Orientation sign-up will open mid-March. Your specific orientation session is based on your major. and can only be obtained by logging on to HokieSPA and signing up.
Transfer student orientation is a one day event in June. Transfer students are defined as any student that has attempted more than 12 hours at any college or university since graduating high school.Sign-up for Transfer Orientation
First-year student orientation is a two day event in July. First-year students are defined as any student that has not attempted more than 12 hours at any college or university since graduating high school.Sign-up for Freshman Orientation
International students will have an orientation session in August. Students will receive additional details through the Cranwell International Center.
Both transfer and first-year students must complete the Pre-Orientation Form that has been emailed to your Virginia Tech email prior to attending orientation. Students will be pre-registered for courses based on their declared major and schedules will be adjusted as information regarding AP, IB, Transfer, or Dual Enrollment is received. A hold is placed on a student’s account until they attend orientation. Students are unable to see their schedule or make adjustments until at the class registration part of orientation.
NOTE: Students are required to bring a copy of all test scores (AP & IB) and transcripts for any college classes you have taken even if you have already sent them to Virginia Tech.
Transfer students: Transfer Student Pre-orientation Checklist (PDF | 311KB)
First-year students: First-year Pre-orientation Checklist (PDF | 75KB)
While at orientation, you and your guests will attend a mandatory academic session with the College of Natural Resources and Environment. Transfer students will have their academic session in the afternoon and first-year students will have their academic session the morning of day two. During this session, you will:
While students are in the class registration session, the College of Natural Resources and Environment will host a concurrent session for families and guests.
Students will receive additional details through New Student and Family Programs.
Once students leave orientation they are still able to make changes to their schedule. However, it is highly recommended that students do not make changes to first year classes such as CHEM 1035/1045, BIOL 1105/1115, or MATH 1025/1225. These classes are in high demand and enrollment cannot be guaranteed if the course is dropped. If you have questions after you leave, please contact CNRE’s Advising Center.
The College of Natural Resources and Environment will host a mandatory new student welcome at 8:30am on Sunday, August 27th. The new student welcome will provide additional academic information to students that was not given at orientation. More information will be available mid-summer.
Orientation is a key component to academic and personal success at Virginia Tech. Therefore, we require that all students attend orientation. Please plan to attend an orientation session designated for your major. Students will not be able to finalize their fall course schedule until they attend an orientation session.
Please contact New Student Programs if you cannot attend one of the dates provided.