Hokie camp is an experience carefully designed by students, for students, to acclimate incoming Hokies to all things Virginia Tech. For three days, you’ll engage in real talk about strengths and purpose, take part in fun activities like campfires and low ropes courses, and participate in a time of service—all while having a blast with other new Hokies.

What is it?

At Hokie Camp, you'll participate in activities designed to help you get to know other new Hokies, learn about resources on campus, learn about Hokie Spirit and traditions, and become part of the Hokie community. New Hokies are placed in small groups with seven to ten fellow students, led by an upper class leader. Five to six small groups combine to make a “color group.”

Since you become part of a small group led by current students, 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.

Hokie 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.

Where is it?

If you’re hung up on the word “camp,” don’t be fooled. Hokie Camp offers two different options: A Smith Mountain Lake Edition and a Blacksburg On-Campus Edition.

Hokie Camp Smith Mountain Lake Edition takes place at the Smith Mountain Lake 4-H Center. The Center is a beautiful 120-acre lakefront property where you’ll stay in air-conditioned, furnished rooms and eat delicious food. Just show up on campus before your session to check-in and we’ll take care of the rest.

Hokie Camp Blacksburg On-Campus Edition offers a special experience where you get to stay in actual residence halls, eat award winning on-campus dining food, become heavily acquainted with the ins and outs of our breathtaking campus, and walk the same grounds you’ll return to in August for move in.

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!

When is it?

Check back soon for 2018 dates!

How much is it?

The all-inclusive Hokie Camp fee is $240. This cost covers all lodging, meals, programs, Hokie Camp T-shirt, and water bottle. After registering, the fee will simply be included in your Virginia Tech account. Scholarships are available. For information about scholarships, please email hokiecamp@vt.edu.

Sample Schedule

Day One

  • Check-in
  • Kick-off program
  • Official Hokie Camp welcome
  • Small group conversations and team building
  • Dinner
  • Time in color groups
  • Virginia Tech traditions
  • Hokie Camp campfire

Day Two

  • Breakfast
  • Hokie Wellness and mindfulness activities
  • Hokie spirit tour
  • Lunch
  • Service project
  • Cookout dinner
  • Identity, diversity, and inclusion small group time
  • Hang out, movie, games, and relax time
  • Hokie Camp campfire

Hokie Camp 2008; freshman student orientation at Smith Mtn. 4-H Camp

Students at Hokie Camp