IGSS Contacts

Our immigration advisors provide assistance with navigating complex immigration requirements and assist our students and graduate programs with maximizing the benefits of F-1/J-1 student status.   

Monika Gibson
Director of Graduate Student Services, Alternate Responsible Officer, PDSO

Mark Dennis (starting Aug 1)
Immigration Advisor, ARO, DSO

Matt Grice
Senior Admissions and Academic Progress Advisor, part-time immigration advisor, DSO

Tina Lapel
SEVIS Compliance Coordinator, Senior Immigration Advisor, ARO, DSO

Jenn Walters
Admissions and Academic Progress Advisor, part-time immigration advisor, DSO

Karen Wills
Immigration Advisor, ARO, DSO

Office Hours:

  • Walk-in advising hours:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Thursday, 9:00am-12:00 p.m.
  • Summer Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (DST)

Mailing Address:

Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown
Virginia Tech (0325)
155 Otey Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061 U.S.A.
Tel: (540) 231-8486  Fax: (540) 231-3714
E-mail: igss@vt.edu