What are living and learning programs?
Living and learning programs are residential programs that incorporate academic experiences, co-curricular activities, and community building. Students live in the same residence hall, are enrolled in several of the same courses, and participate in out-of-classroom experiences that focus on the program's mission.
What are the benefits of living and learning programs?
Potential benefits of participating in a living and learning program include:
- Higher levels of academic confidence
- Increased levels of engagement throughout college
- Greater satisfaction with courses
- Stronger friendships
- Greater involvement in learning
- Sustained close interaction between students and faculty
- More integration in university campus life
- The intimacy and connection of a small college alongside the resources of a large research university
"I love that we all get to live in Somerset and take classes together. Spending a lot of time together allows us to build strong relationships, creating a family. My best friends are in CIVICUS, and it truly feels like my home away from home!"
– Lauren Edelsberg, Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special Education Major