Typically the epicenter of Virginia Tech football, attendance in Lane Stadium was limited to 1,000 people due to restrictions to help fight the spread of COVID-19. As a result, Virginia Tech Athletics quickly assembled a flurry of safe ways to keep Hokie traditions alive and students, alums, and fans engaged throughout Saturday's game.
When the novel coronavirus hit the United States in January, Virginia Tech faculty recognized the nation was on the brink of a COVID-19 pandemic that would affect the university and the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. Hear the inside story about what happened during a virtual HokieTalk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.
This year, iterations of photo cutouts are appearing in sports stadiums across the globe because of the limitations that COVID-19 imposes on large crowds. On Saturday, about 1,000 cutouts will be on display in Lane Stadium for the Hokies' first football game of the year.
When COVID-19 shook the world at the start of 2020, eventually killing more than 900,000 people worldwide and shuttering economies, the Virginia Tech College of Science took action. The 2020 Virginia Tech College of Science Magazine covers these actions from across every department and program.
Three designs by students in Virginia Tech’s Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management are finalists to become the latest in Hokie fashion, and the Virginia Tech community has a chance to help decide the winner.
During an online broadcast at vt.edu/commencement graduates will be honored, degrees will be conferred, and special guests and student leaders will speak — plus there will be opportunities for friends and family to participate and offer well wishes.
As a culmination of efforts between LINK + LICENSE + LAUNCH, the College of Engineering, and a lead faculty member, SPTS Technologies, a KLA company, provided cutting-edge nanofabrication equipment through a combination of corporate sponsorship and commercial provisions that will provide Virginia Tech students and faculty the ability to conduct processes related to nanotechnology and nanoscience research.
The new Family Weekend dates will be October 2-4. FFW will continue to move forward in a completely virtual format. Family Weekends are a time for you and your student to reconnect, supported in part by the Hokie Family Annual Fund.
By the time James Leslie Whitehurst Jr. graduated in 1963, he’d broken the color barrier in the residence halls, dining halls, and on the dance floor at the traditional Ring Dance. He’d also go on to become the first Black member of Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors in 1970.
With a history of volunteerism and philanthropy that spans decades, Bob Wells has been a cornerstone of the building construction and Myers-Lawson School of Construction industry advisory boards and service learning trips.
With Thursday's action, the residence hall at 570 Washington Street, SW (formerly known as Lee Hall) is named for the late Janie and William Hoge, a local African American couple. The residence hall at 240 Kent Street (formerly known as Barringer Hall) is named in honor of James Leslie Whitehurst Jr. ’63.