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A commitment to campus life

Motivated by a call to serve, employees in Blacksburg were dedicated to keeping campus life as normal as possible during the 2020-21 academic year.

Date: 07/27/2021
As Delta variant circulates, Bissell urges people to disregard vaccine misinformation

About 42 percent of the district is fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Once people are vaccinated, it is extremely rare to be infected with the coronavirus. If someone who is vaccinated gets the virus, symptoms are mild, said Noelle Bissell, health director of the New River Health District.

Date: 07/26/2021
Guidance for new and returning students to report their COVID-19 vaccinations

Date: 07/26/2021
New Flexible Work Arrangement site is live

Date: 07/26/2021
COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Aug. 11 and 26

Date: 07/26/2021

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
A message from President Tim Sands: Implementing mandatory random prevalence testing

Mandatory random prevalence testing will allow monitoring of the status of COVID-19 on campus and in Blacksburg with a statistically significant sample of the entire undergraduate population.

Date: 09/18/2020
A letter from Frank Shushok Jr.: Remember our calling

Ut Prosim compels us to model love — in whatever shape it is most needed at any given time. Right now, we especially need the kind of courageous love that puts others first, makes hard decisions, holds others accountable, and models the brilliance of an “all-in” community.

Date: 07/21/2020

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