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Transforming graduate students, education, and lives.


Virginia Tech will hold a university-wide virtual commencement ceremony at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, May 14, during which degrees will be conferred. The university also is holding in-person celebrations in Lane Stadium for 2020 and 2021 graduates. The Graduate School commencement celebrations in Lane Stadium will be held May 10 and May 11. For information about them, including how to register, visit this link. The Graduate School's commencement information can be found here.  

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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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  

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