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Summer Orientation 2020 - Family Lodging and Meals Information

Conference and Guest Services is pleased to provide convenient, affordable on-campus housing and dining options for families and guests of students during orientation.

Take advantage of this opportunity to experience dining and lodging on the campus your student is about to call home! The online registration will close one week before each orientation session, or when space is filled. Reservations must be made and paid for in advance. If you have any questions, please email Conference and Guest Services.

Accommodations for families and guests attending orientation are in New Hall West. Each room features a private bathroom, carpeted floors, and climate control. All rooms come with a fitted sheet, flat sheet, blanket, two towels, pillow, pillowcase, and washcloth. 

Lodging is only available for the first night of your student's orientation session.

Students will be staying in Pearson Hall or New Cadet Hall. Housing and dining reservations for the students attending Orientation are handled by the New Student  Programs office as part of their registration for Orientation.

Breakfast and dinner will be held in D2, our all-you-care-to-eat dining center. Lunch during orientation will be a picnic with boxed meals. All meals offer a variety of options, including low-fat and vegetarian items. 

Orientation provides a perfect opportunity for you to spend time with your student while experiencing all that Virginia Tech has to offer.

Single-Occupancy Room: TBA

- All rooms have two single beds.

- Single-occupancy rooms have 1 included meal package (Dinner and Breakfast)

- Roommates will not be assigned to single rooms.


- Package rates include lodging for 1 person as well as 1 meal card for dinner and breakfast.

- Lodging is only available for the first night of your student's orientation session. 

Double-Occupancy Room: TBA

- All rooms have two single beds.

- Double-occupancy rooms include 2 meal packages (Dinner and Breakfast).


- Package rates include lodging for 2 people as well as 2 meal cards for dinner and breakfast.


All rates above already include Virginia sales tax and a $5.50 processing fee.

Online Registration is now available using the StarRez Conference Portal. When you arrive on the page, click "Save and Continue," cycle through the available conference and orientation options until you locate your student's session. Fill out the registration, pay with your credit card, and you're all set!

You do not need to reserve a room or purchase meals for your student. Visit the New Student Programs Orientation webpage for more information.