We look forward to meeting you at one of our events. Join for social, professional, or community service throughout the year. See photos from past events here.

Events of 2017 to look forward to: Summer Picnic, All-Virginia Mixer, Football Watch Parties

Football Watch Parties

Join other Greater Seattle Hokies for Virginia Tech football at Buckley’s in Belltown. Alternative watch locations are Growler USA in Redmond and The People’s Pub in Ballard. Details for each watch party will be posted on the Seattle Hokies Facebook group. (Are you watching the games somewhere else in the Puget Sound? Let us know!)

Upcoming Hokie Events and Community Service

Social / Networking Happy Hours 

We aim to host a happy hour each month.   Please see the Seattle Hokies Facebook page for the most current information.


May Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 17 @ 7 pm – Flatstick Pub in Kirkland. Facebook Event

Networking Speaker Event: Ben Knapp
Thursday, June 29, 2017 – 7 pm 
Virginia Tech’s Benjamin Knapp will join the Seattle Hokies this June to talk about research being conducted to create meaningful links between human-computer interaction, universal design, and various forms of creativity. Ben Knapp is a professor of Computer Science at VT and is also the director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT). ICAT seeks to promote research and education at the boundaries between art, design, engineering, and science. Admission: $10. Purchase tickets online here. Please RSVP on Facebook or to Facebook event

Saturday, August 12 – 4:00-7:00 pm – Seattle Hokies Summer Picnic & Student Send-Off, Alki Beach, Seattle

Starting in September – Football Watch Parties

November – Volunteering at Food Lifeline


April Happy Hour
Friday, April 28 @ 7 pm  –  8oz Burger & Co. in Ballard. Facebook Event

Remembrance Run/Walk
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 11 am – Greenlake
Join us for this family friendly event to fellowship with Hokies from around the Puget Sound. Note this is 4/15 because the 16th is Easter. We’ll meet at the Greenlake Pool House at 11 am to start and then meet at Zoeyogurt at 6900 East Green Lake Way N after we make our way around. We’ll have groups running, walking and just meeting us at Zoeyogurt so it is however you’d like to participate. Dogs, children, friends, everyone welcome! Details on Facebook.

Thank you! Big Event
We repacked 13,000 lb of food at Food Lifeline
Thank you to the Hokies who joined us for our annual day of service! Embodying Ut Prosim, we helped sort and pack food at Food Lifeline, a nonprofit food distribution center that provides nutritious food to hungry, low-income people. We had a great time and plan to do this again in the future. See photos on our website here.

Hokie Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, January 14th 12 pm-3 pm
400 Wall Street, Seattle (Sydney Apartment Club House)
Come hang out with the Seattle Hokies for the Second Annual Chili Cook-Off. Compete with your favorite recipe or stop by to pick your favorite; there will be prizes! Find out more information online or the Seattle Hokies Facebook group!
$10 Adults (includes Virginia Tech Alumni Association mug), $5 Children 5 or older, Children under 5 are free. Pay at the time of entry. 50% of proceeds go toward the Seattle Hokies VTAA Scholarship Fund.
Please RSVP via email to by 8 AM on January 13, 2017. Walk-ins are not guaranteed participation in competition. Chili submissions must RSVP.

December Happy Hour: December 12, Lot No. 3
Wednesday, November 16 – The Shelter
Tuesday, October 25, 7:00-10:00 PM – Hokie Happy Hour at Art Marble 21, Southlake Union
September 30, 2016 – ACC Hokie Happy Hour with Florida State – Pike Brewing Company
September 16, 2016 – Hokies at the Mariners
August 25, 2016: ACC Happy Hour with Notre Dame, Fremont Brewery
July 12, 2016: ACC Happy Hour with Boston College, Rhein Haus
May 25, 2016: ACC Happy Hour with Clemson, Ballard Loft
April 26, 2016: April Happy Hour, Kell’s Post Alley
March 28, 2016: March Happy Hour, The Pine Box
Feb. 24, 2016: Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen in Ballard
January 14, 2016:  Belltown Pub – Belltown, Seattle
November 19, 2015: Rhein Haus Seattle – Capitol Hill, Seattle
October 21, 2015: Cask & Trotter – South Lake Union, Seattle
September 29, 2015: Vittles – Belltown, Seattle
August, 17, 2015: Red Door – Fremont, Seattle
July 14, 2015: Lucky Strike – Bellevue
June 25, 2015: Pyramid Brewery – SoDo, Seattle
April 29, 2015: Schilling Cider House – Fremont, Seattle

Past Events

Summer Picnic and Student Send-Off
Saturday, July 30, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Alki Park

April 16th – Run/Walk Remembrance Event

DATE/TIME:  Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10:00am.
LOCATION:  Green Lake Park

We’ll be hosting a Remembrance Walk/Run at Green Lake Park on April 16th to remember the Hokies lost and those who survived the tragic event.Kick off your day of remembrance by joining your fellow Hokies and friends for a walk/run around Green Lake.

Big Event with Seattle Hokies
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Seattle Community Farm

Networking Social

We hope to offer networking events regularly.  Please contact us if you have ideas for event themes or locations.

Thanks to all who joined us on January 14, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the Belltown Pub for a chapter networking event to highlight all the Hokie business owners in the area!  This event included a meet and greet followed by a Q&A with a panel of entrepreneurs from around Seattle who discussed the advantages and challenges of owning your own business.  Attendees enjoyed a night of sharing experiences, advice, and promoting professional Hokies and their businesses.

