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From President Tim Sands: Cooperation and Hokie spirit helped us finish the year strong

We had a plan in place to protect our community, maintain operations, and safely return to in-person learning. Our success depended on you — our students, parents, faculty, employees, and alumni — and the support of key partners, including the Town of Blacksburg and the New River Valley Public Health Task Force.

Date: 05/05/2021
Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation works to address food system inequities

Since its creation in 2019, the Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation has collaborated to offer a variety of resources and trainings.

Date: 05/04/2021
Clearing up misinformation drives district's vaccine outreach

The New River Health District is going door-to-door in some communities and to local events, answering questions and offering vaccines on the spot to those who want them.

Date: 05/03/2021
University releases operations plan for summer and fall terms

Date: 04/30/2021
From President Tim Sands: Shared achievements come from supporting one another

President Sands shares an update on COVID cases in the community, changes to outdoor activities, and vaccine progress.

Date: 04/28/2021

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A message to students from Byron Hughes, dean of students

Like other offices on campus, the Dean of Students Office will be available to you as the semester proceeds.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from SVP and CBO Dwayne Pinkney

Efforts to reduce the on-campus population of students and employees support the overall public health goal of limiting the potential spread of the virus. The reduced on-campus population reduces the public health risk for the entire community – including those working on campus and working remotely.

Date: 03/16/2020
A message from Vice President for Human Resources Bryan Garey

We have received many questions from employees about their options should the coronavirus spread more broadly across Virginia, especially with Friday’s announcement from Gov. Ralph Northam ordering all K-12 schools in the commonwealth to close for a minimum of two weeks.

Date: 03/15/2020
A message from Frank Shushok, interim vice president for Student Affairs

It’s in times like these past few days that the honor of being a Hokie feels especially amplified. With uncertainty and anxiety coming from every direction, the spirit of generosity from our students and their families has been humbling.

Date: 03/13/2020
University extends spring break, moves classes online, and more in response to COVID-19

In consultation with our partners in the Virginia Department of Health, we are adopting a range of principle-based actions, effective immediately. We are confident that these actions will lower the risk to our communities.

Date: 03/11/2020

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