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Leaders commend town, university pandemic response, look ahead to spring

When students return to campus this spring, they will see small changes, including new intramural sports and more in-person activities that follow public health and science guidance, said Frank Shushok, vice president of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech.

Date: 11/20/2020
Motivating movement and creating community during COVID-19

Launched in October, the app-based fitness group, Hokie Movement Club, has already grown to more than 700 users. It features weekly challenges and prizes and allows for users to encourage each other from afar.

Date: 11/20/2020
Board of Visitors receives briefing on pandemic impact on university workforce

“The pandemic has changed the work environment for good, not just the foreseeable future,” Bryan Garey, vice president of human resources, told the Board of Visitors. “Organizations all over the world have had to figure out new ways to work and Virginia Tech has been among them."

Date: 11/19/2020
Community spread, not students, reason for rise of COVID-19 in New River Valley

“We won’t see a decline in cases with college students leaving [for the holidays] unless our community makes a change in behavior,” said Noelle Bissell, health director for the New River Health District, during a Wednesday media meeting.

Date: 11/18/2020
Students can apply the safety practices they've learned when traveling for Thanksgiving

Most Virginia Tech students will probably have more experience with safe in-person activities than their families and friends. This is an opportunity for students to share their insights and take a leadership role in keeping those they celebrate with safe.

Date: 11/18/2020

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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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