Construction was completed in 1967 on Pritchard Hall.
Pritchard Hall630 Washington St. SW
Pritchard Hall is home to more than 1,000 male and female students.
Inside the building, you will find several living-learning communities.
- Thrive is designed to provide first-year students with an opportunity to build community, develop relationships, and engage in programs that will enhance their first-year experience on campus and help them stay motivated throughout their time at the university.
- Students Engaging and Responding through Volunteer Experiences (SERVE) is a living-learning community where students actively live out Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) on the hall, in the classroom, and in the surrounding community. Students take a SERVE-specific section of LDRS 1015-1016 Exploring Citizen Leadership while doing community service activities throughout the region.
Samuel Reynolds Pritchard Sr.
Pritchard Hall is named for Samuel Reynolds Pritchard Sr., who worked here from 1893 until 1928 as professor and head of physics and electrical engineering and dean of engineering. An extraordinary teacher and man of unusual ability, Pritchard created and developed the Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering and built a favorable reputation for the department. He was one of the most well known laymen of the Baltimore Methodist Conference and was noted for his innate goodness.