Getting Here
Orientation

Embrace Your Awesomeness

strengths

We think you are pretty great already, just because you're a Hokie. At Virginia Tech, we don't talk about our weaknesses. Instead, we focus on our strengths. That's why we are the first university in the nation to offer the CliftonStrengths assessment FREE to all students. Learn about how you work, what you value, and who you are becoming. And don't be surprised if someone asks you about your “top five” once you get to campus!

Are you counting down the days until you come to campus? Lucky for you, you won’t have to wait until classes start to lay your eyes on Blacksburg again—you’ll get a chance at New Student Orientation.

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Orientation families
Orientation circle

At First-Year Orientation, you’ll stay in a residence hall, meet with an academic advisor to set up your fall schedule, get familiar with campus, learn about Virginia Tech traditions, and connect with other incoming students. Over the course of two days, you’ll learn so much about Virginia Tech that you honestly won’t want to leave. Fortunately, you get to come back a month later. Sign up here to reserve your spot!

Transfer Orientation is the same deal (without the overnight stay), but you’ll be with other incoming transfer students. Make sure you sign up here!

When you sign up for Orientation on Hokie SPA, you’ll be asked to provide information on all family members and guests who will be attending with you. There’s a $35.00 fee assessed for each family member/guest attending Orientation—this fee provides a boxed lunch on day one, Orientation materials, and all related programming. In order to complete your sign-up and receive your Orientation date, you’ll be required to pay the family member/guest fee.