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Homecoming Tailgate

A family poses for a picture on Holtzman Lawn during the Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Holtzman Alumni Center
901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Registration is $10 in advance, $15 the day of and $5 of each registration is a gift to Virginia Tech Athletics' Keep Jumping campaign, which supports student athletes. Children under 12 are free.

Make plans to tailgate with us before the Hokies take on Wake Forest! Registration includes food and drinks. Guests will enjoy lawn games, music, a petting zoo, inflatables, and more. We will even get to wish the football team good luck as "Enter Sandman" plays and they load onto buses to head to Lane Stadium!

We're gearing up for our largest tailgate ever with groups from across campus and lots of interactive activities and demonstrations. Representatives from the following colleges and groups are scheduled to attend.

  • Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
  • Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Architecture, Arts, and Design 
  • College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Science
  • Pamplin College of Business
  • Cornerstone Alumni
  • Graduate School
  • Corps of Cadets
  • Student Affairs
  • University Libraries
  • Moss Arts Center
  • Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Inclusive alumni organizations:
    • Asian Pacific Islander Desi Alumni
    • Black Alumni
    • Ex Lapide Alums and Allies
    • Latinx and Hispanic Alumni
    • Native American and Indigenous Alumni

Parking information

Limited parking is available at The Inn at Virginia Tech and is complimentary for Homecoming tailgate attendees. 

ADA Parking

A limited number of ADA designated parking spots are available at The Inn at Virginia Tech and outside the Holtzman Alumni Center. Parking for the tailgate is limited and first come, first serve. A shuttle is not provided from the tailgate to the football game.

ADA parking for the game has limited availability in the Oak Lane Lot diagonally across from the Sigma Phi Epsilon house for a $30 fee on Oct. 14 on a first come, first serve basis. It is strongly encouraged that users access the ADA lot from Prices Fork Road via West Campus Drive to Duck Pond Drive and then to Oak Lane. 

The Blacksburg Transit bus pick up will be at the stop sign outside the northwest corner of that lot and will be labeled. Guests will need to use the ParkMobile app to pay. ADA drop off and pick up will be at the loop in front of the Southgate Center.

General Public Parking On Campus

Available on game day for $30 (using the ParkMobile app) in designated parking lots on a first come, first serve basis. The lot/garage will be marked by signage if full. These locations include:

  • Perry Street Parking Garage
  • North End Center Parking Garage
  • Ag Quad Lot
  • Squires Lot
  • Please visit or call 540-443-1500 for more information about Blacksburg Transit’s service.


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This is a rain or shine event. Pets are not allowed; only service animals are permitted.

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