Hey there, Hokies! 🦃 You’ve just touched down in the vibrant world of Virginia Tech, and it’s time to embrace all the excitement that campus life has to offer. Ready to dive into the VT experience headfirst? Let’s break it down – here’s your local Top 10 Things to Do in for Brand New Hokies. And let’s make those first days on campus unforgettable.

🍕 Slice into College Life: Benny’s Style

First things first, feed that hungry soul! Grab a slice of pizza at Benny’s and savor the flavors that will fuel your college journey. Because nothing says “welcome to campus” like a cheesy, delicious slice.

🚌 All Aboard with BT

Ride for free with BT (Blacksburg Transit) to start exploring your new home away from home. It’s not just a ride; it’s a chance to discover the beauty of Blacksburg and reduce your carbon footprint too.

🛍️ Retail Therapy at University Mall Shops

Move-in necessities? Check! Head to the University Mall Shopping Center for a shopping spree that’ll have you covered – from dorm decor to groceries, they’ve got it all.

🎬 Lights, Camera, Lyric!

Feeling the need to unwind? Catch a summer blockbuster or an arthouse indie at the historic Lyric Theatre to settle into your new routine and take in the flavor of downtown Blacksburg.

🎉 Get in the Know at the Squires Center

Clubs, events, and all things VT spirit – it’s happening at Squires Student Center. Did you know VT has 800+ clubs and organizations? Dive into the vibrant campus scene and discover your community of like-minded Hokies.

📚 Book Hunt & More

Got your book list? Double-check it at BookHolders and grab those aesthetic craft essentials at New River Art & Fiber. After all, a good set of pens can absolutely increase your GPA.

🍬 Treat Yourself at Our Daily Bread

Indulge your sweet tooth with delectable desserts from macarons to pastries at Our Daily Bread. After all, every sweet bite is a reminder that you’re savoring every moment of your VT adventure!

🪓 Bond Over Some Axe Throwing

Ready to forge connections? Get to know your roommates in a whole new way with a thrilling session of axe throwing at Blue Ridge Axe Throwing. It’s a unique experience that’ll help you both shake off those moving-in frustrations and bring on the good vibes.

🗺️ Navigate with a Campus Map

Plan like a pro before classes start with a Campus Map in hand. Take it from this Millennial who missed her first classes wandering all over campus…you’ll be glad you did.

😴 Sleep Well for Success

Before you dive into classes, remember: self-care is key. Prioritize your well-deserved rest the night before. You owe it to yourself to invest in your health!

So, Hokies, as you embark on this exciting new era at Virginia Tech, let this guide be your first week companion. Embrace the adventure, create memories, and make the most of every moment – because your VT story starts now! 🎓🧡🦃