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From President Tim Sands: Expectations for the coming semester

It is important that we continue our commitment to in-person classes, events, and most activities as scheduled.

Date: 01/11/2022
Testing required prior to spring 2022 student move-in

Residential students will be required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result prior to moving back onto campus for the spring 2022 semester.

Date: 01/10/2022
From Bryan Garey: Help make spring semester successful and safe for our community

As spring semester begins and we get ready for students to return, we need every employee to work together again. The first part of the semester may be hard with positive tests on the rise due to the omicron variant, but the university is working to ensure we have a plan in place to minimize impacts on students and each other.

Date: 01/10/2022
COVID vaccination booster clinic updates; walk-ins welcome on Jan. 25

Date: 01/07/2022
From Frank Shushok Jr.: Caring for your community in a world with COVID-19

For the foreseeable future, COVID-19 will continue to be a focus for our university and each of us individually. Even though COVID remains part of our lives, together we can limit its impact and give ourselves the best opportunity for another strong semester.

Date: 01/07/2022

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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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