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O'Shaughnessy Hall

A view along the front side of O'Shaughnessy Hall, with a view of the ADA-accessible ramp, pathways and seating areas, and plenty of trees and bushes dotting the landscape.

O'Shaughnessy Hall

A modern, coed, traditional-style residence hall.

  • Air Conditioning: Yes
  • Room Style: Traditional
  • Living-Learning Program: The Leadership and Social Change Residential College and Lavender House
  • Number of Residents: 333

O'Shaughnessy Hall:

Amenities:
Air conditioning
Classrooms
Common areas
Community kitchen
Heating
Laundry
Study lounges
Wireless internet

Living-Learning Programs:
The Leadership and Social Change Residential College and Lavender House

Location:
Prairie Quad
South end of the residential side of campus

Student Population:
All-gender and multi-generational

Mailing Address:
[Student Name]
O'Shaughnessy Hall, Room XXXX
530 Washington St. SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061-9512

Photos:

Please note that specific room sizes vary due to building layouts and other constraints. These pictures show a typical room in O'Shaughnessy Hall.

The inside of a traditional-style room in O'Shaughnessy Hall, with two lofted beds, desks, and chairs.
A typical room in O'Shaughnessy Hall is traditional-style and shared by two roommates.
Another view into a room in O'Shaughnessy Hall, focused on the built-in sink, mirror, and clothing storage unit.
Another view of a traditional-style room in O'Shaughnessy showcasing a typical sink, mirror, and clothing storage unit.
A view looking up at the sky that includes the large glass staircase in the front of O'Shaughnessy Hall.
The iconic glass staircase that connects the floors of O'Shaughnessy Hall and affords beautiful views out towards campus.

More Information:

O'Shaughnessy Hall has the following amenities:

  • Air conditioning
  • Classrooms
  • Common areas
  • Community kitchen
  • Heating
  • Laundry
  • 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 O'Shaughnessy are those who have applied and been accepted to the Leadership and Social Change Residential College and/or the Lavender House Living-Learning Community. To complete your Housing/Dining Contract and apply to Living-Learning Programs (such as the LSCRC or Lavender House), log into the StarRez Portal.

For more detailed information about first-year housing, please visit this page.

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 O'Shaughnessy are those who have applied and been accepted to the Leadership and Social Change Residential College and/or the Lavender House Living-Learning Community. To complete your Housing/Dining Contract and apply to Living-Learning Programs (such as the LSCRC or Lavender House), 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.

O'Shaughnessy Hall uses the Peddrew-Yates Area Office.
Located on the first floor of Peddrew-Yates
540-231-6205


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

O'Shaughnessy Hall is closest to Owens and Dietrick.


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

There are several fitness options available for students in O'Shaughnessy:

  • VT Rec Sports offers a variety of fitness opportunities, including two gyms, group exercise classes, personal training, small group training, intramural sports, and more.
  • O'Shaughnessy is connected to the Prairie Quad, which features a brand-new outdoor fitness park, basketball courts, volleyball courts, and green space.
  • O'Shaughnessy 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.

O'Shaughnessy 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.

O'Shaughnessy Hall is located on the southeastern side of the residential side of campus, with close proximity to the Owens dining hall, Washington Street, War Memorial, and Cassell Coliseum.


Visit the full Virginia Tech campus map to locate O'Shaughnessy within the larger campus. O'Shaughnessy is building #29 in quadrant I-5.

Mailing Address:
[Student Name]
O'Shaughnessy Hall, Room XXXX
530 Washington St. SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061-9512


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 O'Shaughnessy is 12' x 14' and includes the following furniture:

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

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

O'Shaughnessy is home to 333 students from a variety of academic majors and graduating classes.

O'Shaughnessy is open for visitation 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.


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