Many housing options are available to UVA students. As part of the University’s commitment to creating community, all first-year students are required to live on the Grounds in one of two residential programs. After first year, students may choose to continue living on Grounds or they may opt to move into an apartment or shared house near the University. Students who decide to join an ISC sorority or IFC fraternity may choose at some point to live in their house. These residences, while sometimes located near the Grounds, are not part of the University’s Housing & Residence Life program.