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Roanoke College

221 College Lane
Salem, Virginia 24153-3794

2300Largest Group
75Meeting Rooms
750Overnight Guests
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  • Roanoke College Campus Arial View Roanoke College Campus Arial View

  • Cregger Athletic Center - opening fall of 2016Cregger Athletic Center - opening fall of 2016

  • Kerr StadiumKerr Stadium

  • Enjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains and Appalachian regionEnjoy the Blue Ridge Mountains and Appalachian region

  • Roanoke College Residence Halls and Athletic FieldsRoanoke College Residence Halls and Athletic Fields

  • Roanoke College's historic Administration buildingRoanoke College's historic Administration building

  • State of the art meeting facilitiesState of the art meeting facilities

  • New and Caldwell Residence HallsNew and Caldwell Residence Halls

  • Dining at Sutton CommonsDining at Sutton Commons

  • Fintel LibraryFintel Library

  • Residential lifeResidential life

  • Hike the nearby Appalachian TrailHike the nearby Appalachian Trail

  • Sit and stay a whileSit and stay a while

  • Allegheny Residence HallAllegheny Residence Hall

  • Canoe the Roanoke RiverCanoe the Roanoke River

  • Roanoke College Administration buildingRoanoke College Administration building

  • Spring Sunset over Alumni GymSpring Sunset over Alumni Gym

  • Overview
Established in 1842, Roanoke College is an independent, co-educational, 4-year liberal arts college.  HIstorically, the college is honored to be the second-oldest Lutheran-related College in America. The student population hovers around 2,000 representing a diverse population of 43 states and 33 countries. Roanoke College is consistently ranked in the top 10% of the Princeton Review’s Best Colleges and is currently ranked #4 in US News & World Reports’ Up-and-coming National Liberal Arts Colleges.

Roanoke College is located in Salem, Virginia in the Roanoke Valley between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. Roanoke College offers a small college town setting with the conveniences of a major city and the beauty and amenities of a mountain get away. Roanoke College is situated on over 80-acres and just 2 miles from Interstate 81 and 15 minutes from Roanoke Regional Airport. The campus has historical significance as the only Virginia College not to close its doors during the Civil War and has over 10% of its building listed on the Virginia and National historic registers.

Campus buildings range from historical charm to brand-new state-of-the art.  The Administration Building, built in 1848 is listed on several historic registries.  To be completed in the fall of 2016, The Cregger Center, a 155,000-square-foot athletic complex featuring classrooms, meeting spaces, a performance gym with 2,500-seat capacity with event seating for 3,500, 200-meter indoor track, athletic training room and fitness center. The Cregger Center is adjacent to the Colket Student Center and Kerr Stadium. The 60,000 square-foot Colket Student Center is the campus community gathering place and features a stately ballroom, multiple technology equipped meeting rooms, outdoor terraces and houses the 500-seat dining facility and catering operations. Other notable facilities at Roanoke College are the Antrim Chapel, Olin Theater, and Bast Gym. Classrooms are also available for event use in the summer months.

Roanoke College offers you an event venue with southern-style hospitality and historic charm surrounded by beautiful mountains; gourmet and reasonably priced meals, modern lodging and state-of-the-art facilities to ensure a truly memorable event experience for your participants.

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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Roanoke - 10
Richmond - 186
Washington, DC - 240
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Roanoke Regional / 15
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Overnight residence hall accommodations available June and July only. Day events available year-round with ample local hotel availability.
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Residence Halls
Suite and Private Bath
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Variety of Private and Semi-Private Communal
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Wireless access throughout campus. Most rooms are technology equipped. Computer labs available. Additional Audio Visual equipment available upon request.
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Full service, self operated on-site gourmet catering available. Customized menus. Full service cafeteria.
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Not-for-profit rates available.
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Event is not considered approved until fully signed event agreement is produced and signed by both parties with all insurance requirements being met.
Ideally Suited For:
Adult Social Event
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunion
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Wedding Ceremony/Reception
Youth Retreat/Camp

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