Police are searching for two men who robbed two students with a gun on the campus of Ferrum College.
Students were on lockdown for several hours, but they can now leave their dorm rooms. Police say the area is safe.
Around 11 p.m. Thursday night, students were put on lockdown until 6 a.m. Friday morning.
Two students were robbed near Susannah Wesley Hall.
Police know they are looking for two men, with one gun.
The first robbery happened right after 9 p.m. Thursday night.
Police say both men got away with a wallet and other valuables.
The second robbery happened a short time later, behind Susannah Wesley Hall.
The school alerted students and staff through email, texts, Facebook and Twitter. The school also set off the campus siren.
Many students were studying for final exams when the alert went out.
"I know there were some students that were locked out of their own building and weren't able to study and they have exams coming up in less than an hour,” student Wes Franklin said.
Marquis Veney, also a Ferrum College student, said: "I don't know why they would rob a college student. We really don't have a lot of money. I mean, it's hard. So it’s just pointless and I just want to know why they chose Ferrum."
Police tell WDBJ7 that they are looking at campus cameras to help identify these two men.
Investigators also interviewed the victims and police are actively looking for the robbers.
Many students we talked to Friday morning had an exam at 8 a.m.
Some will take their exams with no sleep at all.
Other students say it's hard to focus because they're still shocked.
One young man said he felt connected to the entire campus because he knew exactly what other students were going through, thanks to Twitter.
Update: The lockdown has been lifted.