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Residential College at West Ambler Johnston

West Ambler Johnston

Our Mission

The Residential College at West Ambler Johnston takes the medieval “vera universitas” as a model in being both a “true university” and (more literally) a “real community.” This vera universitas is a shared physical and intellectual space that generates its energy from the collaboration, both formal and informal, between teachers and students outside the classroom. Here, information becomes knowledge. Here, opinion becomes analysis. Here, belief becomes conclusion. Together, the diverse community of the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston opens up the questions, discussion, and analysis they will take with them beyond Virginia Tech.


For additional information, contact Faculty Principal, Dr. Ashley Reed, at WAJPrincipal@vt.edu.

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The Residential College at West Ambler Johnston is led by a live-in faculty principal and supported by affiliated faculty and staff from across Virginia Tech.