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New Members for Sophomore Scholars and Living-Learning Communities for 2017–18

Congratulations on being selected to a Sophomore Scholars or Living-Learning community for the 2017–18 academic year! There are several next steps:

  1. Confirm Your Placement
  2. Meet Others in the Community
  3. Review Information Regarding Housing

To Confirm Your Placement 

In order to accept this placement next year, you will need to read and electronically agree to the terms of participation, which outlines the expectations for your level of commitment and participation in the community, by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 20, 2017. The link to accept or decline your offer was emailed to you. If you received multiple offers, please accept or decline each offer in the online form.

If you do not plan to accept your offer, please decline your offer as soon as you know; we made a large number of multiple offers, and we have other students who are on a waiting list to join this community. 

Meet Others in the Community 

Each community will host an opportunity for all of the students in this community to meet. This will give you a great chance to begin to get to know others in the community, discuss housing, and learn more about the next steps.  

Arts in Action

Monday, February 27
6 p.m., Lakeview Classroom (first floor)

Crusades and Holy Wars

Wednesday, March 1
5 p.m., Lakeview Classroom (first floor)

Earth Lodge

Monday, February 27
7 p.m., Lakeview Classroom (first floor)

Global House & La Casa Hispánica

Wednesday, March 1
7 p.m., Freeman Hall, first floor lounge

The Great War

Wednesday, March 1
6 p.m., Lakeview Classroom (first floor)

Human Rights and Modern-Day Slavery

Tuesday, February 28
5:30 p.m., Lakeview Classroom (first floor)

A Life Worth Living

Monday, February 27
5 p.m., Gray Court Classroom (first floor)

Longevity and Happiness

Monday, February 27
4 p.m., Lakeview Classroom (first floor)

Out of the Sea

Tuesday, February 28
4:30 p.m., Gray Court Classroom (first floor)

Producing Opera

Wednesday, March 1
4 p.m., Gray Court Classroom (first floor)

The System

Thursday, March 2
4 p.m., Gray Court Classroom (first floor)

Information Regarding Housing 

The Office of Living-Learning Programs will work with the Office of Residence Life and Housing to complete your room assignment in Lakeview Hall, Freeman Hall, and Gray Court for next year. You will live together in suite-style, co-ed housing, and will live with other members of this community that were selected. You are not able to live with anyone in another living-learning community or live with anyone not in your living-learning community. You also have to pay the required Housing Deposit or received a Housing Deposit Waiver. Because of your selection to the community, you will not participate in the regular housing lottery.

Process for Selecting Rooms

This information will also be explained during the first community meeting. Over Spring Break, students will receive a room selection number emailed to them by the Office of Living-Learning Programs. That number is generated by a computer for each community. Students will come to Room Selection Night, and the student with the lowest lottery number selects their room first. Students may choose a single room (if there are single rooms available), a single space within a room, or an entire room with their preferred roommate from within the community. If the student has identified their preferred roommate (another student from within the selected community), they will use whoever has the lowest room selection number to choose their spaces. Students can choose their preferred roommates, but cannot choose their preferred suitemates.

Room Selection Night will take place in Tyler Haynes Commons, room 310

How Gender Flexible Housing (GFH) Works Within a SSIR or Living-Learning Community

Students who might have a need for GFH—especially those who identify beyond the binary, including but not limited to genderqueer, gender questioning, or trans students—to contact Andrew Gurka, director of living-learning programs, to discuss their needs and available options.

For students who are interested in GFH within their SSIR or living-learning community, all students must first complete the GFH application. The application will be available for SSIR and living-learning students beginning February 27, 2017 and must be completed no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on March 14, 2017. GFH applies to whole suites, in which all beds must be filled in the suite.

As with all housing options, GFH is not guaranteed and will be based upon availability on the floor that the community is housed on.

Community

Residence Hall

Single Room Availability

Floor (Click Link to View Floorplan)

Room Selection Night/Time

Arts in Action

Lakeview Hall

Yes, single(s) available

First Floor, Left

March 15, 6 p.m., Commons 310

Crusades and Holy Wars

Lakeview Hall

No single rooms

Second Floor, Right

March 15, 6:15 p.m., Commons 310

Earth Lodge

Lakeview Hall

No single rooms

Fourth Floor, Right

March 15, 6:30 p.m., Commons 310

Global House & La Casa Hispánica

Freeman Hall

Yes, single(s) available

First Floor, Left and Right

March 15, 6:45 p.m., Commons 310

The Great War

Lakeview Hall

Yes, single(s) available

Third Floor, Left

March 15, 7 p.m., Commons 310

Human Rights and Modern-Day Slavery

Lakeview Hall

No single rooms 

Third Floor, Right

March 15, 7:15 p.m., Commons 310

A Life Worth Living

Gray Court

No single rooms

Third Floor

March 15, 7:30 p.m., Commons 310

Longevity and Happiness

Lakeview Hall

Yes, single(s) available

Second Floor, Left

March 15, 7:45 p.m., Commons 310

Out of the Sea

Gray Court

No single rooms

Third Floor

March 15, 8 p.m., Commons 310

Producing Opera

Gray Court

No single rooms

Second Floor

March 15, 8:15 p.m., Commons 310

The System

Gray Court

No single rooms

Second Floor

March 15, 8:30 p.m., Commons 310

Upcoming Dates

Monday, February 20:
Students must electronically accept or decline their offer by 12 p.m.

February 27–March 2:
Community Meetings (for newly selected students to meet) 

Week of March 6:
Lottery numbers will be emailed to students

March 14 (by 12:00 p.m.):
Gender Flexible Housing Application due

March 15:
Room Selection Night