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flyer with info for July 16 Jigsaw Connect 2 pm event register:

The Graduate School is excited to launch: Jigsaw Connect! Jigsaw Connect is a bi-monthly discussion series focused on recruitment and retention support for graduate programs. We have two sessions planned for July: One on July 16 at 2 p.m. focused on staying connected beyond Zoom, and another on July 28 at 10 a.m. that will discuss recruiting on a budget. Register for the July 16 event here, and use this link for July 28. Feel free to invite others in your unit who may find this information useful. For more information, please email

flyer with info for July 28 Jigsaw Connect 10 am event register:


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.  

For information about the Coordinated Site Visits Program, Preview Weekend grants, and purchasing names, please contact the Graduate School at 540-231-6529.  

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) student can contact with questions about admission and funding.

For potential students and people interested in the Graduate School and the Graduate Life Center in Blacksburg, visit us, or request a tour.