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Online Information Sessions

3 p.m. Thursdays

This information session offers an introduction to the Corps of Cadets program and is a great place to start if you are a junior and just starting to seriously explore colleges and your options.


Virtual Spend the Night

Watch the recorded sessions from the April 9, 2020, event. Links to specific parts of the session are included in the description of each video on YouTube.

In the interest of keeping all Hokies healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak, Virginia Tech has canceled all spring and summer events and moved to essential operations status. More information is available at Virginia Tech Admissions-specific FAQs are at
New Cadet Hall, as seen from the front porch of Lane Hall.

The Spend the Night program is the best way to see if the Corps of Cadets is right for you.

This is an overnight experience that gives you the opportunity to shadow a host cadet and see a day in his or her life. We try to match you with a cadet based on your Military-Leader or Citizen-Leader Track interest.

Step 1: On Virginia Tech Admissions' college/departmental information session page or below, choose one of the following Spend the Night dates and register:

No sessions are currently available.

Step 2: On Day 2, after spending the night, you may want to participate in the information sessions offered by Virginia Tech Admissionsyour college's information session for your desired major, and a campus tour (you must sign up separately for these activities). You can also individually arrange with your host cadet to attend an academic class on campus after check out at 8:30 a.m. If you are interested in ROTC, we also recommend meeting with the ROTC program you are interested in on Day 2.


Air Force ROTC

Naval ROTC

A small-group information session is a great place to start if you are a junior and just starting to seriously explore colleges and your options.    

If you also want to sign up for an Admissions information session and campus tour, here are two sample timelines that allow you to also attend the Corps information session:

1. Arriving in Blacksburg the night before, driving in early, or need to leave earlier?  Try this one:

Start at 8:30 a.m., end by 3:30 p.m.

You can also choose not to take the campus tour, and depart as soon as the college/major information session ends or after lunch, as needed.

2. Arriving mid-morning or staying later? Try this one:

Start at 10 a.m., end by 4 p.m.

For either timeline, if you would like additional information from your ROTC of choice, you can schedule an appointment with your ROTC unit of interest separately.

Hopefully, one of these two timelines will help you schedule your visit to campus to include the Corps of Cadets.  We look forward to hosting you on campus!

Viriginia Tech Admissions offers Open House events, including Hokie Focus, that allow students to see a broad picture of what the university has to offer. There is a short, optional presentation on the Corps of Cadets that students and families can attend that includes about 10 minutes on the Corps and 10 minutes on each of the ROTC programs. If you are a junior, it is a good place to start. If you are a senior, and it's all you can do, we highly recommend it.

While visiting with the Corps, you might also want to visit the Admissions Office, learn about your future degree, or go on a campus tour