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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** January 10

GTA Workshop** - January 11

Graduate Orientation* - January 12

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

Friday, January 19                         Tuesday, January 30  

Grocery Store Tour - Kroger 1322 South Main St.** - January 19                                       (shuttle from GLC available)  

Grocery Bingo** - Wednesday January 31

Understanding/Managing Your  Assistantship**                                                                            Zoom - January 23          In Person - January 26

What Have I Gotten Myself Into?** - February 1

*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 Research Data Management - January 22, 3:30-4pm

Literature Reviews & Database Searching for Social & Behavioral Sciences - January 24, 2-3:15pm

Getting Started with Zotero - January 29, 2:30-3:45pm

Literature Reviews and Database Searching for Engineers - February 1, 2-3pm

Getting Started with Mendeley - February 5, 4-5pm

Introduction to LaTex with Overleaf - February 6, 3:30-5pm

Introduction to Scholarly Publishing - February 8 3:30-4:45pm

Getting Started with EndNote - February 12, 2:30-3:30-pm

Advanced LaTex for ETDs and More - February 15, 2-3:30pm

Getting the Most Out of Your Citation Manager - February 19, 4-5pm

Literature Reviews and Database Searching for Animal and Life Sciences - February 20, 3:30-4:45pm

Introduction to Online Scholarly Presence - February 26, 2:30-3:45pm

Promoting Your Scholarly Work Online -  February 29, 2:30-3:45pm


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

Tour of the Lyric Theatre - January 26

Grocery Bingo* - January 31










*Registration Requested