New Student Checklist
Here’s a list of all the things you need to complete once you’re accepted as a graduate student. Download the checklist in PDF format.
Before You Arrive
You’ll use this for email, class registration, and to access all your Virginia Tech accounts.
They’ll inform you of any departmental requirements, as well as provide information about orientation, advising, funding, and registering for classes.
Turn them in at least one month before classes start to avoid a registration penalty.
Select an orientation session to learn about the requirements and benefits for health care in the U.S. for international students.
Find resources to help you search for off-campus housing or apply for our on-campus housing for graduate students.
International students must purchase a health insurance plan, and U.S. students are encouraged to. The university offers a student health plan, or you can select any other that meets the minimum requirements.
Log in to Hokie SPA to pay your student account bill once you’ve registered for classes for the semester.
Attend a welcome event to meet fellow students and faculty.
After You Get Here
All new international graduate students must complete a mandatory immigration check-in process after arrival. Follow the instructions on our website to check-in.
Visit the Hokie Passport Office to have your picture taken and pick up your student ID card.
Come to our orientation event to learn about the programs and services we offer for graduate students. Attendance is optional, but encouraged.