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BCI Campus Connection Day

Black College Institute (BCI) Campus Connection Day  is a one day visit to Virginia Tech that will allow you to learn more about the University through an information session, campus tour, and panel within the context of the African-American cultural experience. You and your family will have the opportunity to interact with admissions counselors, current students, and other members of the university community.

BCI Campus Connection Day will fill up fast, so register early!

Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in learning more about African American experience at Virginia Tech with their families are the main audience for BCI Campus Connection Day. However, any rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with an interest in the program is welcome to attend.

There is no cost for BCI Campus Connection Day. We will also provide lunch.

Check in at the Squires Student Center, Old Dominion Ballroom at the start of the day to get a parking pass and directions to appropriate lots on campus.

All dates will follow the same schedule and provide the same information. You should select one of the dates to attend.

We would love to accommodate you for a visit on another day if you’re unable to make it to VT BCI Campus Connection Day! Please check out our Sneak Peek program or click here to schedule an information session and/or campus tour on the day that works best for you.

You are welcome to visit on those days even if you are unable to attend BCI Campus Connection Day. To register for an information session and/or campus tour on either of those days, visit our campus visit registration page.

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Campus arrival

Check in at the Squires Student Center, Old Dominion Ballroom for parking pass and directions around campus.

11:45 a.m. –  1:45 p.m Welcome Lunch; Admissions and Financial Aid Information Sessions; Student Panel (Old Dominion Ballroom)

  • Welcome
  • Black College Institute Program/Student Opportunities Achievement and Resources Program
  • Cultural and Community Centers/Ujima Living Learning Community
  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  • Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Student Panel

Greetings from campus partners and resources.

Admissions Directors will welcome you to campus and present an overview of the university and the admissions process.

Current Students will share their experiences with you and allow for you to ask questions.

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. & 2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.  – Concurrent: Cultural and Community Centers Scavenger Hunt/ Campus tour and Tour of Residence Hall, Peddrew-Yates

The BCC is an important component of Virginia Tech’s efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus. It is utilized by the campus community for educational programs, exhibits, meetings, and receptions.

  • Depart from Squires Student Center for a guided walking tour of campus led by current Virginia Tech students.
  • Residence Hall Tour - Ujima Living Learning Community is an essential concept in African philosophy and is also the third principle of Kwanzaa. It means collective work and responsibility. This new living-learning community places a special emphasis on understanding the unique experiences of African-Americans in society, including their experiences in college. Located in Peddrew-Yates Hall, Ujima is open to students of all backgrounds who are interested in understanding, supporting, and learning about the African American experience.

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Majors Fair

Representatives from various Virginia Tech departments will staff a table to share information about academic opportunities and resources available to students.

4:15 p.m. – Closing remarks


Please contact Luisa Burgos at 540-231-4185 or with questions.

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, the university cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

For weather or disaster-related program cancellation or postponement information, please watch the Black College Institute home page or our social media channels. Twitter | Facebook