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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? 

We suggest signing up for a CNRE interest session (or watching below) 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.

Questions? Connect with CNRE’s director of recruitment, John Gray Williams, at or 540-231-4909.

Visiting during your high school spring break

If you’re planning to visit during your high school spring break, you’re not alone! Many future Hokies come to campus in April, so we have some special events planned during the weeks of April 3-7 and April 10-14, 2022.

Please note that CNRE will offer two info sessions per day during this period; if one session is full, please consider attending our other session that day. Info sessions will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. during these two weeks. Most importantly, make sure you sign up in advance to reserve your seat for a CNRE info session.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for an Admissions info session and campus tour as well!

CNRE Interest Sessions

Offered Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon. You’ll learn about majors, see our classroom and lab spaces, and meet a current student.   

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. You can also take a virtual tour any time.

Events for prospective and admitted students

Consider attending one of the special open house programs noted below and check the Recruitment Programs and Events page for more opportunities such as the Black and Hispanic College Institutes.

Fall Open House

  • Sept. 28 and 29, 2024
  • Nov. 2 and 3, 2024

Learn more about what it’s like to be a Virginia Tech student and attend sessions on admissions and financial aid, college academic opportunities, and student services.

Spring Open House

  • March 1 and 2, 2025

Learn more about what it’s like to be a Virginia Tech student and attend sessions on admissions and financial aid, college academic opportunities, and student services.

Hokie Focus 2023

  • April 5 and 6, 2025

Hokie Focus is an exclusive event for admitted students. Visit on either day and you will take a campus tour and learn about academics, residence life, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and more.

Take time for an off-campus adventure, too

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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:

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.