Virginia Tech’s plan for the fall 2020 semester
Our redesigned website outlines the university’s preparations for the fall semester and beyond as we enact our principles-based approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- “We will get through this by taking care of ourselves and taking care of each other. It won’t be easy but we will do it together,” said Sands. “It’s the Virginia Tech way.”
- Our approach to the residential model is reinforced by our own COVID-19 testing analysis lab in Roanoke, which will be largely dedicated to Virginia Tech students and employees in high-contact roles.
- We must make every effort to provide students and faculty the choice to participate in the residential campus model, provided we can mitigate the risks of COVID-19. That said, we will move to remote operation if public health considerations dictate.
Community Wellness Commitment
Updated Aug 6
Be committed. Be well.
Be Committed. Be Well with the HokieBird.
COVID-19 lab ready for testing
Installing tents to give Hokies more space on campus
Isolation and quarantine
What’s the difference between isolation and quarantine? Check out our definitions page to learn more about a variety of COVID-19 terms. (Here’s the short answer: Isolation is separating a person with a contagious disease from people who are not sick, while quarantine is separating and limiting the movements of people who may have been exposed.)
See the student checklist for more on self-quarantining for returning to the area, along with other tips.
This page will feature helpful resouces related to communicating about COVID-19. You will find shareable content, material that can be printed on demand, and other resources to help communicate as we approach the fall semester.