Honors Residential Commons 
at Virginia Tech

   "In fellowship, all things grow."

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Welcome to the HRC!

The Honors Residential Commons (HRC) is the first residential college at Virginia Tech, founded in 2011. We are a multi-generational, multi-disciplinary living-learning community with our own traditions and sense of belonging. We are comprised of more than 300 Junior Fellows (undergraduate students), several Graduate Fellows (graduate students), and more than 30 Senior Fellows (faculty and esteemed members of the New River Valley).  While the HRC is student-governed, it also receives consistent leadership from a Faculty Principal (live-in tenure-track faculty member) and Student Life Coordinator (live-in Housing and Residence Life staff member). We foster a supportive, yet challenging community that creates the conditions for students to pursue meaningful encounters with the wider world.

The "Four Pillars" comprise the guiding intellectual vision of the HRC. We challenge our community to learn a language, study abroad, engage in undergraduate research, and embody Virginia Tech's motto Ut Prosim (That I May Serve).

HRC students make the most of the opportunities available to them both on campus and abroad. Many have studied abroad in Germany, China, or through University Honors' Presidential Global Scholars Program, for example. They are avid undergraduate researchers and have presented their work on campus, at conferences across the United States and beyond, and in major publications, such as Science and Nature. They embrace Ut Prosim in their curriculum and in their daily lives.

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Become an HRC Fellow

Interested in becoming a "fellow" of the Honors Residential Commons (HRC)?  We encourage prospective Junior Fellows (undergraduate students) and Senior Fellows (faculty and esteemed members of the New River Valley) to explore all we have to offer.


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Where We Are Located

Address: 700 Washington St SW, Blacksburg VA 24061

Phone: +1 (540) 231-2497

Email: aeagan2@vt.edu

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