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Virginia Tech issues mask requirements for upcoming football game

Date: 09/07/2021
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

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A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

Like other offices on campus, the Dean of Students Office will be available to you as the semester proceeds.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020

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