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"Our primary objective is to help students thrive during their graduate education experience at Virginia Tech."

~ Dr.  Aimée Surprenant, Dean of the Graduate School

Welcome new and returning students. Visit our Orientation page for upcoming online and in-person events and additional information.


Explore our interactive data and reports pages and find out more about students, funding, programs, and more:

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Student Support

Counseling, tutoring, Graduate Student Ombuds, Health and Wellness, and other services

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Graduate Life Center

The GLC houses the Graduate School offices and provides housing and spaces for classes, meetings, and social gatherings. 

Graduate School's summer office hours: May 11-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Summer walk-in hours: June 3-July 31, Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Staff will be available by phone or email Monday-Friday during regular office hours, in addition to the walk-in hours.


The Little Hokie™ Hangout is accepting applications for

the fall 2024 semester

The Little Hokie™ Hangout early childhood education program is accepting applications for the summer sessions. a flexible, subsidized early education program primarily for Graduate Student families with children ages 2-5. Use this form to apply for a fall semester 2024 spot. Find out more about the Little Hokie™ Hangout here.

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