The table below is last year's schedule. Please check back later for the Fall 2018 Open House tentative schedule of events.

Here's a quick overview of what you can expect at Open House. We'll have representatives from each college giving information sessions, student-led campus tours, and information on Financial Aid.

Don't worry about printing this schedule. When you arrive for check-in you will be provided an agenda and a campus map.

  2017 Schedule of Events

Time Session Name Location
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Freshman arrival and Check-in
Hokie Welcome
Burruss Hall Lobby
  Transfer arrival and Check-in (Sunday)
Hokie Welcome
Hancock Hall
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Welcome and Undergraduate Overview
November 11: Suddy Sriram, Hokie Ambassador
November 12: Samantha R. Ritter, Hokie Ambassador
Mildred Johnson; Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Burruss Hall Auditorium
  Transfer Information Session (Sunday only)
Jane Todd, Associate Director for Transfer Initiatives (Sunday only)
Hancock Hall
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Walk with Hokie Ambassadors to college information sessions  
11:15 a.m. College and Major Information Sessions
  • Agriculture and Life Sciences: 190 Goodwin Hall
  • Architecture and Urban Studies: 100 Hancock Hall
  • Pamplin College of Business: 281 Davidson Hall
  • College of Engineering: Burruss Hall Auditorium
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences: Graduate Life Center Auditorium (Saturday)
    2150 Torgersen Hall (Sunday)
  • College of Natural Resources and Environment: 317 Cheatham Hall
  • College of Science: 100 McBryde Hall
  • University Studies: Squires Student Center, Colonial Hall
12:15 - 3:00 p.m. Admissions, Financial Aid, and Honors College staff available for questions. Burruss Hall Lobby
  Campus Tours - leave every 10 minutes
Lunch on your own (see included campus dining options)
Steps in front of Burruss Hall
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Session: Corps of Cadets/ROTC 100 Hancock Hall
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. College Information Tables Burruss Hall 2nd Floor Lobby
  Engineering Showcase Hancock Atrium
  Financial Aid FAFSA Workshop 2010 Pamplin Hall

Arrive on time

We highly recommend that you take full advantage of your trip to Blacksburg by allowing yourself the benefit of the entire program.

Vital information about admission to Virginia Tech is provided in the 10 a.m. session and more specialized information sessions throughout the rest of the day. We have developed a program that is condensed into an informative and activity-packed few hours, so that our visitors traveling long distances have the option of beginning the trip home by 3:15 p.m.

Things to do

Although your day will be packed with information about Virginia Tech, we thought you might be interested in some of the extracurricular activities happening in Blacksburg!