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Virginia Tech is proud to extend the university’s higher education excellence in the Greater Washington D.C. area. With expansive advantages in close proximity to Washington, the Graduate School in the Greater Washington D.C. area offers unparalleled resources for study across an exciting variety of academic programs, with seminars, events, and world class cultural experiences.

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Resources and information for greater Washington, D.C. area students

Academic Resources

  • InclusiveVT: Committed to Ut Prosim (that I may serve) in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence.
  • Expectations for Graduate Education:  Virginia Tech graduate students are expected to be honest, ethical, contributing members of the campus community.  The following website details these important responsibilities.

The Greater Washington D.C. Area Graduate School Office, located on the fourth floor of the Northern Virginia Center, Falls Church, is a satellite office of the Graduate School on the main campus in Blacksburg and handles academic and administrative matters, such as Graduate Education Week, student workshops, student medical insurance, in-state or out-of-state classification, and changing departments or graduate programs in the Greater Washington D.C. Area.

Click here for more information or to schedule an appointment.

  • Canvas: Learning management system used by instructors and students.
  • OneCampus: Virginia Tech account manager.
  • Email: Access your student email.
  • HokieSpa: View academic, financial and other pertinent information
  • Virginia Tech 4Help: Get IT help, learn about IT services, report IT issues.
  • Student Housing: Information about housing options in the region can be found here.
  • VT Online Bookstore: Provides services to all Virginia Tech Greater D.C. Area faculty, staff, and students.
  • Canvas: Learning management system used by instructors and students.
  • OneCampus: Virginia Tech account manager.
  • Virginia Tech 4Help: Get IT help, learn about IT services, report IT issues.
  • Connecting to Wireless: Instructions on how to connect your devices to eduroam wireless.
  • Student Software: List software available for students to purchase.
  • Network Software Server: provides a listing of software purchases by individual student as well as software currently available for download by students.
  • Two Factor Authentication: Secure your Virginia Tech online information with a second, physical device.

Student Services

Counseling is available to all D.C. area students through Virginia Tech’s Cook Counseling Center. Appointments will be offered in person or via telehealth. 

Access self-care and support resources online, at

Where We Are: Cook Counseling Center’s NVC Office: 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church, VA; Room 495 (Waiting room), Room 496 (Cook Counseling Center)

What We Offer: Cook Connect evaluation session, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Campus Outreach, Crisis Consultation, and Psychiatry

Who We Are: Cook Counseling Center is a safe place for graduate students to discuss their personal concerns, when they feel stuck and are experiencing a high degree of distress. 

We are here for you to talk whenever life or school gets to be overwhelming. 

How To Schedule An Appointment? 

Scheduling an appointment is easy!  Just reach out. 

Call 703-635-9957 or 540-231-6557 (main campus, after hours line), or email Julie Kaplan, Ph.D., at

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

VT Career and Professional Development (Blacksburg campus) is now able to offer career advising appointments to the Greater Washington DC Area students. ​

Important Contact Info:​
In order to schedule an appointment, students must call the Smith Career Center at 540-231-6241 and identify themselves as a Greater Washington DC area student​.

The Office for Equity and Accessability coordinates and supports civil rights compliance and offers resources to address workplace conflicts. For support and assistance, please contact Equity Manager, Gennelle Chatman, at or 703-538-3753.

A free service that provides writing support for students, faculty, and staff.  The writing center is only available online.

NVC Resources

Gerneral information about the Northern Virginia Center such as center hours, directions, and the history of the graduate school in Northern Virginia.

Click here for more information.

The NVC library on the first floor of the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church contains full library resources as well as...

  • Book returns for sending materials back to Blacksburg
  • Study Space / Colaboration Rooms
  • Public Computers with Adobe Create Suite, Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, SAS, SPSS, and more...
  • Exam Proctoring
  • Printing, Scanning, and Copying
  • 3D Printing
  • Hokie Passports (Student ID)
  • Assistance with citation Managers including Endnote, Zotero, and Mendeley
  • Help with Wi-Fi (Eduroam and Guest Access)

Click here to go to the NVC Library website.

Instructions on how to connect to the wireless network at the Northern Virginia Center can be found here:  Click Here

In-person help to connect to the wireless network can be found in the Northern Virginia Center Library on the first floor.

Click here for student parking information at the Northern Virginia Center.

For inclement weather and closing information, Click Here.

Click here for a directory of the Northern Virginia Center.

Study / Collaboration Space

The Northern Virginia Center offers many spaces to study or collaborate with other students.  Below are the current spaces available.

The NVC Library offers six rooms for quiet study or group collaboration and an open study space in the back of the library for quiet study.  The six study / collaboration rooms include a wall mounted TV's to connect a laptop to and dry erase boards.  Study / Collaboration rooms must be booked in advanced, to book one click here.

Room 200 offers three wall mounted touch screen monitors with webcam, two whiteboards, and easels with writing pads.  Operating hours are 8am to 10pm Monday thru Friday and 8am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

Space T2 or Tower 2 is an area open to the public with tables and chairs.  The space is right outside of room 214.

The community cafe is an area open to the public with tables, chairs, and couches.