Fall Orientation 2018
Congratulations on your acceptance to Virginia Tech! We look forward to welcoming you to our community. This web page is designed to provide you with a brief introduction to Graduate School at Virginia Tech.
NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION SESSIONS - FALL 2018:
Please come to the New Student Orientation Sessions held on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Northern Virginia Center in Room 214. There will be two orientation sessions; please make sure that you go to the one for your program.
8:00am-10:00am: Evening MBA and MSBA Students
10:00am-Noon: All other program students
- Enjoy light refreshments and an opportunity to meet other new students
- Learn about the expectations for graduate education at Virginia Tech
- Discover the information resources that will keep you moving successfully through your program, start to finish
- Meet the dean of the Graduate School and members of the Graduate Student Assembly
- Pick up materials about resources for students, including a free handbook and planner!
Parking is available in the lower lot, and will be free if you validate your ticket. In order to enter and exit the automated parking lot, you must take a parking ticket when you enter the lot, and use it to exit. Bring the ticket with you to the orientation registration desk. The ticket will be validated and there will be no charge for parking at orientation. For more information on where to park for orientation, click here.
CHECKLIST FOR NEW VT NVC STUDENTS
- Create your Personal Identifier (PID). A PID will give you access to Virginia Tech online services such as:
- Contact your academic department for information about advising, funding, class registration, and orientation requirements. Program advisors for each department are listed in the orientation materials under: NCR Graduate Program Contacts.
- Register for classes and pay tuition on Hokie SPA.
- Keep track of important academic deadlines (exams, commencement, thesis or dissertation).
- Login to MyVT to setup your email, network, and 2-factor accounts.
- Order your textbooks from the Online Bookstore.
More information for new students can be found on the Graduate School website.
- Graduate Student Services Flyer
- Tuition and Fees
- Fall 2018 Semester Calendar
- NCR Graduate Programs Contacts
- NVC Library Information
NVC PARKING PROXIMITY CARDS
Proximity cards will be given out between 9:30am to Noon 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 (Virginia Tech student ID cards) can be processed at Orientation in the Library (first floor of the NVC) from 10am to 2pm. Staff will take your picture and print your card while you wait. IDs can also be processed from 11am to 6:30pm during the work week. Please bring a valid 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:
- Change of status
- Plan of study review
- Processing graduate school forms
- Registration assistance
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 2018-2019 is:
- Joel Hartleroad, Chair
- Tsai Yu Hsu, Vice Chair
- Maryann Romero, Delegate
- Brandon Hagerty, Delegate