Hokie Entrepreneur Panel:

Erin Machaj – Coast to Coast Design
Ashley Yarborough – Life Coaching by Ashley
Jon Norris – People’s Pub
Justin Fogle – Sugar Plum: The Sugaring Experts
Laura Taylor – Honest to Goodness


The Big Event

Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

Community Service - April 5, 2014

Community Service – April 5, 2014

Take part in this Virginia Tech day of service as we embody our motto Ut Prosim, meaning “that I may serve.”  Get your hands dirty as we help in the garden at Seattle Community Farm, which provides produce for local food banks. Seattle Community Farm is located just west of 4015 MLK Way, Seattle, WA 98108. Street parking is available in the surrounding neighborhood. It is also easily accessible by public transportation. Read more about Seattle Community Farm and see directions here. Please RSVP to

What to bring:

  • Lunch/dinner and/or snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Clothes and shoes for working outside in all weather -raincoat, warm socks, sturdy shoes, sunhat, etc.

They will provide gloves/kneepads/tools/etc.


Monday, March 9 – John Boyer Visit!

7:30 PM at Pyramid Brewery in Seattle (1201 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98134)
DON’T MISS THIS EXCITING EVENT! The Plaid Avenger is coming to Seattle! Best known for his wildly popular classes on world regions and the geography of wine, the Virginia Tech professor will be sharing his insights on the changing landscape of beer in America. Donations to the scholarship fund are encouraged. Come hungry and eat dinner with us! RSVP to or on the Facebook event. Free parking onsite and accessible from public transportation including the light rail.

Saturday, February 28 – Chili Cookoff

5:00 PM – Sidney Apartments at 400 Wall Street in Belltown. We need competitors and tasters! RSVP and sign up to compete by writing to $8 per person suggested donation for tasters. VTAA will provide corn bread and salad. BYOB.

Wednesday, February 18 – Hokie Happy Hour

Palomino in Seattle

Monday, September 8 – All-Virginia Schools Mixer

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant, 801 1st Ave, Seattle
Join other Seattle Hokies for the annual All-Virginia Schools Alumni Mixer, where you can reconnect with fellow graduates and make some new friends too. Guests are welcome. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

Sunday, August 10 – Hokie Picnic & Silent Auction

11:00 am- 2:00 pm at Alki Beach, Seattle

Join us at Alki Beach for this family friendly event! We will be at picnic tables 3 and 4, a nice grassy area with access to the beach. Wear orange and maroon to show your Hokie Pride! Hamburgers, veggie burgers, soft drinks, and water will be provided at no cost, and we’ll have a grill going. Please bring an item to share, suggestions here: Last name ends with A-M: side dish. Last name ends with N-Z: dessert. Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 6th to with your name, number of attendees, and the dish you are bringing.

We’re overwhelmed by the great number of silent auction items we’ve received from local and Hokie-owned businesses! Don’t miss your opportunity to win items from our gracious donors: Woodland Park Zoo, Museum of Flight, Seattle Mariners, Hilliard’s Beer, EMP Music, Honest to Goodness, Thirty-One Gifts, Cheesecake Factory, Eltana Bagels, Tutta Bella, Target, and of course, Virginia Tech!

Directions and Map. For those less interested in driving, you have the option of taking the water taxi from Pier 50 to West Seattle followed by a shuttle from the dock to Alki Beach. The water taxi leaves downtown Seattle every hour on the 30 and leaves West Seattle every hour on the hour. More information is available here.

April 26 – Spring Game

The People’s Pub in Ballard opened up just for the Hokies to come together and watch the spring game. Virginia Tech won! (And lost.)

April 16 – Hokie Run and Social Time

We hosted a Remembrance Walk/Run at Green Lake Park on April 16th to remember the Hokies lost and those who survived the tragic event. On this rainy evening, Hokies joined together for a lap around Greenlake then celebrated the lives of our friends and family over frozen yogurt.


April 5 – Big Event

We appreciate all of those that joined for a day of giving back to the local community! On April 5th, we headed over to the Seattle Community Farm located in Rainier Valley to work on a small urban farm that grows produce to share with the local community and food banks.

April 4 – Hokie’s Respect Happy Hour 

Thank you to all of those able to join our first Hokie Respect Happy Hours! On April 4th, we met up with our ACC friend from North Carolina at the Elysian Brewery in Capitol Hill.

Hokie Hour and Hopelink Drive on February 27, 2014

Hokies gathered for drinks at the Pyramid Alehouse, Brewery & Restaurant (1201 First Avenue South, Seattle, WA) and brought non-perishable food to helps those in need in our local community.

Pre-Thanksgiving Happy Hour and Fun Run on November 26, 2013

Hokies escaped pre-holiday madness and joined the Greater Seattle Hokies for a fun run around Greenlake and a few drinks at Duck Island (7317 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, WA).

Mariners Alumni Night on September 6, 2013

Hokies gathered for baseball and to cheer on Virginia Tech alumni Joe Saunders.

Summer Picnic and Silent Auction on August 17, 2013

The Seattle Hokies hosted the annual summer picnic at Alki Beach. Hokies joined for an afternoon in the sun and on the water and made money for our local scholarship by bidding on silent auction items.

2013 Community Service at Marra Farms

Greater Seattle area Hokies volunteered at Marra Farms during the Big Event in April of 2013 and again on June 29, 2013. Out work included weeding, planing, building tresses, harvesting, and other fun farm chores. All food grown at Marra Farm goes to local schools and food banks. It is a great opportunity to give back to the community, enjoy fresh air, learn more about gardening, and have fun.

Have an idea for an event?

Interested in joining or putting together a local event?  Review and post those events on the Seattle Hokies Facebook page.  There you will find events that other local Hokies have planned and are inviting all of you to attend.  Need help planning an event?  Just let one of your chapter officers know and we would be happy to help.