During an online broadcast at vt.edu/commencement graduates will be honored, degrees will be conferred, and special guests and student leaders will speak — plus there will be opportunities for friends and family to participate and offer well wishes.
As students and alumni around the world navigate a year unlike any other, one thing remains the same: their celebration of Hokie pride. Virginia Tech Homecoming, an annual event that brings together current and past Hokies, will be held this year for the first time ever as a week of virtual events on Oct. 11 to Oct. 17.
Sign up and then hike anywhere, anytime between Nov. 7-17, which is National Hiking Day. Registration is $30 and includes a box of Hokie gear with a long-sleeved T-shirt, bandana, and sticker. Plus, a portion of your registration supports outdoor recreation for students.
This year, iterations of photo cutouts are appearing in sports stadiums across the globe because of the limitations that COVID-19 imposes on large crowds. On Saturday, about 1,000 cutouts will be on display in Lane Stadium for the Hokies' first football game of the year.
At the start of the pandemic, back home in Chesapeake, Virginia, Jarred Green '20 had to find a way to fill his newly found free time. He had a table saw and a passion for craftsmanship. Both became his ticket to a new business venture.
The survey helps the university understand what new graduates do after graduation and helps current students who are still working toward graduation see the diversity of pursuits and the opportunities around the world being afforded to new grads.
Since 2002, the midwestern metropolis with a storied history in American design has housed a Virginia Tech architecture program where students experience the real challenges of professional practice in a complex urban setting.
For Jeffrey Morelli, it all started with a desire to help others, which grew to a passion for health care and creating innovative technology to improve the overall quality of life. Then, when a global pandemic hit, he knew this was his moment to rise to the challenge.
When Peter Velz took a poetry class, he never dreamed it would inspire him to become both a skilled editor and a running enthusiast. Nor did he know how important the confidence he gained would help him along a career path that took him through the Obama administration to an assistant vice chancellorship.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has changed how every VTCSOM alum does their job, in big and small ways. This first story of a three-part series explores perspectives of how the pandemic is affecting alumni in Washington, Oregon, and California.
The PanJammers, an award-winning steel drum orchestra based in Blacksburg and featuring many faculty, staff, and alumni of Virginia Tech, has recorded a virtual version of the traditional graduation song for the Class of 2020.
On the second story above Joe’s Diner in downtown Blacksburg, the XYZ Art Gallery serves as a bridge between Virginia Tech and the surrounding area. As an entirely student-run venue, XYZ has been showcasing art, music, architecture, and design by and for the community for more than 25 years.