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Homecoming Tailgate

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

Saturday, Oct. 14 four hours before kick-off
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'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

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

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 first come, first serve. A shuttle is not provided from the tailgate to the football game.

ADA parking for the game is available 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 pickup will be at the stop sign outside the northwest corner of that lot and will be labeled. Guests will need to use the Park Mobile app to pay. ADA drop off and pick up will be at the loop in front of the Southgate Center.

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More Homecoming events and information

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Pets are not allowed at the homecoming tailage, service animals are permitted.

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