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Orientation Sessions

Welcome to Summer Orientation 2020! We are excited to welcome you and your family to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. Please explore the resources on this page to learn more about your transition to our college. We are here for you!

Welcome to CALS.pdf

Meet the Staff of Academic Programs

We can’t wait to meet you! Watch our video so we can say hello, and let you know all the ways we serve the students in CALS.

Family Orientation Sessions

Two family orientation sessions were held this summer, and can be viewed below. Each session covered different items, so feel free to watch one or both to find answers to many common questions incoming families have as they transition to CALS.

Class Prep 101 CALS Faculty Info Session for Students

On July 28, CALS AP held a webinar featuring several faculty from CALS and other science faculty for first year classes. Information covered included how teaching faculty are approaching their classes this fall, our focus on engagement in online classes, and tips for student success. Recording can be viewed here.

Signing up for the weekly CALS Family Email is a great way to stay connected with what is happening in CALS. 


Summer orientation and getting ready for college is an exciting time, but we know there can be questions that arise. Please contact us at with any questions you may have and we’ll be glad to help.

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