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

Boys Lacrosse Old Dominion Prospect Camp



Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Location: Roanoke College

Kairos Youth Camp

Kairos is an annual week-long faith formation event for youth who will be in 9th-12th grades in the coming fall.

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Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Location: Roanoke College

Boy's Lacrosse Goalie School II and Camp

With over 25 years of experience, Coach Pilat brings his expertise to you!

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Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
Location: Roanoke College

Tennis Camp IV at Elizabeth Campus

New to the Roanoke College summer camp scene - Tennis Camp at Elizabeth Campus! Join Coach Ragsdale, head women's coach and Coach Schaefer, head men's tennis coach at Roanoke College for a fun and skill enhancing full-day or half-day program.

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Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
Location: Roanoke College Elizabeth Campus

RSI: Exploring Your Entrepreneurship Dreams



Date: Monday, July 23, 2018
Location: Roanoke College

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.