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"My favorite part of Summer Academy was the opportunity to ease into campus life, including navigating campus and experiencing college courses before the fall semester."

--Student Feedback Survey, Summer Academy 2018


"The Summer Academy program has been one of the most influential experiences of my collegiate career at Virginia Tech. As such, I want to give back to the program that has given me a remarkable foundation to being a successful student here at VT."

--Casey Polk, 2018 Summer Academy Peer Mentor


“The impact Summer Academy has had on me is invaluable and effectively exemplifies what it means to nourish students. This nourishment inspires students like me to continue ‘paying it forward’ in a world that needs more collaborative and multidisciplinary efforts…” 

--Taylor Allen, Former Summer Academy studet currently purusing a master of science in global health at Duke Kunshan University, China


“This unique program on our campus provides a collaborative effort of staff and faculty from areas all over campus to work together in support of the first-year student.” 

--Emily Wilkinson Stallings, Summer Academy Faculty


“When they leave the Summer Academy, these students distinguish themselves from all other freshmen because of their focus, discipline, enthusiasm, and maturity. They become leaders and, always, see education as an active, never a passive, pursuit.”

--Courtney Thomas, Summer Academy Faculty