Virginia Tech’s 88th annual homecoming week will be held Sept. 22-28 and is full of events and activities for students and the community to join in long-standing Virginia Tech traditions in the spirit of Hokie pride.

Voting for homecoming king and queen begins on Monday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. Polls close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, and winners will be announced at halftime during Saturday’s homecoming game.

Sponsored by the Virginia Tech Union and Black Student Alliance, Rapper Juicy J will take the stage on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The entertainment continues on Thursday, Sept. 25 with Laugh Riot! featuring Bon Qui Qui from Mad TV and Comedy Central’s Hannibal Buress. 

Both events will take place in Burruss Auditorium and begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased through the ticket office in Squires Student Center.   

Amp up your Hokie spirit at the Homecoming Traditions Spirit Rally, hosted by Student Alumni Associates on Sept. 26 at 7:00 p.m. on the Graduate Life Center lawn.

“An Evening Honoring Dr. Zenobia L. Hikes” on Friday, Sept. 26 from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Black Cultural Center of Squires will commemorate the late vice president for student affairs who served from 2005 to 2008. A dessert reception, ceremonial portrait unveiling, and remarks by Patricia A. Perillo, vice president for student affairs, will honor the dedicated leader remembered for uniting the Virginia Tech community.

The 2014 homecoming parade starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, creating a spirited trail through the streets of Blacksburg in anticipation of the big game. Registration to participate in the parade is open until Sept. 24 through GobblerConnect.

The week culminates when the Hokies take on Western Michigan on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 12:30 p.m. in Lane Stadium. The Alumni Association homecoming tailgate is open to all on the Holtzman Alumni Center lawn and terrace from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., rain or shine.

Homecoming weekend concludes in remembrance through University Bookstore’s Homecoming 5K in Honor of Officer Deriek W. Crouse on Sunday, Sept. 28. The 1.52-mile Memorial Run begins at 9:15 a.m., and the 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m.

For more information on homecoming events, including a pizza eating contest with the homecoming court, Ranger Company Game Ball Run, homecoming dance, and much more, visit the Virginia Tech homecoming website.  

The Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech encompasses departments dedicated to providing a rich co-curricular experience and essential student services. Virtually every aspect of a student's life outside the classroom is represented through the division's departments.

Written by Holly Paulette

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