Brown residential college
Brown residential college was established in 1986 as the first modern residential college. Brown currently one of three residential colleges at The University of Virginia. The name was changed from Monroe hill college to Brown college at Monroe hill in 1994 after its endowment was donated by the Brown family. This college originally named for James Monroe who's house and farm used to reside on Monroe hill. After a long history of renovations beginning in 1814 up till 2004, the residential college now consists of 12 buildings called portals, Davis, Smith, Mallet, Long, Venable, Gildersleeve, McGuffey, Harrison, Tucker, Holmes, Rogers and Peters. Brown houses around 300 students each year, ranging from first years to fifth years. All of this buildings boast heating and air conditioning.
Once you apply, are accepted, and decide to live Brown you are guaranteed housing until you graduate. Brown college prides itself on its unique application process. All questions on the application are written by current residents of brown. Brown rather than asking about grades or GPA's ask questions to get to know their residents and to determine whether or not the applicant would mesh well with the other residents. Some old application questions for anyone wondering about this strange application are "You have taken yourself hostage. Write a list of your demands," "You are a 7-year-old child with the diction and lexicon of a 35-year-old college professor, but an emotional depth befitting your age. Have a temper tantrum." Applicants are also given a blank sheet of paper and told to use it as they see fit. Brown College is also known for its community events such as a haunted house, and B.A.M., the brown arts and music festival that is organized by the student residents of Brown. Brown college is student led with a by a Govboard (Governance Board) and Res Staff (Resident Staff), all of whom can use money budgeted for student activities.
- Web. Brown College at Monroe Hill, University of Virginia, March 25th 2019