Community of Makers


What is Makers?

The Community of Makers is for students who learn best by doing! Living together in Peery Hall, freshmen have access to a collaborative DIY space to imagine, design and build solutions that improve daily life. Close faculty relationships, peer mentors, and experiential programming help students master practical skills confidently in a safe and supportive environment.


  • Pre-registration in special Maker-themed required courses for all majors
  • Living community in Peery Hall with Makerspace
  • Creative Projects & Workshops
  • Access to High-Tech Makerspace
  • Marketable Skills
  • Close Interactions with faculty mentors

How do I qualify?

All freshmen who are interested in making, tinkering, or creating can qualify to participate in Makers learning community. Registration is limited by space availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must commit to living in Peery Hall.

How do I learn more?

Students interested in learning more about Makers should contact Drew Dodson at Learn more about the Radford University MakeSchool Profile.  

RU Makers working on their first project; Fall 2017
RU Makers working on their first project; Fall 2017
RU Makers working on a design project on specialized computer equipment; Fall 2017