BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 26, 2006 – Dozens of programs and activities, including campus open houses, a symphony concert, and educational presentations, will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 as the families of current Virginia Tech students visit campus for Family Day 2006.
The annual event kicks-off with an opportunity for family members to meet administrators and faculty at the President’s Brunch in Squires Student Center from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. President Charles Steger will welcome guests and the 2006 Parents to the Year award will be presented.
Following brunch, a wide variety of activities are available for families to choose from, including a historical program about the university, walking tours of campus, and information sessions on undergraduate admissions and financial planning. Families can also tour the Virginia Tech CAVE (research facilities maintained by the University Visualization and Animation Group), learn about the discovery of DNA, or visit the Geoscience Museum and Smithfield Plantation.
To assist families with small children, the Women’s Center will be offering childcare from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Family Day will also offer an array of sports and entertainment opportunities. Football fans can cheer on the Hokies at a televised viewing of the game vs. Miami in the Old Dominion Ballroom of Squires Student Center. Families can also attend a cross-country invitational, participate in a family-bowling contest, or enjoy the sounds of the New River Valley Symphony Fall Concert. Parents can top off the day at casino night in Squires Student Center, featuring games, raffles, and mocktails, with donations accepted for charity.
Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech is the most comprehensive university in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is among the top research universities in the nation. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach activities. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.