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OIA Commonwealth Tours

In celebration of the Virginia Tech Sesquicentennial, Outreach and International Affairs is sponsoring a Commonwealth Tour for faculty members and administrators to tour our facilities, meet with key community leaders, and learn more about the state we serve.

Space is limited, so reserve your seat early!

Northern and Eastern Virginia Tour

August 9-11, 2022


  • Depart from Blacksburg, 7:30 a.m.
  • Lunch, Tour, and Panel Presentation, Virginia Tech Research Center — Arlington
  • Driving Tour and Presentation, Innovation Campus, Alexandria
  • Alumni Engagement — I-95 Corridor
  • Travel to Fredericksburg
  • Depart from Fredericksburg, 8:30 a.m.
  • Tour and Presentations, Tech Center/Virginia Tech Newport News Center
  • Lunch and Panel Presentation (Advanced Manufacturing, Distribution & Logistics, Innovation & Technology, Offshore Wind), Virginia Tech Newport News Center
  • Tour and Presentation (Aquaculture), Virginia Tech Seafood AREC
  • Tour and Presentation (K-12 Education), An Achievable Dream Academy
  • Alumni Event/Reception
  • Travel to Newport News — Hotel accommodations: Newport News Marriott at City Center
  • Depart from Newport News, 8:30 a.m.
  • Tour and Faculty Conversations (Cooperative Extension, Community Education, School Leadership, State and Local Government), Virginia Tech Richmond Center
  • Community Panel Presentation (Construction Management, Hydroponics, Advanced Manufacturing, Creative Economy), Virginia Tech Richmond Center
  • Lunch and Depart from Richmond
  • Arrival in Blacksburg, 4:30 p.m.

Note: The Commonwealth Tour originally scheduled for June 15-17 has been postponed.


The cost to participate in the tour is $75. Once your reservation request is received, information related to payment will be provided. 


For more information, email