This page is dedicated to providing "What you need to know for your on-campus student" in the near future and is part of the Parents and Families Newsletter.
We're looking for volunteers to help move-in our 9,600 on-campus residents. Hokie Helpers represent the Virginia Tech community of students, faculty, and staff who volunteer their time to help on move-in days, when more than 9,000 students will move in to the campus residence halls.
Hokie Helpers' smiles, muscles, and goodwill set the stage for a successful and reduced stress move-in. Volunteers help empty vehicles, move items from the street to the rooms, provide information, and welcome new students and families to Move-in 2017!
As your student moves into the residence halls, look for volunteers in blue t-shirts! For more information, go to http://dsa.vt.edu/hokiehelpers/.
Off-campus Dining Plans
Our dining offerings are amazing. On-campus and off-campus students are eligible for a dining plan. About 23,000 students engage in some sort of dining plan each year. On-campus students automatically sign up for a dining plan when completing their housing contract. For more information about the available dining plans, go to http://www.dining.vt.edu.
To add a dining plan as an off-campus student:
- Go to the StarRez Portal at https://vt.starrezhousing.com/StarRezPortal and log in with your PID/password and 2-factor identification.
- Select "Housing and Dining Contracts" from the tabs along the top of the page.
- Select "Off-campus Dining Plan (Fall)"
- Follow on-screen directions to add your plan.
Students will start moving into residence halls soon! Please check out the Important Dates and Events
page for the move-in timeline. Families should check their university account for housing and dining charges and compare them to the Room and Dining Rates page. Most students have received a default housing charge on their account until their assignment is complete. For general information about Move-in, check out the Move-in Information page.