Need-to-Knows
Student Affairs

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We know you can’t wait to begin your new life at Virginia Tech. But where to start? There are a number of things you can cross off your to-do list even before you get to campus. Start with the You’re In… Now What checklist. It’s an easy way to keep track of what you’ve done, what you need to do, and what you need to consider before moving to campus.

Official Mission Statement: The mission of Student Affairs is to promote student learning, life skills, and personal growth through a strong focus on holistic student development and collaborative partnerships that deliver superior service to, and care for, students in the spirit of Ut Prosim.

Unofficial Mission Statement: Student Affairs covers all the stuff you won’t see on a syllabus. Your college experience is not only about academics, and Student Affairs is responsible for integrating what you do in class with all the other aspects of life on campus.

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Once you get your PID, it’s never too early to discover your Strengths. Check out the StrengthsFinder assessment to learn more about your gifts and talents. Make note of your top five—we love strengths here at Virginia Tech, so you’ll be talking about them a lot!

We structure everything we do off of our Aspirations for Student Learning. Throughout your time at Virginia Tech, you’ll discover these five Aspirations and create your own unique Virginia Tech experience. It’s our hope that, come graduation, you’ll leave with more knowledge of yourself and the world around you, thanks to the Aspriations for Student Learning and Student Affairs.