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Hokie Hi

Hokie Hi at Virginia Tech is a series of events and Hokie traditions designed to welcome you back to campus and to continue preparing you for success in and out of the classroom.

Hokie Hi Labor Day schedule 2016 (PDF | 106KB)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Community Kick-Off  
Location: Squires Student Center

All new Hokies are invited to connect with returning students, faculty, and staff in identity-based communities, followed by a combined welcome reception. Find your network for social and academic success. 

Sponsored by the Intercultural Engagement Center

Friday, August 26, 2016

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Annual Tailgate Party

Come by Smith Career Center at the corner of Washington Street and West Campus Drive (across from McComas Hall) for free food, fun games, and chances to win tickets for our great prizes.

Get to know our advisors who are anxious to meet you and help you begin or guide you along your career journey.

Sponsored by Career and Professional Development

6:00 p.m. 

Welcome Back Concert & Spirit Rally 
Location: Squires Plaza

Featuring the SAA Low Techs, a DJ, and other live bands, this event is another one you won’t want to miss.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

7:30 p.m.

Parachute - Moss Arts Center Ambassadors’ Student Choice concert 
Location: Moss Arts Center
Ticket Required: $10 for Virginia Tech students with valid I.D. 

Homegrown Virginia band Parachute took root in Charlottesville, where it honed its mix of pop/rock, funk, and contemporary blue-eyed soul. The band has released smash singles like “She is Love” (#1 at iTunes) and “Can’t Help” (the first single from the band’s 2013 album Overnight, which debuted at #15 on the Billboard Top 200 chart). The band’s newest album, “Wide Awake” was released earlier this year. This event is a Moss Arts Center Ambassadors’ Student Choice concert.

Sponsored by Moss Arts Center

Friday, September 2, 2016

4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Drillfield

Join us for this annual festival featuring hundreds of student organizations and departments at Virginia Tech. Gobblerfest is considered by many students to be one of the best ways to get involved on campus, and is the kick-off event for organizations during the academic year.

You’ll meet organization leaders, local businesses, non-profits, and Virginia Tech departments. The festival offers food, games, student group performances, and free giveaways at booths.

Sponsored by Student Engagement and Campus Life

Saturday, Septembers 3, 2016

  • Squires Student Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to midnight.
  • Breakzone will be open from noon to midnight.
  • McComas Hall, War Memorial Hall, and Turf Fields CLOSED

Football game vs. Liberty
Location: Lane Stadium

Sunday, Septembers 4, 2016

1:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Giant Jenga and Chess
Location: Squires

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Yard Games
Location: Harper/New Hall West Yard

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Pokemon Go Hunt
Location: West Ambler Johnston

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Community Cookout
Location: Slusher Beach Area

Hosted by Slusher and Campbell Halls

Co-hosted by Eggleston Hall

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

President's Quad Block Party
Location: Presidents Quad

Hosted by Barringer, Miles, Vawter, and Newman Halls

Co-hosted by Johnson and Graduate Life Center

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

TREAT YO SELF to a Root Beer Float
Location: Prairie Quad

Hosted by Lee, Pritchard, O’Shaughnessy, and Payne and Peddrew-Yates Halls

10:00 p.m.

Late Night Breakfast


10:00 p.m.

Venture Out Rock Climbing Trip

$40, register by 8/30 at

Monday, Septembers 5, 2016

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

IMPACT T-Shirt Tie-Dye and Bubble Station
Location: D2 Lawn

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Gate House Grand Opening
Location: Gate House (Oak Lane Communities)

Hosted by Fraternity and Sorority Life

11:00 a.m. & 5:00 p.m.

Pitch Perfect 1 & 2 Double Feature
Location: Haymarket Theater in Squires

Noon & 2:00 p.m.

Bowling Special
$0.50 Bowling Games
Location: BreakZONE

Noon & 4:00 p.m.

Billiard Special
$1 pool hours
Location: BreakZONE

1:00 & 4:00 p.m.

RHF Open House
Location: Hillcrest Hall Basement

1:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Painting Party
Location: Williamsburg Room in Squires

1:00 & 9:00 p.m.

Free Popcorn (or until supplies last)
Location: BreakZONE

2:00 & 4:00 p.m.

Bowling Special
50% off shoes
Location: BreakZONE

4:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Bowling Special
Red Pin Games
You win a free game if the red pin is the first pin and you get a strike!
Location: BreakZONE

4:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Billiard Special
$2 pool hours
Location: BreakZONE

4:00 & 7:00 p.m.

Bingo with prize box
Location: BreakZONE

7:00 & 10:00 p.m.

Bowling Special
Cosmic Bowling
Location: BreakZONE

Contact Information

New Student and Family Programs (0925)
319 Squires Student Center
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-3284


Chat Hours:
9:00–11:30 a.m.
2:00–4:30 p.m.