Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

Gathering Location

fountainRadford University quad
Inside the Bondurant auditorium
Outside a classroom building
Sculpture garden
Muse Hall
Quad outside Heth Hall

Radford University in Radford, VA 

Radford University is located in Radford, Virginia, a town of about 17,400 in the "heart of the New River Valley", near the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. 

Radford University campus is fairly level with some mild inclines in the central areas of the campus. The well-kept buildings made of red brick, the green grass and pathways are welcoming. There is a mix of airconditioned and non-airconditioned housing. The campus is relatively compact, with shade trees, benches, and pleasant quads scattered across campus.

Radford is about 15 miles southwest of Blacksburg, 45 minutes from the Roanoke airport, 20 minutes from Claytor Lake State Park and about an hour from the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is Amtrak service to Roanoke. For those who are driving, it is quite close to I-81.

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Field Trips at the Gathering

Once you are at the Gathering, sign-up on site for trips offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Costs vary.

Check back in the winter for a list of field trips and places to visit in the region.