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On-campus commencement lodging provides low-cost, convenient option for families of graduates


   

graduate and family Family gatherings are a special part of commencement celebrations.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Feb. 26, 2013 – Family and friends of graduating students who plan to attend commencement ceremonies and celebrations in Blacksburg May 16 to 18 may wish to consider low-cost and convenient overnight accommodations right on campus.

Virginia Tech will again provide residence hall rooms and suites for families and guests of graduates. Guests may opt for a two-night or three-night package which include on campus parking and all you can eat meals in Virginia Tech’s award-winning D2 Dining Center.

Room options include traditional rooms with two single beds, air conditioned rooms, and air conditioned suite-style rooms.

All rooms are within a short walking distance of Lane Stadium and convocation venues.

Lodging packages include Thursday to Sunday (beginning at $309), Thursday to Saturday (beginning at $246), or Friday to Sunday (beginning at $220). Breakfast and dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday are included for lodging beginning on Thursday. Dinner Friday and breakfast Saturday are included for lodging beginning Friday.

Advance reservations are required. A lottery for limited air-conditioned and suite-style rooms will begin Wednesday, March 13, and run through Monday, March 25. Lottery participants will be notified of the results by Friday, March 29. On Monday, April 1, reservations will continue through Friday, May 3, or until all available spaces are filled.

Visit the Conference and Guest Housing Commencement Lodging website to make reservations.

For more information, email Conference and Guest Services or call 540-231-5721.

For information on spring commencement, including dates, times, locations, and affiliated ceremonies, visit the commencement website.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $496 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.