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Innovative, transformative graduate education

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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

Graduate School summer office hours: May 16-Aug. 12: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

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

A teacher and two children read together
Children listen to stories at Little Hokie Hangout

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Student Support

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

Students gather at the Graduate Life Center patio tables

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 fall 2022 semester. Use this online form to register. 

Anyone wishing to visit the Little Hokie Hangout program or who has  questions should email

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