Campus living is a significant part of the classic college experience. It always will be. So, the majority of our students at Roanoke College live on campus.

First year and returning students live together in most of the residence halls. Stately fraternity and sorority houses are also located on campus where they house affiliates and friends of the organizations. With the exception of one all female hall, the halls are co-ed by alternating floor, room/suite, or wing. There are 27 residence halls on campus, 5 of which are designated Greek housing. 

Students talking on the quad

Future Residents

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Living on campus offers many benefits, including:

  • More social interaction with peers
  • More social interaction with faculty and staff
  • Greater likelihood of participation in extracurricular activities
  • Higher rate of persistence to graduation  
  • More available support for academic or personal concerns
  • The opportunity to live in single rooms for upperclassmen (priority given to students who have earned the most academic units)
  • Guaranteed housing for 4 years
  • Digital cable in all rooms
  • Air conditioning in every hall
  • Laundry facilities in every hall that are pre-paid from student fees
  • Lounge space and study rooms
  • Kitchens on every floor in new residence halls (Chesapeake, Caldwell, Allegheny, Ritter, Elizabeth, Tabor, Blueridge and Shenandoah Halls )
  • Close proximity to academic buildings
  • Resident Advisors (RAs) who receive community-building training
  • Lower student to RA ratio than at many other schools (18:1)
  • 24-hour security
  • Housekeeping services for common areas with exception of kitchen areas
  • Wireless access in all common areas of residence halls; beginning Fall 2012 wireless access in all individual resident rooms