The Office of Residence Life offers the Visual and Performing Arts Community (VPA) located in the River Campus Residence Hall. The VPA Community offers an environment supporting students with a shared interest in music, dramatic performance, and artistic expression. This program integrates first-year students and upper-class students within the variety of majors in the college to create a support and social network of artists.

The Visual and Performing Arts Community is open to both new and returning students. Any student who desires to participate in the community must indicate their preference through the Contract for University Housing. Students participating in this community benefit from informal opportunities to interact with faculty in the college through programs and events in the residence hall.

How to Sign Up:

Current students should participate in the Returning Student Room Selection process through the Office of Residence Life.  In addition they must re-apply to the community and fill out the application.

New students should indicate their preference for this community on their Contract for University Housing and return the application that they will receive in the mail once they complete their Contract for University Housing.

There is no extra cost associated with the Community.  If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life at (573) 651-2274 or