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COVID-19 Information about Graduate Education, the 2021-22 academic year

The Virginia Tech Graduate Life Center seen from the GLC Plaza

UPDATE, March 15, 2022: In a message to the university community published on March 10, 2022, President Tim Sands wrote that "masks are no longer required in public indoor settings on Virginia Tech campuses, except for health care settings and on public transit. Masks are recommended in indoor instructional settings." 

In January, the university no longer required all studenst to be vaccinated as a condition of enrollment, following Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares' legal opinion concerning vaccine requirements that reversed the preceding administration's attorney general’s opinion upon which the university's vaccine policy was based. 

COVID-19 testing remains available to students, faculty, and staff on Virginia Tech campuses. This page provides information about testing availability and locations.

This campus notice provides information regarding Spring 2022 COVID-19 testing for students enrolled in programs in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

If you test positive for COVID-19, complete the Dean of Students disclosure form and upload your results to the Online Student Health Portal Also, isolate yourself in your residence away from roommates, family, and friends for five (5) days. 

Be sure to check the university's Ready site regularly for updates. Also check the Provost's weekly updates, which provide information of particulary importance to Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs). 

The University continues to work with the area health districts to ensure vaccine availability for Virginia Tech students and employees. Booster shots are now available to adults ages 18 and older. Visit the Virginia Department of Health page for more information on booster shots, and also on vaccine availability for children ages 5-11. 

In this Ready section, you'll find the following resources:

Graduate students are integral members of the teaching community at Virginia Tech, and their well-being should be given consideration equal to that of any other instructor in the planning and execution of courses. 

(updated March 15, 2022)