Call for Nominations for Graduate Student Awards

The Graduate School invites nominations for the following student awards: 

   Outstanding Dissertation– two awards, one in math/science/engineering and one in social sciences/business/humanities, $1000

   Graduate Student Teaching Excellence- two awards, one for GTA instructor of record and one for GTA who assists instructor of record, $1000

   Graduate Student Service Excellence– $1000

   Graduate Student of the Year– up to three awards, $500

   Outstanding Interdisciplinary Program Student– $500

   Outstanding Graduate Student– one master’s and one doctoral student per      college, $500

 All winners will be recognized during the Graduate Education Week banquet on March 27. More information about criteria, forms, and process for nomination can be found on our web page at

The deadline for nominations is January 31, 2014 at 5 pm. Notifications of each college’s selection of their outstanding master’s and doctoral students are due by  February 15 at 5 pm.

Email questions to or call 231-4558.

Graduate School Winter Break Hours

The Graduate School will close at 5:00pm on Friday, Dec 20 for winter break, and reopen at 8:00am on Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 with normal business hours.

Graduate students may access the public areas of the GLC during the break by using their active Hokie Passport to enter the building through the Bookstore-side or the Otey Street entrance.

Materials left in the drop box in front of 120 GLC will be collected and processed on Jan 2, 2014.