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April is a special month for Virginia Tech, and even with all that is different this year, we rallied together to ensure that remained the same.

Throughout the month, Hokies stepped up to meet the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic by embracing the spirit of Ut Prosim, both at the university and in communities around the globe.

Here’s a sampling of what happened with Hokies this month.


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Around the Drillfield

Tim Sands

President Sands provides an update on planning in the midst of a pandemic >>

CARES Act funding allocated to support students >>

VIDEO: More than 80,000 miles logged as the annual Run in Remembrance goes virtual >>

VIDEO: Marching Virginians unite virtually with ‘Tech Triumph’ >>

Student activities and clubs go virtual to stay connected >>

Commencement details for the Class of 2020 >>

Rick Devens

VIDEO: Survivor contestant and VT alumnus Rick Devens shares words of encouragement with Hokie Nation during the pandemic >>


GOBBLE BACK:

What words of encouragement do you have for the Class of 2020?

Submit a short video to lift their spirits >>


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Hokies Helping


Sajan Mistry holds boxes of the face shields he crafts in his Blacksburg apartment. Photo courtesy of Sajan Mistry.

Public health students, faculty, and staff volunteer for local COVID-19 response efforts >>

Research groups’ coordinated response to the need for PPE and ventilator components >>

Combating COVID-19 test backlogs and shortages with new tests >>

Chris Kopec’s ’00 virtual dance parties are raising spirits and funds >>

John Ross ’99 is helping educators defeat physical distance >>

Debie McDonald ’79 leads a group of volunteer mask sewers in Florida >>


Alumni Happenings

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NEW HUB FOR HOKIE NATION

As a member of the Virginia Tech community, it’s important to us that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy while doing your part to fight the spread of COVID-19. We know this can be overwhelming, so we’ve created a new one-stop shop to help you navigate these uncertain times.

From university updates and resources to virtual events and digital downloads, stay connected and up to date with Hokies around the globe. >>

Download a coloring page of Burruss Hall or Lane Stadium.


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