Virginia Tech graduate alumni are leaders and innovators in the global community, active participants in the life of the graduate school, and partners in our continued success.
From around the world and across the country, (more than 50,000 strong), our dedicated graduate alumni provide critical financial support; offer invaluable services and opportunities to graduate students and support our graduate school community.
As a Graduate School alum, you are part of a growing, vibrant community, and you remain part of our family. You're a testament to our legacy of excellent graduates, a part of our vibrant, welcoming present and you are the key to our future.
We know alumni often check back with us to find information, continue their education or to learn about events. Here are some of the things alumni ask about most often:
We love seeing our alumni during Homecoming celebrations, for Graduate Education Week in the spring, and at other events throughout the year.
The Graduate School and Alumni Association seek nominations each year for the Outstanding Graduate Alumni Achievement Award. The recipient is recognized at the Graduate School's spring commencement ceremony.
Giving to the Graduate School
Virginia Tech offers alumni several opportunities and options for giving to the graduate school to support students, programs and services. Your financial support is vital to our success.
Annual Fund donations provide the resources we need to constantly innovate. Your gifts help the Graduate School:
- Enhance graduate student learning experiences
- Keep curriculum current and dynamic
- Improve our technological capabilities
- Expand global programs
- Support graduate student services
- Enhance the Graduate Life Center and the graduate student community
- Support the Dean's Discretionary Fund
Here are some ways to make a gift to the Graduate School:
You also can support Transformative Graduate Education by making a gift to the Dr. Karen P. DePauw Transformative Graduate Educational Fund. To make an online contribution, click Give Now, which takes you to the university's giving page. Select the button labeled "enter your own" on the webpage, and then enter “Dr. Karen P. DePauw Transformative Graduate Educational Fund.”
Other giving opportunities include mailing gifts and donations directly to the Virginia Tech Foundation at any time. Please make a check payable to the Virginia Tech Foundation and in the memo, state Graduate School. You can mail your check to:
Virginia Tech University Development (0336)
University Gateway Center
902 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Please contact University Development at 800-533-1144 with any questions or email them. University Development and the Graduate School look forward to working with you to support graduate education at Virginia Tech.