Community & Support
Looking for a community? You’ve found it.
One of the many advantages of a small college is the chance to really get to know people: your classmates, your advisor, your faculty. As a group, we are passionate about natural resources and sustainability — and ready to lend a helping hand to those who want to be a part of this community of scholars.
Restoring local watershed through replanting project
Check out these CNRE events to get connected and celebrate our accomplishments
At events in our college, everyone is welcome: students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of CNRE. Watch for announcements, emails, and flyers about what’s happening throughout the year so you can come out and get to know people. Here are a few CNRE traditions that you don’t want to miss.
Welcome Back Bash
Aug. 31, 2023 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Cheatham Hall Lawn
Join CNRE students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends as we welcome everyone back to campus for the school year. Come enjoy the band, free food, prizes, lawn games, and more!
CNRE Awards Banquet
March 27, 2024 from 6:45 - 8 p.m.
The Inn at Virginia Tech
This event is CNRE's night to shine and recognize the achievements of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as the contributions of donors over the past year. Attendance by special invitation only.
CNRE Graduation Celebration
April 18, 2024 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Cheatham Hall Lawn
All graduating undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, and alumni are invited to the Graduation Celebration for food, music, and prizes!The event is free but registration is required.
The ceremony is held in addition to the university commencement and honors undergraduate and graduate students (and their families!) who are receiving degrees from the College of Natural Resources and Environment.The event is free but registration is required.
Want to give back to CNRE? Be an ambassador!
Do you love the College of Natural Resources and Environment? Want to tell other students what it’s like to learn and be part of the CNRE family? Then consider becoming a CNRE ambassador.
You’ll be involved with recruiting prospective students, represent the college at university events such as Admissions open house programs, act as a host at alumni events, and help teach first-year experience labs.
For more information, contact John Gray Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connect with Virginia Tech support services
Did you know that in 2023, the Princeton Review ranked Virginia Tech as the No. 10 Most Loved College and as No. 12 for the happiest students? Here are some of the support services that help students stay happy and healthy.
You'll always be a part of CNRE
When you graduate, your involvement with the college doesn’t have to end! You’ll be able to take all the friendships and connections that you’ve built with you — connections that can be extremely valuable once you’ve started your career. We also hope you’ll stay involved and look for ways to give back to the college as you continue down your life’s path.