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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
Voluntary COVID-19 testing available for employees early January

Date: 12/21/2020

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A message from Dean Byron Hughes, Chief Mac Babb, and Chief Anthony Wilson: We’re still in this together

The smallest of our choices have a significant impact on the greater whole – particularly at this moment when anxieties are running high and resources are low.

Date: 01/25/2021
From President Tim Sands: Maintain vigilance and commitment this spring

Our success this semester depends on each one of us. We’ve all worked hard to get this far, so let’s make it count as we look forward to reclaiming the active campus we know and love.

Date: 01/18/2021
From President Tim Sands: Thank you for your outstanding work this year

2020 will be remembered for challenges the likes of which have not been seen for generations. The year will also be remembered for the way we met those challenges. We developed thoughtful and pragmatic plans, adapted to changing circumstances, and safely served the needs of the community while maintaining a focus on our mission.

Date: 12/15/2020
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

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