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New Graduate Student Orientation

Welcome to Virginia Tech!

Fall 2021 Blacksburg Orientation for New Graduate Students
August 20, 2021, 9:00-10:30am via Zoom
The  Dean for Graduate Education, Aimee Surpranant presented at orientation and a graduate student panel shared their experiences. Below is a link to the recorded orientation.

Fall 2021 Orientation Recording (Please note that the first 10-15 minutes were mistakingly not recorded.

Welcome message sent to new students on July 29, 2021

Be Inspired. Be Informed. Be Engaged.

  • Learn about expectations for graduate education at Virginia Tech
  • Discover information resources that will keep you moving successfully through your program, start to finish
  • Meet fellow graduate students
  • Find out how to get involved in campus life
  • Complete this New Student Scavenger Hunt to learn more about campus and the surrounding community and compete for one of 11 gift certificates to a local restaurant

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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