noon–5 p.m.
  • Location: 210 Island View Lane, Seneca, SC 29672
  • Details: Our annual party down at the lake is always a big event for our chapter, and a great way to celebrate the upcoming football season and recent Hokie scholarships that our chapter has given out. This will be a potluck and BYOB.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Friday, Aug. 19.
  • Contact: For questions, email tsites@vt.edu.
  • Time: 6–8 p.m.
  • Location: Paradise Ocean Club, 490 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651
  • Details: The Peninsula Chapter will be welcoming you to the area, so join us for an alumni happy hour on the deck at the beach at the Ocean Paradise Club. You'll get to meet the local young alumni committee, connect with members of our alumni chapter, and learn all about our alumni chapter events. The Peninsula Chapter will purchase appetizers for alumni at the event.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Sunday, Aug. 14. 
  • Contact: Louise Schaeffler at weaze@vt.edu.
  • Date: Saturday, Sept. 3
  • Time: 7–11 p.m.
  • Location: TBD
  • Details: We’ll welcome the newest Philly Hokies to the city while we cheer on the football team versus the ODU Monarchs.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: None.
  • Contact: Greg Zesinger at philadelphia.hokies@gmail.com.
  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 27
  • Time: 2–5 p.m.
  • Location: 10 E. Sherman St., Millvale, PA 15209
  • Details: Join the Pittsburgh Chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: For questions, email david.clayjr@gmail.com.
  • Time: 6–8 p.m.
  • Location: Slingshot, 3301 W. Clay St., Richmond, VA 23230
  • Details: Hokies, come on out to this year's Welcome to the City Happy Hour. Connect with members of your alumni chapter, meet your young alumni committee, welcome our newest class to the greatest alumni family, and learn all about the upcoming events in your city! Your registration fee includes one drink ticket, yummy appetizers, and unlimited arcade games.
  • Registration Fee: $10 in advance; $15 the day of the event. $5 of your registration will support the Richmond Hokies student scholarships.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: Mariah Raskin at mariah9@vt.edu.
  • Additional Information: Class of 2022, we are so excited to welcome you to the Richmond Hokies alumni community and are happy to share that this event is free for our most recent grads. Please still register to attend. (Note: we will be verifying class years.)  
  • Date: Thursday, Aug. 18
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: Salem Memorial Ballpark, 1004 Texas St., Salem, VA 24153
  • Details: Love celebrating with Hokies? New to the neighborhood? Or just looking to have a fun night with new friends? Join the Roanoke Valley Hokies for our annual Welcome to the City and alumni baseball outing!
  • Registration Fee: $10 and includes a ticket in reserved seating, food and non-alcoholic drinks, and a $5 gift to the Roanoke Valley Alumni Chapter Scholarship.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Wednesday, Aug. 10.
  • Contact: Christi Lineberry at cbragg@vt.edu
  • Time: 5:30–7 p.m.
  • Location: Weathered Souls Brewery, 606 Embassy Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78216
  • Details: Join the San Antonio chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Sunday, Aug. 21.
  • Contact: For questions, email ctcbryan@yahoo.com.
  • Time: 6–8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Black Hammer Brewing, 544 Bryant St., San Francisco, CA 94107
  • Details: Hokies, come on out to this year's Welcome to the City Happy Hour. Connect with members of your alumni chapter, meet your young alumni committee, welcome our newest class to the greatest alumni family, and learn all about the upcoming events in your city! Your registration fee includes one drink ticket and yummy appetizers.
  • Registration Fee: $10 in advance; $15 the day of the event. $5 of your registration will support the San Francisco Hokies student scholarships.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: Mariah Raskin at mariah9@vt.edu.
  • Additional Information: Class of 2022, we are so excited to welcome you to the Charlotte Hokies alumni community and are happy to share that this event is free for our most recent grads. Please still register to attend. (Note: we will be verifying class years.)
  • Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Ballyhoos, 2865 Lynnhaven Drive, Suite D3, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
  • Details: Join the Tidewater Chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: For questions, email rwalte15@vt.edu.
  • Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Carolina Ale House, 7981 Skyland Ridge Parkway, Raleigh, NC 27617
  • Details: Join the Triangle Chapter as we welcome new alumni to the area.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • RSVP deadline: Wednesday, Aug. 17.
  • Contact: For questions, email kbatte75@gmail.com.
  • Date: Sunday, Aug. 21
  • Time: 1–4 p.m.
  • Location: Billsburg Brewery, 2054 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
  • Details: Join us at Billsburg Brewery for a corn hole tournament. You can play or cheer your fellow HOKIES on. All proceeds go to our scholarship fund to help send first-year students to Virginia Tech. Boards and bags are provided.
  • Registration Fee: Free.
  • Registration Link: Register here.
  • Contact: For questions, email ajg795@vt.edu.