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

Transforming graduate students, education, and lives.

CONGRATULATIONS 2020 and 2021 GRADUATES!!

Virginia Tech held a university-wide virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, May 14. The Graduate School commencement celebrations in Lane Stadium were held May 10 and May 11. 

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 traditional curriculum must become more inclusive, adaptive and individualized, with emphasis on integrative thinking and experiential learning." 

~ Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education Karen P. DePauw  

Little Hokie™ Hangout is accepting applications for Fall 2021 semester

The Little Hokie™ Hangout is a flexible, subsidized care program primarily for Graduate Student families. The program is a parent-cooperative childcare program open to Virginia Tech students and employees with children ages 2-5. Care is provided for three sessions each day: morning, afternoon, and evening, and the center is open from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information and to access the application form, visit the Little Hokie™ Hangout webpage

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Our statement about inclusion and diversity and the graduate school's commitment to support all students.