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January 16, 2022

8:04 p.m. update

The Blacksburg campus closed until noon on Monday, January 17. University residences and catering centers remain open.

Due to inclement weather, the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg will be closed until noon on January 17, 2022. University personnel designated as “emergency personnel” are to report as instructed by their supervisor. Employees with a remote or hybrid work schedule should work online as scheduled. In-person employees should not report.

Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the administrative offices will be closed all day. University residences remain open and catering centers will also be open as planned. For restaurant information, go to https://saapps.students.vt.edu/hours. Online events will take place as scheduled.

Snow routes remain in effect until further notice.

9:15 am update

McComas Hall Gym will open today at 10 a.m.

However, the following sites will remain closed for today:

  • Pool
  • Golf field
  • field house
  • Adventure

The McComas recreation space will remain open as long as the weather permits.

Students are strongly encouraged to only come to McComas if they feel it is safe to do so. For more operational questions, please contact us at (540) 231-6856.

January 15, 2022

The Blacksburg campus closed on Sunday, January 16. Residences and catering centers are open

Due to inclement weather, the Virginia Tech campus administration offices in Blacksburg will be closed on Sunday, January 16, 2022. University personnel designated as “emergency personnel” are to report as instructed by their supervisor. Employees with a remote or hybrid work schedule should work online as scheduled. In-person employees should not report.

All residences will be open. Food centers will be open and will follow normal operating hours. For restaurant information, go to https://saapps.students.vt.edu/hours. Online events will take place as scheduled.

To visit www.btransit.org for the latest information on Blacksburg Transit.

January 14, 2022

ACC announces schedule adjustment for women’s basketball

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that Clemson’s women’s basketball game at Virginia Tech scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 16, has been postponed due to impending inclement weather in the Virginia area. The ACC will look to reschedule at a later date.

Back on campus, bad weather warning for the weekend of January 15-16

From: Student Affairs

Due to reports of a major winter storm for the Blacksburg and Roanoke areas on January 15-16, 2022, Student Affairs has made significant changes to several student services in the interest of the safety of our students. students during the move-in weekend.

Housing: Sunday move-in strongly discouraged and critical testing updates

Due to forecasted inclement weather, Housing and Residence Life strongly suggests that students adjust their travel and arrival plans to avoid arriving on campus on Sundays. University Facilities staff and Resident Advisor staff will work to keep sidewalks and entrances clear; however, the residential focus will be on the main gates of the facilities depending on the magnitude of the weather event.

Also, as a critical reminder, tests are required for move-in. Each student’s Hokie Passport access to their building and room is currently disabled. Residential staff will activate a student’s access after reviewing their test materials in the StarRez Portal. Test reviews are processed as quickly as possible to reduce delays, and same-day approvals for tests received during business hours are typically completed within an hour.

If a student arrives on campus without a reviewed and approved test, they will either need to upload their test results, take a rapid antigen test (limited supplies), or find off-campus accommodation until their testing materials are available. available and approved.

REMINDER: The test report window has been enlarged due to the predicted snowstorm. If a student submitted their negative COVID-19 test on January 12 or later, they will be honored until Tuesday, January 18. This change extends the 72-hour requirement and allows for more flexibility with travel plans.

For more critical updates on Spring 2022 move-in and testing requirements, visit Housing Notice Page.

Impacts on parking and bus lines

On Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15, the following parking lots are designated for 30-minute move-in spaces to help students and their families move into campus. Due to snow, snow removal activities and to ensure the safety of the University community, crossings to, from and around campus on Sunday, January 16 should be avoided.

After move-in, residential students must park in the resident sections of Stadium Grounds, Chicken Hill Grounds, and Duck Pond Drive Grounds. All F/S and C/G lots on campus will be closed until the snow is cleared. Do not park in the F/S or C/G parking lots on Saturday, Sunday or Monday until the parking lots are cleared.

Also, due to the predicted winter storm, bus routes may be affected by snow. Students can find the latest Blacksburg Transit (BT) updates and any status impacts by visiting the BT website.

