About Women's Preview weekend
Women's Preview Weekend (WPW) provides an opportunity for young women who have been offered admission to the College of Engineering to visit campus and make an informed decision about attending Virginia Tech. During Preview Weekend, prospective students meet current students and faculty and get a first-hand look at Virginia Tech and the College of Engineering. Each prospective student who completes the registration form will be matched with a host who is a freshman in the Hypatia program.
This event allows the young women a chance to meet women Engineers and live a day in the shoes of a college student. Furthermore, they will have opportunities to meet Professors and learn more about the different Engineering majors that Virginia Tech provides.
During this weekend, the young women will go through different events and activities where they will be able to learn more about Virginia Tech.
Some of the activities are:
1.) Panel Interview with Faculty and Graduate Students
- Commonly asked questions from this event have been compiled from numerous events. Check out the FAQ page!
2.) Mini-Gobbler Fest
-Each fall semester, Virginia Tech holds an event called Gobblerfest on the Drillfield. Student organizations are lined up all over the Drillfield, allowing students to learn about ways to get involved on campus. At WPW, Mini-Gobblerfest is held, with organizations related to the College of Engineering Present.
The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech is home to numerous student organizations, ranging from design teams to professional societies to service-based organizations. The SEC (Student Engineers Council) has a detailed list of all organizations associated with the College of Engineering. Additionally, Virginia Tech's website called GobblerConnect has additional information on each registered organization.
3) Getting to know current Hypatia members
- Students registered to attend WPW have been assigned a freshman host in the Hypatia program. They should be reaching out to you soon! If you have not heard from them yet, reach out! These students are one of the best resources for answering your questions.
4) Lab tour
- The Galipatia Living Learning Community has its own design studio, The Invents Studio. Information regarding the studio and a virtual tour can be found on this website on the Studios 1 and 2 tab.