Roanoke College

Within Walking Distance


As a student at Roanoke College, you'll be able to find everything you're looking for within walking distance. Nightlife, dining, shopping: it's all right around the corner on Main Street.

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Salem offers several options for nightspots. Live music, dancing or a quiet booth to hang out with your friends can be found each week.

Mac & Bob's
Mac & Bob's has been synonymous with Salem nightlife for years. Now you can enjoy their outdoor area, as well.

Just a couple blocks up Main Street from campus, Macado's offers a lively atmosphere that's perfect for a night out with friends.

Mill Mountain Coffee
Just right for a quiet, comfortable place to sit and talk with friends.

Allsports Café
Allsports Café combines the sports you love with the area's most competitive prices, plus the best of American food, live entertainment and sports trivia games.


Great food is easy to find all around the campus. From sandwiches to filet mignon, and all the pizza, late night goodies, and coffee in between, you can enjoy the best.

Mac & Bob's
Enjoy a wide range of well prepared classics.

If you can't find something on Macado's seemingly endless list of sandwiches, you're not really all that hungry.

Mill Mountain Coffee
You can't have coffee without a fresh muffin or pastry. Or free wi-fi, for that matter.

Salem Pizza & Subs
Authentic pizza that you'll swear is right out of Chicago or New York or whichever town you happen to be loyal to.

Allsports Café
Allsports Café combines the sports you love with the area's most competitive prices, plus the best of American food, live entertainment and sports trivia games.

Salem Ice Cream Parlor
A Salem classic, sit outside while you enjoy your ice cream and spend time with your friends.

Nothing can help get you through the day like a freshly made smoothie. Make sure to try their delicious sandwiches to go along with your fruity concoction!


Beautiful and fun designer clothes and accessories for all tastes can be seen in windows up and down Main Street in Salem.

She's International
If you enjoy discovering exotic fashions from around the world, you'll feel right at home here.

Because Girls Will Be Girls
Salem's newest boutique offers clothing, gifts, jewelry and shoes. Plus, it's attached to Pampered & Polished, a salon offering a wide range of services for men, women and children.


Salem is home to many great parks where you can relax during your free time or enjoy a peaceful outdoor setting to get a little studying done.

Longwood Park
Longwood Park is just down Main Street from Roanoke College. The park hosts many events, summer movie series and has large picnic shelters.

Lakespring Park
The gazebo offers the perfect spot for photo opps, while the pond is a popular site for feeding the ducks.


When it's time for a haircut or a whole new style, men and women both have plenty of options for where to go.

Carrington's Salon
When it's time for color or highlight, the expert stylists at Carrington's specialize in making you look your best.

St. Pierre Salon
St. Pierre provides a unique and comfortable atmosphere for each client. They are well known for great service and fantastic hairstyles.

Renaissance Salon
Renaissance Salon offers designer cuts for men and women, as well as highlighting, coloring, perms and facial waxing.

Pampered & Polished
Offering a wide range of salon services for men, women and children, Pampered& Polished is also attached to Salem's newest boutique, Because Girls Will Be Girls.