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Academic Year Room and Board Rates

The academic year consists of two semesters (fall semester and spring semester). Rates below are expressed as per-semester rates. Rates for summer sessions are listed separately as they are not part of the fall/spring semester rates.

Room and board rates for the next academic year are posted after being approved by the Budget Office. These rates are typically posted in late spring semester. Housing and Residence Life reserves the right to correct any billing errors and/or fees that do not match the established rates as set forth by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

Revision Date: July 20, 2021

Upper Quad - Pearson Hall East & West

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,664
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living-Learning Program Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $3,861

Lower Quad - Whitehurst, East Campbell, Main/West Eggleston, Johnson, Miles, Pritchard (non-LLP spaces), Slusher, Vawter

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $2,678
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living-Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $2,875

Living Learning Programs at Hoge and Pritchard Hall - Aurora, Galileo, GenerationOne, Hypatia, Thrive, Transfer Experience, VIA

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $2,678
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: $50
  • Summary of Charges: $2,925

Cochrane

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,549
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $3,746

Oak Lane Community - Phase I, II, III

  • Housing Charge: $3,341
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $3,538

Residential Colleges at Ambler Johnston - The Honors Residential Commons and the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston

Traditional/Efficiency Double - Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,455
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: $50
  • Summary of Charges: $3,702

Private Bath - Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,931
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: $50
  • Summary of Charges: $4,178

Please note: a residential college comprises the whole of the building in which it is housed. All students who live in Ambler Johnston have access to residential college programming and staffing, and therefore are required to pay the LLC fee, whether or not they applied to be in the program.


O'Shaughnessy - The Leadership & Social Change Residential College

Traditional - Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,425
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: $50
  • Summary of Charges: $3,672

Please note: a residential college comprises the whole of the building in which it is housed. All students who live in O'Shaughnessy Hall have access to residential college programming and staffing, and therefore are required to pay the LLC fee, whether or not they applied to be in that program.


Payne Park - East Eggleston, Harper, New Residence Hall East, Payne, Peddrew-Yates

Regular Suite Single

  • Housing Charge: $4,896
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $5,093

Regular Suite Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,549
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $3,746

Regular Suite Multiple - Meraki Living-Learning Community

  • Housing Charge: $3,549
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: $50
  • Summary of Charges: $3,796

Private Bath Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,549
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $3,746

Private Bath Multiple - Orion & Ujima Living-Learning Communities

  • Housing Charge: $3,549
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: $50
  • Summary of Charges: $3,796

Large Suite Double

  • Housing Charge: $3,635
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $3,832

Harper/Peddrew-Yates - Large Suite Double - Meraki, Mozaiko, Orion, and Ujima Living-Learning Communities

  • Housing Charge: $3,635
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: $50
  • Summary of Charges: $3,882

Traditional Multiple - Payne 4th Floor, East Eggleston

  • Housing Charge: $2,945
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $3,142

Traditional Single - Payne 4th Floor, East Eggleston

  • Housing Charge: $4,026
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $4,223

Hillcrest

Single

  • Housing Charge: $4,411
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: $50
  • Summary of Charges: $4,658

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,245
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: $50
  • Summary of Charges: $3,492

Main Campbell and Newman

Single

  • Housing Charge: $4,099
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $4,296

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,018
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $3,215

Donaldson Brown - Graduate Life Center

Single

  • Housing Charge: $5,065
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $5,262

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,718
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $3,915

New Hall West

Single

  • Housing Charge: $5,065
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $5,262

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,718
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $3,915

The Creativity and Innovation District

Single

  • Housing Charge: $5,100
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: $50
  • Summary of Charges: $5,347

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $3,750
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: $50
  • Summary of Charges: $3,997

Please note: all students who live in the Creativity and Innovation District have access to special programming and staffing opportunities, and therefore are required to pay the LLC fee, whether or not they applied to be in that program.


The Gallery at Alexandria, Virginia

Rates are per-person per-semester

  • 2-Person Unit: $4,250
  • 3-Person Unit: $4,100
  • 4-Person Unit: $3,800

Please note: Housing and Residence Life will operate The Gallery at Alexandria through December 31, 2021. Constituent groups will gather in the fall 2021 semester to evaluate the continued operations beyond the current commitment.

Major Dining Plans

Required for on-campus residents, optional for off-campus residents.

  • Premium Flex (1051 Flex Dollars): $2,368
  • Mega Flex (896 Flex Dollars): $2,213
  • Major Flex (746 Flex Dollars): $2,063

Minor Dining Plans

Off-campus students only.

  • Minor Flex (438 Flex Dollars): $1,096
  • Commuter Cash: $358

Summer School 2021 Housing Rates

Housing rates are per 6-week summer sessions (two 6-week sessions are included in full summer). Rates are for enrolled summer school/summer academy students or non-enrolled approved on-campus summer students. Rates for the 12-week summer session are equivalent to two 6-week sessions combined.

