Smart College Visit Launches Visit Virginia Tech Mobile Guide to Campus

From Virginia Tech News:

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 27, 2011 – Planning to visit Virginia Tech? There’s an app for that.

Prospective students, their families, friends, returning alumni, and anyone visiting Virginia Tech's 2600-acre Blacksburg campus can now have an electronic map, driving directions, a walking tour, admissions information, restaurant and hotel information, historical sights, and more available literally at their fingertips via the "Visit Virginia Tech" mobile app.

“The campus visit is very important in higher education marketing,” acknowledged Melissa Richards, director of marketing and publications at Virginia Tech. “Virginia Tech works very hard to make every visitor’s experience the best it can be. We seek innovative and interactive ways to forge personal connections with our audiences. A mobile app is a smart way to engage visitors before, during, and even after they come to campus.”

Published by Smart College Visit Inc., this navigational and travel planning guide to campus features the university’s admission requirements, campus tour and information session schedules, on-campus and off-campus dining directories, and area accommodations as well as turn-by-turn directions to nearly every building on campus, parking lots, athletic facilities, and residence halls.

A self-guided walking tour and Virginia Tech wallpaper backgrounds are just two of the app's features designed to connect the visitor with the university.

“Visit Virginia Tech” is published by Smart College Visit Inc., a Blacksburg, Va. based higher-ed marketing and college visit planning portal, in partnership with Virginia Tech and is available free on iTunes — search for “visit virginia tech.” 

Virginia Tech's new Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center, located off Prices Fork Road next to the Inn at Virginia Tech, will be open in July 2011. The new center will feature interactive exhibits focusing on Virginia Tech's research, academics, student life, outreach, and history. Admissions tours, as well as other university tours, will initiate at the new center. Fall Open House dates are Oct. 15-16 and Nov. 12-13, 2011. 

Founded in 1872, Virginia Tech attracts students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. The university’s eight colleges achieve quality, innovation, and results through teaching, research, and outreach in Blacksburg and at other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Richmond, Southern Virginia, Hampton Roads, and Roanoke.


Smart College Visit, Inc. is a VT KnowledgeWorks member company.

“Visit Virginia Tech” is published by Smart College Visit, Inc. in partnership with Virginia Tech. Visit Virginia Tech is available free on iTunes.

About Smart College Visit, Inc.
Smart College Visit is a Blacksburg, Virginia-based higher-ed marketing company and college visit planning portal. Featuring college search and campus visit travel resources, has been listed in the Top 100 education advice blogs and as one of the top 5 college visit sites. Their popular weekly Twitter chat, CampusChat, provides education experts, parents, and students with a forum for insightful interaction. More information can be found at, by phone at 540-239-2525, or by email, [email protected]. Smart College Visit is on Twitter.


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