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Engaging Virginia Tech Communities

Virginia Tech's Sesquicentennial celebrations will engage all members of the Hokie Nation. The sesquicentennial celebrations begin in July 2021 and extend through the entire year of 2022. 

Large scale university events, college and unit offerings and even gatherings in areas across the country are planned. Here's a look at what's planned. 

July 2021
Announcement of the sesquicentennial and logo reveal

August 2021
Welcome/Welcome back activities for new and returning students

October 2021
Homecoming and public launch of the sesquicentennial

January 2022
State of the University Address

March 2022
Celebration of 100 Years of Women at Virginia Tech
1872 Forward: Celebrating Virginia Tech

April 2022
Ut Prosim Month” features events that uplift the university motto

  • The Big Event
  • Relay for Life
  • 15-year Commemoration of April 16, 2007
  • Campuswide sesquicentennial celebration

May 2022
Spring Commencement celebrates the sesquicentennial class

June 2022
Reunion Weekend

October 2022
Homecoming weekend

November 2022
Ut Prosim Symposium

December 2022
Fall Commencement celebrates the sesquicentennial class and sesquicentennial closing celebration

Each college and several units will be highlighted as they tell the story of their role in Virginia Tech’s unique history and exciting future. The Office of Inclusion and Diversity and the Graduate School will host events throughout the sesquicentennial period.

September 2021
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets;
Innovation Campus

October 2021

November 2021
College of Science

December 2021
Greater Washington, D.C., metro area

January 2022
4-H and Virginia Cooperative Extension

February 2022
College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences;
Government Relations

March 2022
College of Veterinary Medicine;
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine;
Fralin Biomedical Research Institute;
Women’s Center;
Council on Virginia Tech History

April 2022
Student Affairs;
Moss Arts Center

June 2022
Outreach and International Affairs

July 2022
Honors College;
Skelton 4-H Center

August 2022
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

September 2022
College of Engineering

October 2022
College of Natural Resources and Environment;
University Libraries;
Council on Virginia Tech History

November 2022
College of Architecture and Urban Studies

December 2022
Pamplin College of Business

We'll be hosting events to celebrate Virginia Tech in regions across the country. The fesitivites will kick off in early 2021.