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COVID-19 Ready Information about Graduate Education, the 2020-21 academic year

The Virginia Tech Graduate Life Center seen from the GLC Plaza

Following the university's lead, the Graduate School has developed guidelines and resources to assist graduate students, faculty, program directors, and staff members during the 2020-21 academic year. We will add more resources as they are created, and will update webpages as new information becomes available. 

The University has published a checklist for students returning to campus for Spring 2021 semester, which begins January 19

You'll find additional universitywide information about the spring semester in this VT News story.

In this Ready section, you'll find the following resources:

Additionally, we provide a link to recommendations to support Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) as they conduct their assigned duties during the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters. 

Dean DePauw recently released a statement concerning graduate education and the spring 2021 break days. 

Graduate students are integral members of the teaching community at Virginia Tech, and their well-being should be given consideration equal to that of any other instructor in the planning and execution of courses. 

(updated January 4, 2021)