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.

Does Roanoke look like a great place to be?  See if the fit is right for you: 

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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

CANCELED - How the Heartbeat Goes On: From Pacemaker Cell Biology to Artificial Intelligence

Joshua Goldhaber, M.D., a specialist in the cell biology of the heart, his research employs modern experimental methods to understand pacemaking and contraction function of both healthy and failing human hearts.

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Date | Time: Monday, April 6, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Location: Colket Center, Wortmann Ballroom

CANCELED - Solve Climate by 2030: A National Conversation About Climate Change

Join us for a conversation about Climate Change!

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Date | Time: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 7:00 PM
Location: Pickle in Colket

CANCELED - Unraveling: A Focus on Fibers

Bring a new project or finish one you’ve already started alongside fellow fiber lovers.

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Date | Time: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 1:00 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.