Spring 2016 degree awarding information

Spring 2016 final grades post Monday, May 16th. Graduate School staff will be working as quickly as possible to award the 1,216 pending degrees and certificates for spring by July 1st. We award in first come, first served order as all our graduates are needing their degrees conferred for employment or further graduate study.

Once a degree is awarded, the student can get a .pdf Letter of Completion through their Graduate Student Degree Menu in HokieSpa.

Transcripts can be ordered now through the Registrar’s Office webpage and marked as “Degree Completion” hold. The transcript will print the business day after the degree is awarded. http://www.registrar.vt.edu/academic_records/transcripts/index.html

Diplomas will be ordered weekly throughout the entire summer. It takes approximately 10 business days for the diplomas to be printed and shipped after the order date. The diplomas ship directly to the student from the diploma company in Utah.

Graduate School Summer Hours

Starting Monday, May 16, the Graduate School’s Blacksburg offices in the GLC will operate with summer hours, opening at 9:00am each day and closing at 4:00pm. The summer schedule will be in effect through Friday, Jul 29. Regular business hours (8-5) will resume on Aug 1. When the Graduate School is open but the GLC is closed, visitors may access Graduate School offices through the entrance door facing Squires Student Center.

Immigration walk-in advising hours in the summer are MWF 1-4pm, TTh 9am-12pm in 120 GLC.

The Graduate Life Center remains accessible 24/7 to all graduate students with a valid Hokie Passport. A secure drop box is available for form submissions immediately outside GLC 120.