Virginia Tech Photo Tour

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Explore the Virginia Tech Campus

Virginia Tech Visitor Center
Virginia Tech Visitor Center (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is a four-year, public university made up of eight colleges and a graduate school. Located in Blacksburg, Virginia, Virginia Tech is a huge school in both acreage and student population. The campus has over 125 buildings on 2,600 acres, and the 31,000 students are supported by a 16 to 1 student / faculty ratio. The university offers a total of 150 master's and doctoral degree programs, as well as 65 bachelor's programs. The Virginia Tech campus features Collegiate Gothic-style architecture, as shown above by the Visitor and Undergraduate Admissions Center.

For more information about Virginia Tech, check out the college profile on About.com or the school's official website.

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War Memorial Hall at Virginia Tech

War Memorial Hall at Virginia Tech
War Memorial Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

War Memorial Hall serves as a gymnasium; the home for the Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise; home for the School of Education; and a substation for the Virginia Tech Police Department. It is also a memorial honoring past Virginia Tech students who died in World War I. Established as a military institute, Virginia Tech has a history of serving the armed forces and to this day has a Corps of Cadets.

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Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech

Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech
Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Squires Student Center is a huge building devoted to keeping students happy. Squires has a food court, music practice rooms, theater space, an art gallery, offices for student publications, various activity rooms, and two ballrooms, in addition to the office for Student Centers and Activities. Virginia Tech boasts over 700 student clubs and activities, with everything from service organizations to club sports. Some of Virginia Tech's more interesting clubs include Gentlemanly Dinners for Prodigious Gentlefolk (or the Mustache Dinner Club), a Pokémon League called PokéTech, and a group titled Life is Great, Relax, and Eat Ice Cream.

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The Drillfield at Virginia Tech

The Drillfield at Virginia Tech
The Drillfield at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove
Located at the heart of Virginia Tech, the Drillfield has been a significant part of campus since 1894. Students, faculty, and the Corps of Cadets use the Drillfield for sporting events and demonstrations, as well as cadet maneuvers. The grassy lawns and trees bordering the field make it a scenic view for students and visitors walking around campus.
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Burruss Hall at Virginia Tech

Burruss Hall at Virginia Tech
Burruss Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Offices for interior design and landscape architecture, classrooms for the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and a 3,003-seat auditorium all reside in Burruss Hall. Virginia Tech's architecture program is highly rated. The view from Burruss Hall is particularly striking, and anyone can see it thanks to this webcam. You can also check in at this building on Foursquare.

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Holden Hall at Virginia Tech

Holden Hall at Virginia Tech
Holden Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Built in 1940, Holden Hall accommodates classrooms, offices, and labs for the Department of Mining and Mineral Engineering, as well as Virginia Tech's highly praised Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In fact, U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2012" ranked Virginia Tech's undergraduate program for the College of Engineering as 15th in the country among engineering schools that offer doctorates.

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Derring Hall at Virginia Tech

Derring Hall at Virginia Tech
Derring Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Many of the science programs at Virginia Tech occupy Derring Hall. Derring has classrooms, offices, and labs for the biological sciences and geosciences. It also holds the Museum of Geosciences, which has gemstones, fossils, and even a full-scale model of an Allosaurus dinosaur. The extensive collections of minerals in the museum make it a valuable resource for geology and geoscience students.

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Pamplin Hall at Virginia Tech

Pamplin Hall at Virginia Tech
Pamplin Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Pamplin College of Business resides in the 104,938-square-foot Pamplin Hall. Another highly acclaimed Virginia Tech program, the Pamplin College of Business was named 24th among public colleges by U.S. News & World Report. It is also in the top 10 percent of all the undergraduate programs in the country accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.

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Henderson Hall at Virginia Tech

Henderson Hall at Virginia Tech
Henderson Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

At Virginia Tech, everything theater resides in Henderson Hall. Henderson contains scene and design model shops, a costume shop, a lighting lab, an editing studio, critique and seminar rooms, lots of music practice rooms and more. It also has the School of Visual Arts and School of Performing Arts and Cinema. The building was the first on campus to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified.

