A Virginia Tech education is not just about the classroom experience. It is about growing as a person, gaining a deeper learning and a richer understanding of yourself, your values, and your purpose. The depth and breadth of opportunity that awaits you is profound. The options are limitless.

Unlocking your potential is up to you. We’re here to support. Together, we can make your Virginia Tech journey one that prepares you for a rewarding life―a life of deep engagement and wellbeing.

Virginia Tech adopted the Aspirations for Student Learning to provide the very best learning for our students—from orientation through graduation, both in and out of the classroom. We want you to do more, be more, and aspire to become your best self by committing to unwavering CURIOSITY, pursuing SELF-UNDERSTANDING and INTEGRITY, practicing CIVILITY, preparing for a life of COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP, and embracing UT PROSIM (That I May Serve) as a way of life.

A critical component of your education is making sense of all you learn and all you do while at Virginia Tech. The Keystone Experience helps by providing a framework for you to record and reflect on your experiences, and discover synergies and connections as your understanding of the Aspirations for Student Learning comes to life. Through participation, engagement, creation, and reflection, you will create your own Keystone Experience―one that is self-directed, intentional, and well-documented. We provide the opportunities, tools, support, and encouragement that help you define your Keystone Experience.

If you are ready to explore new things and find out who you are and what you value, if you want to experience the exhilaration of working hard and reaching your goals, if you have a desire to positively change the world, then prepare yourself for the opportunity of a lifetime! The Virginia Tech Keystone Experience can be as rewarding as it is challenging. It will change your perspective forever. Let it help you unlock your potential.

In the spirit of Ut Prosim,

Patricia A. Perillo
Patricia A. Perillo, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs

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