Virginia Tech offers a unique environment that is rich both in tradition and diverse experiential learning opportunities. While academics will play an important role in your time at Virginia Tech so will your experiences outside of the classroom.

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Student Life

Being a Hokie is much more than embracing maroon and orange as an acceptable match for your clothing attire and overall décor. Student life at Virginia Tech is grounded in tradition from the annual ring dance to experiencing The Skipper during a football game. Hokies live the university’s motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), through local, national and global opportunities to serve others. Hokies also like to have fun. There are more than 700 student clubs and organizations, meaning you’re likely to find a group to join that interests you. Interested in sports? Check out recreational sports at Virginia Tech. Outdoor activities your thing? The campus is near the New River and it is surrounded by mountains.

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Food on campus:

Dining Services at Virginia Tech is among the best you’ll find at any university. In fact, the food is so good that, in addition to our on-campus residents, about 6,000 off-campus students, as well as numerous faculty and staff members maintain a meal plan.

Dining Services features an award-winning programming, venues, and service. In the last five years, more than 50 colleges and businesses have visited the university’s dining facilities to see a successful university dining program in action. Don’t take our word for it though – the university ranked No. 1 for Best College Food for 2016 according to Niche.com and No. 3 for Best Campus Food in Princeton Review’s Best 380 Colleges: 2016!

However, you don’t have to stress about the anticipated “freshman 15” because Virginia Tech is also ranked No. 1 for Fittest College in America according to The Active Times.

If you’re on campus, stop by a dining center and order lobster, London broil, crepes, wraps, salad, pizza, or almost anything else you can imagine! No matter which of our award-winning dining centers you visit, we doubt you’ll be disappointed!

Check out Dining Services for yourself and click on the daily menus to preview some of our dining centers. We hope you’ll like what you see!

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Living on campus

Students in our campus residence halls can take advantage of the convenience of on-campus living and amenities that include on-site workout facilities and choices of living accommodations.

We provide traditional single-gender, and co-ed living experiences, as well as optional theme housing programs. Theme housing offerings include The World that strives to embody the university’s ideals, including those of diversity and inclusion; The W.E.L.L. where students agree to maintain a health-focused, substance-free lifestyle; and major-oriented housing communities.

One distinctive opportunity offered at Virginia Tech is the Living-Learning Community program. Live with other students who share similar academic majors, extracurricular activities, or simply passionate interests.

Watch this video to learn more about the many amenities and conveniences offered by Virginia Tech Housing and Residence Life.