What is the Innovation Campus?
Virginia Tech has set the bar as a leading land-grant university since its founding. When the school launched in 1872, meeting the mission meant offering a curriculum that provided future farmers, trade workers, and soldiers with practical knowledge and personal education around topics like hygiene, health, and manners. Today, that drive to serve means partnering with business and industry to accelerate workforce development and technology.
What will the Innovation Campus do?
The campus will bring together hundreds of new graduate students, dozens of new faculty members, and numerous industry partners. As part of its plan to increase undergraduate enrollment to 30,000 students, Virginia Tech also will increase undergraduate enrollment by 2,000 students in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, and related disciplines at its Blacksburg campus over the next eight years.
What is the Innovation Campus's impact?
The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus will triple the university’s footprint in Northern Virginia and will be a magnet for leading tech talent, research, and education. It will include:
- 300,000 square feet of academic space and cutting-edge research-and -development facilities.
- 250,000 square feet of partner space dedicated to startups and corporate facilities.
- 350,000 square feet of housing space for students and faculty.
- 100,000 square feet of retail and support spaces.
The Innovation Campus will be located in the Alexandria portion of National Landing near Potomac Yard, about two miles from Amazon's new location in Arlington.