Prospective Students


At Virginia Tech, graduate students are an important and valued part of the academic community. We view graduate education as a partnership between our graduate students and our highly qualified faculty. This partnership is facilitated by more than 3,500 active research projects and provides significant opportunities for intellectual growth and professional development.

See if we are visiting your campus this fall. Learn about childcare options for students.See a listing of our degree programs and services.


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Campus Tours, Departmental Visits and Open Houses Regular tour times are at 10am and 1:30pm Monday/Friday & at 1:30pm Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, but individual tours are also available by appointment. Open House programs are offered on several dates throughout the academic year. The topics covered will include an overview of graduate education at Virginia Tech, funding graduate education, on and off-campus housing options, and meal plans. Open houses start at 2pm in the Graduate Life Center. Directions.

Please note, we require that you sign up at least one week prior to the date you'd like to attend an open house. You will be sent a confirmation e-mail once we have received your registration. For more information,  please call Dannette Beane at 540/231-6529 or email

Please review the Visitor's Guide for directions, accommodations, and dining options in the Virginia Tech vicinity. Upon arrival onto campus, obtain a parking pass from the visitor's center and proceed  to park in lot P7. The Graduate Life Center tour will begin in the lobby at the designated time. A van tour of campus will follow.  Please make us aware of any special needs or accomdations. If children are joining the tour, please provide proper safety seats.
The Virginia Tech Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report (main campus only) includes statistics for the past three years. The report is available at A printed copy is available upon request by calling 540-231-6183.