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Day of Arrival and Orientation Information

Fall 2024 International Student Graduate Orientation In-Person Arrival and Orientation Schedule - August 21, 2024

Wednesday, August 21: All Graduate Students

  • 8-9 a.m.: Coffee and mingling, Graduate Life Center, Multipurpose Room
  • 9 a.m.-12 p.m.: Orientation program, Graduate Life Center, Auditorium
  • 1:30-4 p.m.: Immunization Clinic: sign up to get required immunizations, Schiffert

Thursday, August 22

  • 1:30-4 p.m.: Immunization Clinic: sign up to get required immunizations, Schiffert


Pre-Arrival Orientation:

  • All new international graduate students need to complete the Cranwell online Pre-Arrival Immigration Orientation. Information regarding the Pre-Arrival Orientation will be sent from

New International Student Graduate Pre-Arrival Webinar:

  • December 7, 10 a.m. EST - Cranwell hosts a virtual session for new international graduate students.
Off-Campus Housing Webinar Jan 2024.pdf

International Graduate Student Orientation:

  • January 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. - You will learn important information from staff from Cranwell International Center, Graduate School, and multiple campus resources (Payroll, Schiffert Health Center, Medical Insurance, Writing Center etc.) to help you navigate life at Virginia Tech as an international graduate student. Registration is required, registration closes January 6 at noon EST. Register for Spring 2024 Orientation.

Grad School orientation and welcome events:

  • Grad School will offer orientation to all new graduate students, please check their website to see updated information.

Departmental orientation:

  • Each academic department will hold orientation, dates and times vary. Please check with your department to confirm.
  • If there is a time conflict between the international student orientation on January 10, please prioritize your departmental orientation.
International Graduate Student Pre Arrival Webinar NCR July 12 2023.pdf