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Sun Resources


Blacksburg is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. However, Hokies should always plan to practice sun safety! Whether it's watching a football game in Lane, playing intramural sports, running 5ks, tubing the new river, cycling through the mountains, or hiking the Cascades, make sure to apply sunscreen properly, stay in the shade as much as possible, and make sure to re-apply!

Tips for a great time outside:

  • Apply Sunscreen
  • Always Avoid Tanning beds
  • Watch for Signs of Sun Damage and Get Your Skin Checked Annually
  • Wear Sunglasses, Hats, and other Protective Clothing

Concerned about that burn, bump, mole, or spot on your skin?

Make an appointment to see a health care provider at Schiffert Health Center. The provider can diagnose the issue and/or refer you to the appropriate specialist for treatment.