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COVID-19 Information



In the interest of the health and welfare of our patrons, staff, and performers, we are canceling all events (including weekly Playdates) and performances at ICAT through June 30, 2020.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves to determine how to proceed for events currently scheduled for May and June, such as ICAT Creativity + Innovation Day and the DISIS concerts.

This decision is in line with public health guidelines regarding COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), as well as appropriate procedures determined by Virginia Tech’s COVID-19 Committee. We also feel that this is the best course of action for our community.

ICAT plays an essential role in bringing community members together, but at this time and under these challenging circumstances, the potential risk is too great.

The box office is currently working to process refunds for canceled performances. Ticket holders for these performances will be notified directly and refunds will be provided. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact our box office team at 540-231-5300.

While it’s disappointing to cancel these upcoming events, we look forward to coming together again as a community when the time is right. We will provide updates about the status of events planned after April 30 on our website.

Virginia Tech has established a dedicated website that provides updates and resources. We encourage you to refer to that site for ongoing information.

The Moss Arts Center’s building, box office, and galleries will remain open during regular business hours.



No. ICAT studios are currently closed as Virginia Tech has moved to an essential operations status effective April 3.

Only essential research is allowed on campus after April 3.

Please contact George Hardebeck ( to discuss your plans and reservation.

Unless specialized equipment and advance approval is granted for essential research reasons, meetings with grad students should be held through Zoom. 

Please do not eat in ICAT studios.

Please limit your equipment usage to what is critical for your reservation.

Please work with the ICAT team to make known what equipment is used during your reservation so arrangements for cleaning and disinfecting can be made.

No. The Moss Arts Center is closed to the public and the ICAT administrative team is working at home.

If you need to speak with someone, it is best to send an email. Please contact if you need help contacting someone.

The Moss Arts Center, Media Building, and ICAT studios in the Newman Library are closed to the public.


Yes, ICAT is accepting calls for proposals on behalf of Virginia Tech for the 2021 ACCelerate Festival. Proposals are due April 17, 2020. Submit your proposal through our online form.

Yes, notifications are still planned for April 10. We will alert those who submitted if we need to modify that deadline. 

Yes, applications for $3,000 mini SEAD grants are still being accepted on a monthly rolling basis. Please visit the ICAT Funding page for submission details and forms.


All ICAT events are cancelled through June 30, including weekly Playdates. We will update this statement as new information becomes available.

ICAT Creativity + Innovation Day is going virtual on May 4! We are compiling 30 to 40 second project videos to share. Submit your video by April 17 to to be included! 

The proposal deadline has been extended to April 17. If you haven’t had a chance to submit your work yet, we hope you will still consider it. Start the application process at

These have been canceled

Since this event does not happen until July 13th, we will make a decision on this in May.


All ICAT meetings (and all meetings in the Moss/Media) will be held online.  This includes staff meetings, Senior Fellow Meetings, CENI meetings, C+I Community/Co-leads meetings, and CHCI meetings.