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A modern, coed, suite-style residence hall.

The side of Harper Hall.

A Modern Residential Experience

Harper Hall's student population is coed and all first year students. Suites are typically three double-occupancy rooms with a shared bathroom.

The West End Market in Cochrane Hall

Close to West End Market

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

A view standing next to Harper Hall looking down the side of the exterior wall.

Built with Common Spaces

Harper Hall features study lounges, common spaces, a community kitchen, and the Cranwell International Center located on the first floor.

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The archway underneath Harper Hall.


Harper uses the Peddrew-Yates Area Office.
Located on the first floor of Peddrew-Yates

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

Harper residents utilize the 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.

Harper is located on the west end of campus, off the Drillfield, with close proximity to the Duck Pond, the Life Sciences division, and the West End dining hall.

Visit the full Virginia Tech campus map to locate Harper within the larger campus. Harper is building #42 located in quadrant L-8.

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

Rooms are approximately 10'8" x 14' and include the following furniture:

  • twin beds
  • twin XL mattresses
  • desks
  • chairs
  • dressers
  • storage space
  • a sink
  • a mirror

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

Harper is open for visitation 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.


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.

Harper is home to 248 students.

Harper has the following amenities:

Harper is closest to West End and Dietrick 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 Harper:

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