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Cochrane Hall

A coed, suite-style residence hall.

A view of the entrance and lawn outside of Cochrane Hall

A Modern Residential Experience

Cochrane Hall's student population is coed and all first year students. It is a suite-style hall where roommates in the suite share a bathroom.

The West End Market in Cochrane Hall

Connected to West End Market

Cochrane Hall is home to West End Market, one of Virginia Tech's award-winning dining facilities.

The side of Cochrane Hall

Built with Common Spaces

Cochrane Hall features study lounges, common spaces, a TV lounge, laundry machines, and community kitchens, and has air conditioning.

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The entrance to Cochrane Hall off of the Engel Parking Lot


Cochrane Hall uses the Ambler Johnston Area Office.
Located at A12 West Ambler Johnston

Visit your area office to take advantage of a wide range of services, including assistance with room lockouts and residential space reservations.

Cochrane Hall has laundry machines located on the first floor.

Use Laundry Web to reserve a washer or dryer, tell you how many machines are in use, or even send you a text when your laundry is done! All machines accept coins or Hokie Passport debit.

Cochrane Hall is located on the western end of the residential side of campus, connected to the West End Dining Hall and close the Dietrick Dining Hall, Washington Street, and Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum.

Visit the full Virginia Tech campus map to locate Cochrane Hall within the larger campus. Cochrane is building #38 located on the dividing line between quadrants L-7 and L-8

Visit Residential Mail Services for more information on mail distribution, address format, package pick-up, and updating your address.

Rooms are approximately 9'6" x 14' and include the following furniture:

  • twin beds
  • twin XL mattresses
  • desks
  • chairs
  • dressers
  • closets
  • a sink
  • a mirror

To get a closer look inside some of our different room styles, check out our 360º room photos.

Cochrane Hall's visitation hours are:

  • Sunday - Thursday
    • 10:00 a.m. to midnight
  • Friday - Saturday
    • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.


First-year students:
All incoming first-year students are required to live in on-campus housing for their first year; however, students are not guaranteed their choice of housing, and must complete their housing/dining contract to be assigned a space. Assignments for incoming first-year students and transfers are made in contract receipt order, so the earlier your contract arrives, the earlier you are assigned in the process.

For more detailed information about first-year housing, please visit this page.

Returning students:
Unlike incoming freshmen, on-campus housing is not guaranteed to returning or transfer students. Returning undergraduate students must request housing for the next academic year using the housing application process (HAP), more commonly known as the "housing lottery." For more detailed information about returning undergraduate housing, please visit this page.

Please visit this page and use the navigation bar at the top to explore all of our on-campus housing information.

Cochrane Hall is home to 340 students.

Cochrane Hall has the following amenities:

  • air conditioning
  • community kitchen
  • connected to the West End Dining Hall
  • laundry machines
  • wireless internet

Cochrane Hall is home to the West End Dining Hall and close to the Dietrick Dining Hall.

You can download a map of Virginia Tech's dining centers and learn more about our different dining halls on this page.

Students can submit work orders through our work order system.

Please visit this page to learn more about our maintenance and housekeeping procedures.

There are several fitness options available for students in Cochrane Hall:

  • VT Rec Sports offers a variety of fitness opportunities, including two gyms, group exercise classes, personal training, small group training, intramural sports, and more.
  • Cochrane Hall is very close to McComas Hall.

We invite you to explore the VT Rec Sports website for comprehensive information on student fitness and wellbeing.

Still have questions? Get in touch with us at or 540-231-6205.