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New Student Programs

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www.nsp.vt.edu


WELCOME TO VIRGINIA TECH! We really do mean that! Whether you’re a transfer student who’s new to the campus, or an incoming freshman who’s just starting out, we make sure you have the tools and programs you need to succeed. By participating in our programs, you will make new friends, learn about the university, and have a great first year at Virginia Tech!

Welcome! The New Student Programs staff and student leaders have put together fun and engaging events that help make sure your career at Virginia Tech gets off on the right foot. We host freshman and transfer orientation in the summer, where our outgoing and friendly student leaders show you the ropes and get you ready for fall semester. Join us for Hokie Camp, where you can get to know your fellow Hokies better by competing in challenges and working together in teams. When you return to campus in August, be sure to check out Hokie Hi, which includes fun events to welcome you to campus. Inside is some information about the four exciting programs we offer to kick-start your college career and help you find your home at Virginia Tech. Welcome to your new life as a Hokie! We’ll see you this summer! New Student Programs Staff

2012 Orientation Team

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WHAT ARE FRESHMAN AND TRANSFER ORIENTATION? “Getting on Track” is the first stepping stone in the transition from high school to Virginia Tech. During this program, you will have the opportunity to meet current and incoming Tech students, register for fall semester courses, secure your Hokie Passport I.D. card, and much more.

Who should attend? New Virginia Tech Students — New students become part of the Hokie community by interacting with the student orientation team and other new students as well as faculty and staff. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the resources available to Virginia Tech students. “Getting on Track” will give you information that will help you feel comfortable and confident about returning to Virginia Tech in the fall. Parents — Sending a student off to college is a transition for the entire family. Although it is essential for new students to make their own decisions, we also understand that new students need the support of their parents during this transition. “Getting on Track” includes informational sessions just for parents to help answer questions and address any concerns they might have. Parents will have the opportunity to interact with members of the university community throughout the program.

Orientation, Hokie Camp, and the Hokie Hi welcome week events were so much fun and were a great way to make new friends. I attended all three, and they really showed what being a Hokie is all about.

-Megan Higginbotham NSP Student Leadership

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ORIENTATION SIGN-UP Choosing an Orientation Session There are 12 freshman orientation sessions over a three-week period in July — the weeks of July 9, 16, and 23. Sessions available to you are dependent on when advisors from your academic department/ major are present to assist you with registration. As a result, you may have fewer sessions from which to choose. Please choose the available session that fits your July schedule. 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. Remember: The deadline for online orientation sign-up is June 30. STEP ONE: To sign up for orientation, go to the Hokie SPA website (www.hokiespa.vt.edu) and log in using your PID (personal identifier) and password. If you have not yet created your PID and password, go to www.hokiespa.vt.edu and follow the instructions. If you are unable to create your PID, please call 540-231-HELP for assistance. (New Student Programs staff members are unable to assist you with creating your PID.) STEP TWO: Select the “Hokie SPA” link, then click on “Information for New Students.” STEP THREE: From the “Information for New Students” section, select “New Student Orientation,” then click on “Sign-up for New Student Orientation.”

Guest Policy Due to limited space, we can only guarantee seating during orientation for students and two guests.

Orientation Confirmation Your orientation confirmation will appear after you sign up for orientation on Hokie SPA. Please print this page for your records.

Changing an Orientation Session Did you already choose a date and your plans have changed? Don’t worry. You can log back into Hokie SPA using your PID and password, click on the “Information for New Students” link, then on “New Student Orientation.” Enter the “Sign-up for New Student Orientation” section again and change your date to a more convenient session, if available. New Student Programs staff members are not able to change your session over the phone or by email. Remember: The deadline to change your orientation session is June 30.

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STUDENT CHECKLIST Before

What to Bring

After

p If you have not created your PID and password, go to www.hokiespa.vt.edu and follow the instructions.

p P  hoto ID (driver’s license or international passport)

p C  omplete your orientation evaluation.

p S  tudent ID number (begins with 90) p Check your Virginia Tech email at www.webmail.vt.edu. p A  ctivate your wireless Internet at http://cola.cns.vt.edu.

