Virtual Campus Visit Opportunities
We understand visiting a college campus is a big part of the college search and application process. We hope to have prospective students back on campus as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we are offering multiple ways to connect with campus - our faculty, staff, and students virtually. No matter where you are in the process we want to make sure you have your questions answered and experience why Roanoke College is such a special place.
Information Sessions & Virtual Tours
Perfect for rising seniors, juniors, and sophomores. Looking for general information about Roanoke? Connect with us for a virtual information session, complete with a video tour and Q&A. We also have virtual tours of our residence halls available!
Academic and Student Life Webinars
Want specific information regarding an academic program or student life? We have a series of webinars featuring professors, staff, and students.
Tuesday Talks with Current Students
Want to chat with a group of current students? Every Tuesday in the month of June we will host a current student panel. Register to join the conversation!
If you're planning a visit to Roanoke College, you'll find a beautiful campus in a classic college town, with a vibrant city and beautiful countryside just minutes away. We're only 10 minutes from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, with direct flights to more than nine cities in the Midwest and East Coast. Roanoke is on the Northeast Regional Amtrak line. We're 3-4 hours by car from Charlotte, N.C., Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C.
Come see our college and stay awhile! The Roanoke Valley offers you the best of both city and country life, with great restaurants, shopping and museums, plus a host of opportunities for outdoor recreation and adventure.
The fun beckons
FloydFest is an annual music festival featuring past performers like Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti, Ben Harper and Lauryn Hill.
The trains running through downtown Roanoke. The railroad was instrumental in the development of our region. (Photo courtesy of Terry Aldhizer)
Grab a tube and take your pick of local rivers and creeks.
A scene from downtown Roanoke at night.
The Roanoke Valley offers so many great hiking trails and so many great views.
Downtown Roanoke offers your choice of many restaurants, bars, coffee shops and music venues.
Roanoke's new Elmwood Park Amphitheater is a great place to see local and national music performances. Sheryl Crow was the inaugural performer here and Colbie Caillat, Christina Perri and Joan Jett are performing this summer.
The Taubman Museum is great for art lovers and provides a stunning location for local events.
Catch a play at Mill Mountain Theatre.
Nearby Smith Mountain Lake and Claytor Lake offer a great place to relax or try out some water sports.
Hiking the famed Appalachian Trail, which runs right by our campus.
Want a nice evening out? Check out the Grandin Village — see a movie, go to dinner or just walk around.
A recent study ranked Roanoke among the top 20 cities in America for quality of life.