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Video: Virginia Tech football halftime spot
2016 football halftime spot
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Around the Drillfield
Video: Virginia Tech Homecoming weekend
Tech's 90th Homecoming
On Sept. 23-25, Virginia Tech held its 90th homecoming, an annual tradition that brings the Hokie Nation together for a spirit rally, parade, football game, 5K run, and other activities.
Photo gallery
Growley (call sign
The corps' canine ambassador
Growley II (call sign "Tank"), a 3-year-old yellow Labrador, arrived on campus earlier in the fall semester from Ciao Bella Retrievers of Troutville, Virginia, where he excelled throughout service dog training. Cherished symbols of selflessness, service dogs have a long tradition in the military and at senior military colleges. Follow Growley II on Instagram »
Virginia Tech students
Checking in at No. 1
Virginia Tech was ranked No. 1 for "best quality of life" and "their students love their colleges" in The Princeton Review's rankings.
Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab
New Thinkabit Lab
Tech and Qualcomm Inc. launched the Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab at Tech's Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church.
Virginia Science Festival
Learn about STEM careers and the wonders of science at the Virginia Tech Science Festival on Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The entire family will enjoy this free event, featuring hands-on exhibits at the Moss Arts Center, Newman Library, College Avenue, and outdoor spaces in between.

Our Evolving Campus
Virginia Tech campus
Creativity and Innovation District
As Tech continues to unveil bold initiatives that meld traditional disciplines and existing academic and research strengths, the formation of a Creativity and Innovation District along the eastern edge of campus abutting downtown Blacksburg has been announced.
To fully support the complexities of innovation, from idea creation to commercialization, the district will incorporate the area's existing programs and facilities, including the Moss Arts Center; the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology; the School of Performing Arts and its performance space, Theatre 101; and the School of Visual Arts, along with Squires Student Center, Newman Library, the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown, the Media Building, and the Media Building Annex.
Virginia Tech's Global Business and Analytics Complex
Global Business and Analytics Complex
Virginia Tech officials have revealed plans for a Global Business and Analytics Complex to galvanize those passionate about analytic approaches to social, governmental, and business problems worldwide. The effort leverages strengths of the Pamplin College of Business, other colleges and academic units, and the Data Analytics and Decision Sciences Destination Area—a node of expertise that overlaps the university.
Construction of four new structures, including two academic buildings and two living-learning residential communities for some 700 students, can be under way by 2020 and completed in 2023.

VPI Fighting Gobbler apparel
Gobble on, Hokies!
Virginia Tech has collaborated with sports lifestyle brand '47 to revive a beloved character from the college vault, the VPI Fighting Gobbler, whose familiar face adorns premium headwear and apparel in this special collection.
The VPI Gobbler gear is available in-store and online at the University Bookstore and at Campus Emporium.

Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame inductees
Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame inductees
Five former student-athletes and a former administrator comprise the newest class inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame:
Kerri Gardin, a standout rebounder and scorer who led the women's basketball team to four NCAA Tournament berths;
DeAngelo Hall, a dynamic defensive back who scored touchdowns five different ways and still holds or shares three punt-return records;
Kevin Jones, a powerful and productive tailback who earned All-American honors in 2003 and still ranks second for career rushing yardage;
Spyridon Jullien, an accomplished thrower on the track and field squad who won a school-record four individual national championships;
Ashley Lee, a linebacker/defensive back on the great Tech defenses of the early 1980s who still holds the NCAA record for interception-return yardage in a game;
• the late Jim Weaver, the former athletics director who guided the Tech's transition into the Big East and later into the Atlantic Coast Conference and who spearheaded $200 million worth of athletics facilities projects.
Established in 1982, the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame is located at the south end of the Cassell Coliseum ambulatory. With this year's inductees, the number of Hokie athletes enshrined totals 187.
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Freebies for Hokies!
Update your contact information for a chance to win Virginia Tech merchandise
Update your contact information with the Alumni Association by Dec. 15 to be entered for a chance to win your choice of Tech merchandise pictured above. Career news and updates also may be emailed to

Alumni Association Events
Virginia Tech Alumni Association
Class of 1971 45th Reunion
Oct. 20-21
Class of 1976 40th Reunion
Oct. 20-21
Multicultural Tailgate
Oct. 20
Class of 1991 25th Reunion
Nov. 11-12
Class of 1981 35th Reunion
Nov. 25-26
Class of 1986 30th Reunion
Nov. 25-26
Young Alumni Reunion
Nov. 25-26

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