Ashby Residential College, founded in 1970, is the oldest residential college in North Carolina. We foster a living-learning, holistic academic community grounded in liberal education. Our primary intellectual and social commitment is to global engagement and peace, which includes sustainability, wellness, and human rights. We value faculty-student interactions and emphasize small-seminar classes that meet UNCG General Education Requirements (GEC). In-house programs provide support in terms of advising, library access, research, and writing. Self-governing activities encourage students to integrate and apply knowledge to societal challenges, implement projects that foster personal development, innovation, leadership, and civic engagement.
High School Senior or First-Year College Student?
The Warren Ashby Residential College at Mary Foust Hall is an inclusive two-year program that offers a unique living and learning environment for a co-ed student community of approximately 120 freshmen and sophomores with a limited number of Upper-Class Mentor participants. ARC is a small college but with immediate and complete access to the diverse facilities, programs, and departments of a larger university. ARC provides a setting that encourages innovative study, small classes, unity of academic and social experiences, and close student-faculty contacts.