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Vaccinations will be required for all students attending Virginia Tech Fall 2021

Vaccinations will be required for all students attending Virginia Tech in the fall, with exemptions for medical reasons and sincerely held religious beliefs. During the past two semesters, we weathered significant surges in COVID-19 cases in Blacksburg. We did this through robust testing, self-quarantine, masking, and physical distancing.  We must do everything possible to avoid repeating the challenges of the last 14 months, and to ensure that students who cannot be vaccinated are able to participate in campus life and in-person learning. It is essential that every student who can be vaccinated, is vaccinated.

Students should visit this site for more information about vaccination requirements, confirming vaccination status, and requesting an exemption. The deadline for students to report that they have received the full course of vaccine doses (one or two, depending on the vaccine) is Aug. 6, 2021.  More information can be found on the Cranwell COVID FAQ website and the VT Ready website.

Applying to Virginia Tech

What to do once your accepted

Congratulations on being accepted to study at Virginia Tech in the Greater Washing D.C. area.   In addition to the items on the new student checklist, here are the steps to take after you receive acceptance to a Virginia Tech graduate program.

Life in the Greater Washington D.C. Area

  • Area Airports - Information about the region's 3 area airports, and how to travel from them to the Northern Virginia Center or other destination.
  • Housing - Resources to help you locate housing in the D.C. area.
  • Climate and Weather - Information about the weather and climate in the D.C. area.

Need Help? Have Any Questions?

The International Graduate Student Services (IGSS) office serves and supports Virginia Tech’s international community in the Greater Washington D.C. Area. The office is responsible for international graduate students and exchange students throughout the six Virginia Tech extended campuses in Northern Virginia.  

Assistant Director for DC International Student Services

Jessica Mullins
Phone: +1 (703) 538-8326
Fax: +1 (703) 538-8320

International Scholar (J-1 Program) Support

Belinda Pauley
Phone: +1 (540) 231-6459

Contact Us:

Phone: +1 (703) 538-8326
Fax: +1 (703) 538-8320

Mailing Address:

Virginia Tech
Nothern Virginia Center
Attn: International Advisor
7054 Haycock Rd
Falls Church, VA 22043