Virginia Tech looks to spring for more in-person classes

Posted at 3:48 PM, Oct 19, 2020

ROANOKE, Va. — Officials at Virginia Tech say they hope to have more in-person classes in a spring semester that will be impacted by COVID-19 restrictions.

The Roanoke Times reports school officials say all courses will be online for the first four days of classes, which begin Jan. 19.

The university said this will help with a gradual move-in of residential students and orderly COVID-19 surveillance testing.

While classes may be in-person, the school says online or a mix of both based on professors’ needs, the university said “every effort will be made” to get on a path toward returning to in-person instruction.