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Hokie Camp

Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, Hi!


You’ll hear that phrase a lot at summer orientation. Have you signed up yet? If not, now is the time. First-Year Orientation offers 13 sessions over a four-week period in July (the weeks of July 10, 17, 24, and 31). Your specific orientation session is based on your academic major, so you may have fewer than 13 session dates from which to choose. Registration is open so don’t delay. It’s time to get your gobble on!

Can’t wait to get your Virginia Tech experience started?

Are you anxious about being in a new place with new people? Maybe you’re still deciding if you are going to love Virginia Tech or maybe you were born singing Old Hokie. Whoever and wherever you are, this special Virginia Tech tradition is the experience for you. Sign up for Hokie Camp now!

Hokie Camp is for all first-year and transfer students. It’s a carefully designed experience by students, for students, with the purpose of acclimating incoming Hokies to all things Virginia Tech. For three days, you’ll take part in fun activities like campfires and low ropes courses, have real talk around strength and purpose, and engage in a time of service—all while having a blast with other new Hokies.

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So, whether you’re anxious or thrilled about starting college this fall, take the leap and sign up for Hokie Camp today while spots are still available!

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Now, if you’re hung up on the word “camp,” don’t be fooled. Hokie Camp takes place at the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center, a beautiful 120-acre lakefront property. You’ll stay in air-conditioned, furnished rooms and eat delicious food, all while hanging out with other incoming Hokies. Just show up on campus before your session, and we’ll take care of the rest.

You will be assigned to large and small groups led by current students, so you have ample time to get to know your fellow Hokies well. You will explore who you are, talk about the college experience, and become part of Virginia Tech’s unparalleled spirit and tradition.

Camp is a sure way to help ease the transition to college life. You’ll make good friends even before you arrive on campus and leave Hokie Camp with an energized sense of what it means to be part of the Hokie family.