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Preston Residential College


Preston Residential College is the University’s only residential college, where students live together, have the option to take classes together, 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 meaningful relationships with faculty and staff, intellectual exchange through diversity of thought, civic engagement, and creative expression. 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.

I feel that my leadership experiences both from on-campus and Preston allowed me to reach outside of Preston and off-campus to work on interconnected societal issues.

—Troy Dassing
2022 B.A. Broadcast Journalism

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.