Timothy D. Sands was formally installed as Virginia Tech's 16th president on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. 

"Together, we can and will shape the vision for the Virginia Tech of 2047," Sands said in his presidential address. "A Virginia Tech that is a globally engaged service-to-humanity academy, where the human capital and talent committed to making a positive and lasting impact on humanity, will congregate under an ever-expanding Hokie tent.

"In other words, the Virginia Tech of 2047 will be as close to its land-grant roots and as true to its values as the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College of 1872."

The full text of Sands' address is online.

After the ceremony, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets presented a pass in review for the new president on the Drillfield. That was followed by an ice cream social and performances by student organizations.

Photos by Chelsey Allder, Michael Kiernan Jim Stroup, and Logan Wallace.