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graduate students relax and enjoy food and company on the GLC front lawn

Our Community Building events are opportunities for our graduate and professional students to connect on a deeper, more personal level, encouraging their personal and professional growth. We will host in-person and virtual events throughout the coming year. 

We welcome your ideas for new and exciting events to be held this year! We also gladly welcome other student-serving organizations to join us in creating events that serve our communities.

FALL BBQ WELCOME EVENT

NEW DATE: Friday, August 20, 2021, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on the Graduate Life Center (GLC) Lawn

You are invited to the Graduate and Professional Student Senate Fall BBQ on the lawn of the Graduate Life Center! Come enjoy free food, live music, outdoor games, and time to chat with fellow graduate students! Feel free to bring friends and family.

Bring your Hokie ID for entrance. Please bring a face mask to wear in the food line.

We will set-up some tables and chairs. Please bring blankets and outdoor chairs for seating. This family friendly event is alcohol-free.

LIVE MUSIC
5:30pm - 6:30pm
Indian Rung String Band loves to perform traditional songs and tunes (from the rare to the well-loved), encourage the meek to dance, and instill in you a passion for Old Time music and life.

FALL BBQ MENU

Catering from Hethwood Market
GF - Gluten-Free
DF - Dairy-Free

MAIN DISH
BBQ Pork - GF, DF
BBQ Chicken Breast - GF, DF
Vegetarian Lasagna

SIDES
Cole Slaw
Potato Salad - GF
Baked Beans - GF, DF
Vegetarian Green Beans
Rolls

DESSERTS
Assorted Cookies
Brownies

DRINKS
Lemonade - GF, DF
Sweet Tea - GF, DF

GAMES
Corn hole
Horse shoe

VOLUNTEER
We need graduate students to help set-up and tear-down for the BBQ. Please sign-up to volunteer by Monday, August 16th at noon.

Contact Emily Burns at emilyb16@vt.edu with questions or any access needs/accommodation requests. 

FALL EVENT PLANNING
We welcome your ideas for new and exciting events to be held this year! We also gladly welcome other student-serving organizations to join us in creating events that serve our communities.

Dates and times of all events will be announced on this page, and on our Facebook page, our Twitter account, and through the weekly Graduate School listserv email.

Example Volunteer opportunities: organization of events,  marketing of events, vendor management for an event, set up of event, tear down at end of event, organization of participants and their activities. 

Questions? Please email the Director of Events from your VT email address.