Campus Highlights

Virginia Tech Drone Park

The easiest way to fly on campus is to use the Drone Park. The football-field-sized facility gives students, researchers, employees, and members of the community a place to explore UAS operations without the constraints of registration, certification, or specialized training. Learn more.

Virginia Tech Drone Park, 2143 Oak Lane
Virginia Tech Drone Park, 2143 Oak Lane

Old-Growth Forest/Stadium Woods

The rare old-growth urban forest near Lane Stadium on the campus of Virginia Tech covers approximately 11.5 acres. It contains over 250 large trees, including dozens of white oak trees that have been estimated by scientists to be over 300 years old. Learn more.

Old-Growth Forest/Stadium Woods
Old-Growth Forest/Stadium Woods

Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention

The Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention is an academic and research organization whose vision builds on the cultural initiatives that evolved within the Virginia Tech community after the tragedy of April 16, 2007.  The center’s educational mission envisions a world informed by cross-disciplinary work in violence prevention research, education, and hands-on learning experience. Learn more.

Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention
Virginia Tech Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention

The Pylons & War Memorial Chapel

The upper level of War Memorial Court is one of the most memorable features of campus. Eight limestone pylons are etched with the names of Virginia Tech students and graduates who have given their lives in battle, beginning with World War I. The cenotaph in the middle honors the university's Medal of Honor recipients. Learn more.

The upper level of War Memorial Court is one of the most memorable features of campus. Eight limestone pylons are etched with the names of Virginia Tech students and graduates who have given their lives in battle, beginning with World War I. The cenotaph in the middle honors the university's Medal of Honor recipients.

The Pylons, Campus Scenic, That I May Serve, sunset, dusk
The Pylons, Campus Scenic, That I May Serve, sunset, dusk

Upper Quad

Upper Quad is home to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and features one of the oldest buildings on campus, Lane Hall. When the school first opened, all students were admitted as cadets. Now the leader-development program consists of more than 1,100 cadets, represents all branches of military ROTC, and offers the Citizen-Leader Track for cadets pursuing careers in the private and public sector without a military obligation. The Upper Quad is home to the corps' beloved Skipper cannon. Skipper attends every parade and home football game. In addition, the corps' yellow Labrador ambassador Growley (AKA “Tank”) resides in Pearson Hall.

Upper Quad is home to the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and features one of the oldest buildings on campus, Lane Hall. When the school first opened, all students were admitted as cadets. Now the leader-development program consists of more than 1,100 cadets, represents all branches of military ROTC, and offers the Citizen-Leader Track for cadets pursuing careers in the private and public sector without a military obligation. The Upper Quad is home to the corps' beloved Skipper cannon. Skipper attends every parade and home football game. In addition, the corps' yellow Labrador ambassador Growley (AKA “Tank”) resides in Pearson Hall.

Corps Cadets, 9-11 ceremony, Lane Hall, Upper Quad
Corps Cadets, 9-11 ceremony, Lane Hall, Upper Quad

Squires Student Center

Squires Student Center is a hub of student activity. A food court, an art gallery, a radio station, theater production spaces, and the student newspaper all find their homes here. Located on the lower level, BreakZone offers a bowling alley, billiard tables, ping-pong games, and more. Learn more.

Squires Student Center is a hub of student activity. A food court, an art gallery, a radio station, theater production spaces, and the student newspaper all find their homes here. Located on the lower level, BreakZone offers a bowling alley, billiard tables, ping-pong games, and more.

Campus scenic, spring flowers, students on campus, Squires Student Center
Campus scenic, spring flowers, students on campus, Squires Student Center

Moss Arts Center

The MAC houses a 1,260-seat performance hall, visual arts galleries, and the four-story experimental “Cube” – a highly-adaptable space used to create immersive environments, intimate performances, audio and visual installations, research, and experimental investigations of all kinds. Each year brings new artists, vibrant performances, and innovative arts experiences for students and the public at large. Learn more or visit.

