New Student Guide and Orientation Programs

Orientation Programs:
New graduate student orientation hosted by the Graduate School will be in the auditorium in the Graduate Life Center (GLC) on Friday, August 23, 9:00-11:00. Morning refreshments will be served 8:30-9:00 in the lobby.

We also provide a variety of information sessions and activities to help new students get started in their graduate career, including an information fair in the GLC between August 19-23. The fair features more than 50 campus and community organizations and services. 

Detailed information about the orientation and Welcome Week activities>>

Getting Started as a Student:
An online guide is also available for new students to help them get started. The guide includes information and links to a variety of campus services, including student ID cards, class schedule and registration, tuition payment, policies, financial resources, health and wellness, campus life and more. Visit the online guide>> .

If you have any questions or concerns about getting started at Virginia Tech, please contact us by phone at 540.231.9561 or by email.

Recruitment and Diversity Summit

Graduate Program Directors, Coordinators, and Recruiters,


Please save the date for Wednesday, August 7, 2013 from 10-noon to discuss graduate student recruitment and diversity initiatives.


We will meet in the Graduate Life Center Multipurpose Room and also offer WebEx access for those of you who want to participate remotely.


Topics include but are not limited to the following:

·         Hobsons Connect Client Management System

·         Travel Schedule

·         Diversity Strategies and Initiatives

·         Visitation Programs


This is a collaborative meeting so much discussion is encouraged. More details will be sent the week prior to the event.


If you’d like to discuss your department’s plan for the 2013-2014 recruitment season, please contact me to set up a seperate meeting time.


Thank you for your commitment to enhancing the graduate student profile at Virginia Tech.

 Contact Dannette Gomez Beane with questions at or 540-231-6529.