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Students coming for spring 2021 classes encouraged to follow this checklist

Date: 01/06/2021
Service opportunity: Call for Student Advocates

Date: 01/04/2021
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

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Statements

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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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