The Rodman Scholars Program is an enriching academic and extracurricular experience. It is designed to help the scholars achieve their potential to become the engineering leaders of tomorrow. This experience is shaped largely by both the community of scholars and the academic opportunities that are available to Rodmans. See below for more information about the resources available to current scholars.
The most significant part of being a Rodman Scholar is the first-year experience. Rodmans live together with Echols scholars in honors dorms, and take several classes together as part of a specialized Rodman curriculum. During their first year, each class of Rodmans develops a great community that endures throughout their time at UVA.
The Office of Admission will provide a list of scholars to the Accommodations staff during the summer. Echols, Rodman, College Science, and College Arts Scholars will be assigned to live in a designated scholar community in the Alderman Road Residence Area. Please note, any requested roommates must also be accepted members of a scholars program, or you may choose to not select a preferred roommate. The Accommodations Office will contact any Scholar who selects a non-Scholar roommate prior to making room assignments, to confirm that they understand their decision. When opted out of the scholars community, room assignments are randomized and if not living in the Scholars Community, they could be assigned anywhere in the First Year areas on Grounds.
We highly encourage incoming Rodman Scholars to have this residential component as part of the first year experience! Current and past scholars have had overwhelmingly positive experiences living and learning together.
The Rodman Seminars program is designed to allow Rodmans to explore interests in a variety of topics and share their passions with other Rodmans. After the first-year academic and social experience, seminars are a great way for scholars to interact in an engaging academic environment once again.