President Tim Sands

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Tim and Laura Sands help students move into their residence halls

Tim and Laura Sands in the Homecoming parade

President Sands speaks with students at a Beyond Boundaries Scholarship event

President Sands sits with keynote speaker Virgil Wood

President Sands accepts a Valentine's Day treat from Growley II, canine ambassador for the Corps of Cadets

President Sands experiences the Virtual Environments Studio at Newman Library
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President Sands celebrating Denim Day 2019 on campus

President Sands visiting Capitol Hill

President Sands welcomes Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer Dwayne Pinkney to the stage during the State of the University Address

President Sands sits with keynote speaker Virgil Wood

President Tim Sands

Welcome to Virginia Tech. We are a contemporary, global land-grant research university dedicated to discovery, innovation, experiential learning, and service to humanity. We believe in the power of education to improve the lives of our students, their families, and communities across our country and the world.

We are known for our spirit of community, an increasingly rich diversity of human experiences, and the drive to turn discovery into action.  Our living motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), is woven through everything we do to harness our students’ passions, develop their strengths, and prepare them for a life and career of impactful service to humanity.

If this is your first time visiting online, I hope you take a few moments to learn more about us and visit our campus in Blacksburg and our other locations in Virginia. I think you will come to appreciate this remarkable university community as Laura and I do. If you are already a member of the Hokie Nation, thank you for your ongoing engagement and support. Together, we are shaping the future of higher education.

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