What to Expect

The cost of the About Campus Writers Retreat is $599, which includes accommodations, meals, workshops, and activities.  Travel costs are not included.

Retreat Scholarships
About Campus
will award two scholarships covering the full cost of registration to support writers who would benefit from the retreat but have financial constraints that may prevent participation. Please note that travel is not covered by the scholarship.

The scholarship application is available at the end of the retreat application form. Interested applicants should be prepared to submit a letter of support from a supervisor and to explain why the scholarship is needed. For questions about the scholarship, please contact aboutcampus@vt.edu.


New Hall West

New Hall West

New Hall West

In order to have an immersive experience and enrich the discussion and creativity surrounding student learning, participants will stay on campus, in one of the university’s newest residence halls, New Hall West, which is also home to administrative offices for the Division of Student Affairs at Virginia Tech.  Each room has a private bath, and guests will have access to community spaces, laundry facilities, and a kitchen. Guests will also have access to a campus gym.

Inside your room

L_NHW-Sink  L_NHW-Shower  NHW entry


Dietrick Hall

Participants will eat most meals on campus, in D2 at Dietrick, a state-of-the-art facility that combines all-you-care-to-eat dining with the variety of an international marketplace.  D2 features eight shops, including the following, among others:  Italian favorites; vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menus; soup and salad; Brazilian selections; European-style pastries; Asian stir fry; south-of-the-border specialities; and deli sandwiches.