Virginia Tech threw open doors in almost every building on campus, even the football stadium, to show off what keeps faculty, staff and students busy. Visitors included other folks from the university community, alumni, donors and curious children and adults from all over the state.
During the University Open House, attendees can receive a bracelet with a barcode. After they have walked around the various open house venues, the barcode on the bracelet will be scan to find out how far the Hokie Fever "fandemic" has spread.
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion has launched initiatives to promote mutual respect, individual development, and create a Virginia Tech community that embraces differences and celebrates similarities.
STEM--science, technology, engineering and mathematics, education has been pinpointed as an area of study that American students need to improve. The Virginia Tech College of Education has developed a special classroom to meet that need.
The Virginia Tech Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center opened in July 2011. But reinventing the campus visitor experience did not stop with a new building. University Relations and Undergraduate Admissions teams spent over a year repositioning it to immerse prospective students and all visitors with the Virginia Tech brand.
Scientists from Virginia Tech and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research collaborated to develop a new method for breeding plants. The result is the group's first commercial enterprise, The Dan River Plant Propagation Center in Danville and a special day lily, the VT Spirit, bred in Virginia Tech's colors of orange and maroon.