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Are alumni events being hosted in Blacksburg and in local communities?

Virginia Tech is not planning to host large gatherings of Hokie alumni and friends through the end of the calendar year. We will host a variety of virtual events to bring together alumni and friends. You can find the latest events at

What about the fall celebration and tailgate planned for 2020 graduates?

The celebration, initially scheduled for Sept. 26, will not take place because of the changes to the football schedule and evolving guidelines on in-person events, including local restrictions. Alumni Relations staff members are working with Class of 2020 leaders to find a new way to recognize and celebrate the class. Details will be shared online and by email. 

For questions or more information contact the Office of Special Events at or 540-231-5027. 

What about the football games and tailgating?

Virginia Tech and the Town of Blacksburg have outlined plans to prohibit tailgating in university and town parking lots and public spaces, for football games and all other fall sporting events. 

Will events hosted by local chapters be held this year?

At this time we recommend chapters not host in-person events this year.

Virginia Tech Alumni Association chapters and affiliate groups should follow university recommendations on events. In addition, some localities may have more restrictions placed on gatherings and we ask that you follow state and local guidelines, and adhere to the most restrictive approach. Chapters are not expected to host in-person events through the end of the calendar year. 

If you have a compelling need to host an in-person event, please review current state and local guidelines and reach out to your chapter liaison to discuss your plans and marketing.

I signed up for a trip through the Virginia Tech Alumni Association Travel Program. What should I do?

Our travel partners are communicating information on changes and cancellations as they have updates about how they are managing their trips. They will be reaching out directly to their booked passengers.

Should you have any questions regarding travel plans or bookings, please contact the travel partner directly. You can find more details on the alumni travel page.