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Summer Orientation 2021

Welcome to Summer Orientation 2021 for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences! Please click on your major below for further instruction regarding your academic advising.

Welcome to Agribusiness

Welcome to our Agribusiness program!  We are excited to start this new journey with you and are here to help you along the way.

Advising sessions for Agribusiness majors will be on the following dates:

  • June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30
  • July 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14
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In order to provide each student adequate time for course scheduling and discussion, you will need to sign up for a 60-minute advising session. Please make sure you have your Virginia Tech PID and password ready. You can sign up for your advising session through this link (https://vt.campus.eab.com/)

If needed, here are the step-by-step instructions for setting up your appointment. Instructions

Once you have signed up for your advising appointment, please continue to check your VT email regularly for notifications. We will also be sending more information about what you will need for your advising session. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to let us know.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Katie White
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
katiewhite@vt.edu

 

Dr. Mike Ellerbrock
Undergraduate Director
mebrock@vt.edu

Contact:  Dr. Donna Westfall-Rudd mooredm@vt.edu

The ALCE advising dates will be

Orientation for Freshmen July 6 – 8 and July 20. We will do 8 am – 5 pm.

Transfer Orientation July 9 from 8 am – 5 pm

Makeup Orientation will be August 19 from 8 am – 5 pm

Click here for additional details! 

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Welcome to Animal and Poultry Sciences! We are excited to have you join our department and look forward to meeting you in person this fall. Students will be receiving a pre-orientation survey via their VT email so be sure you watch for emails from APSC@vt.edu.

First, you and your family are invited to attend Family Night on the following dates and times online at APSC Family Night.  Please be sure to register for one of the nights. The zoom link will be sent closer to the date.

Event

Date

Time

Family Night Q&A

   Thurs, May 27

  7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT

Family Night Q&A

   Mon, June 7

  7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT

Orientation advising will occur June 28-July 9, 2021 for APSC majors. You will receive an email (using your VT email address) soon from apsc@vt.edu with instructions on how to sign up for a 30-minute virtual advising appointment via Zoom. During that appointment, we will review your fall course schedule, which has already been created for you, and answer any questions you may have. After your 30 minute advising appointment you will join another Zoom meeting where you will meet other incoming students along with an APSC Ambassador for 30 minutes to answer any student life questions you may have.

If you need to get in touch with us prior to your advising appointment, please send an email to apsc@vt.edu.Our orientation is as follows: 

June 28-July 9, 2021

Thanks, and stay safe!

Dr. Cindy Wood
Co-Director

Dr. Dan Eversole
Co-Director

 

 
Welcome to Community Economic Development

Welcome to our Community Economic Development program!  We are excited to start this new journey with you and are here to help you along the way.

Advising sessions for (name of major) majors will be on the following dates:

o    June 22,23,24,29,30

o    July 1,6,7,8,13,14

In order to provide each student adequate time for course scheduling and discussion, you will need to sign up for a 60-minute advising session. Please make sure you have your Virginia Tech PID and password ready. You can sign up for your advising session through this link (https://vt.campus.eab.com/)

If needed, here are the step-by-step instructions for setting up your appointment. Instructions

Once you have signed up for your advising appointment, please continue to check your VT email regularly for notifications. We will also be sending more information about what you will need for your advising session. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to let us know.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Katie White                                                
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
katiewhite@vt.edu

Dr. Mike Ellerbrock
Undergraduate Director
mebrock@vt.edu

Crop and Soil Sciences

Welcome to the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences!

Advising sessions for the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences (majors include Environmental Science - ENSC, Crop and Soil Sciences - CSS, Environmental Horticulture - EHRT, and Landscape Horticulture and Design - LCON) will be on the following dates:

  • Ben Tracy - advising CSS and ENSC majors (A-L): Dates July 5th-23 (T, W, Th, F)
  • Parry Kietzman - advising ENSC majors (M-Z): July 5-23rd (M, W, F)
  • Josh Kardos -advising HORT and LCON majors: July 1-19th (M, T, W, Th)

In order to provide students adequate time for course scheduling and discussion, we will be sending you an email notification to schedule a 30-minute appointment through the online Navigate scheduling system. Please check your emails regularly for this notification and have your PID and password ready so you can schedule your appointment.

