This is where dreams become possibilities.
Our students come ready to begin their next chapter. To be inspired and excited by what they learn,
assured in their friendships and community. And they graduate as leaders, decision-makers, and shapers of tomorrow.
History & Traditions
We are a school steeped in traditions
Founded almost 200 years ago, Hollins was one of the ﬁrst institutions for the advanced education of women in the United States. Today, our traditions link the past to the present and create a communal sense of purpose and place that stays with you forever.Explore our history
Commitment to Inclusivity and Diversity
We are a culture where all are welcomed.
Hollins values and respects every individual for the unique gifts they offer our community and the world beyond. We are dedicated to the continuing advancement of our mission in celebrating our differences and opening doors for people of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and identities.View our engagement opportunities
Hollins and the Community
Your chance to get away from it all.
Nestled within the Roanoke Valley, at the heart of the cultural and business center of Southwest Virginia and only minutes away from Roanoke’s downtown scene, Hollins offers a total campus experience and an exciting region full of adventure and opportunity to explore.Join us for a visit
Your people. Your network.
Women ﬁnd out what they’re made of at Hollins. An atmosphere of friendship and support is at the heart of our alumnae/i network and follows you throughout every step of your life’s journey. Our undergraduate and graduate alumnae/i are in the world making their difference in big and small ways, and we celebrate them all.See our alumnae/i in the news
The Levavi Oculos Strategic Plan
Transforming Learning, Transforming Lives
By 2030, Hollins will have implemented integrative learning practices, equity-minded access policies, extensive experiential learning, compassionate challenge, and a holistic wellness focus to meet our mission call and ensure our sustainability.View Hollins' Strategic Plan
Can I do internships during my four years at Hollins?
Many international students work internships during the summer break and January term.
Students who receive internships can apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) through the Global Learning Hub. The internship must be done for academic credit to qualify for CPT.
How will Hollins help me transition to college life?
The entire Hollins community strives to make the transition to college life as easy and enjoyable as possible for new students! Before the academic year begins, all new students participate in orientation with student leaders and faculty. Orientation kicks-off with the Road to Commencement on Front Quad, and the rest of the week includes fun and informative sessions about clubs and activities, academic programs, and on-campus services. Plus, orientation concludes with the Roanoke Romp, led by our fabulous student Orientation Leaders!
HU Connect supports programming that brings together new students and current student mentors to build community among minority students and first-generation or limited-income students. Hollins’ new CORE curriculum program helps first-year students succeed academically during their transition to college life, and our Center for Learning Excellence is available in the library for students seeking extra support in math, writing, and other subjects.
Besides the cost of attendance, what other expenses do students have?
Other expenses include but are not limited to, textbooks and other school supplies, personal items and leisure activity spending.