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Living-Learning Programs At A Glance

Residential Colleges

Living-Learning Program Focus Residence Hall Required Major? Required course? Contract length? (for 1st years) Room Style
Honors Residential Commons A community for students in the Honors College. East Ambler Johnston No, Honors College preferred No 2 years Traditional
Leadership and Social Change Residential College A community focused on the intersection of leadership and social justice. O'Shaughnessy Hall No Yes (can lead to leadership minor) 2 years Traditional
Residential College at West Ambler Johnston A community of students grouped into one of four houses and engaged in a wide range of meaningful events. West Ambler Johnston No No 2 years Traditional

Living-Learning Communities

Living-Learning Program Focus Residence Hall Required Major? Required course? Contract length? (for 1st years) Room Style
Aurora A community centered on interfaith engagement and dialogue. New Hall West No Yes 1 year Traditional
Galileo A community for male engineering majors. Hoge Hall Yes, must be in Engineering. Yes 1 year Traditional
GenerationOne A community for first-generation college students Pritchard Hall No, but must be a first-generation college student Yes 1 year Traditional
Hillcrest Honors A small, tight-knit community for students in the Honors College Hillcrest Hall No, Honors College preferred No 1 year Suite
Hypatia A community for female engineering majors. Hoge Hall Yes, must be a female engineering major Yes 1 year Traditional
Impact A community of students focused on data analytics and its applications to societal problems and opportunities. Pritchard Hall No Yes 1 year Traditional
Innovate A community for entrepreneurs and students interested in start-up culture. Creativity and Innovation District No Yes 1 year Traditional
Lavender House A community for students interested in LGBTQ+ studies. O'Shaughnessy Hall No Yes 1 year Traditional
Meraki A communtiy of students interested in pursuing well-being. Payne Hall No Yes 1 year Suite
Mozaiko A community of students engaged in intercultural living and learning. Harper Hall No No 1 year Suite
Orion A community of students who are majoring in science-related fields. New Residence Hall East Yes, specific majors listed on Orion's website Yes 1 year Suite
Rhizome A community of students engaged in design and systems thinking to tackle global challenges. Creativity and Innovation District No Yes 1 year Traditional
Studio 72 A community of students interested in the arts and creativity. Creativity and Innovation District No No 1 year Traditional
Thrive A community that utilizes a strengths-based approach to help students achive goals and create their unique Virginia tech experience. Pritchard Hall No No 1 year Traditional
Transfer Experience A community for the development of transfer students Newman Hall No, but must be a transfer student Yes 1 year Traditional
Ujima A community of students interested in learning about and supporting Black/African American culture. Peddrew-Yates No Yes 1 year Suite
VIA A community that helps undeclared and University Studies students define career goals and declare a degree-seeking major. Pritchard Hall Yes, Undeclared or University Studies Yes 1 year Traditional