Architecture and environment shape experience. With that in mind, the residential colleges at Ambler Johnston were designed to foster co-curricular learning and community engagement. Once a traditional residence hall, Ambler Johnston has been renovated to provide places where residents can engage with peers and faculty members.
Common areas and shared spaces between the Honors Residential College and the Residential College at West Ambler Johnston include living and game rooms, classrooms, meeting spaces, a theater, a library, a fitness area and a large kitchen to encourage interaction around meals.
The residential colleges have refurbished, air-conditioned student rooms, including a mix of traditional, suite-style and apartment-style rooms. Homes for two faculty principals, two student affairs staff members, and several faculty offices will be located within the community to encourage a collaborative atmosphere that integrates academic work and collegial life. Residents shouldn't be surprised when they get invited to attend a reception, lecture, or other event right in their faculty principal’s home.