Living & Learning at Radford

Living and learning opportunities at Radford University could define your on-campus experience. We want all students to have a place they belong the moment they step on campus, and living and learning opportunities are one way you can make that happen.


Living-learning communities bridge academics, residence hall living and being part of the Radford community, ensuring your connection to campus is deep and immediate.

Radford University offers six unique freshman learning communities that provide students opportunities to deeply engage with faculty, academics and peers with similar interests.

Explore the communities to find the one that fits you best. 

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The Mentoring Academically Successful Highlanders (MASH) program provides new students with an upper class Peer Academic Leader (PAL) who will guide them through the academic and social challenges associated with college.

PALs encourage first year students to embrace college life while recognizing importance of overcoming the many demands in order to successful pursuing their academic goals.