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.  

Online Immigration Orientation for F-1/J-1 Students

Welcome Center and Information Fair

GTA Workshop*

How to Use the EHS Safety Management System*

Voting Information Booth

U.S. Student Fulbright Information Session (Event cancelled, Email Betty Anderson if interested in this program)

Health Insurance Sign-up

Graduate Orientation*   

VT Bookstore Technology and Textbook Information Booth

What are My Safety and Health Compliance Obligations

Building a Winning Resume/CV

Finding Resources and Accessing Materials at VT Libraries* (Workshop is full but you can sign-up for the virual session here.)

Career Fair Tips and Tricks

Data Services, Scholarly Communications, and Publishing at VT Libraries* (Workshop is full but you can sign-up for the virual session here.)

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?*

Graduate Student Assembly Delegate Meeting


The Lyric Theatre Tour*

Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) Welcome Back BBQ

Make Yourself at Home in Blacksburg*

Meet Your Immigration Advisor*

Lunch with the Dean*
Please only sign-up for one lunch.
    August 22 Lunch (This lunch is now full)
    August 31 Lunch (This lunch is now full)
    September 6 Lunch

GLC Cafe

Underrepresented/Minoritized Student Luncheon

Farmer's Market Trip

Grocery Bingo*













Thank you to the following businesses for donating prizes, gift cards, etc to help us welcome new graduate students to Virginia Tech!

Big Lots!

Frank Theatres CineBowl and Grille

In Balance Yoga

Main Street Inn

Wells Fargo