 ID and password p P  mbrella p U p Comfortable, cool clothes

p V  isit your academic college website prior to orientation. p P  arents/guests must pay for lodging and meals. Students’ lodging and meals are covered through their admissions deposit, so no additional fee is required for student attendance. For more information, visit www.nsp.vt.edu.

 weater/sweatshirt for air-conditioned p S meeting rooms p A  larm clock (no wake-up service)  an (the residence hall is not p F air-conditioned) p Luggage on wheels

p Mail or deliver the immunization history form to Schiffert Health Center (0140), Blacksburg, VA 24061 by July 31. Download the form at www.hokiespa.vt.edu. You may have your immunizations performed by your local health care provider. p Have the testing services send AP/IB test scores to Virginia Tech Office of the University Registrar, 250 Student Services Building, Blacksburg, VA 24061. The school code is 5859. For more information, visit www.registrar. vt.edu/registration/tests_for_credit.php.

p Walking shoes  fficial/unofficial copies of your p O transcripts, AP scores, and IB scores (if you have them)

p If you have not already done so, download and complete your immunization history form by July 31. For after-hours deliveries, please use the drop boxes at McComas Hall. A course registration block will be placed on your account if the form is incomplete or not received by Schiffert Health Center. p C  heck your Virginia Tech email throughout the summer at www.webmail.vt.edu.  heck out information concerning the p C university’s computer requirement at www.compreq.vt.edu. p A  ttend Hokie Hi events. For more information, visit www.hokiehi.nsp.vt.edu.

 inens, pillow, towel, and washcloth L provided. (No need to bring your own unless preferred.)

Student Lodging and Meals Get your first taste of residence hall living during summer orientation. You will stay in a residence hall the night of your orientation session. During this time, you will have an assigned roommate for the night. This is not your assigned residence hall room or roommate for the upcoming semester, but you will experience what it is like to live on the Virginia Tech campus. During orientation, the cost of your student room and meals is included in your admissions deposit. You do not have to send more money or sign up for the room in advance. But remember, you do have to register for orientation in order to select a session. [ GETTING

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STUDENT TRACK A detailed schedule will be distributed at orientation check-in with specific times and locations for these events.

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

Check-In at Squires Student Center

Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Parking at Lane Stadium, shuttle to Squires. See page 19 for directions. PID Verification/VTnet Security CD Pick-Up Computer Security Requirement Presentation Hokie Resource Fair The Bugle Yearbook Photo University Honors Program

University Welcome

College Academic Advising Sessions Adjournment on day two can vary by college/ department. Your travel plans should reflect this possibility.

Cadet Paperwork and Uniform Fittings Highty-Tighty Regimental Band Auditions

Students and Parents

University Honors Program

Lunch with Orientation Leader

Pre-Health Professions Advising

Group Meeting

Unfinished Business

Interest Sessions

Office Visits Hokie Passport ID Photo and Pick-Up Software Bundle Pick-Up Wireless Telecommunications Services

Students and Parents Cadet Orientation and Welcome Aboard Career Services Financial Aid/Student Accounts Services for Students with Disabilities Student Legal Services Teacher Education

Preliminary Academic Sessions Students and Parents (Mandatory) Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, Science, and University Studies

Dinner/Move-In Students and Parents Move belongings into residence hall/free time

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Special Accommodations If you or your guests are in need of special accommodations due to a disability, please indicate your requests on the orientation sign-up page. Sign language interpreters are available only if requested before your arrival. Please contact New Student Programs at 540231-3284 with questions concerning accommodations.


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ACADEMIC QUESTIONS? Have an academic question? Our New Student Programs staff will do everything we can to help you with the orientation process. However, it is best to contact your college if you have specific academic questions. Every college is unique, so their representatives are better prepared to handle your individual situation.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Bobbie Potter | 540-231-8432 Email: bapotter@vt.edu Jennifer Carr | 540-231-8127 Email: jjc@vt.edu 1060 Litton-Reaves Hall Fax: 540-231-6741 www.cals.vt.edu College of Natural Resources and Environment Cathy Barker | 540-231-3486 Email: cbarker@vt.edu Suzie Leslie | 540-231-3484 Email: sleslie@vt.edu 138 Cheatham Hall Fax 540-231-3485 www.cnre.vt.edu

College of Architecture and Urban Studies Tracey Drowne 202 Cowgill Hall 540-231-6415 Fax: 540-231-6332 Email: hokies@vt.edu www.caus.vt.edu

