Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
We prepare you for professional practice in a range of consumer businesses and industries. Graduates of our programs are employed in fashion design and merchandising, property management, consulting, and education
We provide award-winning advising that is personalized for each student. Our programs offer many active student learning opportunities including design studios, real-world projects, internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research. You can attend events to interact with industry professionals through study tours and on-campus visits by nationally recognized speakers.
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Article ItemLisa Tucker honored with Arnold P. Friedmann Educator of Distinction award , article
After 22 years in higher education, Lisa Tucker has received the Arnold P Friedman Educator of Distinction award.
Article ItemVirginia Tech celebrates graduates during 2023 spring commencement ceremonies , article
Thousands of graduating seniors, master's students, and newly hooded doctoral degree recipients attended commencement ceremonies that spanned six days, three campus locations, and countless shouts of "Let's go ... HOKIES!" during spring graduation activities.
Article ItemVirginia Tech alumna Ronda Puryear appointed chair of National Apartment Association , article
Ronda Puryea was elected as the 2023 chair of the National Apartment Association which is a nonprofit trade association that serves as the leading voice for the rental housing industry, and the chair role is regarded as the highest position in the industry.
Article ItemBooks published by Virginia Tech faculty and staff , article
The following books were authored or edited by Virginia Tech faculty and staff and published in 2022.
Article ItemInside the Oris Glisson Historic Costume and Textile Collection , article
The collection, which was created in the 1950s by the eponymous professor Oris Glisson, now contains over 5,000 pieces of historic clothing, accessories, and textiles.
Article ItemTyrod Taylor finds a passion fighting food insecurity , article
Taylor, a Virginia Tech alumnus and former Hokie quarterback, is excited about being with the New York Giants, where he plans on competing for a starting job while also using his platform as an NFL player in the nation's biggest city to bring attention to food insecurity.