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April 2020 Hokie Family eNews

Campus in springtime

“While we work through the worst of this pandemic, I ask every Hokie to give a virtual nod, flash a ‘VT’ sign, or make eye contact as you pass, acknowledging that we are in this together for the greater good.”

— President Tim Sands

Student Affairs News:

Frank Shushok. Photo credit: Christina Franusich
Frank Shushok Jr. will become Virginia Tech's new vice president for Student Affairs on April 10. Photo credit: Christina Franusich

By the numbers:

  • 95 – FREE virtual workouts through Rec Sports and their partnership with Les Mills. Families can also access free virtual fitness classes taught by student instructors, tips to fight anxiety, and more through our expanded well-being website.

Nina Tarr is finishing her junior year in her apartment in Blacksburg. Her parents live in Italy.

Many of you have asked how you can help our students during this extraordinary time. For those of you who want to give, the Student Emergency Fund, managed by the Dean of Students Office, is a powerful way to make a difference.

Support the Hokie Family Annual Fund! Gifts of all sizes have a positive impact on your student’s experience, from orientation to graduation. To give, visit our online giving page. For more information, contact Kelley Corvin at 540-231-5111 or