In April of last year police say seven male students tried to cross the Appomattox River as part of a hazing ritual for a non-university sanctioned group.
College students Marvell Edmonson and Jauwan Holmes drowned.
The four suspects were arrested a few days later.
One reason this case has taken so long is that one of the suspects was in a car crash and is unable to go to court.
Their trial now begins October 9.