Learning Interest Communities
Learning Interest Communities offer you the opportunity to live among other students who share common interests. Each Learning Interest Community designs specific programs around the goals of that community. When you select housing, you'll be selecting from available rooms within a Learning Interest Community, so it's important when you decide who you want to live with that you talk to them about which Learning Interest Communities interest you both.
Learning Interest Communities are part of the BEAR program.
The Learning Interest Communities are based around the following areas of common interest:
Incoming freshmen, who have been invited to be members of the Colleges’ Honors Programs, are invited to extend that focus into their residential experience at this learning community. As an Honors Scholar, you can “live the suite life” at the innovative LaRiviere Living and Learning Center featuring onsite classrooms, a computer lab, study spaces. Living with like-minded Arts and Sciences, Business, and Honors Scholars, you will enjoy specialized programming, trips, faculty mentorship, and guidance from specially selected RAs. Students will receive
Rising Business Professionals
Make connections to fellow future business professionals and network with alumni when you live and learn in this active community in the popular LaRiviere Center. This suite-style residential experience includes specialized programming on career paths, technology, business etiquette and more is geared to community member interests. Faculty mentors with onsite office hours and other professors lead plant tours and business field trips to help students prepare to enter the workforce with polished professionalism.
In today's world, science and technology are shaping the future. The community will allow those students who major in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) to develop personal and professional skills in a residential setting. Members of this community will be able to develop collaborative relationships with their peers, relating concepts learned in the classroom to everyday situations through programming, peer-to-peer mentoring and floor discussions.
Next Generation of Leaders
In today’s diverse and interconnected world, leadership skills are valued by potential employers and contribute to a rewarding and successful career. In this community, you will focus on developing leadership skills and set yourself up to take on various student
Learning Today, Shaping Tomorrow
This community is ideal for those looking to impact tomorrow’s society through avenues such as law and justice, business, and education. These individuals will take the concepts learned in the classroom and bring them back to their own community as a hands-on opportunity to practice skills and concepts they can apply after graduation.
Healthy Choices, Creative Living
Please note: Varying rates apply to different residence hall options. Be sure to review the specific costs associated with the residence hall your choose.