For Parents & Families

This page is dedicated to providing "What you need to know for your on-campus student" in the near future and is part of the Hokie Family eNews.

March/April 2019

It's hard to believe that the end of the semester is already upon us!  As students prepare for the second half of the semester, there are a few considerations for students, parents, and families.

End of Semester Check-out Plans

Students must check out of their rooms within 24 hours after their last exam, but no later than noon, Thursday, May 16, if they are not directly involved with the commencement ceremony.

If you are graduating or are directly involved with the Commencement activities or have an extenuating circumstance, complete the Late Check Out Request form in the StarRez Portal (form active from April 1  until  2 p.m., Thursday, May 3, 2019)

Special Note: Residents of Commencement Housing Buildings (locations: Lee, Pritchard, New Hall West, New Residence Hall East, Peddrew-Yates)  must register any request to stay past Noon, Thursday, May 16, 2019, as their building will be used for Commencement Housing activities.   Students who are graduating, participating in commencement activities, or otherwise have a extenuating circumstance should register their request by 5 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2019, using the form on the StarRez Portal.

Summer Housing

Summer housing sign-up for enrolled students is active now!  We'd love to have you stay with us over the summer.  Whether you are enrolled for both summer sessions or just one of them, we have housing options available.

Spring 2019 Commencement Housing

We know that this is an extremely exciting time for you and your family. We also understand the extra stress this time of life brings—graduation announcements, caps and gowns, job and graduate school applications, etc. Though we are not able to provide much assistance with those needs, we can help you and your family as you look to secure lodging and meals for commencement weekend.

Did you know that we offer housing and meals here at our beautiful Blacksburg campus? In an effort to provide convenient, low-cost accommodations, Housing and Residence Life offers residence hall space for families and guests of graduates. Many of our guests find that staying in our halls during commencement weekend minimizes parking and dining difficulties and provides a memorable, nostalgic experience.

We provide both and air-conditioned and non-air conditioned lodging for families, and all of our packages include meals at D2. So, that’s meals, lodging, and convenience at a fraction of the price of staying in a local hotel. It’s a pretty amazing deal!

If you and your family are in need of a place to stay, please check out our available options for commencement.  We’d love to have your family stay on campus with us!

Virginia Tech Conference and Guest Services,, phone 540.231.5721.

Join Us on Social Media!

Hey parents and families! Looking for a way to stay connected with all of the happenings in Housing and Residence Life at Virginia Tech?  Be sure to follow us on both Instagram and Twitter on our @VTHRL handles. We regularly plug university and department-wide events and announcements and post pictures from many of the small and large events that take place within our residential areas (who knows, you might see your own student in one of the pics!).

In the near future, we’ll also have a new VTHRL Facebook page, so be on the lookout for that. In the meantime, feel free to follow us, like our posts, retweet us, and message us on our active social media platforms.