College of Architecture and Urban Studies

The College of Architecture and Urban Studies (CAUS) at Virginia Tech is a global leader in art, architecture, design, construction, planning, and public and international affairs. We are a community of courageous architects, designers, and creators of communities, buildings, and policies. We care about — and work to improve — our shared natural and built environments.

Beyond the classroom, our college prioritizes hands-on experience through research, study abroad experiences, internships, and student organizations that expand skills and broaden horizons. With your support, we can provide more of these exciting opportunities to more CAUS students.

Your gift makes a difference!

Every gift to CAUS on Giving Day matters. Whether you’re a first-time donor or long-time supporter, your generosity helps support the aspirations of our students:


  • $25 provides students with design materials that support model making and prototyping that enhance hands-on learning 
  • $50 supports technology fees that provide students with access to state-of-the-art equipment such as virtual reality lenses and 3D printers/scanners
  • $100 provides transportation for students working on community-engaged projects in Radford and Christiansburg, Virginia 
  • $250 helps fund scholarships that help remove financial roadblocks for students and support their educational goals


Your gift on Giving Day can  inspire others to support these opportunities for CAUS students. Sign up to be a Giving Day Ambassador and help spread the word to your networks – tell them why you give and how even small gifts make a big difference for our students! 

Rank State Gifts
1 VA 216
2 NC 27
3 MD 20
Leaderboard
Most Donors Leaderboard
Help your favorite unit climb the Most Donors Leaderboard! The units with the most donors at the end of Giving Day will win extra bonus funds!
Rank Prize Unit Donors
1 $10,000 Pamplin College of Business 2,311
2 $9,000 Virginia Cooperative Extension 1,850
3 $8,000 College of Engineering 1,666
4 $7,000 Athletics 1,605
5 $6,000 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences 1,562
6 $5,000 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 904
7 $4,000 Student Affairs 885
8 $3,500 College of Science 853
9 $3,000 Corps of Cadets 560
10 $2,750 Local Alumni Chapter Scholarships 546
11 $2,500 College of Architecture and Urban Studies 427
12 $2,250 College of Natural Resources and Environment 410
13 $2,000 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine 392
14 $1,750 Moss Arts Center and ICAT 229
15 $1,500 Inclusion and Diversity 209
16 $1,250 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC 149
17 $1,100 Myers-Lawson School of Construction 139
18 $1,000 Graduate School 134
19 $900 University Libraries 131
20 $800 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 124
21 Virginia Tech Transportation Institute 87
22 Virginia Tech Rescue Squad 73
23 Innovation Campus 59
24 Women's Center 57
25 W.E. Skelton 4-H Center 48
26 Campus Beautification 37
27 Black Men Excellence Network 36
28 Alumni Scholarship Fund 35
29 National Security Institute 35
30 Radio IQ | WVTF Music 24
31 CPIF Sustainability 20
32 Staff/Faculty Dependent & Spouse Scholarship Fund 20
33 Honors College 20
34 Veteran Support 18
35 Global Education Office 17
36 Cultural and Community Centers 15
37 Institute for Society, Culture and Environment 14
38 Fralin Life Sciences Institute 8
39 Innovation Campus 7
40 Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program 7
41 Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology 6
42 Academic Advising 5
43 Hume Center 4
44 Summer and Winter Sessions 4
45 Institute for Critical Tech and Applied Science 2
Ended
Leaderboard
Amount Raised Leaderboard
Help your favorite unit climb the Amount Raised! The units with the most raised at the end of Giving Day will win extra bonus funds!
Rank Prize Unit Raised
1 $5,000 Pamplin College of Business $2,490,195.99
2 $4,000 College of Science $1,894,545.79
3 $3,000 Athletics $1,192,271.03
4 $1,750 College of Engineering $591,703.39
5 $1,500 College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences $442,318.23
6 $1,250 College of Natural Resources and Environment $232,563.57
7 $1,100 Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC $203,115.00
8 $1,000 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences $152,363.00
9 $900 Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine $134,800.00
10 $800 Student Affairs $133,679.84
11 College of Architecture and Urban Studies $130,341.99
12 Corps of Cadets $126,531.34
13 Virginia Cooperative Extension $113,959.00
14 Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine $101,556.33
15 Moss Arts Center and ICAT $75,620.00
16 Myers-Lawson School of Construction $49,280.00
17 Virginia Tech Annual Fund $38,359.06
18 Local Alumni Chapter Scholarships $31,529.41
19 Graduate School $26,610.00
20 Inclusion and Diversity $23,299.22
21 University Libraries $13,675.00
22 Alumni Scholarship Fund $5,775.00
23 Innovation Campus $5,625.00
24 Radio IQ | WVTF Music $5,295.00
25 Virginia Tech Transportation Institute $5,105.00
26 Women's Center $4,920.00
27 Virginia Tech Rescue Squad $4,766.90
28 Campus Beautification $2,100.00
29 Black Men Excellence Network $1,960.22
30 National Security Institute $1,905.00
31 CPIF Sustainability $1,785.00
32 Staff/Faculty Dependent & Spouse Scholarship Fund $1,770.00
33 Honors College $1,701.00
34 Institute for Society, Culture and Environment $925.00
35 Veteran Support $835.00
36 Global Education Office $550.00
37 Fralin Life Sciences Institute $425.00
38 Cultural and Community Centers $330.00
39 Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology $260.00
40 Academic Advising $210.00
41 Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program $180.00
42 Summer and Winter Sessions $80.00
43 Institute for Critical Tech and Applied Science $75.00
Ended
$5,000
College of Architecture and Urban Studies Challenge
When 300 donors make a gift to any area of CAUS, $5,000 will be unlocked for the college's annual fund.
300 / 300 Donors
Completed
$10,000
School of Architecture and Design Challenge
When 20 donors make a gift to the School of Architecture and Design, $10,000 will be unlocked for the Tom and Nancy Winborne Student Travel Support Fund.
20 / 20 Donors
Completed
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