A new program of Hokie Wellness, the 21st Birthday Project, was created to help students transition into the legal drinking age in a safe and happy manner. For those that choose to drink, the transition to turning 21 often includes new challenges such as drinking for the first time, drinking in new and unfamiliar environments, and being faced with pressure to consume more than they may have in the past. By teaming up with local downtown businesses, Hokie Wellness created a 21st Birthday Care Package designed to provide students with a toolkit for a safe and enjoyable celebration.

During the academic year, if you are turning 21, you may stop by and meet with Hokie Wellness on the McComas Hall Pool Deck to obtain your free 21st Birthday Care Package, which includes:

  • Party Positive T-shirt
  • Exclusive coupons for free and reduced price food
    (Benny’s, Sharkey’s, TOT’s, PK’s, Sycamore Deli, D.P. Dough, Green’s and more!)
  • A free and safe ride home with Hooptie Ride
  • Free bowling at BreakZone, Free Climbing at Crimper’s Climbing Gym, Free Painting Lesson at Honeysuckle Studios, Free Fitness Class with Recreational Sports, and Reduced Price Venture Out Trips and Rentals!
  • ...And more!

Students may pick-up their care package from the McComas Hall Pool Deck (on your right as you enter the main hallway) during the week leading up to their 21st birthday, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The brief information session and care package pick-up lasts 5-10 minutes. All students turning 21 years old beginning August 22nd, 2016 through May 12th, 2017 are eligible for this program. A Hokie Passport is required to validate the student’s date of birth.

If you have questions regarding the 21st Birthday Project, or you are a local business interested in becoming a community partner, please contact the Hokie Wellness Office at (540) 231-2233 or caapc@vt.edu

Hokie Wellness would like to thank their 2016-2017 Community Partners:

  • Hooptie Ride
  • Top of the Stairs
  • P.K.’s Bar and Grill
  • Sharkey’s
  • Sycamore Deli
  • D.P. Dough
  • BreakZONE
  • Benny Marzano’s
  • Honeysuckle Studios
  • Crimper’s Climbing Gym
  • Green’s Grill and Sushi Bar
  • VT Recreational Sports
  • Venture Out
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