College of Engineering Marlena Lester 623 McBryde 540-231-2962 Fax: 540-231-6903 Email: marlenaL@vt.edu www.eng.vt.edu

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Karen Watson, Director of Academic Support 238 Wallace Hall 540-231-6770 Fax: 540-231-3691 Email: watsonk@vt.edu www.clahs.vt.edu

College of Science Susan Haymore Advising Coordinator

Pamplin College of Business Jennifer Clevenger Director of Advising 1046 Pamplin Hall 540-231-6602 Fax: 540-231-4487 Email: businfo@vt.edu www.undergrad.pamplin.vt.edu

University Studies (University Academic Advising Center) Cindy Crawford 117 Femoyer Hall 540-231-8440 Fax: 540-231-9799 Email: c.crawford@vt.edu www.uaac.vt.edu

Willie Caldwell 100 COSA (Building 270-G) 540-231-5145 Fax: 540-231-3380 Email: cosadvising@vt.edu www.science.vt.edu

Spanish Language Placement Testing All new students who wish to take an upper-level Spanish course in Fall 2012 are required to take a placement test before registering for the class. Registration information, times, and venue for the test during freshman orientation will be posted on the Spanish Program website, www.fll.vt.edu/spanish. Registration is required.

Software Requirement for all Incoming Undergraduate Students All incoming undergraduate students are required to purchase a Microsoft Campus Agreement Software Bundle from Virginia Tech. Therefore, do not purchase Microsoft Office until you come to campus for orientation. For more information, please visit www.nsp.vt.edu/bundle.

University Computer Requirement Every incoming undergraduate student is required to own a personal computer with certain specifications. Some departments and colleges require a specific configuration as well. For more information, please visit www.compreq.vt.edu.

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HOKIE PARENTS Please note: You are responsible for making your own lodging and meal accomodations.

Parent Lodging You have three housing options for your visit to Blacksburg during orientation: 1. Residence Hall (On Campus). Register for overnight accommodations in New Hall West. Visit www.housing.vt.edu/conference regarding on-campus accommodations provided by Conference and Guest Services. For more information, call 540-231-5721. 2. The Inn at Virginia Tech. The university’s beautiful new hotel and conference center boasts a full-service restaurant. For more information, call 877-200-3360 or visit the website at www.innatvirginiatech.com. 3. Area Hotels. Visit www.montgomerycc.org for local accommodation information.

Parent Meals You also have two options for meals during orientation: 1. Meal Plan. Includes on-campus lunch and dinner on day one and breakfast on day two. Whether you are staying on campus or off campus, you have the convenient option of purchasing a meal plan. Visit www.housing.vt.edu/conference to register or you can purchase your meal plan when you arrive. 2. D o Your Own Thing. There are plenty of dining options within walking distance of all the orientation activities.

Other Considerations Due to limited space, we can only guarantee seating during orientation for students and two family members. Don’t Forget... Print and keep the lodging and meals confirmation page for your records. Please refer to the student checklist on page 5 to make sure you and your student bring everything you need for a successful orientation. Parent Email. In an effort to keep Hokie parents better informed about important events, dates, and deadlines, the university publishes an email newsletter exclusively for parents. To receive this newsletter, go to www.dsa.vt.edu/hokieparent to sign up.

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TENTATIVE

PARENT TRACK Please note: A detailed schedule will be distributed at orientation check-in with specific times and locations for these events.

DAY ONE

DAY TWO

Check-In at Squires Student Center

Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Parking at Lane Stadium, shuttle to Squires. See back cover for map and directions. Computer Security Requirement Presentation Hokie Resource Fair

College Academic Advising Sessions Adjournment on day two can vary by college/department, so your travel plans should reflect this possibility.

Cadet Paperwork and Uniform Fittings

University Welcome

Highty-Tighty Regimental Band Auditions

Students and Parents

Pre-Health Professions Advising

Lunch

Unfinished Business

Your student will eat lunch with his or her orientation leader

Office Visits Hokie Passport ID Photo and Pick-Up Software Bundle Pick-Up Wireless Telecommunications Services

Parents as Partners Representatives from: Cook Counseling Center Dean of Students Office Dining Services Office of the Provost (Academics) Office of Student Conduct Housing and Residence Life Schiffert Health Center Virginia Tech Police

Make Plans to Visit!

