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Virginia Tech’s plan for the fall 2020 semester

Planning for fall on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus is proceeding with an emphasis on minimizing health risks while preserving the most important aspects of the university’s residential campus experience. We know that you probably have many questions about what the fall semester is going to look like. Although initial details have been released on the Virginia Tech Ready website, planning will continue throughout the summer as we work together to shape this new reality. We encourage you to visit this site often for the latest updates.

Learn by doing and solving real problems

We believe in experiential learning, which to us means getting out in the world and getting your hands dirty and your feet wet. It takes practice to develop the skills that employers look for, which is why so many of our courses have field experiences and labs. Research opportunities also define your career path; they’ll help you build networks and find out what you really enjoy doing — and what you don’t. Overseas study trips offer the chance to apply what you’ve learned and see solutions at work on a global scale.

Kathy Alexander Lab

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Being successful in business requires more than just a great product. You need vision, creativity, teamwork, and hard work. Each year, students enrolled in the Wood Enterprise Institute (WEI) design, produce, and market a wood-based product to customers. Past ventures have included personalized dog bowls and cutting boards with the Virginia Tech logo, and tables made from a 314-year-old oak tree.

Challenge yourself through the Leadership Institute

One of greatest opportunities that you have for learning in college is getting to know yourself. Self-awareness is one of the keys to effective leadership and the beginning of a yearlong journey for each year’s Leadership Institute participants, culminating with a weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., and Richmond to network with top decision- and policy-makers.