New Student Programs and Family and Alumni Relations recognizes that the student’s transition to college is shared by the whole family. Although it is essential for new students to make their own decisions, we also understand that new students need the support of their families during this transition. Parent and Family Orientation includes an information for our new Hokie families to help answer questions and address concerns about student life at Virginia Tech. We encourage you to attend!

Parent and Family Orientation Sign-up

When your student signs up for orientation through Hokie SPA, they will be asked to provide information on all family members and guests who will be attending with them.  There is a $35.00 fee assessed for each family member/guest attending orientation.  This fee provides a boxed lunch on day one, orientation materials, and all related programming.  Your student will be required to pay the Family Member/Guest Fee in order to complete their sign-up and reserve their orientation date.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

The family member/guest fee is nonrefundable.


A boxed lunch is included in the family member/guest fee. 

Lodging Options

Although transfer orientation is a one day program, you may travel a great distance and require overnight lodging. If you plan to arrive the night before your student’s orientation session begins, you are responsible for making lodging arrangements for you and your student.  

Please note: The family member/guest fee does not include lodging.

The Inn at Virginia Tech, the university’s hotel and conference center. The hotel has a full-service restaurant. For more information, call toll free 877-200-3360 or visit the website at