By Julie Flanagan
Virginia Tech celebrated Homecoming from Monday, Oct. 10, through today, Oct. 15 with a schedule full of events for students, alumni, community members, and friends.
The festivities began Monday evening with the Homecoming Kickoff featuring music, food trucks, and a chance to meet the Homecoming Court candidates.
Student-focused activities were hosted throughout the week, including a Homecoming Showcase Tuesday and a Thursday comedy show presented by the Black Student Alliance featuring DeRay Davis.
Homecoming Weekend officially began Friday, with a Pass in Review at 3:30 p.m. from the Vt Corps of Cadets in honor of the Class of 1972. Young alumni can met at Hokie House for happy hour, and Cornerstone alumni gathered for a special homecoming parade watching party. A time-honored tradition, the homecoming parade began at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. The parade traveled from Main Street to Alumni Mall and celebrated some of the best that Virginia Tech has to offer. Kristi Castlin ’10, seven-time All-American, three-time ACC champion, and bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympics, served as the parade’s grand marshal.
In continuing to honor Virginia Tech’s Sesquicentennial, a special projection is being displayed on Torgersen Bridge, 620 Drillfield Drive at Alumni Mall today, Oct. 15, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16, from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. This portrayal of 150 years of the university will explore history with photos, videos, and sound played on a loop during the parade and after.
The event is also open to the public today and Sunday inside the Cube at the Moss Arts Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The weekend celebration concluded Friday, Oct. 14, with the spirit rally with live music from Dan Marshall and a fireworks display over the Drillfield.
– News Messenger Staff