Virginia Tech holds move-in day for new and returning students

Published: Aug. 10, 2022 at 1:43 PM EDT
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - The Virginia Tech campus is gearing up for students to go back and welcome the new class of Hokies.

New and transfer Virginia Tech students move in starting Monday, August 15.

“I think it’s a lot calmer than people expect it to be. So our new students move in August 15th through 17th and returning students come the 18th to the 21st and every students gets a move in time slot. So they get a one-hour time and a parking lot designated for them to go to, to unload their items,” said Frances Keene, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs.

Students will have a specific time slot when they can go to campus, get parking spots and move in all their items.

“Be sure you bring your Hokie passport from home. So, students got their Hokie passports mailed to them. So when you arrive, come during your time slot. Each student has an assigned time slot. Come during that time. We’re ready for you during that time and I always tell parents and families to relax and enjoy this experience as best they can. Drink a lot of water, be ready to talk to people you don’t know, and to just be excited about the fact that your student is about to be joining the Hokie nation,” said Keene.

Officials said parents and students don’t need to stress; there will be plenty of help.

“Enjoy the moment with their student as they drop them off and to know that there will be a lot of people around campus to help. So plenty of people to answer questions. Plenty of people to give directions, to hand out cold bottles of water and to generally just welcome our students to campus,” said Keene.

The first day of classes is August 22.

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