School officials are preparing to appeal a $55,000 government fine for violating a federal campus safety law the day of the shootings.
Many victims' families say the school can't mourn the tragedy and deny its mistakes at the same time.
But Virginia Tech President Charles Steger told The Associated Press the likely appeal is intended to make the Department of Education explain the rationale for its findings, not to escape accountability.
The school originally had plans today to mourn the 32 victims of the April 16, 2007 mass shooting with a 3.2-mile Run for Remembrance and a candlelight vigil. However, according to the school's website, the race has been canceled due to inclement weather.