Students in residence can choose to live in one of our Living Learning or Themed Communities. These communities allow you to live and connect with others with the same program and interests as you. Community Advisors (an upper-year student assigned to your floor) are at hand to support you, organize activities and guide you throughout your academic year.
A sense of belonging is an important part of the student experience. No matter what you are studying, participation in a Living Learning Community or Themed Community is a great opportunity to connect with your peers and develop your community – beyond the classroom!
Living Learning and Themed Communities
Our Living Learning Communities support specific areas of study. If you choose to live in one of these communities, there’s a good chance you’ll share courses and labs with your floormates. A professional staff member from your faculty oversees your Living Learning Community to support you and your entire community by planning events specific to your area of study, telling you about academic resources and helping you connect with faculty members and other students.
Our Themed Communities support students who share a similar identity or interest. Studies have shown that integrating students into learning communities based on a common theme that incorporates students’ mutual interests is a powerful way to promote participation and learning. To make your residence experience even more enjoyable, a Community Advisor (an upper-year student assigned to your floor) oversees your community, organizing regularly scheduled fun and informative activities.
Benefits of participating in a community
- Placement in a community of your peers in the same program and courses as yourself - great for study groups! —Living Learning Communities
- Placement in a community of your peers who share similar interests or lifestyles —Themed Communities
- Ability to network and engage with members of your faculty through events and activities specific to your field of study
- Access to supports, resources and services to help you succeed in your university experience
If you have any specific questions about Living Learning or Themed communities, send us an email!Contact our Residence Life team