Chapter Cheers:  ExperienceVT
May 16, 2023
6-7 p.m. EST

Every student who comes to Virginia Tech participates in a vigorous, world-class academic program. But that’s only part of what it means to be a Hokie. Learning takes place everywhere on campus—in residence halls, dining centers, classrooms, living-learning communities, student centers, on the playing field, in clubs and organizations, and beyond. The possibilities are endless for students to find meaningful experiences on campus, in the community, and around the globe.

Join us for a Chapter Cheers conversation with Heather Y. Wagoner, PhD, Director of Student Engagement and Campus Life, to hear about ExperienceVT, a movement designed to help our students discover their strengths, find friends, and try something new. It’s about connection—connection with passions, people, goals, and ways to make those goals a reality. It offers them the tools to grow, learn, think, and make the most of their time at Virginia Tech—intentionally.

Whether you are a Hokie alum or will become a Hokie parent in August, this is a great opportunity to hear about campus life initiatives and experiences focused on Hokies of today and tomorrow.

We have provided an opportunity to make a gift at checkout for those who would like to contribute, with two initiatives of Student Affairs in mind: 


- The Market of Virginia Tech provides support to students currently experiencing food insecurity. It is designed to provide food assistance to students who are having a hard time obtaining regular meals for whatever reason (short-term financial hardship, residing in a food desert, or lack of additional financial assistance).  During the 2020-2021 academic year alone, The Market provided more than 14,000 meals to Virginia Tech students. Each week students that are in-need can pick up a bag that provides roughly seven days’ worth of meals. Learn More Here      

- The Hokie Family Annual Fund “Impacts the Track” of a student’s experience at Virginia Tech.  Gifts to the Hokie Family Annual Fund go directly to student programming and activities not covered by tuition and fees, making an immediate and positive impact on a student’s Hokie experience.  These additional resources, programs, services, and events enhance learning and is a way to actively participate in the education and experiences of our Hokie family.  Learn More Here    

A little about Heather Wagoner!  Heather is a Virginia native who is thrilled to serve students at our land grant university.  She has a B.S. in Communication Studies from James Madison University, a M.Ed in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the U. of South Carolina, and a Ph.D in Educational Policy and Evaluation from the U. of Kentucky - her dissertation focusing on the experiences of student women leaders.  At Virginia Tech, Heather serves as the Director of Student Engagement and Campus Life at Virginia Tech, leading a staff of 45 professional team members and 150 student staff team members that work each day to build affirming environments that support our academic mission, social well-being, and experiential learning.