A beautiful, fun and friendly place to live
Roanoke is a residential college where most students are required to live on campus for all four years. We believe that being embedded in the campus community as a resident allows you to build quality relationships with other students, faculty and staff, and to truly become part of the campus culture. Our residence halls are just a short walk from other campus buildings and the downtown Salem scene.
See where you'll live
Watch walk-through videos of six Roanoke College residence halls.
Benefits of living on campus
- Live and interact with other students
- Greater chance of participating in activities
- Free laundry facilities in every hall
- WiFi and air-conditioning in every hall
- Lounge space and study rooms
- Kitchens on every floor in new buildings
- 24-hour security
- Housekeeping services for common areas
- More available support for academic or personal concerns
Roanoke offers three types of community-based housing.
Roanoke offers special housing for students in the Honors Program and a Scholars option for students who wish to focus on their scholarly pursuits.
Housing is provided for Roanoke College's nationally recognized fraternities and sororities.
Live with people who share common ideas, values or beliefs. Roanoke offers the following: Eco House, Global Village, Leadership, Multicultural, Sports and Recreation, and Mosaic (LGBTQ+).
👀 our residence halls
Don’t take our word for it—see for yourself how fun and inviting dorm life is at Roanoke.