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. Hokie Camp sign-up will begin on March 1, 2017

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.

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 a re-energized sense of what it means to be part of the Hokie family.

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.

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!

How much does Hokie Camp cost?

Students pay $240 each for an all-inclusive experience. This covers transportation, lodging, meals, Hokie Camp t-shirt, and a water bottle. After registering, the fee will simply be included onto your Virginia Tech account, and there are scholarships available. For information about scholarships, please email

Contact Information

New Student Programs (0925)
319 Squires Student Center
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-3284


8 A.M. - 5 P.M.

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