HOUSING: A PLACE TO LIVE

How do I find housing?

If you are a Virginia Tech Student, housing options include on-campus housing (dormitories) and off-campus housing (apartments, rented rooms, houses). On-campus housing is arranged through Virginia Tech.


For off-campus housing, contact the Off-Campus Housing Center
 

  • The Off-Campus Housing Center is a very helpful resource. 

  • The Apartment Guide is also a good resource.

  • Things to consider when renting an apartment or room

    • Read the lease (rental agreement) carefully before signing. It is a legal, binding contract. A deposit is required in most cases, and rent must be paid by the due date every month.

    • What utilities are included in the rent?

    • What is the location relative to campus and bus routes?

    • How long are you required to pay rent? (Typically, leases last one year.) How many days notice must you give before moving out?

    • What rules and regulations must you follow?

    • Carefully inspect the apartment or room before beginning the lease, because you will be held responsible for damage

  • Things to consider when you have a roommate​
    • How will you divide the rent, utilities, household chores, food purchases, cooking, etc.? (Conflicts concerning payments for telephone service are common.)

    • What rules of courtesy will you observe?

    • The Off-Campus Housing Center offers helpful information.

  • Furniture & Household Goods
    • If you need furniture, used furniture and other used household goods can be obtained from various sources. such as Thrift Shops : YMCA Thrift Shop (1000 North Main St.), Humane Society Second Time Around Store (107 Ellett Road), Goodwill (1411 N Main St, Blacksburg; Market Place, Christiansburg).

    • Yard Sales in residential neighborhoods and at churches.

    • Search online for "furniture" and "used furniture" in Blacksburg. See "Shopping" below for more information.

    • Walmart, Big Lots, and Target are stores with reasonably priced furniture and household goods.