Spring Orientation 2019
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 - SPRING 2019:
Please come to the New Student Orientation Sessions held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Northern Virginia Center in Room 214.
8:45am to 9:00am Registration and light breakfast
9:00am to 11:00am New Student Orientation
11:15am to 12:15pm An additional orientation for International students in Room 217
Parking is available in the lower lot, and is free of charge on Saturdays. 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 OneCampus 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
- Spring 2019 Semester Calendar
- NCR Graduate Programs Contacts
- Transportation and Parking
- NVC Library Information
PARKING AT NVC
The NVC Parking lot is fully automated. Entrance and exit is by daily parking ticket or Virginia Tech proximity card only. The current daily parking rate is $3.00 per day.
To determine which parking option is right for you, please read the Student Parking Advice document.
VIRGINIA TECH PARKING PERMITS AND 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/hangtag or temporarily permit in order to register and receive proximity card.
Purchase a VT parking permit: https://parking.vt.edu/
Hokie Passports (Virginia Tech student ID cards) can be processed at Orientation in the Library (first floor of the NVC) from 10am to 2pm. Students need to be registered for courses to get an ID. Staff will take your picture and print your card while you wait. IDs can also be processed from 11am to 6:00pm during the work week, and other times by appointment. 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