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New Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Virginia Tech!

Fall 2020 Blacksburg Orientation for New Graduate Students
Took place on August 21, 2020 at 10am, Via Zoom
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 on Augsut 21 as they began their graduate student journey. We shared expectations for graduate education, resources, and opportunities for involvement.
View a recording of Dr. Karen DePauw's presentation at orientation on August 21, 2020
(Note - due to technical issues with the recording, we aren't able to post the panel portion of orientation.)

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