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Welcome to Campus, Hokies

We're ready for you! The residence halls opened Wednesday, Aug. 21.

    Students move into the residence halls.

Getting Around

  • During move-in days, Washington Street will become one-way from west to east (from Duck Pond Drive toward Kent Street and downtown Blacksburg).


  • Once you find a few landmarks, getting around campus is easy. If you need help, you can read and download maps of campus as PDFs or online through Hokie Mobile for iOS and Android. You also can download a special move-in map.


  • Streets and parking lots closest to the residence halls will be designated as "30-minute unloading zones." You will receive a special parking permit when you check into your residence hall, so do that first. Here are the details
  • A parking map is available as a PDF
  • If you have other parking questions, start with these FAQs.

The Big Day

  • Armed with moving carts, friendly smiles, water bottles, and helping hands, Hokie Helpers will be available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 21-24. Once you've moved in, feel free to join the team of volunteers. We're all about Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) here.
  • Dining plans begin at 4:01 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22. Find out which dining centers are open online.
  • And then classes start Monday, Aug. 26.

Good to Know

Download a map

    parking map

Read or download the Move-In Map for 2013 (PDF | 8MB).

Join the Conversation

Share your move-in stories and find our tips and information on social media. The hashtag is #VTMoveIn.

Move-in memories


A little more than half of Virginia Tech's on-campus residents were moved in as of Wednesday, Aug. 21, according to Housing and Residence Life.

Look for the helpers in blue on move-in day

    Spotlight on impact

Virginia Tech's Hokie Helpers are a force of volunteers available at all residence halls during move-in to help unload cars and get items inside.