Air Conditioned Residence Halls

Traditional Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $1,267
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $62
  • Living-Learning Program Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $1,329

Traditional Single

  • Housing Charge: $1,724
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $62
  • Living-Learning Program Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $1,786

Suite Multiple (shared semi-private bathroom)

  • Housing Charge: $1,522
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $62
  • Living-Learning Program Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $1,584

Suite Single (shared semi-private bathroom)

  • Housing Charge: $2,091
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $62
  • Living-Learning Program Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $2,153

Large Suite Multiple (shared semi-private bathroom and common living room)

  • Housing Charge: $1,559
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $62
  • Living-Learning Program Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $1,621

Non-Air Conditioned Residence Halls

Traditional Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $911
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $62
  • Living-Learning Program Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $973

Traditional Single

  • Housing Charge: $1,364
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $62
  • Living-Learning Program Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $1,426

Air-Conditioned Residence Halls, Graduate Students

Private Bath Multiple

  • Housing Charge: $1,594
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $62
  • Living-Learning Program Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $1,656

Private Bath Single

  • Housing Charge: $2,163
  • Residential Telecom Fee: $62
  • Living-Learning Program Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: $2,225

The Gallery at Alexandria

Please note: there is no dining plan associated or available at the Gallery. Rates are listed per summer session.

Unit Rate

  • 2-person Unit: $1,482
  • 3-person Unit: $1,394
  • 4-person Unit: $1,252

Summer School 2021 Dining Rates

Dining rates are per 6-week summer sessions (two 6-week sessions are included in full summer). Rates for the 12-week summer session are equivalent to two 6-week sessions combined.

Dining Plans

A dining plan is required for on-campus residents, optional for off-campus students.

  • 19-meals-per-week (on-campus only): $810
  • Summer Flex plan (on- and off-campus): $786
  • 7-meals-per-week (off-campus only): $439

More Details

Upper Quad

Pearson Hall East & West

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 3,594
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 3,791

Lower Quad

Whitehurst, East Campbell, Main/West Eggleston, Johnson, Miles, Pritchard non-LLC spaces, Slusher Tower/Wing, Vawter

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 2,627
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 2,824

Living Learning Communities at Hoge and Pritchard

Galileo, Hypatia, Innovate, Studio72, Thrive, Transfer Experience, VIA

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 2,627
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: 50
  • Summary of Charges: 2,874

Cochrane

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 3,268
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 3,465

Oak Lane Community

Phase I, II, III

  • Housing Charge: 3,278
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 3,475

Oak Lane Phase IV (Cook Counseling Center)

Residential Colleges at Ambler Johnston

Honors Residential Community, Residential College at West AJ

Traditional/Efficiency Double - Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 3,389
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: 50
  • Summary of Charges: 3,636

Private Bath - Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 3,856
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: 50
  • Summary of Charges: 4,103

O'Shaughnessy

Leadership & Social Change Residential College

Traditional - Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 3,360
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: 50
  • Summary of Charges: 3,607

East Eggleston, Harper, New Residence Hall East, Payne, Peddrew-Yates

Regular Suite Single

  • Housing Charge: 4,803
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 5,000

Regular Suite Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 3,482
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 3,679

Regular Suite Multiple, Meraki LLC

  • Housing Charge: 3,482
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: 50
  • Summary of Charges: 3,729

Private Bath Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 3,482
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 3,679

Private Bath Multiple - Orion, Ujima LLCs

  • Housing Charge: 3,482
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: 50
  • Summary of Charges: 3,644

Large Suite Double

  • Housing Charge: 3,566
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 3,763

Harper/Peddrew-Yates - Large Suite Double - Meraki, Mozaiko, Orion, and Ujima LLCs

  • Housing Charge: 3,566
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: 50
  • Summary of Charges: 3,813

Traditional Multiple - (Payne 4th Floor, East Eggleston)

  • Housing Charge: 2,889
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 3,086

Traditional Single - (Payne 4th Floor, East Eggleston)

  • Housing Charge: 3,950
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 4,147

Hillcrest

Single

  • Housing Charge: 4,327
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: 50
  • Summary of Charges: 4,524

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 3,183
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: 50
  • Summary of Charges: 3,380

Main Campbell and Newman

Single

  • Housing Charge: 4,021
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 4,218

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 2,961
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 3,158

Donaldson Brown - Graduate Life Center

Single

  • Housing Charge: 4,969
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 5,166

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 3,647
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 3,844

New Hall West

Single

  • Housing Charge: 4,969
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 5,166

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 3,647
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 197
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 3,844

The Gallery At Alexandria, Virginia (Rates Are Per Person Per Semester)

