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Day of Arrival and Orientation Information

Fall 2024 International Student Undergraduate Orientation In-Person Arrival and Orientation Schedule - August 18-20, 2024

Arrival Group 1 - International Students Arriving with Family

Sunday, August 18
  • 12-10 p.m.: International Student Welcome kiosk open
  • 6:00 p.m.: Dinner for International Students arriving with Family
Monday, August 19
  • 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: New Undergraduate International Student Orientation for Arrival Group 1, Squires Ballroom
  • 10a.m.-10 p.m.: International Student Welcome kiosk
  • 2-6 p.m.: Vans to buy necessities at Oasis, Target, banks, cell phone stores
Tuesday, August 20
  • 1:30-4 p.m.: Immunization Clinic (only if immunizations required; by appointment)
  • 2-6 p.m.: Vans to buy necessities at Oasis, Target, banks, cell phone stores
  • 8-11 p.m.: Global Dance Party, Squires Ballroom (All are welcome!)

Arrival Group 2 - International Students Arriving Solo

Monday, August 19
  • 6:00 p.m.: Dinner for International Students arriving Solo, Squires Ballroom
Tuesday, August 20
  • 9 a.m.–12 p.m.: New Undergraduate International Student Orientation for Arrival Group 2, Squires Ballroom
  • 10a.m.-10 p.m.: International Student Welcome kiosk
  • 1:30-4 p.m.: Immunization Clinic (only if immunizations required; by appointment)
  • 2-6 p.m.: Vans to buy necessities at Oasis, Target, banks, cell phone stores
  • 8-11 p.m.: Global Dance Party, Squires Ballroom (All are welcome!)

Details

Pre-Arrival Orientation:

  • All new international undergraduate students need to complete the Cranwell online Pre-Arrival Immigration Orientation. Information regarding the Pre-Arrival Orientation will be sent from international@vt.edu.

Orientation:

  • New Student and Family Programs (NSFP) coordinates orientation for new undergraduate students including international students. Information regarding mandatory online modules and registration for orientation will be sent from orientation@vt.edu. The detailed orientation schedule will be communicated by NSFP, and viewed on Hokies on Track app once it is updated.

Academic Advising:

  • Academic advising for new international students is coordinated by each college, please look out for emails from your academic college/department. You will meet with your academic advisor and select classes during the advising sessions.

On-campus housing move-in:

  • If you are an international student who has an on-campus Housing contract for Spring 2024, detailed moving information will be communicated by Housing, so please look out for emails from housing@vt.edu.