Ready to come to Tech and get involved in all the super awesome things that happen here!? Then you’ll definitely need to fill all your social media with VT information so you don’t miss out on anything (and it’ll hype you up even more)! 

By Virginia Tech student Kyle Turnage        "For Hokies, by Hokies" Summer Academy Blog        03/13/2017

But where to start? What pages are actually useful and entertaining? Well, I’ve had years to filter them out and I'm here to share them with you. Can you say #blessed? There are seemingly endless Virginia Tech related accounts out there, official and unofficial. Here are just a few of them that I believe to be the best.

Facebook  

@VirginiaTech The official university Facebook page. Like this page for various updates on the goings-on around campus, as well as university-wide events. Many departments have facebook pages as well. So search for your major to get updates of all the opportunities available within your field of study!

Class groups: An extremely useful tool is your class group. Search for the Virginia Tech Class of 20** with the specific year you plan to graduate and join the group. These groups are used for everything you can possibly imagine and more: to locate lost Hokie passports, cell phones, or wallets, to buy and sell football tickets or to buy and sell really anything, to announce upcoming events etc. This is something you definitely should join if you want to be in the know of what’s happening!

 

Twitter  

@VTSandsman The President of Virginia Tech, Timothy Sands’ official Twitter account. President Sands will tweet out all kinds of campus news stories or other interesting things about VT. In fact, I have even once seen some students contact him onTwitter to play basketball, and he did! Pictures and everything! What a cool way for the president to be in direct contact with students.

@Virginia_Tech and @VTNews The official university Twitter page as well as another account with just news about different events, major VT research findings, or other various student achievements. Another great way to stay informed about what’s going on around campus.

@VT_Stories “Sharing with the world what a hokie really is.” VT stories is an account with articles from Virginia Tech alumni and professors about what they do to serve the community as well as their experiences at Virginia Tech and how it shaped who they are. Some very nice pieces to read on here!

@HokieDining This, I think, is the greatest VT social media account currently in existence. For practical purposes, it gives the daily food truck locations, as well as other food specials in various dining halls around campus. But, aside from that, they almost always respond to every tweet they receive, compliments or criticisms AND their page is filled with some high energy gifs and memes which I always find hilarious and beautiful coming from a university twitter account like this.

@VTCampusLife The official account for VT’s student engagement and campus life department. This is a great page for finding information about social events happening on campus (of which there are many).

@HokieSports Can’t forget to follow the sports twitter account! Get all your information here about any and all sports games to go to: basketball, baseball,  oh, and I think football is a big deal here, too?

 

Instagram

@Virginia.Tech You guessed it. The official university instagram account! Great photos of campus, students, and university events. 

@HokieDining You definitely do not want to miss out on this one! Truly mouth-watering photos of all the different food available on campus (which is basically anything you can imagine). This is like all those other accounts you follow with a bunch of pictures of food, but this is food that's only a short walk away! Did I mention we have the best on-campus food in the nation?

If you haven't had a Lobster Tail from J.P.'s Chophouse at West End Market, you're missing out! 😍 #availablealldayeveryday #vtdining

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@VTDSA VT Division of Student Affairs. This page features inspirational quotes, student and professor testimonials about VT, and just general fun pictures about things to do on campus or around Blacksburg.

Now, for some truly important social media accounts for you to follow. These are of the highest quality and I can not recommend them strongly enough! (especially if you are considering doing Summer Academy, which I also recommend to every incoming freshman)

Instagram: @VTSummerWinter

HB with the spike! Summer Academy 2016. #virginiatech #VTSA2016

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Kyle Turnage

Kyle Turnage, a contributor to the For Hokies, by Hokies Summer Academy blog, is a senior majoring in mathematics with a minor in physics and serves as an intern in the Office of Summer and Winter Sessions.

The views expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Virginia Tech or The Office of Summer and Winter Sessions.