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Tim Sands

A Letter From President Tim Sands

Dear Alumni,

In times of need, Hokie Nation knows the value of coming together to strengthen and support our community. Many of you, especially those of my generation, remember supporting each other during national emergencies by coming together as families, friends, and communities. COVID-19 is different, because gathering in person is not an option right now. But our spirit and commitment to support and serve our community are stronger than ever.

I’m asking you and Hokies everywhere to take care of yourselves, each other, and your communities. Practicing social distancing is a selfless act, protecting the vulnerable among us and helping to ensure that our health care system has the capacity to care for those who need it. This is Ut Prosim at its finest.

Read the full letter and watch the video >>


What is Virginia Tech doing to help beat this virus?

Keep up with the latest university updates >>

What’s your role in this defense?

Hall-of-Fame coach Frank Beamer’s got your game plan >>

What impact is there on Virginia Tech events?

Keep up with cancellations and postponements >>

What is “the curve” and why should we help flatten it?

Professor Laura Hungerford explains and offers simple practices to help >>

What are some quick tips for keeping myself and others safe and healthy?

- Avoid crowded places.
- Stay away from people who are sick.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces touched daily.
- Wash your hands with soap and water.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Avoid handshakes and high-fives.
- Wear a facemask if you are sick.
- Stand at least 6 feet apart from people in public.
- Create a household plan to prepare if a family member were to be infected.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.

And the CDC has more great advice and information on its website >>


We know that it is during hard times that Hokies are at their finest, and COVID-19 is no exception. How are you seeing Ut Prosim put in action during this time? Email us

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Hokie Highlights

Erin Bonilla

Mahalo, Martians

For two weeks in January, Erin Bonilla lived as if she were on Mars. But she was actually on Earth at the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation habitat, taking part in the first all-female crew to do a 14-day research mission to simulate life on the red planet.

Read her story in this special bonus coverage >>

Chris Kraft in Mission Control

Hokies and space are featured in the latest Virginia Tech Magazine.

Check out the full edition online >>

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Behind the Triumph

Check out the history of every Hokie’s favorite song, “Tech Triumph” >>

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Hokies In The Headlines

Gladys Mae West is the hidden hero behind a system that billions rely on today

More from AccuWeather >>

George R. Floyd was an investment banker who helped save a historic 18th-century home

More from The Baltimore Sun >>

Alumni Happenings

Alumni FAQs

We have cancelled or postponed events through April 30. In choosing this prudent step, we are in line with public health guidelines regarding COVID-19.

For more information, check out these alumni-specific Frequently Asked Questions >>

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