The MAC houses a 1,260-seat performance hall, visual arts galleries, and the four-story experimental “Cube” – a highly-adaptable space used to create immersive environments, intimate performances, audio and visual installations, research, and experimental investigations of all kinds. Each year brings new artists, vibrant performances, and innovative arts experiences for students and the public at large.

Campus scenic, spring, Moss Arts Center
Campus scenic, spring, Moss Arts Center

The Drillfield

The Drillfield is part of every Hokie's life, providing common space for play and study, and dividing the academic side of campus from the residential side. Every weekday during the academic year, the grassy field is covered with students on their way to class. Large events such as Gobblerfest and The Big Event are centered on the Drillfield, the heart of the Blacksburg campus. Learn more.

The Drillfield is part of every Hokie's life, providing common space for play and study, and dividing the academic side of campus from the residential side. Every weekday during the academic year, the grassy field is covered with students on their way to class. Large events such as Gobblerfest and The Big Event are centered on the Drillfield, the heart of the Blacksburg campus.

Andrew Mehrholz, a sophomore business management major and VT wrestler, poses on the Drillfield to express his excitement for the fall semester.
Andrew Mehrholz, a sophomore business management major and VT wrestler, poses on the Drillfield to express his excitement for the fall semester.

Duck Pond

A scenic spot on Virginia Tech's busy campus, the Duck Pond is the perfect destination for the whole family. Stroubles Creek flows through the Duck Pond, creating a home for a variety of wildlife. The focal point of the pedestrian trail skirting the pond is a gazebo that provides seating and shelter for visitors.

A scenic spot on Virginia Tech's busy campus, the Duck Pond is the perfect destination for the whole family. Stroubles Creek flows through the Duck Pond, creating a home for a variety of wildlife. The focal point of the pedestrian trail skirting the pond is a gazebo that provides seating and shelter for visitors.

Justin and Jessica Yalung take sons Ezra, 4, and Micah, 2, to the Duck Pond.
Justin and Jessica Yalung take sons Ezra, 4, and Micah, 2, to the Duck Pond.

Hahn Horticulture Garden and Pavilion

The garden features perennial borders, water gardens, shade gardens, a meadow garden, and the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. And plants, of course – lots of plants. Visit us in all seasons – to relax, enjoy, learn, and grow! Learn more.

The garden features perennial borders, water gardens, shade gardens, a meadow garden, and the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. And plants, of course – lots of plants. Visit us in all seasons – to relax, enjoy, learn, and grow!

College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, CLAHS, students on campus, campus scenics, Hahn Horticulture Garden
Students enjoy a walk in the Hahn Horticulture Garden

Museum of Geosciences

The Museum of Geosciences is part of the Department of Geosciences and located in 2062 Derring Hall.  Exhibits include the OmniGlobe, gems, minerals, rocks, fossils, and a full-scale cast of an Allosaurus dinosaur skeleton.  The minerals and fossils on display include many specimens from Virginia and famous localities worldwide. The OmniGlobe can project global datasets, such as weather and plate tectonics, on a sphere. Public hours are 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday during spring and fall academic semesters. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Phone 540-231-6894 for more information.

The Museum of Geosciences is part of the Department of Geosciences and located in 2062 Derring Hall. Exhibits include the OmniGlobe, gems, minerals, rocks, fossils, and a full-scale cast of an Allosaurus dinosaur skeleton. The minerals and fossils on display include many specimens from Virginia and famous localities worldwide. The OmniGlobe can project global datasets, such as weather and plate tectonics, on a sphere. Public hours are 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday during spring and fall academic semesters. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Phone 540-231-6894 for more information.

Geoscience Museum
Geoscience Museum

Merryman Center

The Merryman Center houses the Virginia Tech Football Museum, open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Learn more.

Merryman Center
Merryman Center Football Museum

Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Facility

Visit the facility to explore the Virginia Tech Basketball Museum, open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Learn more.

Hahn Hurst Basketball Practice Facility
Hahn Hurst first-floor lobby