We’ve made some changes to our student lottery to make getting tickets even easier than before. It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4.
It really is as simple as that. Instructions and a brief FAQ are below.
Who can use the lottery?
Any full-time Virginia Tech student that has paid the athletic fee. Part-time students are eligible if they pay the optional athletic fee during the semester in which the lottery is being conducted and/or the game is played.
I’ve missed the lottery cut-off date, can I still sign up?
No. Once the lottery cut-off has passed, no additional students will be allowed into the lottery. However, if there are still tickets remaining after the lottery, all eligible students will be notified when and how to pick-up.
I’ve won the lottery, do I still need to print out the ticket and bring it to the game?
Yes. We currently do not have the technology to scan cell phones, nor student ID’s for entrance into sporting events. Should this change in the near future we will notify you of the new availability. Until then, simply log in to your lottery page and print your ticket prior to coming to the game.
How do I sit with my friends?
Students that wish to sit together must be part of a Seating Group before signing up for a lottery game.
One member of the group should use the "Create Group" link on the lottery page. This "group leader" will be asked to assign the group a name and a password to be used by all the students that wish to be part of the group. The "group leader" must then enter the email addresses of all the students that should be invited to join the newly created group. Group leaders must remember to select the newly created group from the pull-down "Group Seating Preference" menu when signing up for a game. As group leader, do not forget to enter the lottery. Setting up the group does not constitute joining the lottery.
Each person that the "group leader" invites to join his/her group will be sent an email from the ticket office with the group name and password that they should use to join the Seating Group.
The students invited to join the Seating Group should use the "Join Group" link to associate their lottery submission to the group. Each group member should then complete their sign-up making sure to use the pull down window under "Group Seating Preferences" to select the correct Seating Group.
If you wish to be part of a Seating Group you must join the group before the lottery cut-off. There may be more than one Seating Group listed in the drop down menu. Make sure you select the correct group for the game you are signing up for. You may change your submission any time up until the lottery cut-off. Seating is limited to 30 students per group.
I signed up for a game and now I can’t go, what should I do?
Each game may be edited until the lottery cut-off date. So as long as the lottery hasn’t closed yet, you can remove yourself from consideration by logging back into the lottery page and unselecting the game you need to change. Due to the limited number of student tickets, we encourage you to only sign-up for games you intend to attend. If you’ve already signed up for a game and find out you can’t attend, please log back into the system and remove your name from the lottery so another student can use the ticket.
If you can not attend a game after you've already won the lottery, feel free to give your ticket to another student who would like to go. Any student with a valid Hokie Passport may use a student ticket. The name on a student ticket does not have to match the Hokie Passport used with the ticket.
NEW FOR BASKETBALL THIS SEASON:
If you sign up for the lottery and win a ticket, but realize you can no longer attend that specific game, you will have until 8:00 a.m. two days prior to the game to indicate you do not want the ticket
This process, based on student feedback, is to help ensure the most seats possible are occupied on game days. Cassell is rocking when we pack the student section!
NO SHOW POLICY
As instituted last year, students who win lottery tickets and do not use them will be warned and may lose access to sign up for future lotteries.
How the TWO-WAVE works with this policy:
In all cases, we encourage you to give your student ticket to another Virginia Tech student so we can pack Cassell as much as possible! In order for your attendance to be counted and not count as a no-show, you must have your ticket scanned and arrive prior to halftime.
How will I know when my ticket is ready?
You will get an email from the system once tickets for a game are posted and ready to be printed. If you miss the email, simply login to the lottery page to check your status, or print your ticket.