Hours of operation for food services, squires and McComas (recreational sports)

If snowfall is heavy, students are encouraged to visit our Food Center Operations Website for the latest updates and impacts or service interruptions.

From now on, the Squires Student Center will also be open on Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Break Zone in Squires Hall will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

McComas will also be closed on Saturdays, but will be open on weekends with opening hours Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. These times can be changed depending on the weather.

Sorority recruiting will go virtual on Sunday

Panhellenic Candidacy Day on Sunday, January 16, it will take place virtually. Chapters and new members are encouraged to celebrate virtually after recruitment closes on Sunday.

For more information on recruitment, visit Fraternity and Sisterhood Life Home Page.

Blacksburg campus snow emergency routes begin Jan. 15 at noon; parking impacts associated with moving in

Posted: January 13, 2022

From: Virginia Tech Transportation Services; Campus Planning, Infrastructure and Facilities Division

The National Weather Service is currently forecasting the possibility of a winter weather event for the Blacksburg and Roanoke areas on January 15-16, 2022.

In anticipation of potential winter conditions, Virginia Tech has implemented emergency snow routes on the Blacksburg campus from noon on Saturday, January 15.

This designation takes effect before road conditions deteriorate to allow for snow removal and the movement of emergency vehicles.

Impacts on parking and bus lines

When a snow road emergency is declared, certain campus roads must remain open for emergency vehicle use. All vehicles parked alongside five roads (parallel and diagonal) must be removed or they will be towed at the owner’s expense from 8 p.m. on Saturday January 15th.

  • Washington Street: Between Kent Street and Duck Pond Drive.
  • Kent Street: Between Washington Street and Drillfield Drive.
  • South Drillfield Drive: Between Kent Street and West Campus Drive (on both sides of the road).
  • Beamer Way: Between Washington Street and Southgate Drive.
  • Alumni Mall: inbound lane only (outbound lane will not be affected).

Resident students must park in the residents-only sections of Stadium Lot, Chicken Hill Lot and Duck Pond Drive Lot. All F/S and C/G lots on campus will be closed until the snow is cleared. Do not park in the F/S or C/G parking lots on Saturday, Sunday or Monday until the parking lots are cleared.

Parking for move-in and impacts associated with snow

On Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 15, the following parking lots are designated for 30-minute move-in spaces to help students and their families move into campus. Due to snow, snow removal activities and to ensure the safety of the University community, crossings to, from and around campus on Sunday, January 16 should be avoided.

  • Ag Quad Lot (behind Hutcheson Hall)
  • Dietrick Hall Lot
  • Drillfeld Drive (War Memorial Gym side)
  • Engel Room Lot
  • Kent Street (after 8 p.m. on January 15, parking along Kent Street will be prohibited due to the snowy road)
  • Washington Street (after 8 p.m. on January 15, parking along Kent Street will be prohibited due to the snowy road)
  • Colosseum court (after 5:30 p.m. on January 15, this court will be closed for basketball parking)

No special permits will be required in the 30-minute move-in spaces.

You can find the latest Blacksburg Transit (BT) updates and any status impacts by visiting the BT website. Access Smartway Bus updates here.

Please visit the Emergency procedures for winter traffic and parking on campus for more information,

Planning to move in spring 2022 in case of bad weather

Posted: January 12, 2022

To student affairs:

We are aware of the possibility of a significant winter storm over the coming weekend and know that this may interfere with your return to Virginia Tech residences. In response to this, we are announcing an update to our COVID-19 testing policy. If you submitted your negative COVID-19 test on January 12 or later, it will be honored until Monday January 17.. This change extends the 72-hour requirement and allows for more flexibility with travel plans.

Students and families may also consider moving in before or after the storm. Former students can arrive from Friday January 14 at noon. Students are also welcome to move in on Monday, January 17, but should keep in mind that most university offices are closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Please check weather and road conditions before returning to Blacksburg and plan Consequently.

Check the Virginia Tech website and university status page frequently, as relevant weather impacts, road closures, and other information will be communicated there and on university social media.

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