A variety of social events are offered for graduate students year-round, including the weekly GLC cafe; review the GLC Weekly newsletter, the Northern Virginia Center's newsletter for students in the Washington, D.C. metro area, and the Dean's Weekly Update for information. Events also are listed on the Graduate School Calendar.
The Graduate School's Diversity, Inclusion, and Strategic Partnerships team focuses on providing support to students as they get acclimated and adjusted to their graduate programs, and throughout their education journey through the inclusive and diverse programming to meet students' needs. The team's primary objective is to help students thrive, not just survive during their graduate experience. Learn more about the programs and opportunities here.
Each year, Virginia Tech celebrates Graduate Education Week during the fourth week of March. The week includes a range of events and activities, including workshops, the Graduate and Professional Student Senate's Research Symposium, the annual awards dinner, and the Spring Cook-out on the Graduate Life Center lawn.
The Graduate Life Center offers reservable spaces and other amenities for all graduate students. Located near the Newman Library, Squires Student Center, academic buildings, and downtown Blacksburg, the GLC provides spaces, services, housing, and programming that meet the unique needs of graduate and professional students and encourage their active participation in the graduate community. The GLC has won national awards and is a role model for other graduate schools and departments across the nation.
The GLC Weekly listserv posting provides a curated list of events, administrative announcements, on-campus employment opportunities and ongoing research and volunteer projects specifically tailored for graduate students. The listserv is emailed to all registered graduate students in Blacksburg and Roanoke. Students outside those campuses can stay up-to-date on news by visiting the archive via the link above.
The Graduate School considers students' health and wellbeing to be an important priority. On this page you will find links to health and wellness services for enrolled students, including counseling support; recreational sports teams; and fitness facilities, supported by your comprehensive fees.
Get your documents notarized in the Graduate School, 120 GLC (appointment may be required)
The Graduate School hosts a new student orientation each semester and provides online resources for new students, as well as a range of welcome events.
The Statistical Applications and Innovation Group will support your research efforts with statistical advice, analysis, and education through collaboration meetings, walk-in consulting, and short courses.
Free and confidential legal advice is available for currently enrolled Virginia Tech students and Virginia Tech-registered student organizations (RSOs) at the Blacksburg campus, regarding but not limited to leases, criminal charges, traffic violations, contracts, employment, consumer issues, etc.; supported by your comprehensive fees. Visit the Legal Services website for more information.
Find academic and personal support, gain leadership experience, influence university policy, or just become an active member of your graduate student community. Search for organizations based around your academic discipline, professional organization, nationality, or interests.
The Office of Veterans Services at Virginia Tech provides assistance with documentation related to veteran and military student educational benefits. You can find out what financial, academic, and social resources are available to assist your successful transition to and through your course of study at Virginia Tech.
Virginia Tech offers many graduate courses and programs online. Students in those programs may not have access to the university's physical campuses, but there are resources and information tailored to their needs on this resources page.
Virginia Tech has a strong presence in Northern Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. metro area, with a host of graduate programs located on campuses in those communities. Visit this page to learn more supports, services, and other resources available to graduate students in those areas.
Virginia Tech Libraries provide graduate students free support for all types of writing they may need to do in the course of their graduate studies. The Writing Center provides assistance at any stage of the writing process, with tutors available for face-to-face or online synchronous (real time) meetings, or asynchronous guidance.
The Graduate School recognizes that graduate students have concerns about a wide range of issues, from parking, to fees, to childcare, and more. This page offers some resources for making your voice heard. You'll also find links to resources to help stop harassment, intimidation and other forms of discrimination or abuse.
Updated April 07, 2023