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Preston Residential College


Preston Residential College is the University’s only residential college, where students eat  together each week at their own dining hall, hang out with 20 or so faculty and staff associates, and have their own live-in Faculty Principal.


As a creative and vibrant undergraduate living and learning community, Preston Residential College is committed to building leaders and transforming the world. We achieve this through civic engagement, meaningful relationships with faculty and staff, creative expression, a unique dining facility, and intellectual exchange through diversity of thought. Committed to mentorship, leadership development, social interaction, and student-led initiatives, we strive to engage our students in learning both within and beyond the classroom.



Preston Residential College seeks to provide a transformative undergraduate experience by fostering a close-knit family of scholars, purposeful interactions, a commitment to servant leadership, and a passion for civic engagement.



Everything we do at Preston aligns with our four pillars:

  • Passion activates each individual’s personal leadership style and creative expression.
  • Community unites a diverse population seeking personal and intellectual growth.
  • Knowledge represents the continuous goal of becoming thought leaders through the pursuit of life-long learning.
  • Responsibility compels each of us to understand the complexities of an interconnected society while working collaboratively to improve the world.

It’s through the experiences in college and Preston that I stretched my mind, imagination, feelings and consciousness.

—John Hall, 2020 B.S. International Business

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.