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Hours of Operations

  • ATTENTION: Our office will be closed for a Staff Retreat Tuesday, July 19th - Wednesday, July 20th. We will be checking e-mail and voicemail as permitted throughout the day. If you are an undergraduate student requiring urgent immigration-related services as the result of an unforeseen emergency (for example, a signature on your I-20 or DS-2019 for emergency travel due to a family member’s critical illness or death), please dial 540-231-6411 to speak with the Virginia Tech Police Department, who will relay the call to the appropriate staff member in the Cranwell International Center.
  • Our office will be closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m. starting on Monday, May 23 through Friday, August 12.
  • The Cranwell International Center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Walk-In Immigration Advising Hours:
    • Monday through Wednesday, 2 to 4 p.m.
    • Thursday and Friday, 9 to 11 a.m.
    • If you are unable to make it to these hours, feel free to set an appointment through our website or check availability by sending us an email at

Important Orientation Dates

Times and locations TBD – please check back for updates

For more information, please visit the New International Student Orientation website.

Please note that all orientation and admissions information on this page pertains only to incoming UNDERGRADUATE students. Please visit the Graduate School website for GRADUATE student information. 

Summer English Conversation Group Schedule (May 31st - August 4th)

Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 p.m. with Fred & Mary Kay Eichelman
A conversational tour through the American states; we will be traveling through the 50 states using a DVD series.

Thursdays 1-2 p.m. with Carrie Kroehler
This group will focus on conversation, with plenty of opportunities for participants to talk about topics of interest, and may include playing American games that incorporate the use of English. We will be very informal. Questions about any aspects of American life and culture, or about the English language are welcome. Participants may simply listen if they don't feel ready to speak-- no worries!

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Contact Information

Cranwell International Center at Harper Hall
240 West Campus Drive
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6527
Fax: 540-231-3808