We know you can’t wait to begin your new life at Virginia Tech. But where to start? There are a number of things you can cross off your to-do list even before you get to campus. Start with the You’re In… Now What checklist. It’s an easy way to keep track of what you’ve done, what you need to do, and what you need to consider before moving to campus.
Your next big decision will be to determine where you want to live. A residence hall is more than just a place to sleep. It’s where you live, learn, find friends, and discover your community. When you fill out your housing and dining contract, you establish your priority for selecting your housing assignment. The earlier you submit, the earlier your timeslot for room selection. After you have activated your university user ID, use the StarRez Portal to complete your housing and dining contract now. Deadline is June 1, 2018.
PS: We encourage you to check out our Living-Learning Communities! They are a great way to find friends quickly and amp-up your on-campus living experience.
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 15 sessions over a four-week period (July 9-August 2). Your specific orientation session is based on your academic major, so you may have fewer than 15 session dates from which to choose. Registration is open so don’t delay. It’s time to get your gobble on!
Welcome to Virginia Tech... your home for the next 4 (maybe 5) years! Living on campus is not only convenient, it offers an exceptional and immediate opportunity for making important connections as you start college life. With more than 40 residence halls, you'll want to fully consider the variety of options for where you can live, learn, laugh, and launch your Virginia Tech experience. In fact, we strongly encourage you to check out our AMAZING living-learning communities -- more than a dozen unique communities guaranteed to offer a truly unique Hokie experience.
Click “Living Here” in the grey navigation bar above to explore all of our on-campus housing, as well as other tips and hints for life on campus and in Blacksburg. Completing your housing and dining contract is one of the most important tasks on your "I'm a New Hokie" checklist. Welcome home!
Are you counting down the days until you arrive at Virginia Tech? We are so excited for you to start your Hokie experience! This is a great place to start exploring. Be sure you’ve created your PID so when Orientation registration opens in March you’ll be ready.
If you haven’t already completed your Housing/Dining contract, go ahead and mark that off your to-do list. Even if you don't know who you want for your roommate, it's okay. You can complete the contract and come back later (worry free!). And be sure to check out Living-Learning Communities. They are a great way to ExperienceVT!
Congratulations! You applied early decision and you've been accepted. We couldn’t be more excited to say, “Welcome home.” You’re In…Now What? is your first sneak peek into life at Virginia Tech, so take some time explore this site. It’s a lot of information, but trust us—now that you’re a Hokie, we’re pretty certain you’ll read it with more fervor than you’re reading your textbooks these days.
(Just as a little FYI: we’ll make some minor tweaks to the site and its content in the coming months, so make sure to come back and visit every now and then!)
Hokies are committed to serve, learn, and lead in communities near and far. The paths look different, but every Virginia Tech student and graduate drops little breadcrumbs throughout their journeys, linking them back to this university.
This blog is a place to hold the stories of the sending out and to tell of the breadcrumbs linking back home. Through the stories of our alumni, our students, and our community, we're going to tell the story of the Virginia Tech experience, in all its diverse, unique, and cohesive beauty.
We invite you to ExperienceVT.
Moving into your residence hall is awesome… the actual lugging of stuff, well, not so much. Fear not, we have Hokie Helpers! Students, faculty, and staff volunteer during move-in to assist the more than 9,000 campus residents. Hokie Helpers’ smiles, muscles, and goodwill set the stage for a stress-free start to college life. And we are still a school true to our colors of maroon and orange, but for move in—look for the blue shirts!
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!