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Recruitment Programs and Events

This is a sample of recruitment and outreach programs and events.  The list is not comprehensive.

Online Events

Interested in learning more about the different areas of study at Virginia Tech? Join us for an online live event! These are open to the public and take place both on Facebook and Instagram for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Fall Events

  • Open House - Open House is a single day event held twice in the Fall and once in the Spring where visitors will be formally introduced to the university and its academic offerings. Faculty and staff from each academic college will administer presentations as well as Undergraduate Admissions and the University Scholarships and Financial Aid Office.
  • Fall Visitation - Fall Visitation, an invitation-only program, provides students with an up-close look at Virginia Tech. During this two-day experience, guests will meet with the admissions review committee, hear from motivational speakers, and learn about the opportunities afforded to Virginia Tech students.
  • Campus Connection Day - CCD is designed for students who wish to learn more about the African American and Black student experience at Virginia Tech.
  • Pre College Initiative (College of Engineering) - PCI is an annual pre-college program sponsored by Virginia Tech’s National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED). PCI is targeted towards African American students from 9th – 12th grade to provide encouragement, support and assistance in their pursuit of a college education. It is held on five Saturdays during the academic year.
  • Talent Search - Talent Search is a federally-funded TRIO program which targets middle school students. The program encourages students and non-students to complete high school and to pursue a college education. Educational, cultural, and social experiences throughout the year help us to accomplish this goal.
  • Hokie Corner @ VCCS - Hokie Corner is a Virginia Tech satellite office where a staff member from Virginia Tech’s Admission’s Office and the University Academic Advising Center will be available about once a week throughout the academic year (Fall and Spring semesters) to meet with any NRCC students interested in transferring to Virginia Tech.

Spring Events

  • High School Spring Break - During this busy time for college visitors we offer increased campus tours and admissions information sessions. A special treat includes a college information fair daily.
  • Hokie Focus - This event is an exclusive day long program for students offered admission. This program is designed for students who need help determining if they wish to accept their offer of admission to Virginia Tech. Information about academics, financial aid and scholarships, and campus tours are some features.
  • Gateway - This is a unique program where admitted students from underrepresented backgrounds are welcomed to campus for a weekend of social activities and to learn more about life at Virginia Tech and the vast opportunities offered. This program shares sessions with Hokie Focus.
  • Women's Preview Weekend (Engineering) - An opportunity for Women offered admission to College of Engineering to visit the campus and make an informed decision. Students will meet current students and faculty and get a first-hand look at Virginia Tech and the College of Engineering.
  • Kid's Tech University - This program occurs monthly in the spring semester. Each full-day event consists of an interactive session that centers on answering a question about the world around us, and a hands-on component, which features the Virginia Tech professors, students, clubs, and community.
  • Kid's Tech University Graduate School - This program is designed to spark high schoolers' interest in the growing fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. This day-long learning experience presents exciting scientific discoveries in language students can understand and gives them access to resources and expertise that can only be found at Virginia Tech.
  • Uplifting Black Men Conference - The conference primarily focuses on uplifting Black Male high school students, college students and adults. We invite ALL (regardless of race or gender) to come, learn and engage. The success of this event depends on the the presence of a diverse group of engaged learners. This free conference is open to anyone interested in the advancement and success of Black Men.
  • Native@VT Pow Wow - An intertribal powwow organized by Native@VT, a student organization, will feature songs, drum performances, and dancing, along with vendors selling arts, crafts, jewelry, and more.
  • Business Explorations - The Pamplin College of Business hosts the Business Explorations Conference for High School Students each semester: off campus in the local communities in the fall, and on campus in the spring. Pamplin partners with pipeline/college access programs and business programs within the schools to recruit students for this conference. College-bound underrepresented and underserved high school sophomores/juniors are recruited for both the fall and spring semester events.

Summer Events

  • VT Sneak Peek - An expanded visit that will allow you to learn more about Virginia Tech through an information session, eating in a dining hall, campus tour, and residence hall tour. You and your family will have the opportunity to interact with admissions counselors, current students, and other members of the university to experience a holistic view of Virginia Tech and its community.
  • Black College Institute - BCI is a residential summer camp for high-achieving and intellectually curious students with an interest in learning more about the opportunities at Virginia Tech. Participants will experience living in residence halls, academic workshops, and interact with faculty, staff and students.
  • Hispanic College Institute - HCI is sponsored by the Virginia Latinos in Higher Education Network ( and hosted at Virginia Tech’s campus. This is a four-day, three-night pre-college empowerment program where students that identify as Hispanic and/or Latinx will learn to overcome both real and perceived barriers to college access.
  • CTech2: Computers and Technology at Virginia Tech - An opportunity to learn about college life--from residence halls to classrooms and everything in-between. It provides access to information and technology necessary to best prepare you for your future. The C-Tech² program targets rising junior and senior high school girls.
  • Imagination Summer Camp - Imagination is a week-long science and engineering camp for rising 7th and 8th graders. The residential week is for students from Richmond, Martinsville and Prince William County. The day camp week is for local residents with bus transportation for Roanoke.
  • Upward Bound - Upward Bound is a federally-funded TRIO program designed to encourage and prepare 9-12 graders enrolled at participating UB schools in targeted area to pursue a college education. UB accomplishes this goal through educational, cultural, and social experiences. Annually, UB hosts a six-week residential component at Virginia Tech that is open to all 3 UB programs & their participants.

**Only highlighted events are held or facilitated directly or in-part by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions - Last updated September 2019