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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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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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