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Hokies on Board Mentor Program

The Hokies Onboard Mentor Program is a FREE VIRTUAL mentor program that runs during the summer. This program connects incoming first-time in college new students with currently enrolled Virginia Tech students. During the summer months, mentors work with new students to help them prepare for their transition to Virginia Tech and serve as a point of contact and resource.

What Mentees can expect

  • Welcome phone call 
  • Frequent communications from mentor
  • 4 virtual meetings with mentors
  • Welcome event in August at Virginia Tech

Time Commitment

From mid-May through Early August mentees are expected to virtually meet with their mentor at least four times based on your schedule as a mentee.  

Tips for meeting with your mentor

  • Do not be afraid to ask questions. Your mentor was once a brand new transfer student, they know what it is like to be a brand new student at Virginia Tech. They may even know some great tricks and tips. No question is too small or too dumb.
  • You do not have to have questions to meet-up with your mentor. If you have no questions for your mentor no worries. They are still a great person to get to know and can be someone you can talk to. They love getting to know their mentees.

Have fun! The mentors are great people and this is a great way to make new friends.