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.
If you know of someone who is considering graduate school, let us know. We're happy to reach out and provide information about the range of programs Virginia Tech offers, and answer any questions that person may have. Use the link below to refer a student:
You also can help the Graduate School continue its efforts to provide programs, services, and support to students across the university. The three donor supported funds are noted below, Additionally, you can participate in social media campaigns, such as the annual Giving Day, or you can mail 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.
Currently the Graduate School has three donor funds:
The Transformative Graduate Education Fund
To make an online contribution, which supports student-focused initiatives such as professional development, diversity scholarship, and more, 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.”
Advanced Degree Alumni Fund
To make an online contribution to this fund, which provides financial support to graduate students, click “Give Now,” then select “Graduate School Advanced Degree Alumni Fund” from the drop down menu.
Little Hokie Hangout Fund
To make an online contribution to this fund, which supports our early childhood education center, click “Give Now,” then select “Little Hokie Hangout Fund” from the drop down menu.