The Virginia Tech Animal Cancer Care and Research Center, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC are all located at the Riverside Complex in Roanoke. Students, employees, and visitors to the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine frequenting Riverside buildings 1, 2, or 4 should complete the Daily COVID-19 Self-Assessment Screening before they enter every day. Visitors should check in at the front desk upon entry to Riverside 1 or Riverside 2. All persons must wear an appropriate mask/face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times when in any public space in the buildings, including hallways, stairwells, restrooms, open administration areas, elevators, class/conference rooms, bullpens, shared offices, atrium, and the café. Due to a temporary drop-off policy currently in place, clients of the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center will not be allowed to enter the facility. Employees of the center will follow the protocols in place for Riverside building 4.
Find additional updates on the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s website or the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute website.
Additionally, find the latest information about the status of the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center.
Fall plans for Virginia Tech operations in the D.C. region are moving forward, taking the special circumstances of the region into consideration.
Campus Centers and more
Virginia Tech has Commonwealth Campus Centers in Abingdon, Newport News, Richmond, and Roanoke; the Reynolds Homestead in Critz; and the Catawba Sustainability Center. In deciding when to reopen these locations, Virginia Tech will follow the governor’s guidelines and the guidelines of regional health officials responsible for managing the COVID-19 response. Telework will continue to be encouraged until face coverings, hand sanitizers, enhanced cleaning services, and PPE are made available. The latest information about the status of these locations will be available on the Virginia Tech status page and on each location’s website.
Virginia Tech’s prominent international sites include the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Switzerland; the India Research and Education Forum in Chennai, India; and the Center for Science and Global Sustainability at Austral University in Chile. In deciding when to reopen these locations, Virginia Tech will follow the recommendations of the Global Travel Oversight Committee, as well as the guidelines of domestic and overseas health officials responsible for managing the COVID-19 response. The reopening of these locations will also be predicated on such criteria as visa and employability services, open borders, and flight availability and cost. The latest information about the status of these locations will be available on the Virginia Tech status page.
Agricultural Research and Extension Centers
AREC offices are closed to the public until further notice. However, field days and other outreach programs are occurring online and research programs are continuing. Visit your local AREC at for up-to-date information and links to upcoming virtual field days.
While in-person 4-H residential camps are canceled for the summer, there are a number of online camps and other distance educational opportunities available for everyone, regardless of their location. Different 4-H centers are hosting events through the summer, and the status of them will be updated as the COVID situation evolves. Refer to your local 4-H center for updated information.
Virginia Cooperative Extension offices
Local VCE offices are working with local governments to reopen when they can in a manner that still minimizes health risks for the public and our faculty and staff. VCE is committed to helping local communities during this time and is offering programs online, over the phone, and more. Visit your local Extension office to learn the status of your office and how your local office continues to serve the community.
Blacksburg campus locations
Libraries: Beginning Monday, Aug. 17, the University Libraries will be providing in-person services and opening facilities. Students will be able to check seat availability and reserve a study spot through the University Libraries' online reservation system before coming to the library. Visit the library's Ready page for updates as they become available.
The Inn at Virginia Tech: The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, which transformed into a learning-centered living environment last year for more than 300 students, transitioned back to a full-service hotel and conference center on June 1. The inn is exceeding industry protocols and best-practice safety guidelines, increasing the frequency of property-wide cleaning and disinfecting — with extra focus paid to high-touch surfaces and public spaces, such as the front desk, door handles, public bathrooms, and room keys. Hotel reservations may be made online or by calling 877-200-3360.
Preston’s and Continental Divide Lounge: Preston’s and the Continental Divide Lounge are offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus with take-out options only. Outdoor seating is available on the Great Lawn Patio, which will adhere to social distancing guidelines. More information, including menus and ordering information, can be found on the inn’s website.