The 2,600 acre main campus lies within the sylvan setting of Virginia’s Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, about 38 miles southwest of Roanoke, Virginia. Other facilities include a nearby 1,700 acre research farm, a medical school in Roanoke, graduate and research centers across Virginia, including the Washington, D.C. area and a study-abroad site in southern Switzerland.
Living in the residence halls puts a student in the center of campus life. Whether student is looking for greek life or robot wars, there's a club for anyone. In fact, more than 700 student clubs and organizations are active on campus. Any student can join clubs.
Virginia Tech's Housing and Residence Life (HRL) is a large organization, which operates 47 on-campus residence halls housing approximately 9,300 residents. A majority of the residential halls are located on the southwestern side of the Drillfield. Currently, there are twenty-nine residential halls housing undergraduate and graduate students.
More than just a place to sleep, the on-campus experience is enriched by the initiatives and engagement of resident student staff such as resident advisors, house supervisors.
To support such a dynamic environment, HRL has a complete facilities operation - maintenance, housekeeping, lock shop, renovations, fire/safety compliance, warehousing, an occupancy management - assignments & contracting, communications and general services, and a robust conference management area - summer conferences and guest dining plans for groups coming to campus.
There are some requirements for Virginia students:
Career and Professional Development welcomes and assists students of all majors at Virginia Tech, first-year students through graduate level. Its staff helps students explore career options and majors, seek career-related experience in many forms including internships and co-ops, seek post-graduation employment, and plan for graduate or professional school.
Besides, the university has many companies-partners and there are opportunities for students to get close working relationships with them.