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    Caldwell March marks turning point for first-year cadets , video

    Each year, first-year cadets march in honor of the 26-mile journey that Addison Caldwell took in 1872 to become the first student at Virginia Tech. The first half takes place during the fall with the second half taking place in spring. The fall march also signifies the end of the red phase of the cadets' training.

    Date: Oct 11, 2023
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    Commandant Randal Fullhart announces retirement , article

    During his 13 years as commandant, Fullhart and his staff increased the growth of the corps, oversaw several multimillion-dollar facilities upgrades, and helped with fundraising efforts for scholarships. A search for a successor will begin later this fall.

    Date: Sep 06, 2023
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    Student clubs and campus organizations at Gobblerfest , video

    Poultry Club, Dance Company, Crew Team, and Astronomy Club were just a few of the student organizations on hand at this year's Gobblerfest, offering students the opportunity to kick start their journey to ExperienceVT. For a list of student organizations and to learn more, visit

    Date: Sep 05, 2023
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    Caldwell March and the Completion of First-Year Training for the Class of 2026 , video

    Each year, first-year cadets complete the 26-mile Caldwell March. The first half takes place in the fall semester, and departs from the Caldwell Homestead in Craig County. The second half takes place in the spring semester, starting where the first half ended. Cadets cross two mountains on their journey and the second half ends with first-year cadets and their training cadre arriving on Upper Quad. Completion of Caldwell March is a milestone for first-year cadets and marks the end of their first year of training. Caldwell March is named after Addison Caldwell, Virginia Tech's first cadet and student. He walked around 26 miles to be the first to enroll at then Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College.

    Date: Apr 19, 2023
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    Homecoming set for Oct. 9-15 , article

    Virginia Tech will celebrate Homecoming with activities for students, alumni, community members, and friends.

    Date: Mar 03, 2023
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    Corps of Cadets alumnus Maj. Travis Taggart named North Carolina State game Hokie Hero , article

    Taggart is currently deployed to Europe with the 501st Aviation Regiment in the General Support Aviation Battalion.

    Date: Oct 28, 2022
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    History on the big screen , article

    A projection on Torgersen Bridge commemorated Virginia Tech’s past 150 years. The projection was on display during Homecoming weekend.

    Date: Oct 26, 2022
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    What’s in the backpack, Addison? , article

    As William Addison Caldwell climbs the stairs up to the Upper Quad, he carries the historical equivalent of a backpack. Its contents remain a secret, forever enclosed in bronze of the statue itself. But it’s not a mystery to the sculptor, who now reveals the contents.

    Date: Oct 21, 2022
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    White Coat Ceremony for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Class of 2026 , video

    On Friday, October 14th, the VTCSOM Class of 2026 recieved their white coats, symbolizing their entrance into the medical profession.

    Date: Oct 19, 2022
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    Hokies celebrate Homecoming 2022 , video

    Students, alumni and Hokies celebrated Virginia Tech's 2022 Homecoming with festivities across campus.

    Date: Oct 16, 2022
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    Five things to know about Ring Premiere , article

    The design for the Class of 2024 will be unveiled at Ring Premiere on Oct. 5 in Burruss Auditorium. A presentation of photos submitted by students will begin at 7:30 p.m., with the premiere at 8 p.m.

    Date: Oct 03, 2022
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    Class of 2024 ring namesake and sponsor named , article

    Barbara J. Pendergrass Ed.D. ’87, the first Black dean of students at Virginia Tech, is the Class of 2024 class ring namesake, and Brandy Faulkner, the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies, is the class sponsor.

    Date: Sep 27, 2022
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    Weeks of Welcome culminates with Gobblerfest , video

    Gobblerfest is an annual involvement fair to promote opportunities with student organizations, departments, and the broader community to kick start students’ fall semester. This year, there were over 700 booths, live performances, and rides for Virginia Tech students to enjoy.

    Date: Sep 06, 2022
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    New Cadet Week ends with annual parade , video

    Each fall, the Cadet Parade is part of the kickoff to the university’s Weeks of Welcome. New cadets demonstrate what they learned during New Cadet Week and training with a military parade. Major General Randal D. Fullhart, the commandant of cadets, oversees the parade along with President Tim Sands.

    Date: Aug 19, 2022
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    Unmasking the Class of 2022 HokieBird , video

    A timeless tradition, the students who don the HokieBird suit and transform into the lovable turkey's persona for everything from athletics events to cameos at weddings, are finally able to reveal their closely guarded identities to the world upon graduation.

    Date: May 10, 2022
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    150th Celebration Dining Services The Beginning , video

    An historical overview of Virginia Tech Dining Services from 1872 to 1894.

    Date: Apr 22, 2022
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    A tradition worth its weight in gold , article

    Travis "Rusty" Unterzuber, an alumnus who graduated almost 50 years ago, recently participated in the Hokie Gold Legacy Program, a unique program that allows Virginia Tech alumni to donate class rings to be melted to create gold for use in future class rings. This tradition is rare in that connects the past, the present and the future.

    Date: Dec 14, 2021
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    Class of 2023 unveils ring design, honors namesake   , article

    The Class of 2023 celebrated their Ring Premiere in October, where their ring design was unveiled. This year’s sponsor, Bevlee Watford, and namesake, Irving L. Peddrew, spoke about the class ring and the importance of their time at Virginia Tech.

    Date: Nov 01, 2021
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