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Timothy Sands said he benefits from the energy students bring to a discussion. "I want to open a dialogue with students and communicate with them, both formally and informally," he told student leaders. 

Nineteen student leaders from a variety of organizations had the opportunity to tell Virginia Tech’s incoming president Timothy Sands about the Hokie student experience and to identify challenges for his administration. Dr. Sands and his wife, Dr. Laura Sands had breakfast with members of the Order of the Gavel on Tuesday at West End Market. The conversation encompassed everything from the pervasiveness of the university’s motto, to opportunities for learning outside the classroom, to tubing on the New River, to Twitter etiquette, to the significance of administrative support for student-led groups.


Board of Vistors announces the selection of the 2014-15 student representatives

On March 24, 2014, the Board of Vistors announced the selection of the 2014-15 student representatives. T. Austin Larrowe of Woodlawn, Va., a junior majoring in agricultural and applied economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, was named the undergraduate student representative. S. Ashley Francis of Blacksburg, Va., a master’s degree student in the Public Health program in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, will be the graduate student representative. Both will serve a one-year term beginning July 1, 2014.


Aspirations for Student Learning Symposium

The Division of Student Affairs will host the Aspirations for Student Learning Symposium November 2-3, 2014 at the Inn at Virginia Tech. The symposium will rally around the cause of strengthening education and learning. Dialogues surrounding each of the five Aspirations for Student Learning will be highlighted through moderated paper presentations and discussions by members of the Virginia Tech community. Please consider sharing your expertise and passion by proposing a paper topic that adds to the understanding, scholarship, science, and pedagogy associated with one of our Aspirations for Student Learning.


Make plans now to attend Spring Family Weekend

Spring Family Weekend is scheduled for April 25-27, 2014. Events include the Family Tailgate, the Virginia Tech Spring football game, the introduction of the 2014 Virginia Tech Family of the Year, and the International Street Fair.

The list of events for Family Weekend is continually being updated. Keep checking back for new events to be listed. Families will receive a printed Family Weekend schedule at check-in. To help us plan please complete the free Spring Family Weekend registration.


Nominate inspirational students for Aspire! Award

Do you know a student who exemplifies curiosity, integrity and self-understanding, civility, courageous leadership, or the values of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)? Then nominate him or her for an Aspire! Award. Students will be honored in November, February, March, and April. See the award website for information on nomination deadlines.


Our Mission:

To promote students learning, life skills, and personal growth through a strong focus on holistic student development and collaborative partnerships that deliver superior service to, and care for, students in the spirit of Ut Prosim.

To learn more about our Aspirations for Student Learning and Guiding Principles for Service, visit the About Student Affairs section.

Planning to live off campus next year?

Moving Off Campus Play by Play Video

Virginia Tech's "Moving Off Campus" video (17 min) provides an entertaining look at the rewards and challenges student renters face.

For more off-campus housing information visit the information desk located on the lower level in Squires Student Center

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