Roanoke College values its relationship with the community. From the beauty and safety of Salem to the many benefits of the larger metropolitan Roanoke Valley, the region and its people are a vital component of the classic Roanoke College experience. Roanoke students benefit from the region's outdoor amenities, from the many activities for students and from the opportunity to conduct research and do internships at area businesses.
Many Roanoke College events are open to the public. Whether it is lectures, athletic events, art exhibits, plays or concerts, there is always something happening on campus.