With 250,000 living alumni and students who have come to Tech from every state and more than 100 countries, Virginia Tech is rooted in many places.
As the university meets the global demands of the future, the Blacksburg campus is constantly adapting to fulfill learning and research needs.
On one corner of the campus, a collection of buildings near the downtown area form the Creativity and Innovation District, which will unleash creativity, spark vision and innovation, and instill an entrepreneurial mindset to empower tomorrow’s leaders.
On another part of campus, the Global Business and Analytics Complex will cement the university as a world leader in developing methods for analysis and interpretation, using data to address problems faced by industry and society. The complex will bring together students and faculty who share a passion for an analytic approach to problems in collaborative work environments for transdisciplinary research and hands-on learning.
Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus may seem large at first. But ask any Hokie, and they’ll gladly share a memory from the Drillfield, the Duck Pond, Lane Stadium, or one of the other iconic landmarks — covered in Hokie Stone — that form this campus and serve as a home where you’re always welcome.
The New River and Roanoke valleys are linked more tightly than ever thanks to collaborations among Virginia Tech, Carilion Clinic, and other partners. Roanoke is the home to the university’s ninth college, the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the adjoining Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC.
Both are part of the VTC Health Sciences and Technology Campus in the Roanoke Innovation Corridor. The city is also home to Virginia Tech Roanoke Center, the Virginia Tech Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement, and the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, which is owned by the Virginia Tech Foundation.
With facilities, faculty, graduate degrees, and research in the region since 1969, Virginia Tech has a long history in the Washington, D.C., area.
The university offers 45 graduate degree and certificate programs and has facilities in seven Northern Virginia locations. These include the Northern Virginia Center in Falls Church, the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesville, the Virginia Tech Research Center – Arlington and Advanced Research Institute in Arlington, Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center in Alexandria, the Language and Culture Institute in Fairfax, the Occoquan Watershed Monitoring Laboratory in Manassas, and the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Middleburg.
The campus’s strategic location, on 15 acres just south of the Four Mile Run stream that separates Alexandria and Arlington, positions Virginia Tech and its future partners near the nation’s capital, diverse industries, and leading tech companies, including Amazon and its HQ2 project.
Across the commonwealth
Virginia Tech also has facilities in and offers courses to residents of Abingdon, Richmond, Virginia Beach, and Newport News, where construction is underway on Tech Center Research Park, a fusion of the best of today’s research parks and innovation districts.
Around the world
The Steger Center for International Scholarship in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, has been the university’s main international center since the early 1990s. Today, it continues to provide students a residential community base from which to learn about and experience the many cultures, economic systems, social milieus, and nationalities of Europe.
Far beyond Switzerland, Virginia Tech faculty members, researchers, and students can be found all around the world.
The university’s Global Education Office facilitates study abroad for students, and Virginia Tech has joined a national effort, Generation Study Abroad, to increase the percentage of students who travel to other countries to learn.
The Center for International Research, Education, and Development (CIRED) also supports Virginia Tech’s global mission by developing donor-funded international projects that draw on the university’s knowledge and raise standards of living in developing countries. CIRED provides opportunities for faculty and students to become engaged in research, teaching, and the development of solutions beyond the boundaries of the university, Virginia, and the nation.
Agricultural Research and Extension Centers
Agricultural Research and Extension Centers represent Virginia’s diversity and take advantage of the unique characteristics and challenges found in each location. These centers serve not only as key field research sites, but also as field laboratories for undergraduate and graduate students and field day program sites for producers, school groups, and other citizens.
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