Welcome to the Catholic Campus Ministry at Virginia Tech, home of the Catholic Hokies! Whether you are a new parent, a returning alumni, or a member of our community, we are excited to meet you and help you to feel at home. Join our weekly email list to get updates on all the events happening during the semester or check out our calendar.

The center of our community is Jesus, our savior. Coming together to worship at Mass is the cornerstone of everything we do. Our Sunday worship is at the War Memorial Chapel on the Drillfield at 10 am, 12 pm, and 8 pm. You can find out more details about Mass and confession here.

“Being a part of the Newman Community has made my transition from community college to VT as amazing one. I have met some truly fantastic friends through daily Mass, night prayer, and my Small Group Bible Study. The wonderful staff makes me feel like I am right at home. I am so blessed to be a part of something so outstanding.”

During the week, many students come to visit the Newman House (203 Otey St), just up the hill from Squires Student Center. Daily Mass as well as daily adoration happen at the house. Students also come to do homework, catch up with friends, or even play some volleyball.

Our professional staff and student leadership is here to help you or your student get connected! Fr. David Sharland, YA is our full time Chaplain. He loves to meet with students for a good conversation, lunch downtown, or for spiritual encouragement. Please drop by the campus ministry house when you are in town.

There are many ways for students to get involved in our community. Hundreds of students join Small Group Bible Studies and find them an awesome way to meet new friends and grow in community. Students connect to us through service projects, daily liturgy, and social events.

To find out more about our ministries, click on any of the links below.

Music and Liturgy ministry

Knights of Columbus

Alternative Break Trips

Service Opportunities

RCIA and Adult Confirmation

This page has been designed as a resource for you the parents. Please contact Melissa Philen at, or (540) 951-0032 to share ideas or suggestions on how to improve the content included.  We would love to have your help with this new project.

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The Virginia Tech Newman Community has been a brilliant Virginia Tech within Virginia Tech for Ali. She has actively lived her faith; been challenged with leadership opportunities; brought to life Ut Prosim; met her closest, lifelong friends; and developed into the strong, confident, faith-filled Hokie she is today.

-Dave Buck, Hokie parent (pictured left)

Giving a monthly gift to the Parent’s Circle allows us to feel more connected to the Newman Community.  When we hear how many students attend retreats, see photos of Mass being celebrated on a mountaintop, or hear about a speaker at Sunday Supper, it makes our hearts leap. What could be better than to give this small monthly gift and say: Wow, we’re part of that!

-Lisa Puzio, Hokie parent (pictured below)