With most buildings constructed in the neo-Gothic (or Gothic Revival) architectural style using Hokie Stone — a native limestone throughout Southwest Virginia — the Virginia Tech campus is both dramatic and beautiful. But you needn’t take our word for it: See for yourself!
Getting around campus couldn’t be easier; and if handheld maps aren’t your thing, we have the technology and the mobile apps to guide your exploration virtually.
See what Blacksburg has to offer for activities, dining, entertainment, and more.
Since Virginia Tech was established in 1872, some aspects of campus have become dear to all Hokies.
Home to about 41,700 local residents, Blacksburg is considered small by most any standard, but don’t let its size or location fool you. Because of the town’s award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live.
Blacksburg lies within Montgomery County. Bordered by the Blue Ridge Parkway to the east and the Appalachian Trail to the west, Montgomery County is the heart of the New River Valley, encompassing Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski counties and the city of Radford.