Getting Here

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!

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.

Students on stage
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. The deadline to sign up is June 30!

Transfer Orientation is the same deal (without the overnight stay), but you’ll be with other incoming transfer students. Make sure you sign up by June 17!

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.