The Graduate Life Center (GLC) houses the offices of the Graduate School and student organizations and is a hub of student activity, conveniently located near the library, Squires Student Center, academic buildings, and downtown Blacksburg. The GLC hosts a variety of academic, cultural and social activities. In addition, graduate student housing is available within the GLC. The mission of the GLC is to provide an intellectually stimulating and rich learning environment that builds a strong graduate community.

Prospective graduate students may be interested in the Graduate Student Assembly, which addresses issues and policies affecting graduate student life and provides a forum for intellectual development, fellowship and support among students and a collective, positive voice for graduate student needs and concerns.

The Student Life web page provides information about the community of Virginia Tech and what it has to offer. A wide range of topics is covered on this page, including health services, personal and professional counseling services, campus and Blacksburg entertainment, international and multicultural programs and services, available housing in and around the Blacksburg area, transportation and parking, and student organizations that can be found at Virginia Tech.

The Academic Programs web page provides additional links for current and prospective students such as an online graduate course catalog, current course timetable and exam schedule, academic calendar, information on computing and library resources, academic support programs, e-mail, the VT honor system, and financial affairs.