University Residence Halls
When you receive your acceptance letter from Virginia Tech, you should also receive a housing/dining contract. Return the application promptly. A $100 fee is due and payable in advance upon official notice from the University. If you have sent an application for housing Housing and Residence Life and have received written confirmation of an assignment, please look at the orientation schedule to determine when you will be able to move in.
All incoming freshmen are guaranteed university housing and are required to live in the residence halls unless they live with their families or are at least 21 years old. You will be assigned a roommate. All other undergraduates are not guaranteed housing, but are encouraged to apply.
Transfer students who do not enter the housing application process may apply for on-campus housing accommodations by signing a waiting list.
Single graduate students may also apply to live in the on-campus graduate residence halls – Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown and Main Campbell. Graduates are not guaranteed housing, but are encouraged to apply.
If you need a place to stay in Blacksburg until your residence hall opens or until you can locate permanent off-campus housing, you may stay at:
On-campus Temporary Housing
The Cranwell International Center coordinates with Residential Housing to offer temporary rooms on campus during the August orientation. Please check the orientation information for current rates,
Off-campus Temporary Housing
Red Carpet Inn
1615 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA
Please check the orientation information for discounted rates.
Or you may stay in any of the local hotels:
Amerisuites Blacksburg University
1020 Plantation Blvd, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Comfort Inn - Blacksburg
3705 S Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Holiday Inn Blacksburg
900 Prices Fork Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Ramada Ltd Blacksburg Va
3503 Holiday Ln, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Red Carpet Inn
1615 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
The Inn At Virginia Tech And Skelton Conference Ctr
901 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Residence hall rooms contain basic furniture including beds, desks, dressers/cabinets, and a sink. On-campus residents must select an on-campus dining option. A variety of eating options are available on our campus including vegan, vegetarian, halal, kosher, and all-you-care-to-eat. Newman, Main Cambell, Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown, and Cochrane Hall are open 10 months per year, including university breaks. Other dormitories are closed to residents one week in November, four weeks in December-January, and one week in March. We strongly suggest you choose to live in one of the dormitories that will remain open during university breaks when completing your housing form. For more information, visit the Housing & Residence Life
Many Virginia Tech students live off campus. Most students live in apartments, many of which are within walking distance to campus or are on the bus routes. Apartments, depending on size, location, etc., vary in price from $350 to $1500 per month.
An apartment with a living room, a kitchen, bedrooms, and a bathroom, is normally rented by a family or is shared by two or more students. Occupants must sign a lease -- usually for 12-months prior to move-in. Initial rental will require 2 or 3 months payment at the time the lease is signed. Most apartments are unfurnished. Furnishings are generally acquired from furniture rental companies, second-hand stores, and private "yard sales or garage sales. " Please note that students arriving in August will have fewer options in finding off-campus housing within walking distance of campus but should easily find accommodations on the bus route. Student’s bus fares are free. The Cranwell International Center is happy to discuss housing options with you.
Married Student Housing
Virginia Tech does not offer on-campus housing for married students. Students who bring their families are required to live off campus. The Cranwell International Center will assist with this process.