Things To Do & Activities

Located in the heart of Southwest Virginia, the Roanoke Valley serves as the area's cultural, economic, education and entertainment center with about 295,000 citizens.

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Off-campus Events

There is a lot to see and do in Roanoke and in the surrounding area. Here's some ideas of upcoming events to check out.

May 8, 2015
Ron White - Roanoke Civic Center

May 30-31, 2015 
Blue Ridge Music Festival - Salem Civic Center

June 17, 2015
John Mellencamp - Roanoke Civic Center

For other ideas, check out the Roanoke Valley page.


Visiting Information

Whether you're coming to town to visit the college or just passing through, here's all the information you'll need to get here and get around.


Within Walking Distance

Nightlife, shopping, and more. Salem's got it all.


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


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.

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Roanoke College Address & Phone

Call 800-388-2276. For general information contact:

Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, VA 24153-3794


Interesting Area Facts

Roanoke has won an All America City Award five times, the latest in 1996.

A University of Kentucky study ranked Roanoke's quality of life among the top 20 nationally.

Roanoke was rated as one of the top 10 healthiest places in the US by Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

The greater Roanoke region has a higher per capita rate of college students than areas like San Francisco, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, Richmond, Austin, and Boston Cambridge. 

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