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Information on Incoming Student Orientation

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Welcome NEW Engineering Hokies!

The Department of Engineering Education (ENGE) is excited to welcome you to the College of Engineering 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 meet university officials, finalize your first semester courses, and much more. Click below for more information.

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

Spring Orientation 2021 - Engineering Overview Question and Answer Session:

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

The College of Engineering virtual orientation experience includes a virtual advising appointment to prepare for spring course registration. In addition, you and your family are invited to attend either one of the two optional engineering question and answer virtual orientation sessions on:  January 15, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. or January 16, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (Eastern Time)  specific details avilable in your VT Engineering Student Orientation (Virtual Registration for Classes) email.  Prior to your advising appointment, please review and complete the items below carefully:

Questions about engineering’s orientation and class registration process can be directed via email to Dr. Marlena Lester, Director of Advising, at