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Moving safely through Labor Day weekend

Two former and one current member of Virginia Tech’s COVID Crushers share insights into how they assess risk to ensure they are helping fight the spread of COVID-19 when in public spaces.

Date: 09/02/2021
A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

The simple sights of students crossing the Drillfield, talking with each other outside of academic buildings, heading to McComas, or being out and about around Blacksburg have been a strong reminder of what is exciting about Virginia Tech.

Date: 09/01/2021
Board of Visitors approves design of Hitt Hall, discusses pandemic’s impact and lessons learned during three-day meeting

Board members received reports on a variety of topics, including an update on climate action, sustainability, energy initiatives, and the university’s Climate Action Plan; the latest developments and priorities of the College of Engineering; academic and extracurricular student advising; the Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation; and the sesquicentennial celebration.

Date: 08/31/2021
COVID-19 simulation critical piece of Board of Visitors' planning

Navid Ghaffarzadegan's model uses the combination of mathematical modeling, complex systems methods, and simulation techniques to gauge how human behavior might impact the virus’s spread on and around the Blacksburg campus. Such information provides university leaders with potential cause-and-effect scenarios related to policy making and strategic communications.

Date: 08/31/2021
COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Sept. 22

Date: 08/31/2021

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A message from Dean of University Libraries Tyler Walters

Classes are online and so is the University Libraries. University Libraries Dean Tyler Walters explained many library resources and expertise have already been online, even before we imagined that our lives would change, and our work would become mostly virtual.

Date: 03/20/2020
May commencement ceremonies to move online; senior celebration in Lane Stadium planned for September

Virginia Tech President Tim Sands acknowledged the mixed emotions he has heard from graduating seniors as the spring semester has been upended — but knowing that graduates and families needed time to plan for commencement activities, and knowing the fluidity of the ongoing pandemic and the responsive measures that the nation is taking, Sands and other university leaders set in motion a plan for a truly memorable celebration in September.

Date: 03/19/2020
Social distancing: Off-campus gatherings prohibited and enforced

Date: 03/18/2020
Dining Services hours and operations in response to COVID-19

Date: 03/18/2020
From President Tim Sands: An update on university response to the COVID-19 virus

Hokie Nation knows the value of assembling in large numbers to support our community. While the power of convening is extraordinary, today we can embrace our fellow Hokies and the members of our communities by respecting social distancing. This is a selfless act.

Date: 03/17/2020

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