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"Our primary objective is to help students thrive during their graduate education experience at Virginia Tech."

~ Dr.  Aimée Surprenant, Dean of the Graduate School

Congratulations Spring 2023 Graduates!

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Graduate Commencement was held on Wednesday, May 10, at 3:30 p.m. on the Blacksburg Campus. The greater Washington, D.C. area Graduate Commencement was held on Sunday, May 14, at the George Mason University Center for the Arts.

Graduate School Office Hours, May 15 - August 4

The Graduate School offices are on a summer schedule between May 15 and Aug 4, opening at 9 a.m. and closing at 4 p.m. on university business days. 

June 1 through July 31, the Support Hub of Inclusive Practices (SHIP/Room 120) in the Graduate School will be open for walk-in services from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Signs will provide information for guests regarding  how to contact the appropriate Graduate School staff members to meet their needs on the other days of the week.

Explore our interactive data and reports pages and find out more about students, funding, programs, and more:

Applications are open for the fall 2023 session of Little Hokie Hangout, the Graduate School sponsored early childhood education center, located near the Blacksburg campus. You'll find the application 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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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 Ombuds, 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. 

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