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Transfer and upperclass students at Old Dominion University can apply to join the following communities through their housing application. Please explore the information below to find out more about each specific community.

Cybersecurity LLC
Foundation House LLC
Gaming LLC
Health Professions LLC

Perry Honors College LLC
Service Learning TC
Spectrum LLC


Cybersecurity Living-Learning Community

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Cybersecurity Living-Learning Community

Explore cybersecurity concepts in and out of the classroom! Students interested in the growing career field of cybersecurity should consider this community. This community is located in Owens House.

Requirements to Join the Community

  • Transfer students and upperclass students in these majors are also eligible for a select number of spaces
  • Will need to enroll in specific shared sections of CYSE 100: Cyber Explorers & University Orientation, CYSE 200T: Cybersecurity, Technology, and Society, and CRJS 215S: Introduction to Criminology, if applicable

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Foundation House Theme Community

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Foundation House Theme Community

Foundation House is a unique, cooperative living option for nine academically talented female Virginia residents. Applicants must demonstrate high academic promise and financial need. Qualified residents receive a room scholarship which pays for most costs associated with the occupancy, maintenance, and operation of the Foundation House. Residents are responsible for the cost of the meal plan and a small semester room fee. Preferential consideration is given to College of Sciences/Engineering majors. This community is located in Foundation House.

Requirements to Join the Community

  • Selection of Preferred Majors (Not Required to Apply): Computer Science, Math, Physics, or any Batten College of Engineering & Technology major; Sophomores and Above; High Financial Need; 3.0 GPA of higher (at application and maintained throughout); VA Residency.

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Gaming Living-Learning Community

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Gaming Living-Learning Community

This community is ideal for students who have an interested in the game design industry. If you see yourself being innovative or designing the next big game, this community is for you! This community is located in Owens House.

Requirements to Join the Community

  • Transfer and upperclass students in Game Studies are also eligible for a select number of spaces in the community
  • Will need to enroll in a specific shared sections of GAME 201T; Introduction to Game Studies and COMM 272G: Digital Literacy if applicable

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Health Professions Living-Learning Community

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Health Professions Living-Learning Community

This community is ideal for students interested in health and health-related majors. Live, network and study together in a supportive, peer-led, collaborative environment. This community is located in Owens House.

Requirements to Join the Community

  • Transfer and upperclass students in these majors are also eligible for a select number of spaces in the community

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Perry Honors College Living-Learning Community

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Perry Honors College Living-Learning Community

Develop leadership, social and cultural skills by living in an environments that compliments a rigorous and stimulating academic curriculum. This community is located in Virginia House.

Requirements to Join the Community

  • Must be apply and be admitted to the Perry Honors College
  • Must maintain good standing in the Perry Honors College

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Service-Learning Theme Community

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Service-Learning Theme Community

The Service-Learning Community promotes a vibrant community of social conscious ODU citizens. The goal of service-learning at ODU is to educate, engage, and equip our campus community with skills and experiences that connect rigorous academic curriculum with meaningful and tangible public work, to strengthen our students and communities for a sustainable future. This community is located in Ireland House.

Requirements to Join the Community

  • Any student interested in public and community service
  • Educational and social events are provided for students throughout the year and participating students will choose from various experiences to fulfill requirements of living in the community

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Spectrum Living-Learning Community

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Spectrum Living-Learning Community

Embrace diversity in a safe and affirming environment that brings together LGBTQIA+ students and straight allies to freely explore issues of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and their intersection, while advocating for awareness and social justice. This community is located in Virginia House.

NOTE: This community does not assign rooms based on sex/gender assigned at birth/gender marker. By agreeing to live in this community, you agree to potentially be assigned a room with students of a different birth gender.

Requirements to Join the Community

  • Students who have not completed ENGL 112L: Introduction to Literature will be required to enroll in a shared section of ENGL 112L if applicable
  • Returning students to the community are required to maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Educational and social events are provided for students throughout the year and participating students will choose from various experiences to fulfill requirements of living in the community

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