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A look back at 2020


January

Morning snow

The first snow of 2020 blanketed Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus in the morning hours on Jan. 7.

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FEBRUARY

Surprise visitors

Virginia Tech surprises students with offers of admission.

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March

Handwashing properly

Dr. Renee Boyer with the Department of Food Science and Technology, demonstrates the proper way to wash your hands to prevent the spread of illness.

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April

Tech Triumph

The Marching Virginians performed the university’s most popular fight song, “Tech Triumph” from bedrooms, backyards and beyond amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The video was compiled by Alana Hassett.

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May

Message to Graduates

Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier '18 has a message for Virginia Tech's Class of 2020.

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June

COVID-19 Key Design

Ryan Pieper, associate professor at the Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center, found the key to his contribution in the times of COVID-19 in designing a more efficient and widely -accessible version of the handheld tools he saw being marketed as germ-free ways to open doors and use on touchscreens.

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July

Fall preparation

Classrooms and common areas will have a different look this fall semester, to encourage physical distancing.

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August

Boundaries for Fall

Classrooms and common areas will have a different look this fall semester, to encourage physical distancing.

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September

College during Covid

Students share how it feels being at Virginia Tech during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October

COVID Crushers

A group of Masters of Public Health and undergraduate students known as COVID Crushers take to downtown Blacksburg every Friday night to handout free masks, hand sanitizer, and resources regarding COVID-19.

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November

Flight and Refuge

A collection of outdoor projection projects was created by teams of Virginia Tech faculty and students to bring the Moss Arts Center and its theme of “Flight and Refuge” to life. See these works, which blend technology, mapping, personal stories, and data, projected on various exterior surfaces of the Moss Arts Center building.

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December

Remembering Moose

Beloved Virginia Tech therapy dog, Moose passed away December 2, 2020. He's being remembered for a life of service and as an ambassador for the Cook Counseling Center.

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Here’s looking forward to 2021!


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