National Capital Region | Virginia Tech

Student Information

The National Capital Region Graduate Student Services Office (GSSO), located at 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 National Capital Region.

The Graduate School serves as a coordinating and governing body to all the Virginia Tech graduate programs and their students. Policies and procedures offer guidelines on progressing through an academic program. These regulations and other policy information are available online in related links on the right-hand side of this page. For further information, contact the GSSO at:

Virginia Tech, Northern Virginia Center
7054 Haycock Road
Graduate Student Services Office
Falls Church, VA 22043
Ph:(703) 538-8327, Fx: (703) 538-8320
Email: gssoncr@vt.edu


Application Deadlines

Please consult with individual graduate programs for application deadlines, as these deadlines vary considerably depending on your program of interest.

Spring 2015 New Graduate Student Orientation

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center
7054 Haycock Road
Falls Church, VA 22043

Free Parking (on weekends)

Across from West Falls Church Metro Station, Orange Line

Learn about the latest in graduate education and share your perspectives in a casual setting.
Hot coffee and refreshments will be served.

9:00 a.m.

  • New Graduate Student Orientation
  • Speakers and presenters:
  • Karen P. DePauw, Vice President and Dean for Graduate Education
  • Kenneth H. Wong, Associate Dean of the Graduate School in the National Capital Region and Director of the Northern Virginia Center
  • Corinne Julien, Graduate Application & Academic Advisor
  • Bronwen M. Watts, International Graduate Student Advisor
  • Ashley Francis, Graduate Student Representative to the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors
  • Ennis McCrery, Graduate Student Ombudsperson
  • Nathan Carter, Chief Justice
  • Debbie Cash, Library Coordinator: resources vital to your studies and research
  • Greg Purdy, President, Graduate Student Assembly
    Graduate Student Assembly in the National Capital Region:
  • Ning Zhang, President,
  • Karyn Richardson, Vice President
  • Kevin Lu, Athletic Chair
  • Bing Wang, Delgate

11:00 a.m.

  • International Graduate Student Orientation Presenter: Bronwen M. Watts, International Graduate Student Advisor

Hokie Passports, the official Virginia Tech ID card, will be issued on the First Floor in the Resource Center/Library. Please bring a photo ID such as a driverís license or passport.