2012 Freshman Orientation, campus tour, student life. McComas Hall, sports

New International Undergraduate Student Orientation Program

August 13-15, 2018

Sign up for by July 31st for Orientation here

Pre-Orientation Activities

If you are in Blacksburg prior to August 13 and interested in experiencing Blacksburg and the New River Valley area, please come and join the fun activities with the Global Ambassadors!

August 10

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Hiking at the Cascades Falls and Lunch with Global Ambassadors
  • (Lunch on Your Own)
  • *Meet at Harper Hall

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • De-Stress with Yoga, McComas Hall
  • *Meet at Harper Hall

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

  • Blacksburg Drum Circle, Market Square Park
  • *Meet in front of Squires Student Center

August 11

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Hiking at the Cascades Falls and Lunch with Global Ambassadors
  • (Lunch on Your Own)
  • *Meet at Harper Hall

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Experience Blacksburg Farmer's Market, Downtown
  • *Meet in front of Squires Student Center

12 - 2 p.m.

  • Experience Blacksburg Farmer's Market, Downtown
  • *Meet in front of Squires Student Center

4 - 6 p.m.

  • Soccer Pick-up game, Intramural Sports Soccer Fields
  • *Meet in front of Harper Hall

7 - 9 p.m.

  • Bowling and Billiards at BreakZone, Squires Student Center
  • *Meet in the Squires lobby

August 12

1 - 3 p.m.

  • Shopping Trips to Christiansburg
  • *Meet in front of Harper Hall

3 - 5 p.m.

  • Soccer Pick-up Game, Intramural Sports Soccer Fields
  • *Meet in front of Harper Hall

6 - 8 p.m.

  • Ice Cream Social with Games, Graduate Life Center Lawn
  • *Meet in front of the Graduate Life Center

August 13

International Students Move-In ALL DAY 

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Orientation Check-In, Cochrane Lounge
  • Hokie Passport, Student Services Building available 
  • Housing Check-In, New Hall West
  • 4HELP available to assist with Duo (2-Factor) and campus wireless network

4 - 5 p.m.

  • Meet Your Global Ambassador, Drillfield

5 - 6 p.m.

  • Tour of Downtown Blacksburg, Meet at the Lyric Theater

6 - 7 p.m.

  • Eat Dinner (Dinner on your own) in Downtown Blacksburg

7 p.m.

  • Free Movie and popcorn at the Lyric Theater

August 14

8:30 - 9 a.m.

  • Session Check-in (Bring Hokie Passport), McBryde Hall 100 lobby

9 - 9:45 a.m.

  • University Welcome, McBryde Hall 100

9:45 - 10 a.m.

  • Money Matters

10 - 11 a.m.

  • Academic Expectations at Virginia Tech

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Maintaining Your Immigration Status

12 - 1:30 p.m.

  • Lunch on your own

1:30 - 2 p.m.

  • Session Check-in (Bring Hokie Passport), McBryde Hall 100 lobby

2 - 3 p.m.

  • Academic Resources on Campus, McBryde Hall 100

3 - 5 p.m.

  • Resource Fair and Guided Campus Tour

5 - 7 p.m.

  • Dinner on your own

7 - 9 p.m.

  • Welcome Dance Party, Owens Banquet Hall

August 15

Section 1

8:30 - 9 a.m.

  • Session Check-in (Bring Hokie Passport), McBryde Hall 100 lobby

9 - 10 a.m.

  • Health and Wellness Resources, McBryde Hall 100

10 - 11:15 a.m.

  • Living on Campus

11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Lunch at Dining Hall (Meal Plan begins)

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Course Registration, location varies by college

Section 2

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  • Course Registration, location varies by college

12 - 2 p.m.

  • Lunch at Dining Hall (Meal Plan begins)

2 - 3 p.m.

  • Health and Wellness Resources, McBryde Hall 100

3 - 4:15 p.m.

  • Living on Campus

Families

12 - 3 p.m.

  • Families as Partners (Registered ahead of time), Owens Banquet Hall

Welcome Week Events begin the evening of August 15

August 16

All day

  • Attend Welcome Week events
  • Check out New Student Program website for detailed schedule or download Hokie on Track in the App store

August 17

8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

All day

  • Attend Welcome Week events
  • Check out New Student Program website for detailed schedule or download Hokie on Track