CollegiateParent’s Resources for Virginia Tech Parents

Here’s the basic information about Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University at a glance. Be sure to check out the guide below for more information on how to support your Virginia Tech student!
Name:Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Address:210 Burruss Hall, 800 Drillfield Dr.
BlacksburgVA, 24061-0131
Phone Number:(540) 231-6000
Website:WWW.VT.EDU
Type:Occupational, Academic
Awards:Associates Degree, Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Post-Master's Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional)
Campus Setting:City
Campus Housing:Yes
Student Population:31224
Faculty Ratio:16 to 1

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    A college sophomore writes a letter to her younger self to help her understand her bother’s drug addiction.  Dear early 2000’s Rachel, One stormy night you will be sitting in your room watching “Grey’s Anatomy,” and you will be conscious of the lightning outside. It won’t be long before you realize that some of the […]
  • This is the Definition of the Happy Kind of Sadness
    As my puffy red eyes catch the glare of the airport security guard, I am well aware that I have far overstayed my allotted time in the drop-off zone. And yet, given the unrelenting flow of tears blurring my vision, we both know that I am not yet ready to move my car. I bow […]
  • My Family is “In Between”and I Love it
    I hear the door open downstairs and my son enter the house. I breathe a sigh of relief, smile. He’s off the road. Home again. For now. Nonchalantly I head down the stairs to give him a hug. I don’t want to scare him with the surge of love I still feel every time he […]
  • My Move-in Day: A Gap Year, New Tattoos, and One Purple Sock
    It was late east coast time as we slid into the booth at the hotel diner. The cold A.C. tossed Jack’s brown waves. Just yesterday those waves were baby curls I could pull and they would spring back in a coil. Jack pointed out goose bumps in the tattoos on his forearm. They didn’t get […]

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