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Welcome to Gateway at Virginia Tech

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 will next be held April 1-2, 2023.

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Discover Gateway

Gateway 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. Gateway is an overnight event, held in April.

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 - there's no need to attend if you know that Virginia Tech is the place for you.

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

At Gateway you can:

  • 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.

At Virginia Tech, you can:

Contact Us

Pedro Baiza Martinez
Assistant Director
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Virginia Tech
925 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: 540-231-6267

Gateway is an invitation only program. Please forward any questions you may have about Gateway to

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

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances, the university cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

For weather or disaster-related program cancellation or postponement information, please watch the admissions home page or our social media channels. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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