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Virginia Tech moving to online classes amid fears of the coronavirus spreading

Online classes will begin March 23 for the remainder of the spring semester

Impact of coronavirus on travel for Virginia Tech students, faculty
Impact of coronavirus on travel for Virginia Tech students, faculty

BLACKSBURG, Va. – After UVA and Radford University announced plans to be online only, Virginia Tech is joining the fold.

Tech announced on Wednesday evening that spring break is being extended and online classes will begin March 23 for the remainder of the spring semester.

As an effort to limit the spread of the disease, the university is transitioning to online and remote instruction for all undergraduate and graduate students at all Virginia Tech locations for the remainder of the spring semester.

In Blacksburg, the campus remains open now and will remain open after spring break ends.

As part of this decision, the university is canceling all Virginia Tech-sponsored events at any location that are scheduled prior to April 30 and that are expected to draw crowds larger than 100 people.

Events that are affected by this decision include (but are not limited to):

  • Principles of Community Week events
  • Ring Dance
  • Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference
  • The Big Event
  • Relay For Life
  • The 3.2-Mile Run in Remembrance
  • Caldwell March
  • Spring Family Weekend
  • Black Alumni Reunion
  • Regional campaign events
  • Ut Prosim Society
  • Hokie Focus
  • Spring Open House

Tech has more information about its coronavirus plans on its website.


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