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Get An Early Start!

Summer Start is a six-week program that gives incoming first-year and transfer students a jump start on college life ahead of the fall semester.

*First-year and Transfer applicants who indicate an interest in Summer Start AND accept an offer of admission from Virginia Tech will receive email correspondence to select track preferences.

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Welcome to Virginia Tech

Jump-start Your First Year!

Summer Start, formerly Summer Academy, is designed specifically for incoming freshman and transfer students to come and experience campus life six weeks before the rush of Fall. 


Move-in:  July 3  |  Classes Begin:  July 5  |  Classes End:  August 11

Virginia Tech Summer Academy Students moving in

Choose your path.

Eligible students received an email invitation to select track preferences for the 2023 program.

Virginia Tech Summer Start Students hanging out

Want to be a Peer Mentor for Summer Start?

Join our team of leaders and help guide first-year Hokies through their Summer Start experience!

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