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Themed Communities

Living-learning communities bring together a diverse group of students, where students live and take class together, as well as have opportunities to travel, become engaged in the community, and do research together.

Each living-learning community is led by dedicated and talented faculty members who prepare the experiential learning components and provide opportunities for students to combine their academic and residential experience. Communities are designed for students to create meaningful bonds and friendships with fellow classmates and connect their interests inside and outside of the classroom.

Earth Lodge

Earth Lodge community is an opportunity for students who have a passion for or simply recreational appreciation of the great outdoors. The community will participate in several outdoor themed activities during the year and provide opportunities for students to achieve certifications in outdoor related activities.

Global House

The Global House community offers an opportunity for international and domestic students who share a common interest in learning about different cultures. This community does not have a course associated with it, but students in the community commit to participating in a range of cultural events.

Language Community

For the second year, we are offering a Spanish language community called, La Casa Hispánica. This community does not have a course associated with it, but students who participate in the community commit to only speaking Spanish within the residence hall.

Fast Facts

Number of students per community: 20, plus a dedicated resident assistant

Residence Halls:
Lakeview Hall and Freeman Hall

Application timeline: February 1, 2017

Additional cost to students: None