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University strategy, community effort helped semester go as planned

Employing mitigation strategies helped the seven-day positivity rate for COVID-19 drop from a September peak of 19 percent to around 1 percent by the time the university shifted to all-virtual classes, as planned, following Thanksgiving break.

Date: 12/22/2020
What break? Virginia Tech Rescue Squad members serve even when classes are out

The student-run Virginia Tech Rescue Squad operates 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, 365 days-a-year ⁠— including all breaks.

Date: 12/22/2020
A look back at 2020

These stories and videos helped define a challenging year that the Virginia Tech community managed with resilience, determination, and a commitment to helping one another.

Date: 12/22/2020
New pod network to play key role in campus life

The new enhanced pod system will allow various areas within Virginia Tech Student Affairs to expand their offerings and tailor programs to the pod setup while adhering to current guidelines from the governor. Among the benefits, this will allow recreational sports, movie nights, and even simply sitting in a lounge to operate in ways more similar to non-pandemic school years.

Date: 12/21/2020
Ideas for creating new holiday traditions and memorable moments during a pandemic

Even with social distancing and other COVID-19 protocols in place, it is still possible to create a memorable holiday season with traditions and memories that will extend beyond 2020.

Date: 12/21/2020

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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
University update on fees for spring semester

Date: 05/06/2020
Planning from the peak: A message from President Tim Sands

In the U.S., we are evidently near the peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We may have seen the worst that this disease can bring, but we are not yet confident that every day from here on will be better than the last.

Date: 04/26/2020

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