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Unprecedented.  

That really is the only word to describe the spring semester and the impact of COVID-19 on the world. 

On March 11, midway through spring break, Virginia Tech announced plans to move all classes online, then canceled all spring (and eventually summer) events and slowly began to move campus to essential operations only. 

The Corps of Cadets thanks everyone — cadets, our staff, alumni, friends — for their patience and their perseverance through these times. 

Four cadets practice at an outdoor shooting range.
The Corps Marksmanship Unit debuted this semester and earned its first medals at the Scholastic Action Shooting Program’s Collegiate National Championship.
Joe McNamara ’07 speaks to a classroom filled with cadets.
Joe McNamara ’07 spoke to cadets in February about necessary skills in business. Photo by Claire Seibel ’23.
From left: Jeannine James ’87, Jill Boward ’87 and Christy Nolta ’85 talk while seated on a stage.
From left: Jeannine James ’87, Jill Boward ’87 and Christy Nolta ’85 participate in the spring Gunfighter Panel in February.
The Corps' men's and women's basketball teams pose for a group photo.
The women’s basketball team became the 2020 national champions at the Flyin’ Irish Invitational Tournament at Notre Dame. The men’s team made it to the quarterfinals.
Seniors walk through a saber arch into the 2020 Military Ball.
Seniors walk through a saber arch into the 2020 Military Ball in February. Photo by Cadet Victoria Ann ’22.
While taking her classes at home, Cadet Vivian To ’23 sews face masks to donate
While taking her classes at home, Cadet Vivian To ’23 of Delta Company and Air Force ROTC sews face masks to donate

And, finally, thank you to all our alumni who participated in a letter-writing campaign to help celebrate our senior cadets. We received more than 280 letters plus challenge coins, unit patches, Virginia Tech items, T-shirts, rank insignia, and other treasures that were all repackaged and mailed off to our 226 members of the Class of 2020.

A pile of envelopes addressed to "Project Graduation."
A hand-written letter to a cadet includes an Airborne patch.
A letter to a cadet includes a uniquely shaped challenge coin.
A letter to a cadet includes a Guidon from 2001.