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Graduate School Recruitment

Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage with the Graduate School Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion  to find out about best practices for the recruitment and retention of graduate students.  

We are happy to meet with you to help you expand your recruitment and retention efforts. Request a consultation at

Jigsaw Connect

The Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion has launched Jigsaw Connect, a new online series focused on recruitment and retention support for graduate programs across the campuses of Virginia Tech. 

The first Jigsaw Connect  session of the spring 2021 semester is scheduled for 12 p.m. on Feb. 10. The session focuses on identifying and supporting first-generation graduate students. Charmaine Troy, Ph.D., program director for First Generation Student Support, will be the speaker. You can register here.

Jigsaw Connect flyer for the Feb. 10 event featuring Charmaine Troy at noon
Flyer for the January 20 Jigsaw Connect session on first-generation graduate students

Learn more

For potential students and people interested in the Graduate School and the Graduate Life Center in Blacksburg, learn more about the Graduate  School, explore our virtual tours, and request a meeting with one of our staff members here.