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Johnston Student Center

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Welcome to Johnston Student Center

Johnston Student Center was designed and built in 1990 as a student center to create, in addition to Squires Student Center, a place for students to build community and function as a home-away-from-home. The building features classroom space and an information desk on the first floor, VIVA Market on the second floor, and offers space on the third floor for relaxing and studying.

Bulletin Boards

Please stop by the Welcome Center to have campus postings approved for display! Postings must be sponsored by an official Virginia Tech organization. You may also post subleases and sale of textbooks. All postings must be approved at the Welcome Center and will be removed after two weeks of display.


Lockers are free to rent on a semester-long basis. The lockers are located on the first floor of Johnston Student Center. Visit the Welcome Center to sign up for a locker.


A Bank of America ATM is located on the Pamplin/Derring side of Johnston Student Center on the first floor. The ATM is accessible 24 hours a day.

Dining Options

VIVA Market features fresh, convenient, and local options for students on the go. VIVA offers  a wide variety of Grab & Gobble selections, as well as customizable items including salads, coffees, and cold drinks. Accepts dining plans, Hokie Passport, and credit/debit cards.

Hokie Passport Machine

This machine allows to students and staff to add money to their Hokie passport and Flex accounts as well as current balances. Located in our 24 hour access ATM room it is the only 24hr accessible cash to card machine on campus.

Meeting Spaces

Johnston Student Center provides multiple reservable meeting rooms. Please contact the  Event Planning Office to reserve a room.