Class Programs are supervised by the Alumni Association and consist of activities associated with the class ring, a Virginia Tech tradition dating back to the Class of 1911.
Each year, a specially appointed student Ring Design Committee creates a ring unique to each Class. Since 1934, the annual Ring Dance Weekend has been the grand event on campus. Juniors now select which night they will attend, either Friday or Saturday. The Corps of Cadets Ring Figure, an early Ring Dance tradition still in practice, is done on Friday night. Each night has beautiful decorations and lighting, a live band music along with a DJ, and the traditional balloon drop.
The festivities culminate with the playing of 'Silver Taps,' and the firing of the Skipper Cannon on Friday evening and the display of fireworks on the Drillfield on Saturday at midnight.
Class Officers at Virginia Tech are elected in the spring of their freshmen year and serve for life. Class Officers are automatically members of SAA. Information sessions are held in fall and early winter for those interested in running for any of the eight class officer positions. Interested candidates must petition to run for office and abide by campaigning rules governing the spring election. For more information, contact Laura Wedin, advisor to the class system.
Each class level at Virginia Tech has a Google group listserv that announces Class activities and student programs. Class listservs are determined by a student's academic level as indicated by the registrar's office of Virginia Tech. Because of this, entering students with Advanced Placement credit with be automatically placed on the Class listserv for their academic level. For example, if you have enough credit hours to be included with the Class of 2020 but consider yourself part of the Class of 2021, please email the Class Listmaster at email@example.com and ask to be changed to the appropriate listserv.
To unsubscribe from the class group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to your class group. An example would be firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you use the year of the Class group.