BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Get ready for some extra traffic around Blacksburg because Virginia Tech’s move-in week is officially underway for the fall semester, starting with new and transfer students.

From Monday, Aug. 15 through Wednesday, Aug. 17, new and transfer students will be welcomed to the Virginia Tech campus, followed by returning students on Thursday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Aug. 21.

In order to ease the move-in process, the university says students have already signed up for time slots staggered throughout the day in order to minimize campus traffic

If you are moving to the Blacksburg school over the next few days, officials remind you to bring your Hokie Passport — which was mailed out during the summertime.

Since many three- to four-floor residence halls do not have elevators, students should also prepare for a lot of walking and stair-climbing, according to school leaders.

In addition, any non-student guests who want to remain on campus after their assigned time slot ends is asked to move your vehicle to one of the long-term parking lots.

Virginia Tech says “Hokie Helpers” will be available throughout the day to greet students, give them access to moving carts, and answer any questions.

As for COVID-19 guidelines, the university announced last week that vaccinations and boosters are strongly encouraged, along with taking an at-home COVID-19 test 48 to 72 hours before returning to campus. However, masking is only required in the Schiffert Health Center.

For more information about the coronavirus prevention measures in place at Virginia Tech, click here.

If you have any other questions about Virginia Tech’s move-in process, the university provides plenty of resources on its housing website, including a move-in map, move-in instructions for each residence hall, parking instructions, a “What to Bring to Campus” video and packing list, answers to frequently asked questions, and a list of tasks to complete before you move in.