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Virginia Tech community can prepare for spring semester with these steps

The university’s full operational plan is being updated and finalized for the spring semester. The plan and its principles reflect the university’s accumulated learning and adapting to the pandemic over the spring, summer, and fall months of 2020.

Date: 01/01/2021
Virginia Tech community could receive COVID-19 vaccine in a few months

Virginia Tech is on standby as it awaits the vaccine and considers early plans for its distribution on campus for students and employees.

Date: 12/22/2020
University strategy, community effort helped semester go as planned

Employing mitigation strategies helped the seven-day positivity rate for COVID-19 drop from a September peak of 19 percent to around 1 percent by the time the university shifted to all-virtual classes, as planned, following Thanksgiving break.

Date: 12/22/2020
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

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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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