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

Kandinsky Trio Series Concert: Opening Concert

Starting off the Kandinsky’s 32nd season will be Antonin Dvorak’s beloved Dumky Trio, a compelling statement of longing and remembrance that is a mainstay of classical music. To begin the concert, Springs for Piano Trio and Computer by forward thinking composer Charles Nichols, an Associate Professor of Composition and Creative Technologies at Virginia Tech as well as Haydn’s superb gem, the Piano Trio in D major will be performed.

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Date | Time: Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 7:30 PM
Location: Olin Hall Theater


Performing Live - September 21, 2019

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Date | Time: Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Location: Bast Gym - Roanoke College

Mystical Arts of Tibet – Weeklong Residency by Monks of the Drepung Loseling Monastery

Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery in southern India arrive at Roanoke College for a residency that includes creating a sand mandala in the atrium of the Colket Center, a lecture on meditation and sacred music.

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Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Location: Roanoke College

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.