Visit Opportunities (Virtual & On Campus)
We are happy to announce we will re-open for on-campus visitors starting July 6th. Our re-opening is designed to provide the optimal on-campus environment and to minimize the risks of COVID-19 exposure to campus visitors and the campus community. We will continue to offer virtual visit experiences throughout the year.
We look forward to hosting you on campus. Each session lasts approximately an hour and 45 minutes. During that time, you will enjoy a tour of campus and meet with an admissions representative. We have made a few changes to our campus visit policy to ensure the safety of our visitors and campus community.
Virtual Information Sessions and 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!
Virtual Week of Workshops
We understand that even in a normal year the college search and application process can be confusing and even intimidating. Our Admissions Staff enjoy working with students and their families to help you through this journey. We are offering a week of general, virtual information sessions focusing on different parts of the college search and application process, culminating in a case study event where you will act as an admissions committee and make admissions decisions on mock applicants.
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.