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.

Diversity and Inclusion

Roanoke College is dedicated to improving the quality of life for students of multicultural backgrounds.  Through a more welcoming and comforting environment, the college wants to help them excel academically and socially. Through diverse educational, cultural and social programs, we're building a more diverse community of students.

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“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

NOKELive: Celebrating An Evening of Music: A Historical Look at Roanoke College Choirs

Join the Naomi Brandon and George Emery Wade Professor of Music & Director of Choirs, Dr. Jeffrey R. Sandborg, as he shares a historical review of Roanoke’s choirs, highlights of memorable performances at the National Cathedral and on European tours, and a sneak peek at the upcoming virtual performance of the annual Lessons & Carols by the current Roanoke College choirs.

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Date | Time: Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 7:00 PM
Location: Online


Students, along with their friends and family, are invited to join the Maxeys for a virtual holiday bow tie event.

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Date | Time: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 6:00 PM
Location: Virtual Zoom Meeting (please register)

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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.