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From President Tim Sands: Welcome to the start of an important year in Virginia Tech's history

We are an institution that embraces change, works easily across boundaries, and readily engages the communities we serve. In the coming years, we have an opportunity to become a leading global land-grant research university with a commitment to transformational research, authentic engagement with partners across all sectors, and a model for inclusive and experiential education.

Date: 08/23/2021
Division of Information Technology embraces essential role during pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic changed Virginia Tech's teaching strategies and forced many employees to work from home, but the Division of Information Technology supported those efforts well, and the work of those staff members has opened potential new opportunities going forward.

Date: 08/20/2021
From President Tim Sands: COVID-19 vaccines required for all employees

It is essential that every person in the Virginia Tech community who can be vaccinated, is vaccinated, ensuring that those who cannot be vaccinated are able to participate in campus life and in-person teaching, learning, research, and engagement.

Date: 08/19/2021
Happening today: Conversation between President Tim Sands and Professor Linsey Marr

Sands and Marr will address frequently asked questions and discuss ways the university community must work together to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 as we start the fall semester. Topics will include vaccines, masking, classroom, and campus activity.

Date: 08/18/2021
From Frank Shushok, Vice President for Student Affairs: We want this year to be your best year at Virginia Tech

I know we’ve asked a lot of you since the pandemic began and even over the summer, but I hope you’ll kindly receive a few more small requests as we set out on this new academic year.

Date: 08/17/2021

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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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