Roanoke Health Science and Technology Campus
Hokie Wellness, Rec Sports, and Cook Counseling are offering health and wellness workshops and events to students and employees located at the VTC campus in Roanoke for the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that some of these events may be virtual!
Gainsboro History 5K Tour
Developed by the VTC Wellness Team which is comprised of representatives from the Roanoke Graduate Student Association, The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, the VTC School of Medicine, and the Welcoming Roanoke Campaign.
The Gainsboro History 5K Tour has officially started and will run until October 15th (5 weeks for 5K)! You do not have to sign up to do the 5K, but to be eligible for prizes you must submit the checklist form at the bottom of the 5K webpage before October 15th. The self-guided 5K walk/run blends an opportunity to learn about Roanoke's critical history – with diversity and inclusion focus – while connecting it with wellness (mental & physical health) for our participants.
To be eligible for prizes, you must submit the checklist form at the bottom of the 5K webpage. Participants who complete the route will be eligible for prizes including gift cards to Black owned businesses and books by Black authors. The first 40 participants to complete the checkpoint submission form will be given a glass donated by VT Rec Sports.
If you missed the Roanoke Black History Panel Discussion on September 14th the recording is available.
VTC Flu Shot Clinics
September 30th and October 27th 8:00-3:00 | By Appointment Only
To schedule an appointment:
Scroll down the page and click on the “COURSEWHERE” link.
Complete 2-factor authorization and then select the “View by Alpha” link at the top of the page.
Select either “Flu Shot Clinic-September 30-Roanoke Campus/VTC/Fralin” or “Flu Shot Clinic-October 27-Roanoke/VTC/Fralin”, and register for an open appointment.
Please be on time for your appointment. Late arrivals may have to reschedule their flu shot.
Please bring your insurance card and/or be prepared to pay the $25 fee. This event is open to all students and employees except medical students who should reference communications from Hope Reynolds regarding medical student flu shot procedures.
Upcoming Fall Festival Events
Pet Costume Contest
10/5 - 10/20
This doggone good contest gives you a chance to dress up your pet an have them featured in an upcoming issue of the Wellness Weekly and/or on VTC social media. Enter the contest and you just might win a prize too! Entry details coming soon!
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Submissions due 10/26, Voting 10/27, Winner announced in 10/29 Wellness Weekly
Are you a skilled pumpkin carving artist? Well, here’s your chance to showcase your work! Carve a pumpkin and bring it to the VTC Riverside 2 atrium on the morning of 10/26! Our panel of VTC judges (with representation from both Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and the VTC School of Medicine) will choose the winning pumpkin and a prize (as well as bragging rights) will be awarded.
Share your family traditions series in the Wellness Weekly
10/23 Submissions Deadline; Articles to run 10/29-11/19 in Wellness Weekly
During the fall and winter months there are a variety of celebrations. Share your stories of how you and/or your family celebrate the fall and winter month holidays and festivals. Your stories will be featured in the Wellness Weekly!
Shredding 2020 and the Hopes & Silver Linings Party
Possibly the week of 11/30; Hopes and Silver Linings to be posted throughout VTC week of 1/8/2021
Tired of 2020?! Hoping for a better 2021?! Seen some silver linings from 2020?! Reflect on 2020, shred the frustrations at this event and lift up the silver linings. And, of course, offer up your hopes for a better 2021! More details to come!