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How do I decide which RC is right for me?

The Residential Colleges include students from across the University. In this multidisciplinary environment, students are encouraged to bring their unique experiences to each of their courses within the Residential Colleges. UNCG is excited to offer students the opportunity to choose between three Residential College options.

Each RC has a unique focus that will help students achieve a strong foundation in critical inquiry through courses that support their completion of a bachelors degree.


Ashby College has a curricular focus on contemporary media literacies and ethical engagement in civic and academic life, with many courses in the liberal arts that emphasize the humanities. Core courses ask students to expand their understanding of communication and literacy and its role in global contexts to include audio, gestural, visual, along with verbal written and oral discourse. This approach helps students to recognize, with intentionality, how they interpret and create images, sounds, and words. Ashby College is located in Mary Foust Hall.

Grogan College focuses on the performing and fine arts (music, theater and dance) and the professions (health, medicine, nursing, education, criminal justice/law, business). Grogan College is located in Grogan Hall. In addition to a residential experience for students living on campus, Grogan College offers non-residential options for students majoring in Pre-Nursing.

Strong College focuses on sustainability through hands-on research. With the goal of understanding sustainability and its broader implications, courses are designed to generate a new perspective on both local and global settings. Strong College is located in Guilford Hall.  

How do I apply to a Residential College?

Log in to the same SpartanLink account you used to apply to UNCG and look for the question, “Do you want to apply to an RC?” Select “yes” to complete the RC application.