Campus Residency Requirement
On behalf of the Residence Life and Housing staff, welcome to campus living! Our goal is to make your residence hall living experience a significant and positive part of your college life and beyond.
Like many private liberal arts colleges, Roanoke is a residential college. That is, the campus living environment is an integral part of the college experience and is highly valued by the campus community as a complement to the classroom experience. We believe that living together in community provides residents opportunities to interact with other students, faculty, and staff and to enhance their social and interpersonal growth as citizens through shared living experiences.
The Residence Life and Housing staff is committed to encouraging an inclusive residence hall community that promotes civic and social responsibility, intellectual and personal growth, and physical and emotional well-being in its residents. We strive to achieve this community by providing our residents appropriate challenges and opportunities, support and encouragement, respect for community standards, and recognition of one another's individuality.
As members of a residential college, Roanoke students are required to live on campus during their full tenure as a student unless they meet one or more of the following criteria:
Students who do not participate in the off campus housing selection process, but choose to exercise commuter status due to one or more of the above criteria must seek approval from the Residence Life and Housing staff by submitting a Request for Commuter Student Status.
As do our colleagues across campus, the Residence Life and Housing staff strives to make every student's experience as satisfying as possible, while also supporting the College's goals and mission. We understand that moving to a new community will require an adjustment, but we are here to help you be successful! Please, let us know if you have questions or suggestions. We can be reached at email@example.com or 540-375-2308.
Teresa "Tess" Blethyn
Director of Residence Life and Housing
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