Dear Hokies,

As your dean, it’s my honor to welcome you to the 2022 fall semester in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

For first-year and transfer students, thank you for joining us and our award-winning faculty. For returning students, thank you for continuing to pursue your degree with us. We are thrilled that you chose to become a Hokie during this exciting time. As one of the largest colleges at Virginia Tech, we are a key part of the growth of Hokie Nation. From political science to communication to criminology, our majors and minors are among the most popular at Virginia Tech. With 42 majors and more than 60 minors, we are proud to offer a variety of degrees to help prepare you for your dream careers, and introduce you to new ideas and worldviews.

We look forward to connecting with you on campus – and on social media. You can follow the college on Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and our newest social media channel, TikTok. You’ll discover the latest college updates and highlights featuring fellow students, alumni, faculty, and staff. You can also find several of our departments and schools across social media.

As educators and mentors, we care about you and want you to have a fulfilling experience in your studies and extracurricular activities. From student organizations to events, a variety of opportunities to get involved is available through Gobbler Connect. Our college also proudly offers academic and career advising support. You can find the resources you need for academic assistance, internship applications, and more through our academic and career advising page.

Whether you are in Blacksburg, northern Virginia, learning from across the country or abroad, we are with you every step of your journey in our college.

Thank you for being part of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. Let’s make this semester the best yet!

Be well,

Laura Belmonte

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences