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The Virginia Tech Hokiebird signs a piece of art for the Graduate Life Center's 10th anniversary

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, (almost 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:

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Events for Alumni

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Find sports schedules and ticket information

More than 150 alumni from across the Commonwealth converge on the Graduate Life Center for Graduate Alumni Homecoming.

Alumni are invited to join Graduate School faculty and staff, Alumni Relations staff, and current graduate students for a brunch with music and conversation, and a photo with the HokieBird, prior to heading to Lane Stadium for the game.  Find out more here.

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.

Students at a concert on the Graduate Life Center lawn

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 “Enter your own,” button 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.


Graduate School Dean Karen DePauw addresses the crowd at the dedication of the Graduate Life Center plaza and fountain.

Graduate School fountain and plaza at dedication