The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC are both located in the Riverside Complex in Roanoke. As each institution looks to resume in-person learning and research, campus facilities will be limited to faculty, staff, and students through prox card access. External guests will be limited. Find additional updates on the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s website or the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute website. Additionally, find the latest information about the status of the Virginia Tech Roanoke Center.
While most of the state has entered Phase Two of the Forward Virginia reopening plan, Gov. Northam directed Northern Virginia and Richmond to remain in Phase One. Fall plans for Virginia Tech operations in the D.C. region are moving forward, taking the special circumstances of the region into consideration.
Campus Centers and more
Virginia Tech has Commonwealth Campus Centers in Abingdon, Newport News, Richmond, and Roanoke; the Reynolds Homestead in Critz; and the Catawba Sustainability Center. In deciding when to reopen these locations, Virginia Tech will follow the governor’s guidelines and the guidelines of regional health officials responsible for managing the COVID-19 response. Telework will continue to be encouraged until face coverings, hand sanitizers, enhanced cleaning services, and PPE are made available. The latest information about the status of these locations will be available on the Virginia Tech status page and on each location’s website.
Virginia Tech’s prominent international sites include the Steger Center for International Scholarship in Switzerland; the India Research and Education Forum in Chennai, India; and the Center for Science and Global Sustainability at Austral University in Chile. In deciding when to reopen these locations, Virginia Tech will follow the recommendations of the Global Travel Oversight Committee, as well as the guidelines of domestic and overseas health officials responsible for managing the COVID-19 response. The reopening of these locations will also be predicated on such criteria as visa and employability services, open borders, and flight availability and cost. The latest information about the status of these locations will be available on the Virginia Tech status page.
Agricultural Research and Extension Centers
AREC offices are closed to the public until further notice. However, field days and other outreach programs are occurring online and research programs are continuing. Visit your local AREC at for up-to-date information and links to upcoming virtual field days.
While in-person 4-H residential camps are canceled for the summer, there are a number of online camps and other distance educational opportunities available for everyone, regardless of their location. Different 4-H centers are hosting events through the summer, and the status of them will be updated as the COVID situation evolves. Refer to your local 4-H center for updated information.
Virginia Cooperative Extension offices
Local VCE offices are working with local governments to reopen when they can in a manner that still minimizes health risks for the public and our faculty and staff. VCE is committed to helping local communities during this time and is offering programs online, over the phone, and more. Visit your local Extension office to learn the status of your office and how your local office continues to serve the community.