Cancellation & Closing Policy

March 12, 2020, NOTICE:

In accordance with the Virginia Tech COVID-19 update page for information for the university community, even while the university remains open, services are being adjusted and most in-person events are being cancelled. For CPD-sponsored events, the status of each specific event will be noted in the event list; please continue to monitor that for updates.

When the university is closed, CPD is closed.

  • University closings are/may be announced on:
  • If the university closes for all or any portion of a day (for weather or any other reason), the Smith Career Center must also close at the same times. 
  • Any events and services sponsored by CPD, to have been held at any location, that were scheduled to occur when the university closes are also cancelled.

On-Campus Interviewing Program:

  • If the university is closed: While our staff would very much like to accomodate On-Campus Interviewing employers who have already travelled to Blacksburg prior to a university closing, for safety reasons for students, staff, and guests, we are not permitted to be open during university closings.
  • If the university has late opening: On-Campus Interviewing will open when the university opens.
  • Employers or students with scheduled interviews: Contact employer relations staff if you have questions or anticipate travel problems due to weather or other factors.

Career fairs sponsored by Career & Professional Development:

Fairs NOT sponsored by Career & Professional Development:

  • There are many VT-affiliated career fairs that are NOT sponsored by Career and Professional Development.
  • Those events are sponsored by colleges, departments, or student organizations, and CPD has no control over those events.
  • To learn about any possible cancellations or rescheduling, you should place reliance upon the information you receive from that event sponsor and their event website.