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Charlotte Powell (left) and London Hughes carry on the graduation tradition of wearing HokieBird feet at the online commencement ceremony.

May was definitely one for the Hokie history books.

Virginia Tech continued to thrive while navigating unprecedented circumstances. New challenges were met and old traditions kept as Hokies demonstrated their commitment to staying connecting with each other and to serving their communities.

The month was highlighted by a historic celebration for thousands of new graduates. For the first time ever, Virginia Tech leaders, celebrity alumni, a sports icon, and a dancing HokieBird appeared virtually across computer and mobile screens everywhere to confer degrees and salute the Class of 2020.

“You’ve already overcome one global challenge, and you haven’t even moved your tassels yet,” said Virginia Tech President Tim Sands during the event. “Now, you are ready to go out and confront the emerging challenges of a rapidly changing world—and the world needs you.”

Read the more about the event and watch the video recap >>

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Around the Drillfield

Lance Collins

Lance Collins: Innovation Campus takes root at this crucial time >>

Meet the Outstanding Seniors from the Class of 2020 >>

Moose receives honorary degree for pawistive contributions >>

Love and weddings in the time of COVID-19 >>

New Cadet Hall renamed Pearson Hall West >>

Alexis Johnson, postal specialist, retires after 50 years of service >>

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Hokies Helping

Linsey Marr in her lab at Kelly Hall. Photo: Ryan Young for Virginia Tech

Researcher Linsey Marr evaluates N95 respirators, masks, and more >>

Campus Kitchen keeps rolling during COVID-19 >>

Hokies help a senior living community during pandemic >>

Aspiring physicians help fight outbreak >>

Eric Parlette ’94 sails into service aboard the USNS Comfort >>

Alumni Happenings

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Reunion Weekend goes virtual June 5

We won’t be able come together for our annual summer Reunion Weekend in Blacksburg, but we can still celebrate being Hokies!

Join us for some online fun >>

Webinar: Resiliency among Older Adults During COVID-19

To help address this vulnerable population during the pandemic, the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences will host a virtual panel discussion Tuesday, June 2, from 11 a.m. to noon, EDT.

Register now >>

Check out other upcoming virtual events

Stay connected with the Hokie community by spending time with campus leaders and faculty experts by visiting our virtual events page.

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