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Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown

The Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown

Home to graduate school offices and a residential high-rise


The "Graduate School" letters on the front of the GLC at Donaldson Brown.

Home to the Graduate School

The GLC at Donaldson Brown houses study rooms, computer labs, and Au Bon Pain on the first floor, as well as various rooms that graduate students can reserve for group meetings.

A view of the outside windows of the residential spaces on the top floors of the GLC at Donaldson Brown.

Single Room Residential Spaces

The GLC at Donaldson Brown contains air-conditioned single rooms with a private bath and laundry facilities on the upper floors.

The front entrance of Squires Student Center which faces the GLC at Donaldson Brown.

Close to Squires Student Center

The GLC at Donaldson Brown is directly across from the Squires Student Center, and is close to Newman Library and the new Creativity and Innovation District.


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The entrance and quad in front of the GLC at Donaldson Brown.

MORE DETAILS:

The GLC at Donaldson Brown uses the Peddrew-Yates Area Office.
Located on the first floor of Peddrew-Yates
540-231-3419


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

Residents of the GLC at Donaldson Brown utilize the laundry machines located on the third 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.

The GLC at Donaldson Brown is located on the far east side of campus, with close proximity to Squires Student Center, Newman Library, and the University Bookstore.


Visit the full Virginia Tech campus map to locate the GLC at Donaldson Brown within the larger campus. The GLC at Donaldson Brown is building #251 located on the dividing line between quadrants N-4 and N-5.

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

Room sizes vary and include the following furniture:

  • a twin bed
  • a twin XL mattress
  • a desk
  • a chair
  • a dresser

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

The GLC at Donaldson Brown is open for visitation 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Graduate students:
Housing is offered to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. To be eligible, a student must be admitted by the Virginia Tech Graduate School and enrolled full-time. The facilities are designed to accommodate individual students, not couples. Eligible students are offered housing concurrent with the start of an academic year and as space occasionally becomes available throughout the year. Learn more about the waitlist and application process here!

First-year students:
Please note that it is rare for a non-graduate student to acquire housing at the GLC at Donaldson Brown. 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:
Please note that it is rare for a non-graduate student to acquire housing at the GLC at Donaldson Brown. 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.

The GLC at Donaldson Brown is home to 140 students .

The GLC at Donaldson Brown has the following amenities:

The GLC at Donaldson Brown is home to Au Bon Pain, and is close to Burger 37 in Squires Student Center and the Owens 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 the GLC at Donaldson Brown:

  • VT Rec Sports offers a variety of fitness opportunities, including two gyms, group exercise classes, personal training, small group training, intramural sports, and more.
  • The GLC at Donaldson Brown is very close to War Memorial Hall and the Drillfield.

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 housing@vt.edu or 540-231-6205.