  • 2-Person Unit: 4,200
  • 3-Person Unit: 3,950
  • 4-Person Unit: 3,575

Major Dining Plans

Required for on-campus residents, Optional for off-campus residents

  • Premium Flex (995 Flex Dollars): 2,242
  • Mega Flex (849 Flex Dollars): 2,096
  • Major Flex (707 Flex Dollars): 1,954

Minor Dining Plans

Off-campus students only

  • Minor Flex (415 Flex Dollars): 1,038
  • Commuter Cash: 339

2020 Summer Enrolled Student Housing Rates - Blacksburg Campus

Housing Rates are Per Six-Week Summer Sessions (2 6-week Sessions are included in Full Summer). Rates are for enrolled summer school/summer academy students. Rates for the 12-week Summer Session are equivalent to both 6-week sessions combined.

O'Shaughnessy Hall, Air Conditioned, Summer Academy

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 1,447
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 62
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 1,509

Single (room type not available)

Payne Hall, Air Conditioned, Summer School

Traditional (shared hallway bath, 4th floor) Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 1,236
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 62
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 1,298

Traditional (shared hallway bath, 4th floor) Single

  • Housing Charge: 1,682
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 62
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 1,744

Regular Suite (shared semi-private bath between room) Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 1,486
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 62
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 1,548

Regular Suite (shared semi-private bath between rooms) Single

  • Housing Charge: 2,041
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 62
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 2,103

Large Suite (semi-private bath and common living room) Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 1,521
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 62
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 1,583

Large Suite (semi-private bath and common living room) Single

  • Housing Charge: 2,076
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 62
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 2,138

Single (room type not available)

Non-Air Conditioned, Lower Quad

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 888
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 62
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 950

Single

  • Housing Charge: 1,330
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 62
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 1,392

Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown

Multiple

  • Housing Charge: 1,555
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 62
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 1,617

Single

  • Housing Charge: 2,110
  • Residential Telecom Fee: 62
  • Living Learning Community Fee: N/A
  • Summary of Charges: 2,172

Gallery at Alexandria - Summer 2020

There is no dining plan associated or available at the Gallery.

Unit Rate

  • Summer Full Semester: 2,718 / person / summer semester
  • Per Summer Session: 1,359 / person / session

2020 Summer Enrolled Student Dining Rates

Rates are Per Six-Week Summer Session (2 Sessions are included in a Full Summer). Rates are for enrolled summer school/summer academy students.Rates for the 12-week Summer Session are equivalent to both 6-week sessions combined.

Major Dining Plans

Required for on-campus residents, optional for off-campus students

  • 19-Meals Per Week: 793
  • Summer Flex PLan (Flex Dollars - TBA): 769

Minor Dining Plans

Off-campus students only

  • Any 7 Meals/Week: 430

On-campus students will receive the Major Flex Plan by default. If a different plan is desired, students can make changes by visiting the StarRez Portal before the semester dining plans start operating.

The Residential Telecommunications Fee supports residential cable television service, wired network connectivity, and high-performance wireless network coverage. This fee of $197/semester/person has been listed as part of the housing package in the past. For more transparency and to better explain charges, this will be listed separately from housing on the university account.

The Living-Learning Program Fee is $100 annually and is charged to residents of Living-Learning Programs. These include residents of Ambler Johnston (The Honors Residential Commons and the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston), the Creativity and Innovation District (Innovate, Rhizome, and Studio72), Harper (Mozaiko), Hoge (Galileo and Hypatia), New Residence Hall East (Orion), O'Shaughnessy (The Leadership and Social Change Residential College), Payne (Meraki), and Pritchard (Aurora, GenerationOne, Thrive, Transfer Experience, and VIA). This fee supports the cost of operating the program and events associated with the LLP spaces.

The multiple-occupancy rate means cost per resident for shared residency of 2 or more residents per bedroom. Single-occupancy rooms are of extremely limited availability in undergraduate housing. Most on-campus housing is double-occupancy in the civilian areas and double- and triple-occupancy in the Corps of Cadets area.

As indicated in the Housing and Dining Contract Terms and Conditions, some students who are assigned to overflow housing may be eligible for a credit on their housing charges as determined by the Housing and Residence Life office. Typically, these are credits applied to residents who are assigned to live with a resident advisor, are placed in a converted study lounge, or placed in a room configured for higher occupancy than the standard yearly configuration during an overage situation. When approved and applied, this credit has historically been approximately 20% of the semester rate prorated for the amount of time the student is in temporary/overflow housing.

Students holding a residence hall contract or a board plan who leave the university during the first week of class will forfeit $100 of their residence hall fee and $100 of their board fee. Thereafter, the semester room charge, less $100, will be apportioned over the first six weeks of the semester.

A student who withdraws after the beginning of the seventh week of the semester will be charged the full room and board rate. Any eligible refund accrual is based on the room check-out date.