2024 Alumni Reunion
march 22 - 24, 2024 | blacksburg, va
The 2024 Virginia Tech Alumni Reunion, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Virginia Tech Industrial Design (VTID), is an event hosted by IDAB and VTID. It aims to bring together VTID alumni from all graduating classes to commemorate their achievements, foster connections, and provide opportunities for networking and reconnection.
We're excitedly crafting the reunion schedule to ensure an amazing experience, so please stay tuned for the finalized detailed schedule for the weekend.
Friday, March 22
Pre-Event Portfolio Review (Voluntary)
Lend your professional expertise by offering constructive feedback to current students through portfolio reviews, a completely optional activity.
Discover program updates, connect with students and fellow alumni, and engage in informative and inspiring discussions.
Alumni x Faculty Dinner
Reconnect and network with alumni, as well as current and former faculty in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Feel free to bring your spouse along to join in the fun!
Saturday, March 23
VTID Community Social
Come together with fellow alumni, current students, and faculty members in an enjoyable and relaxed setting. It's a great opportunity to network and reconnect with the VTID community. Spouses are encouraged to come and join in the festivities too!
Sunday, March 24
Time to head home, or stick around. You do you.
Enjoy exclusive room blocks with special pricing for the VTID Alumni Weekend. Take advantage of the special rate of $159/night from Thursday, March 21 - Sunday, March 24. Reserve your room by February 20th to guarantee pricing and availability.
Please remember to double-check the dates and codes when booking through the provided hotel block links. By default, the links do not select the eligible dates. If you have any issues booking online, we recommend you call the hotel to book using the Group Name.
What is the significance of the 25 Years of Virginia Tech Industrial Design?
In 2024, we're celebrating a major milestone – 25 years since the Virginia Tech Industrial Design program welcomed its first students. This anniversary is an opportunity to appreciate the program's history, your role in it, and the exciting path forward for VTID. We invite you to join us in commemorating this special occasion by registering for the upcoming reunion!
Who's invited to the 2024 VTID Alumni Reunion?
Alumni (from all graduation years) and VTID Faculty/Staff (current and former) are invited to participate in all reunion activities. Current VTID students will have selective participation in certain activities.
Can I bring my spouse to the reunion?
Absolutely! Alumni are welcomed and encouraged to bring their spouses to all social activities throughout the reunion weekend. It's an opportunity to share the experience with loved ones and create lasting memories together. Make sure to include your spouse when you register for the reunion.
What is the registration fee for the reunion?
It’s really important to us to provide the reunion at a registration fee that is accessible to all alumni. There are two ticket types for alumni attendees: the Standard Ticket ($30), which covers half of your reunion expenses; and the Full Support Ticket ($60), which covers your full reunion expenses. Both tickets provide equal access to all reunion activities. For all ticket types, 25% of fees goes to support the VTID program. At registration checkout, we invite you to make a voluntary financial contribution to the program, which will directly support the VTID Annual Fund and student awards. Learn more about supporting VTID at https://www.vtidab.org/support.
Who are Milestone Alumni?
Our 2024 reunion introduces a new tradition: celebrating Milestone Alumni. We're recognizing individuals celebrating significant graduation anniversaries: 10 years and 20 years. As reunions are biennial, Milestone Alumni will always include 2 classes celebrating their 10-year anniversary and 2 classes celebrating their 20-year anniversary. Because this is a new tradition, the 2024 reunion will also be recognizing alumni celebrating their 20+ graduation anniversary. Milestone Alumni will enjoy exclusive perks like the "Breakfast with the Dean" and a special gift.
The 2024 Reunion Milestone Alumni include graduates in the classes of 2014, 2013, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, and 1998.
I didn't initially register for the portfolio review, but would like to participate as a reviewer now. Is it possible to join in?
No problem! Just email IDAB at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make sure you're on the list.
How can I connect with fellow alumni before the reunion?
You can join our #alumni-reunion channel in the VTID Alumni Slack, specifically designated for the reunion. Whether you want to coordinate travel plans, find carpool buddies, or organize activities (like hiking), this is the place to connect with your fellow alumni!
Who should I contact if I require special accommodations?
If you require any special accommodations or have specific accessibility needs to ensure your full participation and enjoyment of the event, please contact the Chair of the ID Program, Martha Sullivan.