- Screaming Eagle –
The screaming eagle evolved from a pair of twin eagles used on the first Virginia Tech ring, symbolizing the twin virtues of strength and freedom.
- American Flag – The national symbol of patriotism and identity, "Old Glory" waves proudly on the Virginia Tech campus.
- Crossed Sabres –
An honored Corps symbol and ring tradition.
- The Skipper –
The Skipper was the dream of 3 cadets realized in 1964. The Skipper Cannon was named in honor of our fallen President, John F. Kennedy.
- Three Stars –
These stars honor the past, present, and future service of Tech Men and Women who defend our country's freedom.
- 1872 –
The year the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College was established, later to become Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
- University Seal –
Created in 1896, the seal has, for more than ten decades, reflected the agricultural/mechanical emphasis in the Virginia Tech curriculum during its first century.
- Burruss Hall –
The cornerstone for Virginia Tech's main administration building was laid at the 1935 commencement. The building was named for the University's eighth president, Julian Ashby Burruss, Class of 1898.
- CXXXIII –
The Class of 2008 is the 133rd class to graduate from Virginia Tech.
- VPI –
In 1896, the name of Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College was changed to Virginia Polytechnic Institute or Virginia Tech.
- The Pylons – Eight Pylons of the War Memorial represent the founding values of Virginia Tech: Brotherhood, Honor, Leadership Sacrifice, Service, Loyalty, Duty and Ut Prosim.
- The Cenotaph –
A tribute to the seven Alumni who were awarded the country's highest award, the Medal of Honor, for heroics in combat. VPI is second only to West Point and the Navel Academy in its number of medal of honor recipients.
- Virginia Commonwealth Flag –
Because Virginia was the first part of the country to be settled by English colonists, the state flag proudly represents Virginia's love of freedom. Virginia Tech stands as the Commonwealth's land grant university.
- Cadet –
Virginia Tech is one of three major civilian public universities in the country that has an established military cadet corps.
- "Lest We Forget " –
This simple stone monument honors the memory of the VPI alumni who died in World War I. It is customary for every cadet, whenever they pass "The Rock" to salute it as a mark of respect.
- Torgersen Bridge – Completed in 2000, Torgersen Bridge, named after Dr. Paul Torgersen, Virginia Tech's 14th President, creates a gateway at the campus's entry from Main Street in Blacksburg.
- Flaming VT –
For 40 years, the Hotel Company of the VT Corps of Cadets have ignited the flames of tradition at the Homecoming Pep Rally.
- Corps of Cadets Seal – A great source of pride to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the seal was designed by Colonel Harry D. Temple '34.
- "Ut Prosim" – The Virginia Tech motto "That I May Serve", adopted in 1896.