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R House

The College has had a relationship with Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley for over 30 years, sending volunteers to help build new homes for families in the area. In 2005, the R House program expanded this relationship and made Habitat an integral part of our freshman orientation experience at Roanoke. The program gives new students the opportunity to help create a tangible change in their new community and introduces them to the active citizenship that we strive for here at Roanoke.

students building habitat house


Our work with Habitat for Humanity doesn’t stop at R House! Our office runs weekly builds every Saturday morning and offers Alternative Break trips where you work with Habitat for Humanity in other parts of the country. If you’re interested, please contact Jesse Griffin at