Official communication is sent to the graduate student community through email listservs managed by the Graduate School.
- Gradsemail@example.com (in Blacksburg) or Gradsfirstname.lastname@example.org (at extended campus locations) are the official channels of communication for important Graduate School notices. Messages are posted on a need basis. Students cannot unsubscribe from the list.
- Glcemail@example.com is used to send weekly notices to graduate students about programs and activities in the Graduate Life Center, funding opportunities, research projects, and other topics of interest to graduate students. Subscription is updated each semester based on enrollment, but you may unsubscribe from the list any time.
GLC Weekly Blog
The GLC blog lists events, opportunities, and services for graduate students through weekly postings. The content is similar to the firstname.lastname@example.org weekly postings.
In addition to the listservs, you can find news, events, and important notices on the following university websites and calendars:
- Graduate School: This site provides a calendar of important Graduate-School deadlines, services, and programming.
- Graduate Life Center: This site provides a calendar of events in the GLC and information about the facility, including reservation policies.
- University-wide calendar: This site offers daily, weekly, and monthly view of campus events and activities.
Virginia Tech News provides university news, announcements, and a calendar of events.
VT Graduate Community on Social Media
Join the Virginia Tech Graduate School on Facebook and the VT Grad Community on Twitter to keep up to date on news, events, and interesting information about your fellow graduate students, alumni, and friends.
VT Alerts is Virginia Tech's Emergency Notification System. For more information and to sign up, please visit the VT Alerts website.
Virginia Tech offers many resources to enhance graduate students’ professional and personal success. The following list highlights some of the more commonly accessed resources:
For a complete listing of all student organizations visit the student organizations database and search by your interests.
There are major graduate-student organizations that represent graduate students' voice in university governance, graduate education, and student life:
- Graduate Student Assembly (GSA): The GSA organizes social events to encourage graduate students to come together across departments; it administers research- and travel-grant programs to support graduate student research and educational efforts; and it represents graduate student interests in university governance.
- Black Graduate Student Organization (BGSO): The BGSO promotes a greater sense of community among graduate students of African descent.
VT Police strives to enhance the safety and quality of life for students, faculty, staff, and visitors through effective law enforcement and proactive crime prevention in partnership with the university community. A few of the VTPD’s services are listed below:
- Safe Ride: Through this program students, faculty, and staff can be driven to any building on campus free of charge. This service runs from sunset to sunrise, when classes are in session. Call (540) 231-SAFE for a ride.
- Blue Lights: The university has installed more than 60 blue light safety phones located throughout campus. All of the safety phones connect directly with the Virginia Tech Police and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are in need of emergency assistance, please use one of the blue light safety phones or call 911 from your cellular phone.
Health and Wellness
The Graduate School believes that physical, emotional, and social wellness is a key component of academic success and a robust community. Please visit the Health and Wellness website for information and opportunities.
Learn more about Virginia Tech and student life in Blacksburg as seen by students, faculty and staff.