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Virginia Tech President Tim Sands (far right) appears on stage with several regional and local leaders after the news conference announcing the university's new Innovation Campus to open in Alexandria.

Virginia Tech key to landing Amazon in Virginia

A standout higher education package including a new Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in Alexandria helped tip the scales to secure the commonwealth as one of two new locations for Amazon’s HQ2.

More about this historic milestone >>

What did people think?

Elected officials, business leaders, students, and others greeted the announcement of Virginia Tech’s new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, Virginia, with excitement on Nov. 13.

Read all their reactions >>

What are the benefits?

Students of all disciplines and people across the entire state stand to see the positive impact of Amazon landing in the commonwealth.

>Read more about this potential >>


What was your first thought when you heard about Virginia Tech’s role in landing Amazon in Virginia? Tweet us @VT_Mag or email us


Justin Graves

Finding home as a Hokie

It was in part an accident that led Justin Graves to become a Hokie, but once he did, Virginia Tech quickly became home.

“And I still feel that way. That’s why I come back so often. People love me, I love them, and that’s why it feels like home,” Graves said.

Read about his journey and his ever-present involvement with Hokie Nation >>

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Hokie Highlights

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Virginia Tech Magazine Fall 2018 is out!

Learn all about Virginia Tech’s journey from a cybersecurity victim in the 1990s to a leader in the development of today’s cyberdefense workforce, as well as how Hokies are helping craft the next chapter of brewing. Plus, we visit with Tom Taylor ’84, who oversees Amazon’s Alexa and Echo programs, and get a behind-the-scenes look at being the HokieBird.

Read the online version now >>

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View fall at Virginia Tech like you’ve never seen it before

We captured the beauty of our Blacksburg campus, dotted with plenty of maroon and orange foliage in this drone video.

Check it out >>

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Want to see into our bold future?

The 2018 Campus Master Plan was recently approved by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. It will guide today’s leaders and future ones as they develop the university.

Check it out >>

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Around the Drillfield

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Virginia Tech adds U.S. Navy Ensign Sarah Mitchell’s name to the Pylons

Mitchell died July 8 during a Naval training exercise in the Red Sea. She is the first woman to have her name added to the Pylons.

Photos and video of the ceremony >>

The HokieBird with last year's turkeys

National Thanksgiving Turkeys will again come to roost in Blacksburg

For the third consecutive year, the famous birds will make the journey from the White House, where the turkeys are “pardoned” by the president in a formal ceremony, to Blacksburg’s Gobblers Rest, where they will live out their days and get to know the HokieBird.

Check how you can watch the ceremony and visit the new turkeys >>

Harald Sontheimer (right)and Bhanu Tewari

VTCRI scientists might have uncovered a new epilepsy treatment

A research team solved a 125-year-old brain mystery that might serve as the key for a new treatment.


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Hokies In The Headlines

Designer Aaron Levine is helping reboot Abercrombie and Fitch

Read the story from GQ >>

Farmer Tom Murray has embraced innovations to be successful in New York

Read the story from Farm Journal’s AGPRO magazine >>

A group of Hokie web developers is helping boost downtown San Antonio

Read the story in Rivard Report >>

Alumni Happenings

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There’s no place like home!

Students, alumni, and friends celebrated Virginia Tech’s Homecoming with a week full of events, culminating in a faceoff against Boston College.

See photos >>

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Traveling Hokies: Visit the European coast May 5-14

Explore the world alongside other Hokies. The Virginia Tech Alumni Association offers trips for Virginia Tech friends, alumni, and families.

Take an eight-night cruise along coastal Portugal, Spain, France, and England aboard the Five-Star Le Boréal.

Learn more

Upcoming Events

Young Alumni Social in Northern Virginia (Nov. 28)

Hokies in Sustainability (Feb. 7)

Old Guard Society of Golden Alumni Reunion (May 22-24)

Reunion Weekend 2019 (June 6-9)


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