Currently, Gateway is at capacity. If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the waitlist.

We're sure you're excited about starting your freshman year in college, but you may still be deciding if Virginia Tech is the place for you. We invite you to Gateway, an exclusive event for students offered freshman admission.

Gateway 2018 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.

Discover Gateway

  • Get academic information, including a university overview and individual department specifics.
  • Find out about life in the residence halls and the amazing array of dining options.
  • Hear more about financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
  • Enjoy a student-led campus tour.
  • Discover University Honors, study abroad programs, co-op and internship opportunities and more.

Participants are grouped together with hosts that are current Virginia Tech students from similar backgrounds or who have similar areas of interest. Further details of the weekend and schedule of events can be found on this site.

Gateway is optional—no need to attend if you know that Virginia Tech is the place for you.

At Gateway 2018 you will:

  • Explore Virginia Tech
  • Research our challenging academic programs
  • Learn about our endless opportunities
  • Find out if Virginia Tech is the place for you

Space is limited, so please register as soon as you receive your invitation.


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Contact Us

Gateway 2018 is an invitation only program. Please forward any questions you may have about Gateway to us via the information below:

Kayla St. Clair
Assistant Director
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Virginia Tech
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6267

*Underrepresented students include African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American and first-generation college bound students.


Gateway is an overnight event, held on the second weekend in April. The upcoming dates are:

Freshman Gateway

  • April 7 & 8

Registration is now closed!