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Virginia Tech receives record number of undergraduate applications

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Feb. 4, 2015

The almost 22,500 freshman applications for the Class of 2019 received to date is a 7.6 percent increase over last year's total of 20,897. Many of the colleges had significant increases. Read more...



New approach to student projects promotes passion, learning for its own sake

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Jan. 23, 2015

For two years, a Virginia Tech faculty member has instructed his students to "skip class, do anything you want, and give yourself a grade." The strategy, it turns out, promotes course engagement and learning. Read more...



New water degree offers a wealth of career opportunities 

    At Virginia Tech and abroad, students gain unique perspectives through hands-on experiences with the help of the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.
Jan. 23, 2015

The degree is the first of its kind at the undergraduate level in the United States. The program addresses an expected 19 percent job growth in positions requiring a comprehensive understanding of water issues. Read more...



Undergraduate Academic Affairs News


Ongoing Initiatives

Director of University Honors

A national search is being conducted during the 2014-15 academic year for a director of the University Honors program. 

Two candidates were invited to campus for interviews in late February and early March. The community is welcome to attend each candidate's public presentation. The dates and locations are posted here.

General Education Revision

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

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

    Nina Stark

Nina Stark, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering, is committed to implementing "hands-on" teaching.