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Orientation Information

Welcome to Economics!

Orient yourself to your new Home


Let us welcome you......

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Dr. Sudipta Sarangi
Department Head

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Dr. Melanie Fox
Undergrad Director

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Erika Perdue
Academic Advisor

The Department of Economics Orientation page is now open on Canvas!

To access the site you will:
     1. Accept the invitation that was sent to you at your VT Email
     2. Go to
     3. Log in using your VT PID (ex. hokiebird) and password
     4. On the dashboard, select the course titled "Virginia Tech Department of Economics Orientation 2020"

If you have any questions or difficulty accessing the Canvas site, there are several options for assistance:
     1. Attend the Virtual Help Desk Hours M-F, 10:30am-12:00pm and 1:15-5:15pm at the link sent to you each week.
     2. Contact the IT 4HELP office at
     3. Email your Economics Advisor, Erika Perdue at