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.

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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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration - Dr. Brad Braxton

Dr. Brad Braxton will share a Blueprint for Dr. King’s Beloved Community: Vocation, Values, and Voice.  Braxton began as the new Director of the Center for the Study of African American Religious Life (CSAARL) and the Supervisory Curator of Religion at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

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Date | Time: Monday, January 21, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Location: Wortmann Ballroom, Colket Center

Diversity Dine-In with LIFT Lunch & Worship “A Taste of Dr. King’s Beloved community”

Dr. Martin Luther King popularized the notion of the “Beloved Community.” King envisioned the Beloved Community as a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one's fellow human beings

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Date | Time: Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 12:00 PM
Location: Antrim Chapel

Creative Writing Workshop

Elizabeth Cross, Ph.D. and poet will lead a creative writing workshop using the 2019 Olin Hall Galleries Biennial Exhibition as inspiration for the process.

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Date | Time: Friday, January 25, 2019 | 2:20 PM
Location: Olin Hall Galleries

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.