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Dining Services updates

Dining Services has redesigned its service model for the health and well-being of the campus community. As a result, there are changes at two dining centers.

Date: 09/10/2020
Quarantine boredom buster leads to budding small business

At the start of the pandemic, back home in Chesapeake, Virginia, Jarred Green '20 had to find a way to fill his newly found free time. He had a table saw and a passion for craftsmanship. Both became his ticket to a new business venture.

Date: 09/09/2020
President Tim Sands hosts virtual student conversation on Sept. 11

During the hourlong discussion, President Sands and university leaders willl field questions from undergraduate and graduate students related to the return to campus for the fall semester.

Date: 09/08/2020
University launches dashboard updates each weekday

Today’s debut of a reconfigured COVID-19 dashboard features an update of positive test results from Schiffert Health Center as well as the number of students currently in quarantine or isolation according to the Housing and Residential Life isolation and quarantine data.

Date: 09/08/2020
Hokie helps in a hot zone

Senior Cameron Buck traveled to Hidalgo County, Texas, on July 1 to begin a month of volunteering in hospital ICUs swamped with COVID-19 patients.

Date: 09/08/2020

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Statements

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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
President Tim Sands announces plans for 2020 fall semester

Hundreds of individuals and several working groups and task forces — at the university, in our communities, and at the state level — have contributed to the shaping of fall plans for all Virginia Tech locations. Although the plans we present here will continue to evolve over the summer with additional input and data, significant elements are firm, and it is now time for our students, faculty, and staff to shift from planning to preparation.

Date: 06/08/2020
Federal CARES Act Reporting Disclosure

Date: 05/26/2020
Planning underway for strategies to protect public health in the fall semester

University leaders are reviewing operational strategies to protect public health on campus, with a goal of resuming in-person instruction and experiential learning opportunities for the fall semester. Leaders are considering the strategies as the university prepares for an expected June 8 announcement on fall semester plans.

Date: 05/22/2020

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