Whether you're pursuing a degree in sustainability science or just seeking a more sustainable lifestyle, there isn't a specific background that guarantees you a spot in the Greenbelt Community. Our program is highly selective, with approximately 22 students joining our community each year. However, there are a set of minimum and recommended qualifications that you should meet to earn the full consideration of our application committee:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be a rising sophomore, junior or senior.
  • Be in good academic standing.
  • Commit to enrollment and active participation in the Greenbelt Community academic program.
  • Commit to the Greenbelt Community living experience.
  • Complete the application before the deadline.

Recommended Qualifications

Take or plan to take a course in either earth and environmental sciences or sustainability science. Get involved in activities or student orgranizations related to sustainability. Though these are not required, applicants who have taken a class in one of these subjects or participated in activities related to sustainability will be given strong consideration.

Selection Process

The Greenbelt Community Application Review Committee will notify applicants of their decision by February 14, 2017. If you are offered a space in the Greenbelt Community, you will be asked to confirm your intention to accept that space with Housing and Residence Life Office within a couple of days of notificaiton of that offer.

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