As we begin the new year, here are some things to watch for in 2023.  

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute with the Virginia Tech Innovation and Partnerships team will exhibit at the Consumer Electronics Show, the world’s biggest tech showcase, Jan. 4-8 in Las Vegas.

Classes for spring semester begin Jan. 17.

President Tim Sands will give his seventh State of the University address on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 3:30 p.m.

The Uplifting Black Men Conference will be Feb. 18.

The Inaugural Packaging Career Expo, held in conjunction with the career fair from the College of Natural Resources and Environment, will be Feb. 22.

The COACHE faculty survey launches in February, giving faculty a way to offer feedback.

The student-built satellite, Ut-ProSat-1, is scheduled to launch on Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus NG-19 spacecraft in March.

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC neuroscientists will hold special events during Brain Awareness Week from March 13-19.

College of Science will host Pi Day on March 14, 3/14.

Sands and others will host a conversation about the next chapter of work for the Council on Virginia Tech History on March 14 at 3:30 at the Moss Arts Center.

Fourth-year students at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine will learn their residency homes during Match Day on March 17.

A professor in the College of Natural Resources and Environment will take the Virginia Tech study abroad group to Tasmania to learn about sustainability, ecological conservation, and conservation efforts in Australia and New Zealand.

Experience CALS will be held on March 31.

Black Alumni Reunion will be held April 14-16.

On April 15, Virginia Tech’s annual 3.2-mile Run in Remembrance will be hosted on the Blacksburg campus as the community remembers the vibrant lives of the 32 students and faculty who were tragically taken from us in 2007. Registration opens Feb. 1.

Virginia Tech will celebrate 50 years of Greek life on campus. Today, about 20 percent of the undergraduate population take part in fraternity or sorority life.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will celebrate 50 years of women in the corps. The Corps of Cadets admitted the first female cadets in 1973. There are now more than 1,200 total cadets. Approximately 21 percent are women.

Spring commencement ceremonies begin May 6 and run through May 14.

Alumni Weekend will be June 8-11.

The inaugural Tech for Humanity summit will take place June 29.

Seven capital construction projects - the most in Virginia Tech’s history - are projected to be completed in 2023 including the Corps Leadership and Military Science Building, Data and Decision Sciences Building, Dietrick Hall renovations and Quillen Spirit Plaza, Livestock and Poultry Research Facilities, Multi-Modal Transit Facility, New Upper Quad Residence Hall, and priority one of a series of mobility and accessibility improvements to the Blacksburg campus.

The new Manufacturing Institute in the College of Natural Resources and Environment will offer students a chance to learn about manufacturing career opportunities in Virginia.

Classes for fall semester begin Aug. 21.

Virginia Tech will mark International Education Week from Nov. 13-17.

Fall commencement will be Dec. 15.

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