Lodging and Travel
Commuter Bus Service to Virginia Tech and NRValley
Metro's regular commuter bus service between downtown Roanoke and the Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech stops near the Roanoke College campus at the I-81 Exit 140 Stop at Park & Ride Lot (Thompson Memorial Blvd and I-81 intersection). This is a convenient bus service for RC students, as well as faculty and staff, who would like to take a trip to Virginia Tech. Riders are permitted to take bicycles onto the bus. Here is the web site for more information: www.smartwaybus.com. For weekend shuttle bus information to Downtown Roanoke, Valley View Mall, and Hollins University, see "Maroon Express."
Maroon Express Shuttle Service
The Maroon Express is our weekend shuttle bus service from the campus to Elizabeth Campus, downtown Roanoke City, and Valley View Mall. On Friday, the Express departs the main campus every hour beginning at 4:00 PM with the last bus arriving back on campus at 12 Midnight. Saturday's schedule begins at 12 Noon with the last bus again arriving back on campus at 12 Midnight. You can transfer to another bus at the JC Penney stop at the mall to connect to Hollins University. The Maroon Express is a free service provided by the Colket Center. Click here for route map and schedule.
Monterey Guest House
Roanoke College owns and operates a guest house, Monterey, with five bedrooms; two rooms each with a queen bed, two rooms each with a double bed, and one room with a twin. Rates for 2007 are based per room per night and private rental or departmental charge. They range from $20 - $65 per night. Reservations can be made for these rooms by calling Room Reservations at 540-378-5125.