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The Graduate Life Center on Virginia Tech's Blacksburg, Virginia campus.


Messages from the Dean

Dr. Aimee Surprenant, Dean of the Virginia Tech Graduate School, has launched a series of occasional videos with messages for the Graduate School community across the university's campuses, colleges, and programs. 

Transforming graduate students, education, and lives.

"Our primary objective is to help students thrive, not just survive, during their graduate education experience." ~ Dr.  Aimée Surprenant, Dean of the Graduate School

Explore our interactive data pages to learn more about our students and programs

Bring Your Kids to School Day at the Graduate School with families and children, dean Karen DePauw and President Sands and Laura Sands.

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School of Public Information and Policy, SPIA, Virginia Tech National Capital Region, Alexandria, VA, graduate students, classroom, professor and students

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Student Support

Counseling, tutoring, Graduate Student Ombudsperson, Health and Wellness, and other services

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Graduate Life Center

The GLC houses the Graduate School offices and provides housing and spaces for classes, meetings, and social gatherings. 

The Little Hokie Hangout cooperative childcare center is accepting applications for the spring 2022 semester. Use this online form to register.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Vaccinations are required for all students attending Virginia Tech in fall 2021, with exemptions for medical reasons and sincerely held religious beliefs. Masks are required in all public spaces on all of Virginia Tech's campuses. Visit our COVID-19 information pages for more information.