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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!

Virginia Tech strives to help Hokies thrive and be well in mind, body, and spirit—so much so that entire departments are dedicated to this work.

If you are sick or wounded, or need medical care or immunizations, Schiffert Health Center is here for you. Check out all the services offered at the on-campus facility.

If you are struggling with your college life, a relationship, schoolwork, sudden traumatic event, or another worrisome issue, you can talk to a mental health counselor at Cook Counseling Center.

Cook offers mental health consultations and all kinds of clinical services to help students suffering with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loneliness, or substance abuse. Online screening is also available to help you determine whether seeing a counselor might help you with depression, alcohol use, eating disorders, and anxiety.

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Almost all services provided by Schiffert Health Center and Cook Counseling Center are covered in the student health fee you’ll pay with tuition.

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The Hokie Wellness department offers a variety of educational and outreach opportunitites. Looking to get healthier? Make sure to attend one of our peer-led Healthy Hokie Wellness Workshops on sleep, nutrition, stress management, and many more areas of well-being. Health and wellness coaching is also available for tobacco, alcohol, other drug use, nutrition, and sexual health. Party Positive and Making Positive Choices workshops help students minimize risk and make smarter decisions about alcohol and other drugs.

If you struggle with a disability of any kind, check out Services for Students with Disabilities. This department works closely with the academic side of campus to ensure that your time at Virginia Tech is amazing—whether you have a disability or not. The first step in receiving accommodations is registering. You can even get that done before you get to campus!

Check out these stories about Nina and Bryan, two students who made the most of their education with the help of Services for Students with Disabilities.