Housing and Residence Life recognizes that professional scholars are students who   are serious about their time both in and out of the classroom. Therefore, we coordinate with our professional scholarship partners to complement their academic experience when it comes to housing on campus.

Professional scholars are given an immersive housing experience consisting of specialized interactions with others in their field within an encouraging community that focuses on student success. From these experiences, students receive additional faculty/staff interaction and collaboration with a strong peer group—that is, students who share academic interests and career goals.

Students within the scholar's community are placed on a common floor with staff members who have been specially selected to work with the residential learning community. Additionally, Students accepted into these programs will take classes together as a cohort and participate in special opportunities for volunteering, clinical exposure, research, and more. They will experience a very robust curriculum that exceeds the basic preparatory requirements of their programs, and as a result, they will be prepared well to excel at the next level through their bonds of living together.  



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Augusta University offers three programs that live on campus at Elm Hall. First-year students accepted to this program are placed with other scholars.

In their first year, the students can opt to live on campus. If they choose to live on campus, they will be placed with other scholars within their program.


Medical Scholars Programs (BS-MD)

Allows outstanding students the opportunity to achieve their BS and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree in only seven years.

Dental Scholars Program (BS-DMD)

Allows outstanding students the opportunity to achieve their Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree in only seven years.

Nursing Scholars Program (BSN)

The purpose of the Nursing Scholars Program is to enhance the undergraduate education of Augusta University's academically talented freshmen and sophomores with proven dedication to academic excellence and scholarship who have an interest in pursuing careers as professional registered nurses.


            No, but we hope you choose to!

You’ll live in a community of like-minded scholars, with access to educational programming, study sessions, and social activities.

No. To keep with the integrity of the program and the academic success of the students in the program, professional scholar housing is only open to students who are members of the program; both roommates must be in the same program.

Elm Hall on the first floor.