Need-to-Knows

Students in silhouette
Photo credit: Ray Meese

After orange and maroon, your third favorite color will soon be “Hokie Stone.” Virginia Tech operates its own quarry nearby to mine the popular limestone that appears on many buildings around campus, and no two stones are the same.

University motto:
Ut Prosim
(That I May Serve)

Main campus located in
Blacksburg, VA

Located inBlacksburg, VA 31,000 full-time students

31,000 full time students.

2,600 acres of main campus.

Torgersen bridge

The War Memorial Pylons: Brotherhood, Honor, Leadership, Sacrifice, Service, Loyalty, Duty, and Ut Prosim

The War Memorial Pylons: Brotherhood, Honor, Leadership, Sacrifice, Service, Loyalty, Duty, and Ut Prosim
The War Memorial Pylons: Brotherhood, Honor, Leadership, Sacrifice, Service, Loyalty, Duty, and Ut Prosim

Virginia Tech started as a military academy—it was not until 1964 that participation was voluntary. Today, those students make up the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. We are one of the nation’s six senior military colleges and one of two large public universities with both an active corps of cadets and “civilian” lifestyle on its campus. There were 1,090 cadets in our corps last academic year, striving to serve their communities and develop as leaders.

Tim Sands is the university's 16th president. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

What’s a Hokie, you ask?

Short answer: “I am!”

Long answer: There’s a story behind it.

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