Staying Closer to Home
You can create your own experience, on your terms
Hear from students who grew up in the Roanoke area and came to Roanoke College. They tell their stories of initially wanting to go to farther away until they realized Roanoke was the right place for them.
Renée Turk has spent decades serving Salem in various roles since graduating from Roanoke College.
They share how they were able to succeed and stand out at Roanoke.
"It’s a place that you can make your new home. You can still have that independence that you crave and you can also still spend time away from it."
"You can create your own experience even if you are within the Salem area. It’s totally up to you in terms of what you want."
"I was 10 times happier at Roanoke than I ever was at my big school."
Local students are pleasantly surprised with the diversity of the campus community.