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Information on Incoming Student Orientation

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Welcome NEW Engineering Hokies!

The Department of Engineering Education is excited to welcome you to the College of Engineering (COE) and to Virginia Tech. We are the academic home to all first-year and transfer engineering students. Your official major will be "General Engineering" until you are eligible to declare one of our undergraduate degree-granting engineering majors.

The first step of your new journey is new student orientation. This critical, mandatory program will provide you an opportunity to virtually meet university officials, finalize your first semester courses, and much more.

Please also review our General Engineering Experience website to learn more about your major!

Engineering Orientation 2021 

Virginia Tech’s virtual orientation experience is required. Details and registration requirements will be sent to you from the university upon accepting the offer of admission.  Any questions about the virtual university orientation experience should be sent to

The College of Engineering virtual orientation experience will prepare students for fall course registration. Details to prepare for the COE virtual orientation, advising, and class registration experience will be sent to students around May 10.  Any questions about the COE orientation experinece can be directed via email to Dr. Marlena Lester, Director of Advising, at