Graduate Engineering Student Events
The Graduate Engineering Student Council (GESC) (virginia.edu) hosts numerous yearly events catering to graduate students at the University. Also, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Council (ECESC) (virginia.edu) coordinates several events per year with the ECE Department.
Thesis and Technical Reports
If you don't use LaTex to write your thesis (and, instead, choose to use Microsoft Word, yuck!) - here is a good reference for all those pesky tables and formatting in Word.