Science Living Learning Communities:


Curie LLC

The Curie Learning Community is an interactive-learning environment designed to promote academic success and engagement with the scientific process and community. Students majoring in the physical and quantitative sciences in the College of Science are eligible to be residents. Those majors include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Modeling & Data Analytics
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Meteoroloy
  • Nanoscience
  • Physics
  • Statistics

This community, along with the DaVinci LLC (see below), is a part of a living learning program called inVenTs, which includes two engineering communities and two science communities. 

All Curie Learning Community participants live together in Lee Hall, creating an environment for group studying, peer mentoring, and social interaction. Membership to Curie includes access to the maker space, called Studio One, located in Lee Hall. 


DaVinci LLC

Founded as the Biological and Life Sciences Community, Da Vinci is an interactive-learning environment designed to help students succeed in first-year science courses including general chemistry and principles of biology. Da Vinci requires students to be in one of the following majors:

  • Animal & Poultry Sciences
  • Biochemistry (pre-med)
  • Biological Sciences
  • Dairy Science
  • Environmental Policy & Planning
  • Environmental Science
  • Fish Conservation
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • General Biosciences
  • Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise
  • Life Sciences Undecided
  • Natral Resource Conservation
  • Neuroscience
  • Microbiology
  • Sustainable Biomaterials
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Students in the College of Natural Resouces & Environment

This community is part of a larger living learning program, called inVenTs, which includes two engineering communities and two science communities.

All participants live together in Lee Hall, forming a creative environment for group studying and social interaction. All Da Vinci first-year students must enroll in a one-credit hour First Year Experience course each semester that will focus on college success skills and life science careers. All students will participate in a weekly peer-mentoring program. Da Vinci first year students will also enroll in common sections of a General Chemistry lecture and lab and Principles of Biology lecture.

Learn more about all Living-Learning Communities at Virginia Tech through Housing & Residence Life.