Living Here
Residence Halls

At Virginia Tech, we’ve done away with the term “dorm” and replaced it with the more applicable “residence hall.” Our buildings aren’t your traditional on-campus living facilities.

First-year students are guaranteed university housing and are required to live in the residence halls unless you are a transfer student or an exception is approved.

Living on campus is a bit different than what you knew at home, and it’s a great way to adjust to the college atmosphere, make new friends, and learn what it really means to be a Hokie. It also allows you to explore your independent side…and teaches you how to tidy up in order to keep peace with your roommate.

Student in residence hall
A residence hall room

There are 46 residence halls on campus.

Students reading together


Living somewhere new and sharing life with new people is one of the most exciting aspects of coming to college. When you fill out your housing and dining contract, you can tell us your preferences on what kind of residence hall you’d like to live in. You can request a roommate, too. You both just have to submit a mutual request and enter the other’s name and student ID on your housing contracts. (P.S. You can’t select a residence hall.)

After you’ve submitted your housing contract, you might be wondering, “Where am I living? Who is my roommate?” Room assignments for fall semester will be posted on Hokie SPA at the end of July. You will receive information on how to access your housing assignment, roommate information, and move-in instructions at your email address when they are posted and online at the StarRez Housing Portal.

Check out this advice about living with a roommate, suitemates, or hall mates.

Eggleston residence hall