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Living-Learning Programs

Our Living-Learning Programs provide students with the opportunity to thrive both in and out of the classroom in a learning environment that becomes home. Make the most of your Virginia Tech experience by joining a Living-Learning Program.

Creativity and Innovation District. Photo credit: Mary Desmond

Brand new this year, the Creativity and Innovation District

This year we launched the Creativity and Innovation District, which combines all the best parts of Living-Learning Programs at Virginia Tech. Residents enjoy this brand-new, state-of-the-art residence hall, flourish under the direction and support from a Faculty Principal.

Residential Colleges

Residential Colleges transform learning by focusing on the interdisciplinary connections between students. Students get the benefits of a liberal arts education within the context of a global land-grant university. Led by live-in Faculty Principals, residential colleges welcome students from any major and year — and create a culture in which both tradition and innovation are celebrated.

Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are niche communities where you can live with students around a particular theme, like arts or well-being, or live with students in a similar population group, such as engineering or first-generation students. Each LLC is led by Program Directors, who are engaged in the life of their communities. Make the most of your Virginia Tech experience by joining a Living-Learning Community.

Looking for a quick way to compare your options?

Take a look at our comparison chart to find the right program for you. We also encourage you to see which LLPs have associated classes.


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