The purpose of the sesquicentennial project is to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Virginia Tech, work with partners to plan and implement the celebrations, and engage audiences with events and content that honor our past, celebrate our present, and propel us to the future.
About Sesquicentennial Planners
The Sesquicentennial Steering Committee provides oversight of the planning. Five specialized work groups — Academic, Communication, Engagement, Products & Projects, and Operations & Events — were formed to develop the celebration. Membership includes faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds.
Sesquicentennial Steering Committee
The Sesquicentennial Steering Committee is responsible for the overall strategy and timeline for the sesquicentennial.
Sesquicentennial Work Groups
The academic work group develops the cross-cutting themes for sesquicentennial planning and programs.
The communication work group raises visibility of the sesquicentennial to broad public and extended internal audiences.
The engagement work group identifies audiences and engages them in sesquicentennial celebrations across the university's communities and locations.
The products and projects work group, comprised of creatives and producers, partners with teams that are creating content for the sesquicentennial.
The operations and events work group is responsible for the strategic approach for sesquicentennial-related events.