The safety and well-being of all our students, faculty, and staff at all university locations is primary concern of Virginia Tech as it continues to monitor Tropical Depression Florence.
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg remains open and classes are in session. Information on operations at all campus locations impacted by the storm will be posted to the university status page. Please watch or follow the university homepage, social media channels, and Virginia Tech Daily for updates.

Latest information — Sept. 17, 2018


Sept. 16, 2018

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 - Update: 7:08 p.m.

Saturday’s Virginia Tech Football game vs. East Carolina has been canceled. Virginia Tech Athletics confirmed Tuesday that East Carolina University has indicated to Tech Athletics officials that it will not travel to Blacksburg for Saturday’s scheduled football game due to the impending impact of Hurricane Florence.

No decisions regarding the status of other Virginia Tech Athletics home events scheduled for this weekend have been made at this time. Visit for more information.

More details for fans holding tickets to Saturday’s football game against East Carolina will be made available once further information is available on whether the game could potentially be rescheduled. As soon as those details are finalized, it will be communicated with all impacted parties.

Additionally, Saturday's Corps Reunion activities, including the Corps Donor breakfast, have been canceled.

The Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center, located in Suffolk, Virginia, will be closed Thursday and Friday.

Update: 3:03 p.m.

The Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Painter, Virginia is closed.

Update: Sept. 11, 2018, 12:33 p.m.

The Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Hampton, Virginia, has closed in accordance with Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's coastal evacuation order.

The test of the VT Alerts system that had been planned for this Thursday, Sept. 13, has been rescheduled to occur on Sept. 20.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2018

University officials continue to monitor the track of the storm. Please continue to check these resources for ways to prepare and to get updated forecasts.


Posted: Sept. 10, 2018

The university is currently monitoring the track of Hurricane Florence. If campus operations are affected, announcements will be posted on the university status page. Use the resources below to stay informed on the track of the storm and to prepare for possible impact to areas where campuses are located.

The university is planning to test its VT Alerts emergency notification system this Thursday, Sept. 13. Read more on that test.


VT Alerts

When a situation arises in which the university determines that immediate action is required, a campus-wide VT Alert is issued. VT Alerts allow students, faculty, and staff who subscribe to the system to receive urgent notifications by a phone message, text message, and/or desktop alert.

In addition to the subscription methods listed above, VT Alerts are also shared via:

In situations that occur that do not require immediate action the information may be relayed to the campus community via this webpage, email, on the Virginia Tech website, and through official Virginia Tech social media channels (see list above).

Note: As a public service, information will be sent to local media outlets as needed, such as in the case of an authorized closing or delayed opening during inclement weather; however, Virginia Tech is not responsible for inaccurate reporting of information on local media outlets.

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