BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 22, 2012 – The Graduate School kicks off the year with a week full of events to help students get acquainted with programs, services, and life as a graduate student at Virginia Tech.
Approximately 1,200 graduate students are expected to enroll for fall semester, more than 400 of them international students representing 80 different countries. In total, more than 7,000 graduate students are enrolled in approximately 90 degree programs.
The week’s events include
In addition, the Graduate Life Center café offers free coffee and a chance for students to socialize every Thursday afternoon throughout the semester. The Cook Counseling Center provides counseling support specifically to graduate students every Wednesday and Thursday, and a representative from Career Services is available Wednesday afternoons. Finally, the Graduate Student Assembly sponsors “Dialog with the Dean,” a monthly informal discussion about graduate education, university policies, and graduate student life, among other topics.
The Graduate School at Virginia Tech promotes graduate education as a critical component in the transmission of new knowledge, research, ideas, and scholarship. It is responsible for the development, administration, and evaluation of graduate education throughout the university, providing support to faculty, staff, and more than 6,000 graduate students. The Graduate School is committed to building a diverse graduate community and vibrant intellectual environment to help prepare graduates to lead. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.