Interest Sessions

Fall Family Day 2012, Saturday, October 20 Spring Family Weekend 2013, April 19-21 Join the university and your student as we celebrate you, the parents and families. Make lodging arrangements while space is still available. Visit www.innatvirginiatech.com for information about our campus hotel or www.montgomerycc.org for local accommodation information.

Students and Parents

Preliminary Academic Session Students and Parents (Mandatory) Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Engineering, Science, and University Studies

Dinner/Move-In Students and Parents Move belongings into residence hall/free time

Parent Dessert Reception

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TRANSFERS

ORIENTATION SIGN-UP Choosing an Orientation Session There are three transfer orientation sessions during the week of June 18. Sessions available to you are dependent on when advisors from your academic department/major are present to assist you with registration. As a result, you may have a limited number of sessions from which to choose. Please choose the available session that fits your June schedule. 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. Remember: The deadline for online orientation sign-up is June 11. STEP ONE: To sign up for orientation, go to the Hokie SPA website (www.hokiespa.vt.edu) and log in using your PID (personal identifier) and password. If you have not yet created your PID and password, go to www.hokiespa.vt.edu and follow the instructions. If you are unable to create your PID, please call 540-231-HELP for assistance. (New Student Programs staff members are unable to assist you with creating your PID.) STEP TWO: Select the “Hokie SPA” link, then click on “Information for New Students.” STEP THREE: From the “Information for New Students” section, select “New Student Orientation,” then click on “Sign-up for New Student Orientation.”

Guest Policy Due to limited space, we can only guarantee seating during orientation for students and two guests. Lunch will be provided for transfer students and up to two guests.

Orientation Confirmation Your orientation confirmation will appear after you sign up for orientation on Hokie SPA. Please print this page for your records.

Changing an Orientation Session Did you already choose a date and your plans have changed? Don’t worry. You can log back into Hokie SPA using your PID and password, click on the “Information for New Students” link, then on “New Student Orientation.” Enter the “Sign-up for New Student Orientation” section again and change your date to a more convenient session, if available. New Student Programs staff members are not able to change your session over the phone or by email. Remember: The deadline for online orientation sign-up is June 11.

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STUDENT CHECKLIST Before

What to Bring

p If you have not created your PID and password, go to www.hokiespa.vt.edu and follow the instructions.

p P  hoto ID (driver’s license or

p Check your Virginia Tech email at www.webmail.vt.edu.

p S  tudent ID number (begins with 90)

 ctivate your wireless Internet at p A http://cola.cns.vt.edu.  isit your academic college website p V prior to orientation.  ail or deliver the immunization p M history form to Schiffert Health Center (0140), Blacksburg, VA 24061 by July 31. Download the form at www.hokiespa.vt.edu. You may have your immunizations performed by your local health care provider.  ave the testing services send AP/IB p H test scores to Virginia Tech Office of the University Registrar, 250 Student Services Building, Blacksburg, VA 24061. The school code is 5859.

international passport)

 ID and password p P

After p C  omplete your orientation evaluation. p If you have not already done so, download and complete your immunization history form by July 31. For after-hours deliveries, please use the drop boxes at McComas Hall.

p U  mbrella

A course registration block will be placed on your account if the form

p Comfortable, cool clothes p S  weater/sweatshirt for air-conditioned meeting rooms

is incomplete or not received by the Schiffert Health Center. p C  heck your Virginia Tech email throughout the summer at www.webmail.vt.edu.

p Walking shoes p O  fficial/unofficial copies of your transcripts, AP scores, and IB scores (if you have them)

 heck out information concerning the p C university’s computer requirement at www.compreq.vt.edu. p C  onfirm on Hokie SPA that final official transcripts have arrived. p A  ttend Hokie Hi events. For more information, visit www.hokiehi.nsp.vt.edu.

 end all transcripts from all colleges p S previously attended, including dualenrollment in high school, to Virginia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 965 Prices Fork Rd., Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Transfer Credit Transfer credit will only be considered if a transcript is submitted from each college, university, or testing agency that granted the original credit. You must have official AP/IB/CLEP scores sent directly to the Office of the University Registrar. The school code is 5859. Check your Hokie SPA transfer account (click on “Grades Menu,” then “Transfer and Other Additional Credit”) to see transcripts, AP, IB, and other credit awarded. Virginia Tech thoroughly reviews courses to award the most appropriate transfer credit. This may delay posting for all your courses/exams prior to orientation. Go to www.nsp.vt.edu/transfercredit.htm for more information.

