The horrific terrorist attacks by Hamas in Israel have claimed the lives of over 1,000 peaceful civilians — including more than 20 Americans — injured thousands, and devastated communities. We grieve with the families and friends of those killed, injured, and taken hostage, and extend our sincere condolences in this time of pain and loss. Burruss Hall will be illuminated in blue and white tonight to honor the lives lost and express our hope for those injured and held hostage.

To date, we understand that all members of the Virginia Tech community who were known to be in Israel at the time of the attacks are safe. Many of our students and employees have ties to the region, and we know this is a very difficult time for you. We have resources below to support all who have been impacted by these events. Please reach out if you need help.

Tim Sands,

Members of the university community who seek support or assistance are encouraged to contact these resources.

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