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Resources for New Students

Taking care of your well-being now, during this transition stage, and through your first year on campus will help you succeed at Virginia Tech. The college experience is different for each student. It is important that you take time to develop your unique skills and talents so that good well-being habits can set you on a course to early student success.

Support structures are important and available. It is never too early to start mapping out your plan for continued wellness. We can help.

Hokie Wellness

  • Promotes health and wellness though campus outreach, workshops, trainings, one-on-one consultations, and is home to the Virginia Tech Recovery Community and multiple student peer-education teams. 
  • Offers education and support on topics such as resiliency, body image, financial wellness, nutrition, sleep, substance use, sexual health, mental health, and much more.

Rec Sports

  • Dedicated to helping our community find their Hokie Movement by creating a common culture of well-being and showcasing how "moving more matters."
  • Provides state of the art facilities including turf fields, a field house, a golf course, tennis courts, an indoor pool, an outdoor fitness park, and a high ropes challenge course. 
  • Offers group fitness classes, personal training, intramural sports, sport club teams, small group training, outdoor education and adventure (Venture Out), special events and more.

Cook Counseling Center

  • Committed to serving all students by providing mental health resources. 
  • Offers individual counseling, group counseling, workshops, psychiatric services, outreach, animal-assisted programming, and crisis counseling, all of which are accessible through tele-health. 
  • You can find out more information about our services by calling 540-231-6557 or on our website.

Schiffert Health Center

  • Schiffert Health Center's clinical staff of 13 doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants administer care for a wide range of medical concerns. With a travel clinic, women's clinic, nutrition clinic, and allergy and immunization clinic, as well as a radiology department, laboratory, and pharmacy, Schiffert Health Center can address your health care needs.

Services for Students with Disabilities

  • Works with students, families, faculty, and staff to provide progressive services that promote student learning, personal growth, and development of life skills. Endeavors to help create and maintain a campus climate in which students with disabilities experience full access and inclusion in curricular and co-curricular opportunities in the university community.
  • If you used an IEP, 504 plan, or reasonable accommodations at another institution, or have a history of a disability, Virginia Tech invites you to contact SSD to explore options and/or begin an interactive process of identifying reasonable accommodations on campus. Students are encouraged to visit our website to begin the request process as soon as possible.