Virginia Tech's Ready page
Effective Aug. 3, all Virginia Tech locations throughout the commonwealth will transition to a level of modified operations. Learn more about the transition.
Modified operations status
Campus and offices are operational for academic/facility support services only. Sites in Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church are on restricted access and limited to faculty, staff, and graduate assistants who have been issued a key fob. The Executive Briefing Center can support meetings and events. All requests for support must be submitted a minimum of three business days in advance. Requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, contact: NVC-Falls Church: Kenneth Wong; VTRC-Arlington: Nick Stone; Washington Alexandria Architecture Center: Susan Piedmont-Palladino
Roanoke Area sites on the VTC Health Sciences and Technology Campus are operational.
Visit these pages for more information:
The Virginia Tech Center at the Roanoke Higher Education Center is closed until further notice. The Catawba Sustainability Center is closed until further notice.
The Reynolds Homestead will be closed until further notice. The Steger Center in Switzerland is closed.
The Virginia Tech Richmond Center will be closed until further notice.
The Newport News and Virginia Beach centers are closed until further notice.
The Virginia Tech Southwest Center is closed until further notice.
When a situation arises in which the university determines that immediate action is required, a campus-wide VT Alert is issued. VT Alerts allow students, faculty, and staff who subscribe to the system to receive urgent notifications by a phone message, text message, and/or desktop alert.
In addition to the subscription methods listed above, VT Alerts are also shared via:
- This webpage
- Twitter @vtalerts
- Broadcast emails to all vt.edu accounts
- Electronic message boards in classrooms and common spaces
- The weather/emergency hotline (540-231-6668)
- Official messages during emergencies and other incidents will come from the following social media accounts:
- Virginia Tech
- VT Alerts
- Twitter: twitter.com/vtalerts
- Virginia Tech Police
- Virginia Tech Emergency Management
- Virginia Tech
In situations that occur that do not require immediate action the information may be relayed to the campus community via this webpage, email, on the Virginia Tech website, and through official Virginia Tech social media channels (see list above).
Note: As a public service, information will be sent to local media outlets as needed, such as in the case of an authorized closing or delayed opening during inclement weather; however, Virginia Tech is not responsible for inaccurate reporting of information on local media outlets.
About this page
The safety of the our community is the top priority of Virginia Tech. In times of inclement weather or other situations, it may be necessary for the university to close or delay the opening the Blacksburg campus or other university locations across the state.
Decisions to alter the university’s normal schedule or operations are made with considerable consultation from many university units and off campus agencies. As decisions are made, the university will communicate them to students, faculty, staff, and others immediately using VT Alerts, the university homepage, this status page, and on official social media channels.
Depending on the nature of an event that affects university operations, Virginia Tech will strive to provide students, faculty, and staff a clear timeline for decisions to assist in planning and when to expect future decisions and/or updates.
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Call Virginia Tech Police service center, 540-231-6411, press 1 and request the Dean of Students on-call administrator
Technicians are available on most shifts to respond to emergency calls until midnight Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
After hours emergency
540-382-4343 (via Virginia Tech Police)