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Construction of new classroom building to begin in November

    Architectural rending of the new Classroom Building from the southwest
Oct. 21, 2014

The three-story, 73,400-square-foot building, set to open in 2016, will contain 15 new classrooms and four teaching laboratories with seats for more than 1,450 students, as well as study rooms and group meeting space. Read more...



Undergraduate studies how rhododendrons invade and conquer by disturbing nitrogen cycle
    Student in forest with rhododendrons
Oct. 16, 2014

Mahtaab Bagherzadeh of Annandale, Virginia, a senior majoring in biological sciences, recently participated in a study that discovered invading rhododendrons affect the nitrogen cycle and surrounding plant communities. Read more...




U.S. News ranks Pamplin among Top 25, College of Engineering among Top 10 for public schools

    Al Wicks mechanical engineering class
Sept. 9, 2014

U.S. News & World Report continues to rank Virginia Tech among the nation’s best undergraduate public colleges, with the College of Engineering ranking 8th and the Pamplin College of Business ranking 23rd in the “America’s Best Colleges 2015” rankings. Read more...



Undergraduate Academic Affairs News


Ongoing Initiatives

General Education Revision

The General Education team continues its efforts to work towards reform of the current Curriculum for Liberal Education.

Search for University Honors Director

A national search is being conducted during the 2014-15 academic year for a director of the University Honors program. Applications are being accepted now and review of candidates will begin Oct. 29, 2014. Christina McIntyre, associate director of University Honors, is serving as interim director.

Student Experience Task Force

The Virginia Tech Student Experience Task Force is studying residential life, student centers, and dining and the role they will play at Virginia Tech in the future. The task force is co-chaired by Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs Rachel Holloway.

Contact Us

Office of the Provost, Undergraduate Academic Affairs (0717)
Burruss Hall, Suite 104, Virginia Tech
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA  24061
Tel: 540-231-4167

Teacher of the Week

    Mark Cline

Mark Cline, assistant professor of Animal and Poultry Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, uses research to both enhance his teaching and contribute to science.