November 16, 2020


Did You Know?
Did you know that the Office of Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion has launched a series of monthly virtual discussions focused on recruitment and retention support for graduate students called Jigsaw Connect? See the Recruitment page,, for more details.

Did you know that graduate students can get COVID-19 tests at Schiffert Health Center? The center now is offering tests seven days a week. More information is on the VT Ready site.

Did you know that Virginia Tech now has a COVID-19 information hotline that is staffed seven days a week? The number is 540-231-7600.

Meetings, Workshops, & Events

Deadlines & Dates to Remember

Policy Updates

Administrative Announcements
1. Edward Bouchet Honor Society Nomination Period Open
2. Diversity Scholars Program
3. Reminder: GRE Waiver Information Request
4. Graduate Student Exit Survey
5. International Students and Spring Semester

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November 1, 2020


Did You Know?

Did you know that the university is offering COVID tests to students who plan to travel outside Blacksburg during the Thanksgiving break?  Testing will be available Nov 14-24, and students must register by Oct 26 if they wish to be tested. The test is free, but anyone who fails to cancel a scheduled test within 48 hours will be charged $100 on their student account.

Meetings, Workshops, & Events
1. Little Hokie Hand-Me-Down: Volunteers Needed

Deadlines & Dates to Remember
Until November 6: Little Hokie Hand-Me-Down donations accepted

Policy and Procedure Updates
1. Changes to GTA Workshop Registration and Enforcement of Enrollment Requirement
2. Managing Spring Assistantship Offer for New International Students

Administrative Announcements
1. A Letter from Dean DePauw Regarding Spring Break
2. Post-Thanksgiving Updates
3. Edward Bouchet Honor Society Nomination Period Open
4. Jigsaw Connect Video Archive
5. Resources for Graduate Student Mental Health and Well-Being
6. Seeking Input for Graduate Coordinator – Graduate School Guide
7. Annual Review of Online Application Supplemental Forms
8. Little Hokie Hangout Enrollment Open

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