Spring Family Weekend

Spring Family Weekend 2017

Featured Events

Spring Family Weekend is a time for you and your student to reconnect. Spring Family Weekend 2017 is scheduled for April 21–23, 2017. We encourage you to explore the New River Valley, Blacksburg, and our campus. Be part of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) by choosing a service project such as walking with Relay for Life or building care packages. Find out what it’s like to cheer on our Hokies in Lane Stadium or simply stroll leisurely down the Huckleberry Trail. No matter what type of event or activity you enjoy most, make sure to spend some time making lasting memories with your student.

Throughout the spring semester, we will continue to update the events happening in and around Virginia Tech, so please check back regularly.

Care Packages for the Troops

Saturday, April 22
9 – 11 a.m.
Commonwealth Ballroom, Squires Student Center

Join members of the Corps of Cadets and Orientation leaders to help assemble packages so that our service men and women abroad know they are supported and cared for by Hokies. All materials will be provided, so simply bring your Hokie Spirit to make a difference in the lives of U.S. Troops serving our nation around the world!

Spring Family Weekend Tailgate sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs

Saturday, April 22
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
D2 (Located in Dietrick Dining Center)

Come and enjoy pre-game festivities in Virginia Tech style with games, music, and much more. Enjoy a spread of tailgate-style food with other families, students, and Division of Student Affairs staff. This event will sell out, so be sure to purchase tickets early. Adults who purchase tickets will receive a free T-shirt at the tailgate, while supplies last. The Family Tailgate is for families of currently enrolled students.

  • $18 – Adult
  • $10 – Kids 12 and under

Tailgate Menu:

  • Hickory Smoked BBQ Pork with Buns
  • Southern-style Fried Chicken
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Vegetarian Baked Beans
  • Creamy Cole Slaw
  • Chips
  • Desserts
  • Lemonade and Iced Water
  • Cash bar on site

This event will sell out fast, so please purchase your tickets early!

Spring Family Tailgate Tickets  

Virginia Tech Spring Football Game

Saturday, April 22
2:30 p.m.
Lane Stadium

Each year, the Hokies give students, alumni, parents, and friends a sneak peek at the upcoming football season by holding the Maroon and Orange spring game. You don’t need tickets to get into this event, so bring your shakers, wear your orange and maroon, and enjoy an afternoon at Lane Stadium watching the Hokies play! The 2017 Family of the Year will be introduced on the field during the game. Concessions are available and admission is free.

Home Sweet Home Brunch

Sunday, April 23
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
D2 Dining Center

The Home Sweet Home Recipe Contest has become an annual tradition. Family and friends of current Virginia Tech students are eligible to enter their student’s favorite recipe from home to be included in the Home Sweet Home cookbook. Recipes are judged by Dining Services’ executive chefs and the winning dishes will be served during brunch as part of Spring Family Weekend.

Winners will be selected from the following categories:

  • Appetizers and Beverages
  • Soups and Salads
  • Vegetables and Side Dishes
  • Main Dishes
  • Breads and Rolls
  • Desserts
  • Cookies and Candy
  • This and That


  • $11.25 – General
  • $3.75 – Student Flex Plan
  • $5.60 – Children under 12 (children under 5 get in free)

There are no pre-sales for this event; payment will be taken at the door.

For recipe winners, menu and more details please visit the Home Sweet Home page on the Dining Services website. Deadline for entries is February 17, 2017.

Spring Family Weekend is sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and supported by a grant from the Hokie Parents Fund.

Spring Family Weekend