Student Life

24 hours may not be enough

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Between interesting classes, great friends and tons to do, you’ll wish every day was a little longer. Catch a day in the life of our campus.

Does Roanoke look like a great place to be?  See if the fit is right for you: 

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Like home sweet home (but fewer rules)

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Don’t take our word for it—see for yourself how fun and inviting dorm life is at Roanoke.

“I like to eat healthy and the Commons provides great fresh food and a wonderful atmosphere. ”

Ryan Glascott '16

There are lots of things to do here

The Fall of Robert Mugabe: Will This Translate to a New Social, Economic and Political Dispensation in Zimbabwe: Terry Mutsvanga

Terry Mutsvanga is a multi-award winning human rights defender and documentary film maker, an experienced journalist, and an environmental advocate residing in Zimbabwe

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Date | Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 7:00 PM
Location: Wortmann Ballroom, Colket Center

Ephemeral Equilibrium - Carolyn Deck

Ephemeral Equilibrium - Carolyn Deck

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Date | Time: January 26 - February 25, 2018 | 1:00 PM
Location: Olin Hall Galleries at Roanoke College

PIN Circle: People Interested in Needlework

Interested in learning how to knit and/or crochet? Looking to make a handmade item for yourself or as a gift? (And if you already know how to knit/crochet/cross-stitch, embroider, etc., please come and share with us your expertise!)

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Date | Time: Thursday, February 22, 2018 | 4:45 PM
Location: Kime, Second Floor of Colket

Downtown Roanoke at sunset

Think of it as a treasure map

With a nice college town, a vibrant city and gorgeous mountains within minutes, fun is never far away. Learn more.

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All life is a learning experience

At Roanoke, we believe some of your best learning opportunities occur outside the classroom.  It begins your first of week freshman year, where we'll encourage you to meet and make friends with people from many different backgrounds and learn how to work effectively through life's issues together.

From the start, we'll encourage you to join many different clubs and organizations, where you'll have a chance to take leadership roles, learning to motivate teams, organize events, and achieve your goals.

During your four years here you'll find many exciting things to do that will open your mind to new possibilities, and might even lead you to the passion you've been seeking.