The rankings are entirely based on surveys of college students, who rate their schools on dozens of topics. “The Princeton Review is a gold standard feedback loop precisely because it represents the student voices above all else,” said Frank Shushok, vice president for student affairs. “For Cook Counseling Center, success is measured by our students’ success."
Embedded counselors, psychiatry residents in Cook Counseling Center, enhanced research and evaluation, and increased training to assist students in need are advancing the university's mental health initiatives.
Given the changing nature of navigating a pandemic, this fall’s Town Gown meetings will be called “Community Conversations: Navigating the challenges and opportunities of a public health emergency together."
We've compiled a list of things to do over the three-day weekend in and around Blacksburg. Many are fun, some are productive, and all can be done in a safe manner by following face covering, physical distancing, and basic hygiene guidelines.
Virginia Tech President Tim Sands, Blacksburg Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith, and New River Valley Health District Director Noelle Bissell discussed a variety of topics — from management of COVID-19 cases in the community to the decision to ban tailgating this fall.
Welcome Week events have been brewing around campus and online to help new and returning Hokies find their home at Virginia Tech. To wrap up the week, Gobblerfest 2020 will be held virtually on Sept. 4 from 4–6 p.m., where students will be able to interact with nearly 500 student organizations.
To ensure an appropriate degree of transparency, a new online dashboard will be updated each Monday to report the number of COVID-19 test results – the positive test results and total tests – among students and employees, based on the previous week’s information.
In the year of “unprecedented,” Virginia Tech brings new and exciting definitions to the word. Virginia Tech will welcome its most diverse first-year class to date, composed of 6,675 students from 46 states and 46 countries. Move-in will take place August 14-23, and incoming residents from around the world will begin their journey at Virginia Tech.
“While plans in many areas are still evolving, we want to share with students and their families the information we have now,” said Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Shushok. “Be sure to visit the For Students section on the VT Ready website often for the latest information on plans for fall semester 2020.”
In the spirit of physical distancing and more time spent at home studying and working, university community members are reminded of the countless locations to enjoy outdoor recreation in the New River Valley.