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Registration includes access to all scheduled events, including tours and sessions, plus meals, happy hours, and drinks!  When you sign up, the weekend is all inclusive. We’ll handle the fun, food, and more.

Attire for the weekend is Hokie Casual.

On-site event check-in will be located at the Holtzman Alumni Center and open Wednesday, June 7 at noon and run through Saturday, June 10.

Desserts will be available from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7 at the Holtzman Alumni Center.

Thursday, June 8

  • 8:30-10 a.m.: Cornerstone and 50th breakfast with colleges (Squires, Commonwealth Ballroom)
  • Morning sessions and tours
    • 10:15-11 a.m.: Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Presentation and Update (Squires, Commonwealth B)
    • 10:15-11 a.m.: Creativity and Innovation District Tour (Creativity and Innovation District)
    • 11:15 a.m.-noon: Corps of Cadets Upper Quad Tour (Upper Quad)
    • 11:15 a.m.-noon: ExperienceVT Speaker (Squires, Commonwealth B)
    • 11:15 a.m.-noon: Book Discussion: In the True Blue's WakeIf you are interested in participating in the book discussion at Alumni Weekend, please reach out to Katie Lafon at or 540-231-8910. She will send you a copy of the book for the Cornerstone Alumni program. (Squires, Yorktown)
  • 12:30-1:45 p.m.: Cornerstone and 50th lunch with Bud Foster (Squires, Commonwealth Ballroom)
  • Afternoon sessions and tours
    • 2-4 p.m.: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Experience (VTTI, 3500 Transportation Research Plaza, shuttles will leave from Squires)
    • 2-3:30 p.m.: Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Tours; this is an operational veterinary hospital and tour experience may vary, limited capacity (Vet Med, a shuttle will leave from Squires, parking is unavailable)
    • 2-4 p.m.: Wallace Hall Home Economics Alumni Gathering (Wallace Hall)
    • 2-5 p.m.: Moss Arts Center Galleries Open House (Moss Arts Center)
  • 6-10 p.m.: Cornerstone Alumni and 50th Reunion Induction Banquet, semi-formal attire (Squires, Commonwealth Ballroom)
  • All day: Shuttle services available from the Holtzman Alumni Center to Squires
  • Virginia Tech Disc Golf Course. Looking for a scorecard? Stop by the Virginia Tech Golf Course Pro Shop to pick one up and to learn more.
  • Hike the Cascades (paid parking)
  • Bike Rentals at Venture Out (fees apply, available 2-6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday) (Venture Out, 540 Beamer Way)
  • Golf at the Virginia Tech Golf Course (green fees apply)
  • Tube down the New River (tube fees apply)
  • Stop by the Bookstore
  • Explore Blacksburg
  • All Day: Hahn Garden self-guided tour 
  • 2-4 p.m.: Virginia Tech Transportation Institute Experience, Open House (VTTI, 3500 Transportation Research Plaza)
  • 2-5 p.m.: Moss Arts Center Galleries Open House (Moss Arts Center)
  • 3-5 p.m.: Come, Venture Out! Open House with tours of the Venture Out area and the Field House under the department of Recreational Sports. (Venture Out, 540 Beamer Way)
  • 5-7 p.m.: Moss Arts Center Gallery Reception (Moss Arts Center)

