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Orientation and Welcome Events

Welcome to Virginia Tech Graduate School! We know that starting graduate school can be a challenge, so we offer a variety of events and activities to help new students connect with fellow students, faculty, staff, and local resources. Click on each event to find out more details. Events with an ** require registration.  

Events and sessions will be added when plans are confirmed.

International Graduate Student Orientation**  - January 11

GTA Workshop** - January 12

Graduate Orientation* - January 13

Understanding and Managing Your Assistantship* - January 19 or January 23

Lunch with the Dean** (Please only sign-up for one lunch)
  January 20 Lunch (Lunch sign-up is now closed)
  January 31 Lunch

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?* - February 3

*Registration Requested

**Registration Required


The following workshops are sponsored by University Libraries. Registration is required for all of the sessions and will be held via Zoom.  More information and recordings of sessions can be found here.

 Literature Reviews and Database Searching for Social and Behavoral Sciences - January 24

Introduction to Research Data Management - January 26

Getting Started with Zotero - January 30

Getting Started with Mendeley - February 7

Literature Reviews and Database Searching for Engineers - February 8

Deciphering Research Impact Metrics - February 9

Getting Started with EndNote - February 13

Getting the Most Out of Your Citation Manager
- February 14

Introduction to LaTeX with Overleaf - February 16

Literature Reviews and Database Seraching for Animal & Life Sciences - February 21

Advanced LaTeX for ETDs and More - February 22

Introduction to Online Scholarly Presence - February 23

Presenting with LaTeX - February 27