We are here to support you and are excited to meet you soon!

Ben Tracy, Parry Kietzman, and Josh Kardos

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Welcome to the Dairy Science family, the best path to your future! We look forward to helping you plan your fall class schedule and your path at Virginia Tech. Your advisor will contact you via email to schedule your first advising appointment. Check your VT email daily for updates, and email Kathy Duncan (kathytd@vt.edu) with any questions.

Environmental Horticulture

Welcome to the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences!

Advising sessions for the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences (majors include Environmental Science - ENSC, Crop and Soil Sciences - CSS, Environmental Horticulture - EHRT, and Landscape Horticulture and Design - LCON) will be on the following dates:

  • Ben Tracy - advising CSS and ENSC majors (A-L): Dates July 5th-23 (T, W, Th, F)
  • Parry Kietzman - advising ENSC majors (M-Z): July 5-23rd (M, W, F)
  • Josh Kardos -advising HORT and LCON majors: July 1-19th (M, T, W, Th)

In order to provide students adequate time for course scheduling and discussion, we will be sending you an email notification to schedule a 30-minute appointment through the online Navigate scheduling system. Please check your emails regularly for this notification and have your PID and password ready so you can schedule your appointment.

We are here to support you and are excited to meet you soon!

Ben Tracy, Parry Kietzman, and Josh Kardos

Environmental Science

Welcome to the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences!

Advising sessions for the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences (majors include Environmental Science - ENSC, Crop and Soil Sciences - CSS, Environmental Horticulture - EHRT, and Landscape Horticulture and Design - LCON) will be on the following dates:

  • Ben Tracy - advising CSS and ENSC majors (A-L): Dates July 5th-23 (T, W, Th, F)
  • Parry Kietzman - advising ENSC majors (M-Z): July 5-23rd (M, W, F)
  • Josh Kardos -advising HORT and LCON majors: July 1-19th (M, T, W, Th)

In order to provide students adequate time for course scheduling and discussion, we will be sending you an email notification to schedule a 30-minute appointment through the online Navigate scheduling system. Please check your emails regularly for this notification and have your PID and password ready so you can schedule your appointment.

We are here to support you and are excited to meet you soon!

Ben Tracy, Parry Kietzman, and Josh Kardos

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Welcome to Exploring Life Sciences! Our program is designed for students who know they have an interest in the life sciences but haven’t quite identified that perfect-fit major. The Exploring Life Sciences program is a great first step to explore majors within agriculture and life sciences or other areas of studies.  I will be your advisor for the program and look forward to working with you to offer guidance tailored to your individual goals.

So that we may best assist you during your one-on-one orientation advising session, please complete and submit the following survey:  Exploring Life Sciences Survey of Interests

Once I receive your survey, you will receive a link via your Virginia Tech email address with instructions on signing up for an advising appointment.  You will have an opportunity then to choose a date from my advising blocks during June 14 – 18 and July 12 – 16.

I am excited to welcome you to the program and look forward to working with you!

Jennifer Carr
jjc@vt.edu

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Welcome to Food Science and Technology!

STEP 1: Transfer Credit

  • Orientation Survey
  • AP Scores
  • Dual Enrollmenet & IB 

STEP 2: View FST Student Site

  • Must be logged into your VT Google Account to view

STEP 3: Select an option for your major (you may change it later) – See FST student flyer.pdf

  • Must be logged into your VT Google Account to view

STEP 4: Make an appointment with Herbert Bruce and select 2 consecutive hours

  • Appointments are through Navigate and select Get Advising
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FST student flyer.pdf
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  1. Accept invitation to Canvas: HNFE Advising site and review the Orientation information. 
  2. Schedule your orientation advising appointment. Your advisory will contact you via your VT email to schedule your orientation advising appointment.
  3. Check your VT email daily!
Landscape Contracting

Welcome to the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences!

