Schedule details if, on Connection-related dates, the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus has unplanned closings, early closings, and/or delayed openings.

  • Only for Connection job fairs: fall job fair in October, and spring job fair in February.
  • Only applicable to these two fairs sponsored by Career and Professional Development.
  • Information here is for both employers and students.
  • This contingency schedule is applicable to BOTH the fall and spring Connection  job fairs.
    Monday = pre-fair employer events
    Tuesday = job fair day
    Wednesday = interview day

University closing information sources:

www.vt.edu: weather/emergency closing will be posted on university home page.

University weather/emergency Hotline:  540-231-6668

If conditions create uncertainty, please call Career and Professional Development at 540-231-6241 to learn details.

Monday | pre-fair day employer events 

Fall 2016 pre-fair date is Mon. Oct. 17.
Spring 2017 pre-fair date is Mon. Feb. 20.

If the university is closed or closes early for any reason on this date, this will cause cancellation of any and all Connection-related events that might have been scheduled for this date, such as employer training, and welcome receptions.

Tuesday | job fair day

Fall 2016 fair date is Tues. Oct. 18.
Spring 2017 fair date is Tues. Feb. 21.

In case of university delayed opening:
Employers may arrive at opening time and begin setting up.
Students may arrive 30 minutes after opening and begin checking in.
The fair will begin one hour after the university opens.

If the university is closed Tuesday, but is open Wednesday:
The job fair will be moved to Wednesday
, and the interview day will not be held.

Wednesday | interview day

Fall 2016 interview date is Wed. Oct. 19.
Spring 2017 interview date is Wed. Feb. 22.

If the university is closed on Wednesday: 
No Connection-related events will be held.

If the university was closed Tuesday, but is open Wednesday:
The job fair will be moved to Wednesday,
and the interview day will not be held.
In case of delayed opening on Wednesday: 
Employers may arrive at opening time and begin setting up.
Students may arrive 30 minutes after opening and begin checking in.
The fair will begin one hour after the university opens.

If the job fair occurred on Tuesday, and the university has a delayed opening on Wednesday: 
Employers and students may arrive at the time the university opens.
Interviews will begin 30 minutes after the university opens.
Interviews originally scheduled to occur before that time are cancelled.
For example, if the university were to open at 10:00 am, interviews prior to 10:30 am would be cancelled.

Contact for employers who are unable to attend due to weather:

If any portion of Connection events are held, but no representatives of your organization are able to attend due to weather (or other reason), please leave a message at 540-231-6241.