Virginia Tech announced yesterday that Labor Day will henceforth be designated as a university holiday. Classes will not be held, and offices will be closed.
From the Virginia Tech press release:
Until now, classes had been held on Labor Day, and the holiday was optional for university staff. In 2015 and again last year, President Tim Sands declared the university closed on Labor Day. Such declarations, however, applied only to those days and did not change the holiday’s status for future years.
Why is this relevant to TechSideline.com and its readers? Because Virginia Tech’s football game with West Virginia at FedExField is scheduled for the night of Sunday, September 3rd, the day before Labor Day. Virginia Tech students and employees can now attend the game, and not have to be back in Blacksburg the next day for classes and work.