Designed for Community
Pritchard is the largest residence hall on Virginia Tech's campus, home to over 1,000 students and featuring a large number of common spaces, study areas, and places for collaboration and connection.
Renovated in 2016
Renovations to Pritchard Hall were completed in 2016, adding a brand-new courtyard with landscaping, seating areas, and poles to hang hammocks.
Built with Common Spaces
Pritchard Hall features lounges, study spaces, a community kitchen, and is connected to the Prairie Quad which features a fitness park, basketball hoops, volleyball courts, and green space.
Pritchard 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.
Pritchard Hall is tucked into the back side of campus, with close proximity to the West End and Dietrick Dining Halls, Washington Street, and Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum.
Visit the full Virginia Tech campus map to locate Pritchard Hall within the larger campus. Pritchard is building #31 located primarily in quadrant M-7.
Rooms are approximately 12' x 14' and include the following furniture:
- twin beds
- twin XL mattresses
- built-in closets
- storage shelves
- a sink
- a mirror
To get a closer look inside some of our different room styles, check out our 360º room photos.
Pritchard Hall's visitation hours are:
- Sunday - Thursday
- 10:00 a.m. to midnight
- Friday - Saturday
- 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Pritchard Hall in VT News:
Article ItemOutdoor Wi-Fi now available between Peddrew-Yates and Pritchard residence halls , article
There is a new exterior wireless access point across the large outdoor area between the residence halls where the university's only solar-powered table is located.Date: Aug 11, 2016
Article ItemSafely welcoming new students to residence halls , article
In the year of “unprecedented,” Virginia Tech brings new and exciting definitions to the word. Virginia Tech will welcome its most diverse first-year class to date, composed of 6,675 students from 46 states and 46 countries. Move-in will take place August 14-23, and incoming residents from around the world will begin their journey at Virginia Tech.Date: Aug 14, 2020
Article ItemSmall renovations bring big changes to Pritchard Hall , article
Once known for its all-male inhabitants, the revamped residence hall now houses men, women, and three living-learning communities.Date: Oct 26, 2016
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
All incoming first-year students are required to live in on-campus housing for their first year (please note that the first-year residency requirement and guarantee has been waived for 2020-2021 due to COVID-19); 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.
The only students that are guaranteed housing in Pritchard Hall are those who have applied and been accepted to one of the Living-Learning Communities located in Pritchard Hall. To complete your Housing/Dining Contract and apply to Living-Learning Programs, log into the StarRez Portal. For more detailed information about first-year housing, please visit this page.
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."
The only students that are guaranteed housing in Pritchard Hall are those who have applied and been accepted to one of the Living-Learning Communities located in Pritchard Hall. To complete the HAP and apply to Living-Learning Programs, log into the StarRez Portal. 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.
Pritchard Hall is the largest residence hall currently on Virginia Tech's campus, home to 1,013 students that span a wide variety of academic majors and graduating classes.
If you'd like to hear from a student about their experience in Pritchard Hall, check out this recent Neighobrhood Project article on Mark Tambe, a resident of the Thrive Living-Learning Community!
There are several fitness options available for students in Pritchard 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.
- Pritchard Hall is connected to the Prairie Quad, which features a brand-new outdoor fitness park, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and green space.
- Pritchard Hall is also located very close to the Washington Street tennis courts that are open for play at any time for students, faculty, and staff.
We invite you to explore the VT Rec Sports website for comprehensive information on student fitness and wellbeing.