What began as a novel idea among administrators, student leaders, and faculty and staff members has become an exciting reality for Virginia Tech. Starting Aug. 11 through Aug. 12, approximately 250 new members of the university's Class of 2012 will meet at the W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake in Wirtz, Va., to experience the first-ever, university-hosted Hokie Camp.
Through programs like this, Virginia Tech's Division of Student Affairs is committed to offering a holistic college experience that promotes personal and professional standards of ethical behavior and good citizenship.
Hokie Camp is a non-mandatory welcoming experience that gives Virginia Tech’s newest students an opportunity to learn more about time-honored university traditions, respect for diversity, and the community-oriented spirit that thrives throughout campus and the Town of Blacksburg.
Perhaps most importantly, Hokie Camp will give the students a chance to begin forming relationships with peers before the academic year gets started.
With the help of 50 Hokie Camp counselors, faculty, and staff members, the experience is designed to teach new students the meaning and expectations of being a Hokie.
The first-year camp is Virginia Tech's latest addition to an extensive program to help new students make the transition.
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