Our Community

We're lucky to be part of such a diverse and welcoming community, and are committed to enhancing the lives of its citizens and the learning of our students. We want to connect our school and community in ways that benefit all parties. We encourage students to participate in the rich experiences the Roanoke Valley has to offer, and invite community members to participate in the life of the College through lectures, athletic events, and artistic exhibits and performances. We'd like to build on relationships offered by businesses, government agencies and nonprofits to provide our students with internships and service-learning experiences, and offer the support of our faculty, staff and students to help strengthen community organizations. 

We believe the Roanoke Valley can be a laboratory for student/community learning and engagement. To that end, we are working to broaden our relationships with citizens in the Valley and strengthen partnerships with its many organizations:     

  • We welcome the community to our many lectures, exhibits and performances.
  • We focus College resources where they can best help address local issues.
  • We encourage faculty to engage students in local fieldwork and urge students to participate in service projects that will benefit the community.
  • We work with local organizations to provide internships for students and employment for graduates.
  • We work with local entrepreneurs to strengthen their ventures and act as mentors to student entrepreneurs.

Upcoming Events

Basically Tarantino Film Festival Entry Deadline

RC's 3rd Annual Film Festival.  A fun Adventure to make your own film.

Sign up and pick up rules at the Info Desk Now!  Entry Deadline March 15, 2018

Cash Prizes for Award Winning Films.  Films premiere on April 5, 2018

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Date | Time: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 9:00 AM
Location: Roanoke College

Diversity Dine-In

His Dream in 2018 Standing for Peace While Kneeling for Justice.

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Date | Time: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 11:45 AM
Location: Pickle Lounge, Roanoke College

Board Game Club - Tuesdays

Meet new people, learn new games and have fun! 

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm drop by anytime.

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Date | Time: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 6:00 PM
Location: Life Science, Room 502

A screening of the documentary Amanda Knox

The Turk Pre-Law Program's, Gentry Locke Speaker Series, the Public Affairs Society, and Community Programs present a 2-evening event, beginning with the Netflix documentary screening of Amanda Knox on 1/23, followed by a discussion with Amanda on 1/24. 



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Date | Time: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Location: Wortmann Ballroom, Colket Center

Truth Matters: A Conversation with Amanda Knox

The Turk Pre-Law Program's, Gentry Locke Speaker Series, the Public Affairs Society, and Community Programs present a 2-evening event, beginning with the Netflix documentary screening of Amanda Knox on 1/23, followed by a discussion with Amanda on 1/24. 



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Date | Time: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 7:30 PM
Location: CHANGED TO OLIN THEATER (due to popularity of this event)

Roanoke students are serving the community through local nonprofits, including:

  • Samaritan Inn
  • Roanoke Rescue Mission
  • Micah's Backpack
  • West End Center
  • Head Start
  • Lincoln Terrace Elementary School
  • Star City Foundation
  • Family Promise of Greater Roanoke
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Thank you for offering our students internships

logos for community organizations

We all pitch in.

Watch Video three students building a Habitat house
Each year, Roanoke students work with the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate to build a home for a needy Roanoke Valley family.