Summer Academy and Family and Alumni Relations recognize that the student’s transition to college is shared by the whole family. Although it is essential for new students to make their own decisions, we also understand that new students need the support of their families during this transition. Parent and Family Orientation includes information for new Hokie families to help answer questions and address concerns about student life at Virginia Tech. We encourage you to attend!

Parent and Family Orientation sign-up

When your student signs up for the Summer Academy session of orientation through Hokie SPA, they will be asked to provide information on all family members and guests who will be attending with them. There is a $35 fee assessed for each family member/guest attending orientation. This fee provides a family reception during the afternoon of move-in, orientation materials, and all related programming. Your student will be required to pay the family member/guest fee in order to complete their sign-up and reserve their orientation date for Summer Academy.

Cancellation and refund policy

The family member/guest fee is nonrefundable.

Family reception

An afternoon reception with refreshments is included in the family member/guest fee.

Lodging options

Although Summer Academy Family Orientation is an afternoon program, you may travel a great distance and require overnight lodging. If you plan to arrive the night before or stay the night of Summer Academy move-in, you are responsible for making lodging arrangements for your family.

Please note: The family member/guest fee does not include lodging.

The Inn at Virginia Tech, the university’s hotel and conference center. The hotel has a full-service restaurant. For more information, call toll free 877-200-3360 or visit the website at

Contact Information

Summer Academy

North End Center, Suite 3500
300 Turner Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Family and Alumni Relations

341 Squires Student Center (0510)
290 College Avenue
Blacksburg VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-5111

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