In order to apply for a living-learning community, you must do the following:
- Accept your offer of admission to Virginia Tech.
- Create a PID
You will use your university PID and password to begin an application. We will only use your Virginia Tech email address to communicate with you regarding the application process. Check your e-mail on a regular basis for the status of your application.
All living learning communities accept applications on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Decisions and offers to students are rolling; therefore, it is in your best interest to apply early in the process.
Please review the frequently asked questions before applying for a living-learnng community.
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Programs for new Virginia Tech students are:
Academic Major Learning Community
Academic major learning communities bring together students pursuing a common professional field such as engineering or biological and life sciences. The majority of the participants are first-year students. Students are encouraged to continue living in the community serving in various leadership roles and creating a multigenerational living environment.
The four Academic Major Learning Communities housed within the inVenTs Living-learning community are:
- Curie Learning Community
- Da Vinci Learning Community
Note: As of May 5, 2013, all the female rooms in Da Vinci have been filled. New female applicants will be placed on a waiting list for the 2013-14 academic year.
- Galileo Engineering Community
- Hypatia Engineering Community
Enhanced Learning Community
Enhanced-learning communities explore a specific area of interest (e.g., service learning or leadership) through academic courses and co-curricular experiences. These communities are open to students of any academic major.
- Reach Community
- Residential Leadership Community
- Hillcrest Honors Community (This program is by invitation only. Contact University Honors for more information at 540-231-4591.)
- Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
- The Honors Residential College at East Ambler Johnston (HRC) is available to any university honors student regardless of major. This program is by invitation only. Contact University Honors for more information at 540-231-4591.
- The Residential College at West Ambler Johnston (RC@WAJ) is open to all students regardless of major, year, or honors status. The key criterion for application is a commitment to be involved in a dynamic community that emphasizes student engagement, academic success, and a high level dedication to being a good citizen. First-year students admitted must make a two-year residential commitment. Because we want new members of the college to fully integrate within their respective houses we do not allow new students to request a roommate.
Themed housing offers students with common interests the opportunity to live together. Residents are encouraged to create a community by engaging in shared activities. These programs are open to first-year through senior-level students.
The application process for new students begins on December 15. You can only apply online for these programs.
Current Virginia Tech Students:
The programs that current Virginia Tech Students may apply to are the World, or the W.E.L.L. as returning members or new applicants. Da Vinci: The Biological and Life Sciences Community is available for returning students. All other programs are for first-year students.
The application process for the W.E.L.L., the World, or Da Vinci: the Biological and Life Sciences Community for current Virginia Tech students begins December 1.
To begin the application process, use the "I’m ready to Apply" button below. If you have questions, please contact James Penven, associate director for Housing and Residence Life, at email@example.com.
Oak Lane Community
This program is for returning students who are members of one of the Greek organizations housed on campus.
Hillcrest Honors Community and Honors Residential College at East Ambler Johnston
These programs are by invitation only. Contact University Honors for more information at 540-231-4591.
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets
If you are interested in joining the corps of cadets, please visit the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets webpage.