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January 2021 Hokie Family eNews

January 2021 Hokie Family eNews

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As reimagined by Vice President for Student Affairs Frank Shushok, the new Student Affairs leadership structure is one that champions student success, increases collaboration among departments, highlights key initiatives, emphasizes collective possibility, and aligns the Student Affairs organization for the future.

By the numbers: Student Affairs is comprised of 20 departments and more than 3,600 people who touch nearly every aspect of students’ lives.

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Academic Calendar

January 2021

  • 15: Last day of classes for Winter Session
  • 16: Exams
  • 16-24: Move-in for spring semester
  • 18: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • 19: Spring classes begin online; last day to withdraw to avoid tuition and fee charges
  • 19: Returning undergraduate student housing sign-up begins
  • 21: Applications due for the 2021-2022 Student Affairs scholarship program
  • 22: Last day to complete the general Scholarship Application and 2021-2022 FAFSA to be considered for maximum scholarship and financial aid 
  • 25: Hybrid and in-person instruction begins

February 2021

  • 5: Well-being Day
  • 12: Housing/dining contract due for returning undergraduate students
  • 24: Giving Day, a 24-hour celebration of the Hokie Spirit
  • 25: Well-being Day


  • 1: Last day for students to drop a class without grade penalty
  • 16: Web drop/add begins for summer 2021
  • 17: Well-being Day


  • 6: Well-being Day
  • 26: Well-being Day


  • 5: Last day of classes for spring semester
  • 6: Reading day
  • 7-12: Exams
  • 14: University Commencement Ceremony / college and unit ceremonies
  • 15: College and unit ceremonies 
  • 24: First day of classes for Summer Session I

Dates and details of some events are subject to change. Please check event pages for the most up-to-date information.

Student Affairs is committed to helping students thrive during their time at Virginia Tech. A gift of any size to the Hokie Family Annual Fund will have a positive impact on your student's experience. To give, visit our online giving page. For more information, contact Kelley Corvin at 540-231-5111 or