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First Fridays August 2019

First Fridays Student Org News: August 2019

The Source is here to help you start off on the right foot! We’re excited to see you all back on campus working towards your organizations missions & recruiting new members to help achieve your goals! Scroll down for more student org news!

Student orgs at gobblerfest

What is First Fridays?

First Fridays is our monthly digital student organization newsletter. All organization presidents, vice presidents, secretaries, treasurers, primary contacts and listed advisors receive monthly updates throughout the academic year .

What is included in each edition?

Budget Board reminders, student organization guidelines and policy updates, opportunities for student organizations to be recognized, and much more!

August 2019 Preview

  • Gobblerfest is Sept 6: Is your org participating?
  • Budget Board Dates and Information
  • Hokie Helpers Need Help!

Gobblerfest is coming: Friday, September 6th from 4-7 pm on the Drillfield!

If you have signed up to participate, you will receive more information about check-in and day-of logistics during the first week of classes.

Just like last year, we’ll be offering a special promotion during the weeks leading up to Gobblerfest in the form of our Gobblerfest Kits. This year, the kit will include a trifold board, a 6-foot piece of banner paper, 15 buttons of any size and a 3 balloon bundle for just 500 points.

Give back to the Hokie community by becoming a Hokie Helper!

Hokie Helpers assist new students and their families with moving into the residence halls by carrying items, answering questions and offering a welcoming smile. We’d love to see your student organization participate!

Head over to the Hokie Helper website for more information and to sign up. There are opportunities to sign up between 8 am- 5 pm on Wednesday- Friday, August 21-23, 2019. Please sign up to volunteer by August 14th!

Use the group registration process to sign your organization up to participate as volunteers. The first 15 student organizations with at least three members participating will qualify for their choice of one of the following rewards as an expression of our gratitude:

  • A printed organization banner from Hokie Print (an over $70 value)
  • A free pizza party in The Source after-hours for members to work on projects

Questions about becoming a Hokie Helper? Email hokiehelpers@vt.edu.

Student Budget Board – Important Dates and Information

The 2019-2020 Funding Workshop & Applications will go live on August 19 at 10:00 am.

Funding Workshops

Funding workshops can be found on Canvas. Directions can be found here.*

Must be fully completed PRIOR to applying. Applicants who apply without satisfactorily completing the Funding Workshop will be automatically denied.


Applying for Funding

Organizations may apply for events/expenditures dating October 2 through November 31. All applications must be 30 or 60 days in advance (depending on the funding type). Applications for events post- November 31st may be sent in but will be held for a later review date. Please see all deadlines for funding in Policy and Procedure here (specifically pg. 19 of Policy). Applications are now housed all within GobblerConnect through your organization’s profile. Please find detailed instructions on this page under “Applying for Funds”

Questions? Please email budgetboard@vt.edu and we’ll get back with you!