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Congratulations on your acceptance to Virginia Tech! We look forward to welcoming you to our community. This webpage is designed to provide you with a brief introduction to graduate life at Virginia Tech.

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSIONS - FALL 2017:

Please come to the New Student Orientation Sessions held on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at the Northern Virginia Center in Room 214. There will be two orientation sessions:

8:00-10:00am Evening MBA and MSBA students
10:00am-Noon All other graduate programs
Noon-1:00pm International students session only

ORIENTATION PARKING

Parking at the NVC on the weekends is free. Patrons must still take a ticket from the parking machine at the gate. When you depart the parking lot, you must put the ticket back into the machine but will not be required to pay anything. For more information on where to park for orientation, click here.

CHECKLIST FOR NEW VT NVC STUDENTS

More information for new students can be found on the Graduate School website.

ORIENTATION MATERIALS

NVC PARKING PROXIMITY CARDS

Proximity cards will be given out between Noon and 2pm to holders of valid Virginia Tech parking permits (hang tags or receipts of purchase). Student parking at the NVC parking lot requires a proximity card. Please bring proof of parking permit/hang tag in order to register and receive proximity card.

HOKIE PASSPORTS

Hokie Passports, the official Virginia Tech ID card, will be issued on the First Floor in the Resource Center/Library from 10am to 2pm. Please bring a photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport.

GRADUATE STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE (GSSO)

The Graduate Student Services Office (GSSO) in the National Capital Region, serves as a coordinating and governing body to all the Virginia Tech graduate programs and their students. Some of the services they provide include:

Click here for more information on the GSSO.

GRADUATE STUDENT ASSEMBLY

The NCR Graduate Student Assembly seeks to nurture graduate student community across departments by providing social events that foster inter-department, interdisciplinary conversation. The representatives liaise with the VT GSA in Blacksburg to improve scholarly development, and graduate community by creating and implementing goals based on the issues and concerns of graduate students on campus.

The NCR GSA Leadership for 2017-2018 is: