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Ambler Johnston (East)

A small set of stairways leads up to the entrance to East Ambler Johnston, framed by trees.

East Ambler Johnston

A modern, coed, traditional-style residence hall.

  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Room Style: Mostly Traditional, Some Private Bath and Suites
  • Living-Learning Program: Honors Residential Commons
  • Number of Residents: 321

East Ambler Johnston:

Amenities:
Air conditioning
Commons areas
Community kitchen
Courtyard
Crossover lounges
Fitness studio
Heating
Laundry
Library
Movie theater
Study lounges
Wireless internet

Living-Learning Program:
The Honors Residential Commons

Location:
Dietrick Quad
South side of campus

Student Population:
All-gender and multi-generational

Mailing Address:
[Student Name]
East Ambler Johnston, Room XXXX
700 Washington St. SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061-9521

Photos:

Please note that specific room sizes vary due to building layouts and other constraints. These pictures show a typical room in Ambler Johnston.

The inside of a traditional-style room in Ambler Johnston, with two lofted beds, desks, chairs, wardrobes and a small sink.
A typical room in Ambler Johnston is traditional-style and shared by two roommates. East AJ also has a limited number of suite and private bath-style rooms.
A view down one of Ambler Johnston's hallways, lined by green accents and doors to student rooms.
Ambler Johnston is one of Virginia Tech's more modern residence halls, with colorfully accented hallways, updated lounges and common areas, and several amenities you won't find elsewhere on campus.
The courtyard at Ambler Johnston, where students socialize on a grassy field underneath trees.
East and West Ambler Johnston share access to this courtyard, which is a common location for picnics, game nights, and events put on by the two residential colleges that inhabit the building.

More Information:

East Ambler Johnston Hall has the following amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Commons areas
  • Community kitchen
  • Courtyard
  • Crossover lounges
  • Fitness studio
  • Heating
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Movie theater
  • Study lounges
  • Wireless internet

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.

The only students that are guaranteed housing in East Ambler Johnston are those who have applied and been accepted to the Honors Residential Commons. To complete your Housing/Dining Contract and apply to Living-Learning Programs (such as the HRC), log into the StarRez Portal. 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."

The only students that are guaranteed housing in East Ambler Johnston are those who have applied and been accepted to the Honors Residential Commons. To complete the HAP and apply to Living-Learning Programs (such as the HRC), log into the StarRez Portal. For more detailed information about returning undergraduate housing, please visit this page.


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

East Ambler Johnston uses the Ambler Johnston Area Office.
Located at A12 West Ambler Johnston
540-231-5018


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

East Ambler Johnston Hall is closest to Dietrick and West End.


Learn more about Virginia Tech's award-winning dining here.

There are several fitness options available for students in East Ambler Johnston Hall:

  • East Ambler Johnston features a fitness studio, available to students in the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston or the Honors Residential Commons in East Ambler Johnston.
  • VT Rec Sports offers a variety of fitness opportunities, including two gyms, group exercise classes, personal training, small group training, intramural sports, and more.
  • East Ambler Johnston 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.

Explore the VT Rec Sports website for more information on student fitness and well-being.

East Ambler Johnston has laundry machines located on the second 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.

East Ambler Johnston Hall is located in the heart of the residential side of campus, with close proximity to the Dietrick and West End Dining Halls, Washington Street, and Lane Stadium and Cassell Coliseum.


Visit the full Virginia Tech campus map to locate East Ambler Johnston Hall within the larger campus. West AJ is building #33 in quadrant H-6.

Mailing Address:
[Student Name]
East Ambler Johnston, Room XXXX
700 Washington St. SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061-9521


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

Students can submit work orders through our work order system.


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

A typical room in East Ambler Johnston is 12' x 15' and includes 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.

East Ambler Johnston is home to 321 students from a variety of academic majors and graduating classes.


If you'd like to hear from a student about their experience in East Ambler Johnston, check out this article on Erin Kocis, a resident of the Honors Residential Commons.

East Ambler Johnston is open for visitation 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.


Residential spaces are protected by card-swipe access 24/7.