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 

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01/22/2020 - 12:38 pm