Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management *TEST*
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.
Support Our Programs
News and Stories Spotlight
Article ItemFaculty members take home top prizes at national housing conference , article
Gregory Galford and Michael Gawrys, assistant professors the Department of Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management, received accolades during the 2023 Housing Education and Research Association Conference — taking home two of eight top prizes.
Article ItemBridal reality show internship inspires student's career path , article
When a Virginia Tech student said “yes” to a summer internship, he found a new career interest.
Article Item'60 Minutes' will feature aerosol expert Linsey Marr , article
Since its 1968 debut, CBS’ "60 Minutes" has been a staple news broadcast for millions of Americans. In its most recent season, an average of 9 million viewers tuned in each week to watch in-depth interviews featuring special guests like Nicolas Cage, Prince Harry, and Charles Barkley.
Article ItemMadison Gunnell’s Hokie socks remind us of the threads that connect us , article
Learn more about these special socks and what inspired student designer Madison Gunnell.
Article ItemNostalgia fuels hype for adult Barbie costumes, fashion design expert says , article
This Halloween is expected to look a lot like Barbie’s Dreamland. The widely successful summer film’s stars Barbie and Ken have found their way onto the top Halloween costume lists for this year. In fact, social media has even dubbed the holiday #Barbieween.
Article ItemUnlocking the power of the humanities: Virginia Tech Humanities Week returns Oct. 22-27 , article
Register today to attend one or more Humanities Week programs. The Virginia Tech community and general public are invited to explore critical topics and more through ethical and social perspectives during Virginia Tech Humanities Week, Oct. 22-27. Events include in-person and virtual panel discussions, Q&As, and interactive activities.