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OIA Sesquicentennial Celebration


150 years of engagement

As a part of the Virginia Tech Sesquicentennial celebration, Outreach and International Affairs is proud to sponsor a series of special events that highlight the university’s commitment to engagement across the commonwealth and around the world.


June 15: The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center and the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center

Healthy Partnerships – Healthy Communities

Hear from our community partners in tourism, innovation, economic development, and local government about ways the university and the Roanoke region can build a stronger community together.


June 17-19: Critz, Virginia

Reynolds Homestead 50+ Anniversary

Join us as we celebrate more than half a century of Nancy Susan Reynolds’ legacy and mission for research and cultural and educational programs at the historic Reynolds Homestead.


June 23-26: Riva San Vitale, Switzerland

Sesquicentennial in Switzerland

Students, alumni, friends, family, and university supporters are invited to join us for four days of festivities. We are especially delighted to welcome back to Switzerland any Steger Center and Lugano study abroad alumni.


Aug. 9-11: Northern and Eastern Virginia

OIA Commonwealth Tour

On the OIA Commonwealth Tour, you’ll join other faculty members and administrators to tour our facilities, meet with key community leaders, and learn more about the state we serve.