Student Life

Cascades waterfall
The famous Cascades waterfall! Photo and caption by Shannon Houck


Blacksburg is a small town nestled in the New River Valley located in Southwest Virginia. There is always something to do in every season, whether it is hiking at the Cascades, visiting the Blacksburg Farmer's Market, taking in a baseball game, or simply enjoying the view. Take a look at the pictures below, submitted by current graduate students, showing off what life is like outside of the lab.