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August 2021 Hokie Family eNews

August 2021 Hokie Family eNews

Duckpond at dawn on the Blacksburg Campus

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By the numbers: Over 150 – programs and events for students during Weeks of Welcome in honor of Virginia Tech’s sesquicentennial anniversary.

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Academic Calendar

August 2021

  • Aug. 2: Fall 2021 required online programs available
  • Aug. 3: Live Q&A with Housing and Residence Life
  • Aug. 6: Deadline for students to upload their vaccine information in order to attend classes
  • Aug. 6: Immunization forms due
  • Aug. 9-13: Corps of Cadets Cadre Week
  • Aug. 14-22: Move-in
  • Aug. 14-23: Weeks or Welcome events and activities
  • Aug. 15-20: Corps of Cadets New Cadet Week
  • Aug. 21: Corps of Cadets New Cadet Parade
  • Aug. 23: Fall 2021 classes begin
  • Aug. 23: Last day for students to withdraw from fall semester to avoid tuition and fee charges
  • Aug. 27: Last day for students to add classes and to add or drop audit option

September 2021

  • Sept. 6: Labor Day (university offices closed, no classes; residence halls and dining centers will remain open)
  • Sept. 10: Open enrollment for student medical insurance ends. 
  • Sept. 17-19: Family Weekend

October 2021

  • Oct. 1: Fall break (no classes; residence halls and dining centers will remain open)
  • Oct. 5: Last day for students to web drop an individual fall class without grade penalty
  • Oct. 5: Last day to change grade option from A-F to P/F. Visit University Registrar in 250 Student Services Building to process a grade change option.
  • Oct. 6: Majors Fair
  • Oct. 19: Opening of web course request for spring 2022
  • Oct. 25: Last day for students to resign without grade penalty
  • Oct. 25: Last day to change grade option from P/F to A-F

November 2021

  • Nov. 2: Close of web course request for spring 2022
  • Nov. 5: Last day to apply for fall graduation in order to be included in the fall commencement bulletin
  • Nov. 17: Deadline for undergraduates to request rescheduling of final examinations that conflict or constitute a third exam in 24 hours (see academic dean)
  • Nov. 20: Thanksgiving holiday begins
  • Nov. 26: Web drop/add begins for spring semester 2021 (tentative)
  • Nov. 28: Thanksgiving holiday ends

December 2021

  • Dec. 8: Last day to apply for W grade policy
  • Dec. 8: Classes end
  • Dec. 9: Reading Day
  • Dec. 10: Beginning of fall semester final examinations
  • Dec. 15: Close of fall semester final examinations (inclement weather makeup is Dec. 16)
  • Dec. 17: University and Graduate School Commencement Ceremonies

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 SAadvancement@vt.edu