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TRANSFERS

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Parking at Lane Stadium, see page 19 for directions Hokie Passport ID Photo and Pick-Up Wireless Telecommunications Services Software Bundle Pick-Up

7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Check-In at Squires Student Center Hokie Resource Fair

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

University Welcome

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Students – Group Meeting with Transfer Orientation Guides, Lunch Parents/Guests – Parents as Partners Session, Lunch Lunch will be provided for transfer students and up to two parents/guests.

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Academic Session

12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Academic Advising and Registration Campus Tour Check-Out (If Needed) 3 Hokie Passport ID Photo and Pick-Up 3 Wireless Telecommunication Services 3 Software Bundle Pick-Up

Special Accommodations If you or your guests are in need of special accommodations due to a permanent or temporary disability, please indicate your requests in the space provided on the orientation registration page. Sign language interpreters are available only if requested before your arrival. Please contact New Student Programs at 540-231-3284 with questions concerning accommodations. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, gender, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Diversity and Inclusion.

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ACADEMIC QUESTIONS? Have an academic question? Our New Student Programs staff will do everything we can to help you with the orientation process. However, it is best to contact your college if you have specific academic questions. Every college is unique, so their representatives are better prepared to handle your individual situation.

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Bobbie Potter | 540-231-8432 Email: bapotter@vt.edu Jennifer Carr | 540-231-8127 Email: jjc@vt.edu 1060 Litton-Reaves Hall Fax: 540-231-6741 www.cals.vt.edu College of Natural Resources and Environment Cathy Barker | 540-231-3486 Email: cbarker@vt.edu Suzie Leslie | 540-231-3484 Email: sleslie@vt.edu 138 Cheatham Hall Fax 540-231-3485 www.cnre.vt.edu

College of Architecture and Urban Studies Tracey Drowne 202 Cowgill Hall 540-231-6415 Fax: 540-231-6332 Email: hokies@vt.edu www.caus.vt.edu

College of Engineering Christi Boone 212 Hancock Hall 540-231-9763 Fax: 540-231-1831 Email: chboone2@vt.edu www.eng.vt.edu

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Karen Watson, Director of Academic Support 238 Wallace Hall 540-231-6770 Fax: 540-231-3691 Email: watsonk@vt.edu www.clahs.vt.edu

College of Science Gary Kinder 109 B Williams Hall 540-231-8147 Fax: 540-231-3652 Email: gkinder@vt.edu www.science.vt.edu

Pamplin College of Business Jennifer Clevenger Director of Advising 1046 Pamplin Hall 540-231-6602 Fax: 540-231-4487 Email: businfo@vt.edu www.undergrad.pamplin.vt.edu

University Studies (University Academic Advising Center) Elaine Matuszek 117 Femoyer Hall 540-231-8440 Fax: 540-231-9799 Email: matuszek@vt.edu www.uaac.vt.edu

Spanish Language Placement Testing All new transfer students who wish to take an upper-level Spanish course in Fall 2012 are required to thake a placement test before registering for the class. Registration information, times, and venue for the test during transfer orientation will be posted on the Spanish Program website, www.fll.vt.edu/spanish. Registration is required.

Software Requirement for All Incoming Undergraduate Students All incoming undergraduate students are required to purchase a Microsoft Campus Agreement Software Bundle from Virginia Tech. Therefore, do not purchase Microsoft Office until you come to campus for orientation. For more information, please visit www.nsp.vt.edu/bundle.

University Computer Requirement Every incoming undergraduate student is required to own a personal computer with certain specifications. Some departments and colleges require a specific configuration as well. For more information, please visit www.compreq.vt.edu.

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Welcome, new Hokie! We are excited that you have decided to join the Virginia Tech community. After orientation and before you move in and start your college experience, we invite you to attend Hokie Camp to have fun, make friends, and learn more about life at Virginia Tech. Hokie Camp is a three-day, two-night event that takes place at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake near the Virginia Tech campus. Students will arrive at Virginia Tech by noon on the first day of their Hokie Camp session. They will travel by bus to Hokie Camp, where they will stay in airconditioned, furnished lodges. While at Hokie Camp, you will split into large color groups (yellow, red, blue, black, and green) of approximately 70 underclassmen and six upper-class counselors. You will also be in a smaller building group of 12-14 underclassmen. Your group will share a special bond as you get to know each other through low-rope activities, attending sessions on how to get involved on campus, competing for the coveted Hokie Cup, and learning about Hokie traditions, such as Ring Dance, “Old Hokie,” and Hokie Stone.

