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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.

International Graduate Student Orientation** August 21

GTA Workshop** - August 20

Graduate Orientation* - August 23

Lunch with the Dean** (Please only sign-up for one lunch)

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?**  

*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.

Fall dates coming soon


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

Make Yourself at Home

Tour of the Lyric Theatre  

Grocery Bingo*  










*Registration Requested

Incoming fall 2024 graduate students are invited to attend any of the summer sessions listed below. These workshops will be geared towards helping new students learn about resources and finding connections. All will be at 9am (est)  via Zoom.

Getting Started as a Student - Friday, June 28

Graduate Student Life  - How to Find Community - Monday, July 8

Support and Resources for Spouses/Partners/Children - Wednesday, July 17

Life as a Research Graduate Student - Thursday, July 25

I Have an Assistantship. Now What?  - Friday, August 2