First-Year Orientation

Orientation leader with new students

Orientation registration is now live for all first year and transfer orientation sessions!

First-Year Orientation takes place July 8 - August 1. There are 17 sessions over this period. (An additional session has been added and per session capacities have been increased due to increased enrollment.) Attending a session provides you with the opportunity to meet other incoming Hokies, register for classes, learn about your new Hokie community and receive your Hokie Passport ID card.

Your specific orientation session is based on when advisors from your academic department/major are present to assist you with registration. As a result, you may have fewer than 16 sessions from which to choose. To view the dates available to your major you will need to sign up through Hokie SPA.

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.

If you have any questions, contact New Student Programs at 540-231-3284 or

We look forward to meeting you this summer!

Summer Academy, July 7-8, will be a part of comprehensive orientation for First-Year and Transfer Students.