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New Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Virginia Tech!

Fall 2021 Blacksburg Orientation for New Graduate Students
August 20, 2021, 9am
Dr. Karen DePauw, Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education, as well as a panel of experienced graduate students, welcomed, inspired, and encouraged new students as they began their graduate student journey. Expectations for graduate education, resources, and opportunities for involvement were shared.

View a recoding of the Spring 2021 Orientation on January 15, 2021
(Note - due to technical issues the first few minutes of Dr. DePauw's presentation has been cut off.)

View Dr. Karen DePauw's Fall 2020 Orientation Slides

You can also review our previous orientation slide show, view the checklist for grad students, check out events and activities,  learn how to get started as a student, and view the pre-recorded orientation videos below.

Academic Progress

 Student Services

Title IX for Graduate Students

University Libraries

Graduate Honor System

Graduate Student Assembly

Dean of Students

Recruitment, Diversity and Inclusion


Veteran Services

BOV Graduate Representative

Cranwell International Center

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