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New Living Learning Community called REACH

Jumping students

For current students

Current Virginia Tech students are eligible to:

  • Apply to join an LLC for the first time
  • Apply to return to their current LLC
  • Apply to switch LLCs

Applications for Living-Learning Communities for the 2019-2020 academic year can be completed through the “LLC Returners” section of the StarRez Application Portal. Current students may apply for up to two Living-Learning Communities.

NOTE: Galileo, Hypatia, Orion, and Transfer Experience are not accepting applications from students not currently part of the LLC.

Students looking to join an LLC for the first time or switch LLCs:

Applications open November 1 and close December 1.

Students looking to return to their current LLC:

The application period is determined by your Program Director. Please follow their instructions.

All students will receive a decision by December 5. Accepted students must sign a housing contract by January 2 to secure a place in the LLC.

For incoming students

Applications for living-learning communities can be completed once an incoming student has accepted their offer of admission from Virginia Tech and paid the matriculation fee. At that time, a housing contract will be made available to eligible students. A component of the application is expressing interest and applying to living-learning communities. Students may apply for up to three living-learning communities as part of the housing contract process.

Once you have accepted your offer of admission to the university, we encourage you to apply to a living-learning community through the StarRez Application Portal.

We believe in giving students all of the information necessary for them to choose the community that is best for them. As a result, applications are reviewed in cycles.

If you are applying to more than one LLC, complete all applications by the deadlines. You can make your decision when you hear from all of the communities you are interested in. However, all LLCs are offered on a first-come first-served basis. If you wait to apply, the community you are interested in may already be full. When a community is full, an update will be posted in StarRez.

Communities fill up quickly, so apply today for the best shot at your first choice LLC!

Cycle 1

Students apply by January 31
Program Directors will send decisions by February 1
Students must accept or decline all offers by February 15

Cycle 2

Students apply by February 28
Program Directors will send decisions by March 1
Students must accept or decline all offers by March 15

Cycle 3

Students apply by March 31
Program Directors will send decisions by April 1
Students must accept or decline all offers by April 15

Cycle 4

Students apply by April 30
Program Directors will send decisions by May 1
Students must accept or decline all offers by May 15

Cycle 5

Students apply by May 31
Program Directors will send decision by June 1
Students must accept or decline all offers by June 15

Cycle 6

Students apply by June 30
Program Directors will send decisions on a rolling basis
Students must accept or decline all offers by July 1