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Fall Family Weekend 2023

Dusk through the trees, Blacksburg campus
Photo Credit: Mary Desmond
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Fall Family Weekend: September 29-October 1, 2023

Family Weekend is a time for students and families to reconnect and explore the Virginia Tech community.

Registration for Fall Family Weekend is open and available to families on the Hokie Family Hub. Event details and the full schedule will be available in the Hokies On Track app. Please note that time for certain events on Saturday, September 30 have not been determined and will be changed based on the football game schedule.

Signature Events

Kick-Off on College Ave.

  • In partnership with the Town of Blacksburg and Downtown Blacksburg, Inc., we are closing College Ave. to kick off Fall Family Weekend and the VT vs. Pitt game weekend. Grab a beverage or a bite to eat at a downtown Blacksburg restaurant, and enjoy activities and entertainment appropriate for all ages. Activities include:
    • Cornhole and other lawn games
    • Music
    • Beer garden
    • Free swag!
    • VT resources
    • The "Future Hokies" Kid Zone
    • Learning VT traditions
    • Special appearances by our spirit squads
      (and maybe even the Hokie Bird)
    • And so much more!


  • Join us for Family Weekend GobblerNights! Come to Squires for fun activities, entertainment, and community!

Fall Family Weekend Tailgate

  • Free entry to a special tailgate for all Family Weekend attendees! Leave your tents, chairs, and coolers at home, and join us for drinks, food, music, and more!

Educational Sessions

  • Learn more about second year housing, study abroad, and fraternity and sorority life!

Football vs. Pitt Game

  • After the Family Weekend Tailgate, head on over to Lane Stadium and watch the Hokies take on the Pittsburgh Panthers for Virginia Tech's Military Appreciation Game. Kick-off time TBD.

Family Weekend Calendar

Family Weekends are supported, in part, by the Hokie Family Annual Fund. Through the Hokie Family Annual Fund, you can make an immediate and positive impact on your student’s experience, from orientation to graduation.

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