As details are confirmed the schedule will be updated. Please visit this site for updated information.

Friday, April 14

  • 7 p.m. — Performance in Remembrance — Moss Arts Center
    All members of the community are invited to attend a performance to commemorate and reflect on the lives lost on April 16, 2007, at Virginia Tech. The program will feature the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble and Choirs and the student-led Contemporary Dance Ensemble, among others. The Moss Arts Center will host a related installation for reflection and remembrance in the Miles C. Horton Jr. and Sherwood Payne Quillen ‘71 Reception Galleries beginning April 12. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 15

  • 10 a.m. — 3.2 Mile Run in Remembrance — Virginia Tech Campus
    Online registration is now open.  For more information please visit the Rec Sports website
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Community Picnic — Drillfield
    An event designed for the entire community. Enjoy food from local vendors provided at the event on a first-come, first-served basis; attendees are encouraged to bring additional food and picnic blankets.
  • 1 p.m. — First Responder Appreciation Day at Virginia Tech Baseball  English Field at Union Park
    Please join the Virginia Tech community to show appreciation for our first responders, public safety and medical personnel as the Virginia Tech baseball team takes on the University of Virginia. Admission is free for all fans.
  • Other Virginia Tech Athletic Events: Softball will take on Louisville in a doubleheader beginning at noon at Tech Softball Park, and Women's Tennis will play N.C. State at 3 p.m. in the Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center. Admission is free.

Sunday, April 16

  • Midnight — Lighting of Ceremonial Candle — April 16 Memorial
    A candle will be lit by members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and representatives of the student body. The Corps of Cadets will stand guard for 32 minutes. The candle will remain lit for 24 hours.
  • 9:43 a.m. — Wreath Laying and Moment of Silence — April 16 Memorial
  • 2:30 p.m. — University Commemoration — April 16 Memorial
    A university-wide commemoration event will be held on the Drillfield at the April 16 Memorial. The program will recognize the 32 students and faculty who lost their lives on April 16, 2007.
  • 7:30 p.m. — Candle Light Vigil — April 16 Memorial
    A candlelight vigil will be held on the Drillfield at the April 16 Memorial to recognize the 32 students and faculty who lost their lives on April 16, 2007. The event is being planned by Virginia Tech students representing a variety of student organizations. Candles will be provided.
  • 11:59 p.m. — Extinguishing of Ceremonial Candle — April 16 Memorial
    Members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will stand guard for 32 minutes prior to the 11:59 p.m. extinguishing. The candle will be extinguished, and the light will be carried back into Burruss Hall, representing the commitment to never forget.

    Note: In the event of inclement weather, event updates will be posted to this page.

Expressions of Remembrance

  • Sending You All Our Love
    Condolence items from colleges and universities, including the large VT shrine and a sample of the white boards signed locally on the Drillfield
    University Libraries in partnership with Student Centers and Activities
    Old Dominion Ballroom, Squires Student Center, April 8-16, times TBD
  • A Community of Learners, a Legacy of Achievement
    A selection of books in honor of the students and faculty lost on April 16, 2007
    Newman Library Learning Commons, April 8-16
    Saturday, 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. - midnight; Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. -
    midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Remembering Those Lost: Selections from the April 16, 2007 Condolence Archives
    Special Collections exterior and interior cases, Newman Library, first floor, April 8-16
    Exterior cases during library hours; Special Collections, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Center for Peace Studies & Violence Prevention Open House
    Friday, April 14, 4:30  p.m. - 6:30 p.m. — 2nd Floor, Norris Hall
  • Elizabeth Wallace Pastels of the 32 Hokies Lost on April 16, 2007
    Alumni Gallery, 2nd Floor of the Holtzman Alumni Center
    Moved by the tragedy, Wallace, an artist in California, originally created a set of 32 pastel portraits for each person killed on April 16, 2007, which was either sent to the person’s family or is being kept in storage. Former university president Charles Steger commissioned Wallace to create a second set of pastels for the university community to keep in perpetuity.  This display will be available during normal business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.), Wednesday, April 12 – Wednesday, May 3.  The gallery will also be open on Saturday, April 15, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sunday, April 16, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Places for Quiet Reflection
    Read descriptions on each place and find them on the campus map.

Alumni Chapter Remembrance Events


3.2 for 32 Run/Walk in Remembrance

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 9 a.m. (rain or shine)
Bullfrog Valley Park, 470 Bullfrog Valley Road, Hummelstown, PA 17036

Join the Central Pennsylvania Hokies for a 3.2 run/walk in remembrance on Saturday, April 15, at 9 a.m. The event will be held rain or shine and families and pets are welcome. Participants are invited to bring their own picnic lunch to enjoy after the run with fellow Hokies. For more information, email Lyndsey Royeck and Jim Profeto at


3.2 for 32 Walk/Run in Remembrance

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 9 a.m.
Marion Square (Meet at the Calhoun Statue)

We will have a 3.2 mile Walk/Run in Remembrance around downtown Charleston, S.C., to honor our fellow Hokie students and teachers lost ten years ago, on April 16, 2007. Join us after the walk/run for some food and socializing at the Charleston Farmers Market. For questions, contact Charleston Chapter president Tiffany P. Ritchie at


Candle Lighting Ceremony followed by Community Service Clean-Up Project

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 9 a.m.
Corner of Routes 605 and 29, Warrenton, VA


Golf Tournament in Remembrance

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Hearthstone Golf Club, 7615 Ameswood Rd., Houston, TX 77095

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3.2 for 32 Run/Walk/Bike in Remembrance

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INOVA Blood Drive

Monday, April 17, 2017
Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA

Check our website or Facebook page for more information


Annual Remembrance Event: Greenville Drive Volunteer Opportunity

Sunday, April 9, 2017
Fluor Field, Greenville, SC

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3.2 for 32 Run/Walk in Remembrance

Sunday, April 16, 2017 | Time TBD
Green Lake, Seattle, WA

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9th Annual Memorial Blood Drive

Friday, April 14, 2017, 12 - 6 p.m.
Youth Development Center, Winchester, VA

10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony at the Virginia Tech Memorial Garden

Friday, April 14, 2017, 7 p.m. to sunset
Sherando Park, Stephens City, VA

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For more information, please email or call Kelly McCann at, 540-231-0062. For the most up to date schedule of remembrance events, please check back.


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