Campus Housing

Location
Blacksburg, VA
Undergrads
23,366
Tuition (in-state)
$25,915 ($10,923)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: There is a variety of dorms here. We have new dorms with AC, gyms, and even a movie theater. But there are also the really old dormitories that only have a universal heating system and a giant fan in every window.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorm you get into can make or break your experience at tech.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It really depends on the dorm, in some dorms people interacted a lot more than in other dorms. But on the whole the social atmosphere is friendly.

It's quite expensive, about twice as much as a nice close place off campus.

No wifi in the buildings!! Damn hokie stone!

Housing may be far from education buildings, but it's very close to the food. Even the same building in some cases.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Everyone in the worst looking dorms loves their hall so even if you get slusher you will love the on campus life. Being close to all the on campus dining is also a huge plus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: On campus housing is great! Most of the RAs are pretty chill.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 57th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 601st
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 942nd
    Most Spacious Dorms
  • 1280th
    Shortest Walk to Class

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Heather Priestley
Hometown
Toano, VA
Major
Wildlife Science
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Virginia Tech has 27 dorms and 18 Greek houses for students. Freshmen are required to live on campus their first year. Many choose to make that their one and only year in a dorm. A lottery system is used to pick who stays on campus past freshman year, and space is limited, so getting a spot can be a challenge. The majority of dorms are large with small rooms, no air-conditioning, and hall bathrooms. The few dorms that are suite-style, carpeted, and air conditioned are reserved for upperclassmen or leadership students. While dorms may be lacking in style and comfort, living in them does have its advantages. If you live on campus, you can head back to your room for a quick nap between classes. Dorm living is also a great way to get to know people your first year at school. The dorms also offer extras, like shared kitchens, laundry rooms, and study lounges.

Resident Advisors (RAs) are assigned to halls in the dorms. They’re there to make sure students don’t get in trouble, but they tend to be pretty lenient. If they see something suspicious, they have to follow up on it, but they don’t police the halls. They also don’t enforce the opposite-sex visiting hours very strictly. Most dorms have visiting hours from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. for the opposite sex, but no one comes around to make sure all the girls or all the guys are out. Also, Main Campbell, Harper, Hillcrest, New Residence, Peddrew-Yates, and Payne all have 24-hour visitation policies, so visitors can stay as long as you’d like.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
9,308
Average Housing Costs
$4,448
Undergrads Living On Campus
39%
Number of Dormitories
27
Best Dorms
  • Cochrane
  • Harper
  • New Residence Hall East
  • Peddrew-Yates
Worst Dorms
  • Monteith
  • Thomas
What You Get
  • Answering service
  • Bed (some loftable)
  • Cable TV
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet access
  • Local telephone service
  • Mirror or medicine cabinet
  • Phone
  • Sink
Available for Rent
The VT Residence Hall Federation (RHF) offers lofts, mini-fridges, and electronic safes for rent to students at the beginning of the year. While some may still be available during move-in, it's best to order online ahead of time. Students can also purchase many dorm room accessories through the RHF, including carpets, linens, hutches, and mattress toppers.
Did You Know?
  • All dorms provide Ethernet access to students.
  • When the weather gets warm, head out to "Slusher Beach," the grassy area behind Slusher Tower and Slusher Wing. Why is it called the beach? Because that's where everyone goes to get some sun.
  • All dorms provide Ethernet access to students in individual dorm rooms, as well as wireless access in most lounges.
  • Slusher Tower is the tallest residential building on campus; it can sway up to six inches in the wind.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Barringer Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 220
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sink, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, Visitation 3. President's Quad.
Brodie Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 291
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Corps of Cadets
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sink, study lounge, TV lounge, visitation regulated by Corps of Cadets. Upper Quad.
Cochrane Hall
Floors: 5
Number of Occupants: 333
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, elevators, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, Visitation 3. Summit Community.
East Ambler Johnston Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 408
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Traditional
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, community kitchen, elevators, laundry facilities, social lounges, study lounges, Visitation 3. Summit Community.
East Campbell Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 163
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sink, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines, Visitation 3. Drillfield Community.
Harper Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 249
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, community kitchen, elevator, laundry facilities, seminar room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, Visitation 4. Summit Community.
Hillcrest Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 108
Bathrooms: Suite-style, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Community kitchen, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines, Visitation 4; home to Hillcrest Community honors program.
Johnson Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 180
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sink, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, Visitation 1 & 2. President's Quad.
Lee Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 824
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, elevators, in-room sink, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounges, vending machines, Visitation 3; home to Galileo and Biological and Life Sciences learning communities. Prairie Community.
Main Eggleston Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 210
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sink, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines, Visitation 3. Drillfield Community.
Miles Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 216
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Billiards room, community kitchen, in-room sink, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines, Visitation 3. President's Quad.
Monteith Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 202
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen, Corps of Cadets
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, Visitation 3 or as regulated by Corps of Cadets. Upper Quad.
New Hall West
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 266
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, community kitchen, elevator, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines, Visitation 4. Summit Community.
New Residence Hall East
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 215
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, community kitchen, elevators, fitness center, laundry facilties, seminar room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, Visitation 4. Drillfield Community.
Newman Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 273
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sink, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines, Visitation 3; home to WORLD learning community. President's Quad.
Oak Lane Community
Floors: 2 in each of 18 buildings
Number of Occupants: 616
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes, but single-sex by house
Residents: Fraternity and sorority members
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Basketball courts, community kitchen, in-room sink, laundry facilities, lounge, pavilion, rec fields, study room, volleyball courts.
O'Shaughnessy Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 355
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, elevators, in-room sink, laundry facilities, pool table, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, Visitation 3. President's Quad.
Payne Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 217
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, community kitchen, laundry facilities, seminar room, study lounges, TV lounges, vending machines, Visitation 4. Drillfield Community.
Peddrew-Yates Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 215
Bathrooms: Suite-style
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen
Room Types: Suites (doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, community kitchen, elevators, fitness center, laundry facilties, seminar room, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, Visitation 4; home to Residential Leadership Community. Drillfield Community.
Pritchard Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 1000
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: community kitchen, elevators, fitness room, in-room sink, laundry facilities, multipurpose room, study lounges, TV lounges, vending machines, Visitation 3. Prairie Community.
Rasche Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 301
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Corps of Cadets
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sinks, study lounges, TV lounge, visitation regulated by Corps of Cadets. Upper Quad.
Slusher Tower
Floors: 12
Number of Occupants: 331
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sink, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, Visitation 3. Drillfield Community.
Slusher Wing
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 303
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sink, laundry facilities, seminar room, study lounges, vending machines, Visitation 3; home to WING First-Year Experience and Hypatia Women in Engineering learning communities. Drillfield Community.
Thomas Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 355
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sink, study lounges, Visitation 3. Upper Quad.
Vawter Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 327
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, men only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: In-room sink, laundry facilities, study lounges, TV lounge, vending machines, Visitation 3. President's Quad.
West Ambler Johnston Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 895
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, elevators, fitness room, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines, Visitation 3; home to the Wellness Environment for Living and Learning (WELL). Summit Community.
West Eggleston Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 198
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles
Special Features: Community kitchen, in-room sink, laundry facilities, study lounges, vending machines, Visitation 3. Drillfield Community.

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