Honors College has unique options for student's housing. We have two living learning communities for those interested as well as the ability to be involved in Honors without specific housing.

Honors residential cOMMONS (HRC)

The Honors Residential Commons (HRC) was founded in 2011 as a multi-disciplinary living-learning community. It is comprised of more than 300 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).


The Hillcrest Community was the first honors community at Virginia Tech. It is a multi-generational, multi-disciplinary living-learning community. About 100 honors students live in the Hillcrest Community as well as a Residential Learning Coordinator (a Housing and Residence Life staff member).


Most honors students do not live in an honors house. Many students live in other living-learning communities, residence halls, or off-campus. Honors College seeks to provide flexibility to students from all departments and colleges, especially those who would prefer to live in a major-specific living-learning community.

Virginia Tech Honors College, MC 0427

116 Hillcrest Hall

385 West Campus Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061


Phone: (540) 231-4591