Friday, June 9

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Continental breakfast available at the Holtzman Alumni Center
  • Session 1 Options (New Classroom Building)
    • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC with Dean Lee Learman and Dr. Michael Friedlander
    • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Panel on Diversity Equity and Inclusion
    • 9:30-10:15 a.m.: An InclusiveVT Conversation: Making a Difference for Students with Dr. Menah Pratt, vice president for strategic affairs and diversity and Dr. Ellington Graves, associate vice provost for inclusion and diversity
  • Session 2 Options (New Classroom Building)
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: Banned Books Panel with Courtney Thomas (Political Science), Donna Fortune (Education), Shaun Baker (English), and Traci Deshazor ’08 (moderator)
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: Histotripsy in the context of veterinary clinical trials and treating pancreatic cancer
    • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: Cook Counseling and the Animal Assisted Therapy Program
  • 11:30 a.m.-noon: Student-Led Campus Walking Tour (New Classroom Building to Dietrick Hall)
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Lunch at on-campus dining hall (D2 at Dietrick Hall)
  • 1:30-3 p.m.: Geography Computer Lab Interactive Open House (Wallace Hall)
  • 1:30-3 p.m.: Center for Real Life Design AHRM Open House (Wallace Hall)
  • 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.: Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Tours; this is an operational veterinary hospital and tour experience may vary, limited capacity (Vet Med)
  • 1:30-3 p.m.: Geoscience Museum Open House with short program at 2 p.m. (Derring Hall, Room 2062)
  • 1:30-3 p.m.: Coffee Experience at Deet's Place Open House (Dietrick Hall)
  • 1:30-3 p.m.: Hahn Garden self-guided tour
  • 2:30-3 p.m.: Student-Led Campus Walking Tour (Dietrick to Holtzman Alumni Center)
  • 3-6 p.m.: Taste of Virginia Food, Wine, and Beer Festival. Featuring food and drink from across the commonwealth. (Holtzman Alumni Center)
    • 3-6 p.m.: History of Food and Drink Showcase
    • 3-6 p.m.: Interactive experiences for kids hosted by the College of Science
  • 6-8: p.m.: Class of 1973 50th Reunion Celebration (Moss Arts Center, The Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre)
  • 6-8 p.m.: Young Alumni Happy Hour (Top of the Stairs)
  • 6-8 p.m.: Inclusive Societies Happy Hour (Mellow Mushroom, 207 S. Main St.)
  • 6-8 p.m.: Downtown Takeover Kickoff with the Corps of Cadets (Upper Quad)
  • 8-midnight: Downtown Takeover. Enjoy some of Blacksburg's hit watering holes with included appetizers (Downtown Blacksburg; appetizers will be at Hokie House, 322 N. Main St., and Top of the Stairs, 217 College Ave.)

Saturday, June 10

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.: Continental breakfast available at the Holtzman Alumni Center
  • 9-9:30 a.m.: Class of 1973 and Cornerstone Alumni Remembrance Service (War Memorial Chapel)
  • 9-9:30 a.m.: Informal remembrance opportunity for all alumni (April 16 Memorial, Drillfield)
  • 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.: Data and Decision Sciences Building Tour (Global Business and Analytics Complex)
  • 9-10:45 a.m.: Moss Arts Center and Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology Open House featuring No Ordinary Moment (Moss Arts Center)
  • 9-10:45 a.m.: Creativity and Innovation District Open House (Creativity and Innovation District)
  • 10-10:45 a.m.: Upper Quad Tour with the Corps of Cadets (Upper Quad)
  • 10-10:45 a.m.: The Learning Factory Open House (Durham Hall, Rooms 197 and 207)
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: Town Hall with President Sands (Moss Arts Center)
  • College of Engineering - Goodwin Hall
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences - Turner Place
  • College of Science - Dietrick Hall (First Floor)
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences - D2 (Side Room)
  • Pamplin College of Business - APEX Center (432 N. Main St., Suite 200, above PK's)
  • College of Architecture, Arts, and Design - Cowgill Hall, Art and Architecture Library (First Floor)
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment - Cheatham Lawn
  • 2 and 3 p.m.: Athletics Facilities Tours (Start at Merryman Athletics Complex)
  • 2-4 p.m.: Virginia Tech Helmet Lab Open House (Kelly Hall)
  • 2-4 p.m.: College of Science Mobile Autism Clinic Open House (Parked near Cassell Coliseum)
  • 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3 p.m.: Tour of Virginia Tech Brewing Pilot Plant (Human and Agricultural Biosciences Building, Atrium)
  • 4-4:30 p.m.: Student-Led Campus Walking Tour (Cassell to Eggleston Quad)
  • 3-5 p.m.: Kids' Carnival hosted by Rec Sports. Bringing your little Hokies to Alumni Weekend? Make sure to stop by the Kids' Carnival and play some fun, interactive games for ages 3-16. (Eggleston Quad)
  • 4-6 p.m.: Class happy hours (Eggleston Quad)
  • 6:30-11:30 p.m.: Party and dinner on the Drillfield with band and fireworks, featuring Young Hearts (Drillfield)

Sunday, June 11

  • 9:30-11 a.m.: Farewell brunch with athletics and coaches, facilitated by hall of fame analyst Mike Burnop '73 with Bud Foster and Tony Robie (McComas Hall)