New student orientation for incoming freshmen and families

First year student orientation

First-Year Orientation takes place in July and August. There are 14 sessions over a five-week period – 2018 dates will be announced soon. Attending a session provides you with the opportunity to meet other incoming Hokies, register for classes, learn about your new Hokie community and receive your Hokie Passport ID card.

Your specific orientation session is based on when advisors from your academic department/major are present to assist you with registration. As a result, you may have fewer than 14 sessions from which to choose. To view the dates available to your major you will need to sign up through Hokie SPA.

If you change your major, you must log back in to Hokie SPA and sign up for a new session to ensure you are attending the correct orientation session.

If you have any questions, contact New Student Programs at 540-231-3284 or

We look forward to meeting you this summer!