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What?

During your time at Hokie Camp, you have the opportunity to participate with your color group in a low-ropes course, field games, campfires, a cook-out, and a dance party. In your free time, you can choose to canoe, climb the rock wall, play mini golf, or go swimming.

When? Session 1: August 11–13 | Session 2: August 14–16 | Session 3: August 17–19 | Session 4: August 20–22

Where?

The W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Roanoke, Va., and nestled neatly along the shores of a beautiful lake. Students at Hokie Camp will stay in air-conditioned housing in one of six centrally located lodges. Each room sleeps four to six and has community restrooms.

Why?

Build relationships with other new Hokies, learn about the tradition and culture of Virginia Tech, and find out what it really means to be a Hokie.

Cost?

Hokie Camp costs $195. This cost covers transportation to and from Virginia Tech to Smith Mountain Lake, lodging, meals, and a Hokie Camp T-shirt.

Bring?

No need to bring much! Bring comfortable clothes for being outdoors, personal hygiene products, and a towel and soap for showering. Make sure you bring comfortable closed-toe shoes.

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I think it’s great that the Hokie Camp counselors offer such a wide variety of people, from the corps of cadets to Greek life. Because of that, every camper can relate to at least one of the counselors.

”-Emily Puzey, 2011

Sign Up!

To sign up and pay for Hokie Camp, visit www.hokiecamp.nsp.vt.edu. Hokie Camp 2012 is coming! Sign up today to ensure your spot in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Take advantage of the chance to make new friends while learning what life at Virginia Tech is all about.

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HOKIE HI Hokie Hi is a great tradition at Virginia Tech—it’s your time to get acquainted with your new home, to make new friends as you meet other new Hokies, and to explore all the exciting ways to learn, in and outside of class. Hokie Hi offers lots of events for you to choose from during the first eight weeks of the fall semester. From the Welcome Back Picnic in Lane Stadium to the Gobblerfest fair on the Drillfield, Hokie Hi is packed with fun and exciting events. There are lots of options to choose from, all with the goal of helping you meet other Hokies and get to know your new surroundings. Hokie Hi events range from large university-wide programs, to smaller club/organization-specific programs, to academic major and college welcome events, to residence hall socials.  Club/organization events will give you the chance to explore ways to get involved on campus. Student clubs at Virginia Tech ofer religious, service-based, academic, sports, and performing arts events for all students. Get out and explore ways to get involved at your new home! Hokie Hi extends into the fall semester with events that bring essential campus resources and fun social activities to the residence hall communities, providing skills and information you can use to succeed during your college career and beyond. Hokie Hi events will be listed in a calendar online at www.hokiehi.nsp.vt.edu. Events are added all the time—be sure to check the site often. 

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TRANSPORTATION + PARKING Directions from I-81 Take exit 118B. Use the lane marked Rt. 460 West toward Blacksburg. Continue on the bypass, following signs marked 460 West toward Blacksburg and Bluefield, W.Va. As you approach Blacksburg, stay on the 460 bypass, following the signs toward Virginia Tech. Make a right turn at the stoplight onto Southgate Drive. Follow Southgate Drive for .7 mile. The orientation parking lot will be at the intersection of Southgate Drive and Spring Road. For more information, check out www.vt.edu/where_we_are/maps/directions.html.

Freshman and Transfer Orientation Parking Parking will be in the Lane Stadium lot (football stadium) on the corner of Southgate Drive and Spring Road. There will be signs as you approach campus with directional arrows to this parking area. You will receive your parking pass for orientation as you enter the assigned parking lot. The parking pass issued on earlier visits by the Admissions Office is not valid for orientation. You will need to clearly display your parking pass in your vehicle at all times during your orientation session.

Freshman and Transfer Orientation Shuttle Service to Check-In The Blacksburg Transit will provide shuttle service starting at 7:30 a.m. from the Lane Stadium parking lot to Squires Student Center.

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