BLACKSBURG, Va., July 31, 2009 – The registration deadline for Gobblerfest 2009 is Friday, August 14.
On-line registration for Gobblerfest 2009 can be found online. Blacksburg and Montgomery County businesses, Virginia Tech departments, student organizations, and non-profit organizations are encouraged to register for the event
Gobblerfest, a welcome festival for students, staff, faculty, and community members, will be held Friday, August 28 from 2 p.m. to midnight outside of Squires Student Center and the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown, and up College Avenue into the downtown business district. The event, a part of Hokie Hi, is free, and students, staff, faculty, and community members are encouraged to attend.
Activities will include games, food, and prizes, as well as the business expo, VT-Engage volunteer fair, student organization showcase, music, and the Class of 2011 Kickoff Concert and pep rally.
During the first Gobblerfest, more than 12,000 students and community members came to learn what local businesses have to offer, how they could get involved in student organizations, and what volunteer opportunities are in our community. Gobblerfest proved to be a wonderful way to welcome new and returning members of the VT and Blacksburg community to the Hokie neighborhood in a fun and festive atmosphere.
Virginia Tech’s University Unions and Student Activities is once again hosting Gobblerfest, with the support of local businesses, VT-Engage, the Graduate School at Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech Student Alumni Associates, the Class of 2011, the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, the Town of Blacksburg, the Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg, the Division of Student Affairs, the Campus Alcohol Abuse and Prevention Center, the Virginia Tech library, the Dean of Students office, the Office for Equity and Inclusion, Multicultural Programs and Services, and Housing and Residence Life..