The Community Arboretum is a two-acre educational garden located on the campus of Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke, Virginia. The garden collections include a Children’s Garden with a plant maze and plant zoo. Learn more about the Arboretum and how to support it here.

Art Gallery

Artist Wright in front of panting of Anderson Hall

The Virginia Western Community Art Collection is the largest collection of local and regional artwork from the Roanoke Valley. It is a permanent collection displayed in the atrium and halls of the Humanities Building. This collection is free and open to the public.

Gallery Schedule

The gallery season begins in late August and runs through May of the academic year.

Exhibits feature works from Virginia Western Community College students, faculty, and visiting arts.


Get all the books and supplies you need for a great semester! The VWCC Bookstore is located in Craig Hall and is currently accepting online orders for curbside pick-up.

Food Vendors on Campus

Find where you can buy food on campus here. Due to safety precautions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the food vendors on campus are currently closed.

Student Food Co-Op

Need a nutritious bite between classes? Stop by the Virginia Western Student Food Co-Op, Fueled by Kroger, and pick up a snack or light meal to energize your brain and body.

It’s free. All you have to do is show your Virginia Western student ID. Learn more about how to use the Student Food Co-Op here.

Off-Campus Facilities

Virginia Western uses a number of off-campus facilities in order to best serve you! Learn about our off-campus facilities here.

Renting Event Facilities

Virginia Western has several facilities available for rental. Rental availability depends on current and future academic classes, college events, and normal college operating hours. If you are interested in renting facilities, please note that requests must be received three months prior to the event date.

For more information, contact:

Corey Bapst
Special Event and Social Media Coordinator
Office: 540-857-6010