Advising sessions for the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences (majors include Environmental Science - ENSC, Crop and Soil Sciences - CSS, Environmental Horticulture - EHRT, and Landscape Horticulture and Design - LCON) will be on the following dates:

  • Ben Tracy - advising CSS and ENSC majors (A-L): Dates July 5th-23 (T, W, Th, F)
  • Parry Kietzman - advising ENSC majors (M-Z): July 5-23rd (M, W, F)
  • Josh Kardos -advising HORT and LCON majors: July 1-19th (M, T, W, Th)

In order to provide students adequate time for course scheduling and discussion, we will be sending you an email notification to schedule a 30-minute appointment through the online Navigate scheduling system. Please check your emails regularly for this notification and have your PID and password ready so you can schedule your appointment.

We are here to support you and are excited to meet you soon!

Ben Tracy, Parry Kietzman, and Josh Kardos

We will be hosting live online orientation sessions using Zoom on the following days:

  • Wednesday, June 23 from 10 am -noon
  • Thursday, July 15 from 10 am -noon

Information with the link to the zoom meeting will be shared via email. 

 

Welcome to Food and Health Systems Econ

Welcome to our Food & Health Systems Economics program!  We are excited to start this new journey with you and are here to help you along the way.

Advising sessions for (name of major) majors will be on the following dates:

o    June 22,23,24,29,30

o    July 1,6,7,8,13,14

In order to provide each student adequate time for course scheduling and discussion, you will need to sign up for a 60-minute advising session. Please make sure you have your Virginia Tech PID and password ready. You can sign up for your advising session through this link (https://vt.campus.eab.com/)

If needed, here are the step-by-step instructions for setting up your appointment. Instructions

Once you have signed up for your advising appointment, please continue to check your VT email regularly for notifications. We will also be sending more information about what you will need for your advising session. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to let us know.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Katie White                                                
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
katiewhite@vt.edu

Dr. Mike Ellerbrock
Undergraduate Director
mebrock@vt.edu

Welcome to International Trade and Development

Welcome to our International Trade & Development program!  We are excited to start this new journey with you and are here to help you along the way.

Advising sessions for (name of major) majors will be on the following dates:

o    June 22,23,24,29,30

o    July 1,6,7,8,13,14

In order to provide each student adequate time for course scheduling and discussion, you will need to sign up for a 60-minute advising session. Please make sure you have your Virginia Tech PID and password ready. You can sign up for your advising session through this link (https://vt.campus.eab.com/)

If needed, here are the step-by-step instructions for setting up your appointment. Instructions

Once you have signed up for your advising appointment, please continue to check your VT email regularly for notifications. We will also be sending more information about what you will need for your advising session. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to let us know.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Katie White                                                
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
katiewhite@vt.edu

Dr. Mike Ellerbrock
Undergraduate Director
mebrock@vt.edu

Welcome to Environmental Econ

Welcome to our International Trade & Development program!  We are excited to start this new journey with you and are here to help you along the way.

Advising sessions for (name of major) majors will be on the following dates:

o    June 22,23,24,29,30

o    July 1,6,7,8,13,14

In order to provide each student adequate time for course scheduling and discussion, you will need to sign up for a 60-minute advising session. Please make sure you have your Virginia Tech PID and password ready. You can sign up for your advising session through this link (https://vt.campus.eab.com/)

If needed, here are the step-by-step instructions for setting up your appointment. Instructions

Once you have signed up for your advising appointment, please continue to check your VT email regularly for notifications. We will also be sending more information about what you will need for your advising session. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to let us know.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Katie White                                                
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
katiewhite@vt.edu

Dr. Mike Ellerbrock
Undergraduate Director
mebrock@vt.edu