- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 22, 2015

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Virginia Tech will be closed on Labor Day this year, in part because of crowds expected for a football game against visiting Ohio State.

Tech President Timothy Sands wrote in a letter to the Blacksburg community that he finds it “odd” that the university had not closed previously for what he called an important national holiday.

The holiday closure will be on Sept. 7, a Monday. That’s the same day the Hokies face the Ohio State Buckeyes at Lane Stadium in a nationally televised game.

Sands wrote that the university is considering the possibility of canceling classes on Labor Day in future years.


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