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McBryde Hall at Virginia Tech

McBryde Hall at Virginia Tech
McBryde Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

McBryde Hall holds classrooms and offices for the departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, Sociology, and Engineering Education. This huge building is over 130,000 square feet and encompasses six floors and a penthouse. One interesting feature of McBryde is that it can be used as a compass -- the building's entrances face due north, east, south, and west.

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Price Hall at Virginia Tech

Price Hall at Virginia Tech
Price Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Located in Virginia Tech's Ag Quad, Price Hall holds the departments for Entomology and Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Sciences. These departments provide many research labs and other resources for its students. Those interested in diagnosing plants should take a look at the official Plant Disease Clinic, which is a member of the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) in the Southern Plant Diagnostic Network region.

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Major Williams Hall at Virginia Tech

Major Williams Hall at Virginia Tech
Major Williams Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Major Williams Hall maintains offices for the departments of History, Philosophy, Geography, Political Science, and Foreign Languages and Literatures. Originally a residence hall, the building is named for Major Lloyd William Williams, who graduated from Virginia Tech in 1907. The famous World War I quote "Retreat? Hell, no!" is attributed to Williams.

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Patton Hall at Virginia Tech

Patton Hall at Virginia Tech
Patton Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

You can find faculty and administrative offices for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Patton Hall. It is also an academic building for the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which was ranked in the top 10 for accredited civil and environmental engineering departments by U.S. News and World Report.

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Hutcheson Hall at Virginia Tech

Hutcheson Hall at Virginia Tech
Hutcheson Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Hutcheson Hall supports a variety of programs. In addition to the Department of Statistics, it has classrooms and offices for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Virginia Cooperative Extension Service and the state 4-H headquarters. For more information on the 4-H programs offered at Virginia Tech, check out the website for the Virginia Cooperative Extension.

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Norris Hall at Virginia Tech

Norris Hall at Virginia Tech
Norris Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

One of the most technological places on campus, Norris Hall has a biomechanics lab, the IDEAS Undergraduate Learning Center, the Biomechanics Cluster Research Center, a video teleconferencing center called the Global Technology Center, and offices and labs for the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics. Norris also houses Virginia Tech's Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.

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Campbell Hall at Virginia Tech

Campbell Hall at Virginia Tech
Campbell Hall at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Campbell Hall is a residence hall composed of East Campbell, a single-sex female dormitory, and Main Campbell, which is mainly for graduate students and undergraduate honors students. Many high-achieving honors students live in the Main Campbell Community, a residential honors program. Virginia Tech is proud of both their honors programs and honors communities.

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Torgersen Hall and Bridge at Virginia Tech

Torgersen Bridge at Virginia Tech
Torgersen Bridge at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

Originally called the Advanced Communications and Information Technology Center, Torgersen Hall and the connecting bridge are full of useful places for students. Torgernsen has offices, classrooms, labs, an atrium, rooms equipped with distance learning capabilities, and two auditoriums. The enclosed bridge connects to Newman Library and has reading-room space.

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Graduate Life Center at Virginia Tech

Graduate Life Center at Virginia Tech
Graduate Life Center at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown houses graduate and professional students as well as offices for the Graduate School. The Graduate School, graduate students, and alumni also use the building to host services and events. All the events set up by the Graduate School are posted here, on their website.

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Newman Library at Virginia Tech

Newman Library at Virginia Tech
Newman Library at Virginia Tech (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

The Carol M. Newman Library was established in 1872, opened in 1955 and renovated in 1981. It now holds over 2 million volumes across its three branches, which are Veterinary Medicine, Art & Architecture, and the Northern Virginia Resource Service Center. In addition to books, the library has study areas, public computers, and a café.

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Virginia Tech University Bookstore

Virginia Tech University Bookstore
Virginia Tech University Bookstore (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Allen Grove

When viewed from above, Virginia Tech's University Bookstore roughly resembles the state of Virginia. The nonprofit Virginia Tech Services Inc. operates the bookstore, as well as the Dietrick General Store and the Volume Two Bookstore. You can see all the Hokie merchandise the bookstore offers on their website.

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