Plan a Visit
Come spend some time at Virginia Tech
What’s on your “must see” list for a campus visit? Our beautiful green spaces and Hokie Stone buildings? Where you’ll be taking classes? Where you’ll relax with friends in between classes? Where you’ll live? Or do you have some important questions that you want to ask?
We suggest signing up for a CNRE interest session in addition to the regular Office of Admissions campus tour and info session. But regardless of whether you are just starting your college search — or are already admitted — there are plenty of options for visiting Virginia Tech and experiencing life as a Hokie.
CNRE Interest Sessions
Offered Monday-Friday, 11:15 a.m. to 12 noon. You’ll learn about majors, see our classroom and lab spaces, and meet a current student.
VT Campus Tours and Info Sessions
Offered weekday mornings and/or afternoons and some Saturdays. Tours are led by Hokie Ambassadors; the walking portion takes about an hour.
Just for juniors and admitted students
Consider attending one of the special open house programs scheduled for this spring.
Spring Open House: March 21 or 22, 2020
Learn more about what it’s like to be a Virginia Tech student at this open house program just for juniors. You’ll attend admissions and college info sessions, take a campus tour, and have the chance to ask questions.
(Registration opens Feb. 3.)
Hokie Focus: April 4 or 5, 2020
Hokie Focus is an exclusive event for students offered admission. Visit on either day and you will take a campus tour and learn about academics, residence life, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and more.
(Registration opens Feb. 24.)
Travel tips for a great visit
- Make sure you register in advance. Most information sessions and campus tours fill up quickly!
- Check out the Holiday and Winter Closing Schedule to make sure the university is open. You may also want to consult the academic calendar.
- Be prepared with a campus map.
- The address for Cheatham Hall (College of Natural Resources and Environment) is 310 W. Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA. Directions are also available for Admissions visit options.
- Need accommodations? The Inn at Virginia Tech is located on campus, but there are plenty of other options in Blacksburg and the New River Valley.
- Experience Hokie student life when you visit by attending a Hokie athletic event, a performance at the Moss Arts Center, or more.
Take time for an off-campus adventure, too
If you’re coming to Southwest Virginia, carve out some time in your schedule to experience life beyond campus. Downtown Blacksburg is a great place for coffee, lunch, or shopping. The Blue Ridge Mountains are known for great hiking and scenic views, so bring your hiking boots or bicycle, or plan for a leisurely drive. Check out the sites below for more options:
Visiting during your high school spring break
If you’re planning to visit colleges during your high school spring break, you’re not alone! Many future Hokies come to campus in April, so we have some special info sessions planned on these days.
Most importantly, make sure you sign up in advance to reserve your seat. Keep checking back for more information about registration. Also, please note that CNRE info sessions will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. during the weeks of April 6-10 and April 13-17, 2020 (instead of the usual time of 11:15 a.m.).
If you can’t make it to our interest session, there will also be an info fair for all majors each weekday from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. during these two weeks in April. The event will take place at the Inn at Virginia Tech. Just stop by; no registration is needed.