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Roanoke is a residential college where most students are required to live on campus for all four years. We believe that being embedded in the campus community as a resident allows you to build quality relationships with other students, faculty and staff, and to truly become part of the campus culture. Our residence halls are just a short walk from other campus buildings and the downtown Salem scene.

Maxey Hall

Find more information and watch walk-through videos of the Roanoke College residence halls. 

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  • Live and interact with other students
  • Greater chance of participating in activities
  • Free laundry facilities in every hall
  • WiFi and air-conditioning in every hall
  • Lounge space and study rooms
  • Kitchens on every floor in new buildings
  • 24-hour security
  • Housekeeping services for common areas
  • More available support for academic or personal concerns

Roanoke offers three types of community-based housing. 

  • Honors Housing

    Roanoke offers special housing for students in the Honors Program and a Scholars option for students who wish to focus on their scholarly pursuits. 

  • Greek Housing

    Housing is provided for Roanoke College's nationally recognized fraternities and sororities.

  • Affinity Housing

    Live with people who share common ideas, values or beliefs. Roanoke offers the following: Eco House, Global Village, Leadership, Multicultural, Sports and Recreation, and Mosaic (LGBTQ+). 

Don’t take our word for it—see for yourself how fun and inviting dorm life is at Roanoke.