Admitted Students

Welcome to the Radford University Carilion Family!

You've been admitted to Radford University Carilion (RUC) and we can't wait to welcome you to campus!

As you begin your college journey, RUC faculty and staff will support you every step along the way. With an average class size of just 21 students, professors are able to get to know you and provide mentorship opportunities.

Through faculty support, there are many opportunities to participate in undergraduate research opportunities that will better prepare you for your future career or further education.

Attend a college where you are more than just a number.

Next Steps

Financial Aid

How to accept your Radford Financial Aid Package.

Here are the basic steps to apply for financial aid:

Step 1: Obtain your Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID) at and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Use the Radford University federal school code for the FAFSA: 003732.

Step 2: Review and apply for Federal Direct Loans as needed. There are several types of student loans made available by the Department of Education Direct Lending program. To begin the process, visit and complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling. RUC's federal school code for Direct Loans..

Step 3: Apply for additional sources of Financial Aid and scholarship support, as well as a Federal Work Study program.

Step 4: Complete any outstanding requirements for your Financial Aid package. Check your email or self-service account for information regarding additional requirements for your Financial Aid. Some students must provide additional information for the FAFSA Verification process or to resolve issues with the student’s FAFSA. You will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office if any of these apply to you.

Please remember:

If you are not going to use Federal Student Aid (Federal Grants, Federal Student Loans, and/or Federal Student Employment) please notify the Financial Aid Office and they will waive the respective requirements.

If you are receiving Veterans Education Benefits, please contact the Financial Aid Office to fill out the appropriate paperwork.

If you want anyone else to be able to see or talk about your Financial Aid information with the Financial Aid Office (e.g. parent(s), spouse, etc.), you must fill out a Permission to Release Information form.

You will receive an Award Letter via mail or email that details the specifics of your Financial Aid package (i.e. award amounts of loans, grants, and scholarships you can receive for that semester or school year).


Deposit Deadline: May 1 (or earlier)

Because many of the programs offered by RUC have firm capacity constraints imposed by accreditation agencies, admitted applicants are encouraged to submit reservations deposits as early as possible to secure a place in their preferred program.

This deposit is only refundable by written request until May 1, 2019.

Important: The following programs have additional or varying deadline dates. Please see the program’s specific page for more information about deadlines.

Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
Master of Science in Physician Assistant
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Veteran's Bachelor of Science in Nursing

You can pay your $200 reservation deposit in person, by phone or by mail (contact information is below). If you need additional information about financial aid opportunities, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Mailing Address for Payment
Radford University Carilion
Bursar’s Office
101 Elm Avenue, SE
Roanoke, VA 24013

Bursar’s Office Contact Information
Location: Fourth Floor of the Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital
Phone Number: 540-985-8272
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday


Residence life at RUC is your chance to live and learn in a community of peers. Our residence hall, the historic Patrick Henry, is located in Roanoke's growing Downtown, giving students quick, easy access to the College and the beating heart of Roanoke life. Living close to campus means you're only a few short blocks away from your classes, faculty, and all of the College's other resources. This keeps you in close contact with all the opportunities at Jefferson and beyond, making sure you never miss a beat.

Friendships forged in the Patrick Henry can last a lifetime, and our team of resident advisors works diligently to build a community of respect, trust and growth.

Policies and Deadlines

Before applying please be aware of the following policies and important deadlines.

  • A Residence Life Contract is the only document required in order to reserve a space in The Patrick Henry.
  • There is no housing deposit required; instead of paying a deposit up front, the cost to repair any damages caused by the student will be added to the student’s account at the conclusion of the term.
  • New, first-year students will be given priority consideration until June 1.

Housing Contracts

All housing applicants must complete the Housing Preferences Form, in addition to the below form that fits your needs.

Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Academic Year

Undergraduate Housing Contract
This contract is for students enrolled in undergraduate programs and is in effect for the entire 2019-2020 academic year.

2nd Year OTA Housing Contract
Due to clinical rotations, this contract is specifically for students entering their second year of the OTA program and is for the spring semester only. These students may opt to stay for the spring semester should they wish to do so.

Spring 2019 Graduate and Accelerated Housing Contract
This contract is for all graduate students, as well as those enrolled in an accelerated program (ex. ABSN students). These contracts are on a semester basis.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Students requesting special accommodation due to a disability that may affect living in the residence hall should contact Radford University’s Center for Accessibility Services at 540-831-6350 or

All forms and contracts must be submitted to:  

Mary Capper
Residence Life Coordinator
Phone: 540-224-4686
Fax: 540-985-8001
Mail: 101 Elm Ave., SE, Roanoke, Virginia, 24013


Welcome to Radford University Carilion! Our sole mission is to help you achieve your education and career goals. We can’t wait to get started. 

New Student Orientation, Fall 2019

New students for the fall 2019 semester are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO).

When: Friday, August 23, 2019
            8:30-12:30 p.m. (Registration is from 7:30-8:30 a.m.)

Where: The Berglund Center, 710 Williamson Road, Roanoke
Who: Undergraduate & Graduate Students (select online programs are exempt as noted below)

Convocation and New Student Orientation are required for each student and breakfast will be provided. Please email Elizabeth Costa if you have questons.

Please note the Berglund Center is able to accommodate every student and their families. As such, Convocation and New Student Orientation are open events and family members are encouraged to attend with their students.

Individual programs host students on campus for program-specific orientation after New Student Orientation. Please contact your individual program for information regarding events being held after New Student Orientation.

Online Programs

Due to the online nature of these programs, students enrolled in the following are exempt from the on campus New Student Orientation:

  • Healthcare Management 
  • Healthcare Administration
  • RN- BSN Program
  • MSN Program
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Doctor of Health Sciences
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice   


Make a deposit.

Register for orientation. Click here to register for New Student Orientation.

Submit a housing application. Click here to find your housing application.

Review and accept your financial aid. Click here to review and accept your financial aid.

Submit your final transcripts—confirm with your guidance counselor that RUC will receive a copy of your final high school transcripts.


Complete and submit your Health Record Record Form [PDF].

Pay your fall tuition and fees.

Prepare your technology [PDF].

Purchase your books.

Move in! Student can begin moving into the Patrick Henry on Thursday, August 22, 2019. 

Join the Highlander Family for the 2019-2020 academic semester! Classes begin on Monday, August 26, 2019.