VIT, Vellore campus hosts 24 hostels, with 18 blocks for boys and 6 blocks for girl students. Men’s hostel accommodates around 17,000 students and Women’s hostel caters to 4700 students. The conducive environment and ambience in the hostels helps the residents excel in their academics and co-curricular activities. Hostel environment provides a multi-cultural living and learning experience, which leads to holistic development of the students.
Facilities for residents include gymnasium, swimming pool, in house sports amenities, outdoor stadium, first aid centre, pharmacy, food outlets, study dormitories, Wi-Fi, mechanized laundry, beauty salon, photocopier shops, tailoring shop, general stores etc., Residential Counselors are present across the blocks to counsel students whenever required. Blocks are assigned with 24 x 7 Wardens/Supervisors, maintenance staff and Security guards.
Multi-cuisines catering to vegetarian and non-vegetarian variety of Indian and International food items are made available to the students coming from diverse states and countries, within the hostel blocks. The spotlessly maintained vegetarian and non-vegetarian dining halls in the hostels serve wholesome, nutritious food to students. Students can also choose from a limited list of special food items on registering at a restaurant style mess. Fast food outlets are also attached to both the Men's and Women's Hostels.
Various events like self-defense workshop, visits to old-age and children homes, weekend movie screenings, DJs, cultural programs and competitive events are organized periodically at hostel. Music classes and driving classes are also arranged for the benefit of students.
A spacious Visitors' Lounge has recently been added for the benefit of visiting parents/guardians, supplementing the residential guest house facilities available. The spotlessly maintained and spacious vegetarian and non-vegetarian dining halls in the hostels serve wholesome, nutritious food with the help of a unique steam cooking facility. Foreign students can also choose from a limited list of special food items. A Chinese mess is functioning separately.
For those who want to try out different cuisines, a variety of hygienic food facilities are available on campus. A popular eating spot is the 600 square meters Food Court, that serves delicious non-vegetarian and vegetarian food at reasonable prices. Fast food outlets are also attached to both the Men's and Women's Hostels.