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Hokie Hi Welcome

Hokie Hi Welcome at Virginia Tech is a series of events and Hokie traditions designed to welcome you back to campus. Kick off the school year by connecting with your campus and community through a variety of interactive social activities. From the Welcome Back Picnic in Lane Stadium, to a movie on the Drillfield, to Gobblerfest, there's something for everyone.

Hokie Hi Welcome is a great tradition at Virginia Tech—it’s your time to get acquainted with your new home, to make new friends and to explore different parts of campus interaction. Take a look at the schedule below and take advantage of all the events during Hokie Hi!Event details will be added throughout the summer so be sure to check back often.

Hokie Hi Schedule

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

8:00am – 5:00pm On-Campus Move In
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Architects of Air
Location: Drillfield

Explore an exhibit like none other. Architects of Air build ‘luminaria’ – monumental inflatable structures designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color. The monumental walk-in sculptures of Architects of Air have enchanted audiences around the world. Come pique your curiosity and be moved by the unexpected beauty of light.

Sponsored by Center for the Arts

Thursday, August 18, 2016

8:00am – 5:00pm On-Campus Move In
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Architects of Air
Location: Drillfield

Explore an exhibit like none other. Architects of Air build ‘luminaria’ – monumental inflatable structures designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color. The monumental walk-in sculptures of Architects of Air have enchanted audiences around the world. Come pique your curiosity and be moved by the unexpected beauty of light.

9:00pm  

Movie on the Drill Field
Rain Location: Burruss Auditorium

Come out for a fun night under the starts! Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets! Kick back, meet some new friends, and enjoy a free movie.

Sponsored by Student Engagement and Campus Life

Friday, August 19, 2016

8:00am – 5:00pm On-Campus Move In
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Architects of Air 
Location: Drillfield

Explore an exhibit like none other. Architects of Air build ‘luminaria’ – monumental inflatable structures designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color. The monumental walk-in sculptures of Architects of Air have enchanted audiences around the world. Come pique your curiosity and be moved by the unexpected beauty of light.

7:00pm

Hypnotist
Location: Burruss Auditorium

Come to be entertained with unparalleled comedy as a hypnotist uses their skills to create a truly unique and captivating show.

Sponsored by Student Engagement and Campus Life

Saturday, August 20, 2016

8:00am – 5:00pm On-Campus Move In
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Architects of Air
Location: Drillfield

Explore an exhibit like none other. Architects of Air build ‘luminaria’ – monumental inflatable structures designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color. The monumental walk-in sculptures of Architects of Air have enchanted audiences around the world. Come pique your curiosity and be moved by the unexpected beauty of light.

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Boardwalk Extravaganza
Location: Dietrick Lawn & McComas Hall

Welcome in a new school year at Virginia tech by build community among new and old Hokies through fun activities, performances, and food. Get a free shirt, enjoy the free food, enjoy some performances, and have fun with a variety of activities that will challenge, educate, and inspire you to start the year off on the right foot. Activities and food will occur simultaneous in two locations during the event so be sure to check out activities on the Dietrick Lawn and in McComas Hall.

Sponsored by the Residence Hall Federation (RHF) and the Department of Recreational sports

 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Hokie Hi Welcome Picnic
Location: Lane Stadium

Come out and join over 8,000 of your newest friends for a picnic at Lane Stadium. Walk through the tunnel that the Hokie football team uses and s troll the length of the field. This year’s program features coaches and team members from our athletic teams, the Virginia Tech HighTechs, Virginia Tech cheerleaders, and the Marching Virginias. The picnic is free for all dining plan holders.

Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Virginia Tech Athletics

1:00pm – 6:00pm

  Architects of Air                                  Drillfield

Explore an exhibit like none other. Architects of Air build ‘luminaria’ – monumental inflatable structures designed to generate a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color. The monumental walk-in sculptures of Architects of Air have enchanted audiences around the world. Come pique your curiosity and be moved by the unexpected beauty of light.

 

Monday, August 25, 2016

4:00pm – 7:00pm

Community Kick-Off  
Location: Squires Student Center

All new Hokies are invited to connect with upper-class students, faculty, and staff in identity-based and affinity communities. Find your network for success!

Friday, August 26, 2016

6:00pm  

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.

Friday, September 2, 2016

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Gobblerfest
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


Contact Information

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

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