Virginia Tech is preparing to welcome students to Blacksburg. The information below lists important dates and hours for key services and activities on campus. Classes for the fall semester start Monday, Aug. 20. First-year and returning students can find more information at You’re In…Now What?

Housing and Residence Life

First-year and returning students who will live on campus can move into residence halls beginning Wednesday, Aug. 15. The final day for residence hall check-in is Saturday, Aug. 18. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. each day.

Hokie Helpers will be available to assist with move-in Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week is a series of events and Hokie traditions designed to welcome students to campus and help prepare them for success in and out of the classroom. Students can kick off the school year by connecting with the campus and community through a variety of interactive social, artistic, and academic activities. From the Hokie Hi Picnic in Lane Stadium, to a movie on the Drillfield, to Gobblerfest and more, there's something for everyone.

Dining Services

Select dining centers open Monday, Aug. 13. Dining plans go into effect Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 7 a.m. All dining centers will be open on the regular schedule beginning Monday, Aug. 20.

Student Engagement and Campus Life

Student centers on campus have varying hours of operation throughout move-in.

Squires Student Center

·      Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 16: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

·      Friday, Aug. 17: 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18

·      Saturday, Aug. 18: 9 a.m. to midnight

·      Sunday, Aug. 19: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Johnston Student Center

·      Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Friday, Aug. 17: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

·      Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19: closed

Graduate Life Center

·      Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Friday, Aug. 17: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

·      Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug 19: closed

Recreational Sports

McComas Hall and War Memorial Hall will be open throughout move-in.

·      Wednesday, Aug. 15: 4 to 10 p.m.

·      Thursday, Aug. 16: noon to 11:30 p.m.

·      Friday, Aug. 17: noon to 11:30 p.m.

Regular fall hours begin on Saturday, Aug. 18.

·     McComas Hall

  • Monday through Friday: 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon to 11:30 p.m.

·     War Memorial Hall

  • Monday through Friday: 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Free Week of Fitness will take place from Aug. 20 to Aug. 26. Any group exercise, small group training, or dance format class is free to try. Rec Sports offers a full schedule of opportunities.

Intramural sports registration opens on Aug. 20 for 9-on-9 soccer, fantasy football, table tennis, darts, 8-ball pool, bowling, disc golf, golf, tennis, racquetball, sand volleyball, and 3v3 basketball. To register for a sport, a student must first purchase a $20 intramural membership, which allows access to register for any sport throughout the year.

Registration for fall trips with Venture Out is now available. These trips include rock climbing, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, stand-up paddle boarding, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and caving. Students can also rent equipment, such as tents, sleeping bags, and backpacks, to venture out on their own outdoor trips. Venture Out is located at 205 W. Roanoke St.

Schiffert Health Center

Schiffert Health Center resumes regular hours Monday, Aug. 13, for the Corps of Cadets and Monday, Aug. 20, for all students who have paid their health fee. Schiffert Health Center is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon for urgent care only.

Cook Counseling Center

Cook Counseling Center maintains regular business hours year-round. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays. A counselor is on-call each evening throughout the year.

University Libraries

Newman Library will return to its regular “24/5” hours beginning Sunday, Aug. 19, at 9 a.m. Information on utilizing University Libraries spaces, services, and resources is available.

University Bookstores

The on-campus University Bookstore and off-campus Volume Two Bookstore offer regular and extended hours as students prepare for fall semester. Visit the Virginia Tech Services website for store hours.

Blacksburg Transit

Blacksburg Transit returns to full service operation on Saturday, Aug. 20. Refer to the Blacksburg Transit website for additional schedule information, including service changes that will impact bus routes and schedules this fall. 

Written by Tammy Tripp