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The Creativity and Innovation District

A conceptualization of the new Creativity and Innovation District Residence Hall's collaboration space, where students can live and learn!

The Creativity and Innovation District Living-Learning Program is a radically new residential experience at Virginia Tech!

The Creativity and Innovation District Living-Learning Program logo.

New 2021-22! Located within CID will be three separate LLCs: Studio 72, Innovate, or Rhizome. These LLCs give you the chance to specialize on a particular theme, and allow students to additionally attend programming and events through the Faculty Principal, Dr. Tim Baird, as well as have access to the physical amenities located in the building. Students can choose to be a part of one of these three communities (by applying) or they can simply live in CID. If they choose the latter, they will still need to apply through StarRez. Living in CID, not apart of one of the aforementioned LLCs, affords students access to programming and events through the Faculty Principal, Dr. Tim Baird, as well as all the physical amenities located in the building. Students who live in the building and are not a part of one of the three LLCs have a less specialized, broader experience.

A photo of the large common space on the first floor of CID.
A student walks up the steps to the second floor of CID, looking down into the broader common area.

This new residence hall is the cornerstone of our new Creativity and Innovation District, making the most of existing programs and facilities in the area. Here, students will benefit from a vibrant community where individuals working across disciplines come together, explore, and create.

For additional information, contact the CID Faculty Principal at livinglearning@vt.edu.

Interested in previewing what rooms in CID will look like? Use the buttons below!

Please note that these are preliminary mock-ups and may not be exactly the same as the final space. Suite rooms are for student athletes only.