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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 sign-up links will be added when plans are confirmed.

GTA Workshop** - August 15

International Graduate Student Orientation**  - August 16

Graduate Orientation* - August 18

Health Insurance Sign-up - August 18

Lunch with the Dean** (Please only sign-up for one lunch)
  August 25 Lunch
  September 12 Lunch

Understanding and Managing Your Assistantship* - August 29

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?* - September 8

*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.

Introduction to the University Libraries - August 23

Literature Reviews and Database Searching for Social and Behavioral Sciences - August 28

Introduction to Research Data Management - August 30

Getting Started with Zotero - September 5

Getting Started with Mendeley - September 11

Literature Reviews and Database Searching for Engineers - September 13

Getting Started with EndNote - September 18

Introduction to LaTex with Overleaf - September 19

Getting the Most Out of Your Citation Manager - September 25

Advanced LaTex for ETDs and More - September 26

Introduction to Online Scholarly Presence - October 3

Literature Reviews and Database Searching for Animal and Life Sciences - October 11









GLC Cafe (Every Thursday and 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month)

Make Yourself at Home* - August 17

Graduate and Professional Student Senate Welcome Back BBQ - August 18

Farmer's Market Trip* - August 30

Grocery Bingo* - September 6

The Lyric Theatre Tour* - September 7









*Registration Requested