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Corps Celebration Week

Join us, Sept. 21-25, 2020

The Corps of Cadets will host a virtual Corps Celebration Week Sept. 21-25, 2020. While we can never replace the special memories created during our traditional Corps or Highty-Tighty reunions, we invite all alumni to join us in this new opportunity to connect with your buds and take a look at today's Corps.

We are planning five fun evenings of virtual entertainment and education. Each session will last no longer than 90 minutes and use Zoom.

Please register for as many sessions as you would like at the links below:

Monday, Sept. 21, 7 p.m. ET

This Is Your Corps of Cadets

Today's cadets will take you on virtual tour of the Upper Quad and our residence halls. Then join Rock Roszak '71 for a historical tour of the Corps with "Corps Background: Renewal and Growth."

Rock Roszak presents to new cadets.
Rock Roszak '71 during a 2017 presentation to new cadets.

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. ET

Come. Sit. Stay.

Growley and his team of cadets will show you what Upper Quad life is like for our canine ambassador. Then, show off your pet's talents with our Virtual Pet Trick Show.

Growley high-fives one of his handlers while three others watch.
Growley II (Call Sign "Tank") performs tricks with his handlers during a 2018 training session.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m. ET

We Lead

Celebrate our 2020 Distinguished Alumni of the Corps: Robert A. Archer '69 and Donald D. Sowder '59. Then meet some of our cadet leaders and hear their stories.

Mame Ngom '21 asks a question during a Corps Lab lecture.
This fall's regimental commander, Mame Ngom '21, asks a question during a Corps Lab lecture in 2019.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m. ET

A Night at the Corps Museum

Museum Curator Samantha Riggin and Regimental Historian C/Nicholas Brown '21 showcase a collection of items from the Corps Museum and discuss the importance of protecting and preserving our artifacts. Then, take a tour of our current and future museum spaces.

Corps Museum items are on display.
A pop-up Corps Museum is set up at Lane Hall.

Friday, Sept. 25 , 7 p.m. ET

Friday Fun Night

Test your Guidon knowledge and compete with and against fellow alumni with Corps Trivia. Then enjoy a virtual performance of Tech Triumph and National Emblem by the Highty-Tighties and the Highty-Tighty Alumni. Afterward, all alumni are invited to join the Highty-Tighty alumni for their virtual Gunnyfest social.

The HokieBird stands in front of Burruss Hall.
The HokieBird stands in front of Burruss Hall.

If you need more information or have questions, please contact Michele Messner at mmessner@vt.edu.