Students, parents and families attending freshman orientation.

New students at orientation

We are excited that you have chosen Virginia Tech as the place where you plan to live, learn, and grow over the next several years!  Orientation is the first step in your transition to becoming a Hokie.  At Orientation, you’ll meeting current and incoming students, register for your fall courses, pick up your Hokie Passport ID card, and much more!

We offer three Orientation programs here at Virginia Tech: First-Year OrientationTransfer Orientation, and Spring Orientation.

First-Year Orientation

  • 14 sessions over a five-week period -- July 10 - August 2, 2017

Transfer Orientation

  • 4 one day sessions -- June 19 - 22, 2017

Spring Orientation

  • 1 one day session -- January 12, 2018

If you missed Transfer or First-year Orientation, we will be offering a Make-up Orientation on August 24. We will be emailing all students who did not attend orientation at their VT email accounts with information on signing up. Each student will be able to log into Hokie SPA and select August 24, based on their admitted major. Orientation will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Families are welcome to sign up for orientation as well. Registration for Make-up Orientation will be available on Thursday, August 10.

New Student Programs

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


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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