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New Members for Sophomore Scholars and Living-Learning Communities for 2019–20

Congratulations on being selected to a Sophomore Scholars or Living-Learning community for the 2019–20 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 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 24, 2019. 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.  

Education in Fact and Fiction

Monday, March 4
7 p.m., Lakeview Classroom (room 112)

Earth Lodge

TBD

Healthcare, the Environment, and Biomedicine

Monday, March 4
5 p.m., Gray Court Classroom (room 161)

Just Cities

Wednesday, March 6
4 p.m., Lakeview Classroom (room 112)

Paradox of the Cultivated Wild

Thursday, March 7
5:00 p.m., Lakeview Classroom (room 112)

Producing Opera

Monday, March 4
4 p.m., Gray Court Classroom (room 161)

Reading to Live

Wednesday, March 6
5 p.m., Lakeview Classroom (room 112)

Self-Discovery and Social Change

Thursday, March 7
4 p.m., Lakeview Classroom (room 112)

Stories of Work, Life, and Fulfillment

Tuesday, March 5
5:30 p.m., Gray Court Classroom (room 161)

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 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 room selection process.

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 March 1, 2019 and directions and deadlines will be available on that website. 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

Education in Fact and Fiction

Lakeview Hall

Yes, single(s) available

First Floor, Left

March 20, 5:30 p.m., Commons 310

Earth Lodge

Lakeview Hall

No single rooms

Fourth Floor, Right

March 20, 5:45 p.m., Commons 310

Healthcare, the Environment, and Biomedicine

Gray Court

No single rooms

Second Floor

March 20, 6:00 p.m., Commons 310

Just Cities

Lakeview Hall

No single rooms

Second Floor, Right

March 20, 6:15 p.m., Commons 310

Paradox of the Cultivated Wild

Lakeview Hall

No single rooms 

Third Floor, Right

March 20, 6:30 p.m., Commons 310

Producing Opera

Gray Court

No single rooms

Third Floor

March 20, 6:45 p.m., Commons 310

Reading to Live

Lakeview Hall

Yes, single(s) available

Second Floor, Left

March 20, 7:00 p.m., Commons 310

Self-Discovery and Social Change

Lakeview Hall

Yes, single(s) available

Third Floor, Left

March 20, 7:15 p.m., Commons 310

Stories of Work, Life, and Fulfillment

Gray Court

No single rooms

Second Floor

March 20, 7:30 p.m., Commons 310

Upcoming Dates

Sunday, February 24:
Students must electronically accept or decline their offer by 11:59 p.m.

March 4–7:
Community Meetings (for newly selected students to meet) 

Over Spring Break:
Lottery numbers will be emailed to students

March 1:
Gender Flexible Housing Application available

March 20:
Room Selection Night, THC 310