Campus living is a significant part of the classic college experience. It always will be. So, the majority of students at Roanoke College live in residence halls.

First year and returning students live together in most of the residence halls. Stately fraternity and sorority houses are also located on campus where they house affiliates and friends of the organizations. With the exception of one all female hall, the halls are co-ed by alternating floor, room/suite, or wing.

With the opening of the new residence hall in fall 2012, there will be a total of 28 residence halls on campus, 6 of which will contain Greek housing. 


Future Residents

More information about your transition to campus. Go>>


Current Residents

Information on housing selection, summer housing, etc.  Go>>


Living on campus offers many benefits, including:

  • More social interaction with peers
  • More social interaction with faculty and staff
  • Greater likelihood of participation in extracurricular activities
  • Higher rate of persistence to graduation  
  • More available support for academic or personal concerns
  • The opportunity to live in single rooms for upperclassmen (priority given to students who have earned the most academic units)
  • Guaranteed housing for 4 years
  • Digital cable in all rooms
  • Air conditioning in every hall
  • Free laundry facilities in every hall that are pre-paid from student fees
  • Lounge space and study rooms
  • Kitchens on every floor in new residence halls (Chesapeake, Caldwell, Allegheny, Ritter, Elizabeth, Tabor, Blueridge and Shenandoah Halls )
  • Close proximity to academic buildings
  • Resident Advisors (RAs) who receive community-building training
  • Lower student to RA ratio than at many other schools (18:1)
  • 24-hour security
  • Housekeeping services for common areas with exception of kitchen areas
  • Wireless access in all common areas of residence halls; beginning Fall 2012 wireless access in all individual resident rooms

Important Dates  

November 7

  • Waiitng list for fall semester housing changes and assignments CLOSES
  • Written appeals for off campus release or other special housing accommodations for the spring semester are due
  • Applications for spring term Resident Advisor positions are due

November 14

  • Waiting list for spring semester housing changes and assignments OPENS 

November 26

  • Residence halls close for Thanksgiving break

November 30

  • Residence halls reopen

December 13

  • Residence halls close for winter break

January 11

  • Residence halls open for spring semester