...combining classroom & residence hall life
The Live and Learn Community is a group of 20 first-year students who share similar academic schedules and live at the Campus View residence halls. Join LLC and you’ll be surrounded by classmates who share your interests, making it easy to form a study group, find help on an assignment, or get support if you’re feeling homesick. You’ll get to know your instructors, your advisor and the campus quickly and easily, to guarantee a smooth transition between high school and college.
- Guaranteed courses
- Coordinated class schedule
- One-on-one connections with professors
- Peer support for classes
- Reserved residence hall space
- Built-in social activities
- Best start for your college experience
National studies show that students participating in Living & Learning communities earn higher grades and are more likely to stay in school beyond the first semester. Live & Learn students also make friends faster and feel more comfortable in college right from the start.
If you’re nervous about living away from home, or unsure if college courses will be too hard for you, The Live and Learn Community can help. The friendships, academic support and connection with faculty provide a comfortable community for you, easing the transition from high school to college.
Faculty who teach in the Live & Learn Community are excited about their classes. They work together to plan creative assignments that connect with each other, which is an important part of a liberal arts education. Your faculty will know you personally and have an interest in seeing you succeed. You’ll also have a special academic advisor to help you pick classes, residence hall programs to help you meet new people, peer tutoring to help you learn new material, and a “can-do” attitude from everyone involved. Live and Learn is the inside track to your success!
FAQs about Live and Learn Community
What is it?
The Live and Learn Community is a group of 20 first-year students who share 3 courses. Most participants live at Campus View.
Why would I join it?
There are lots of reasons. The basic ones are that you make friends quickly on campus, you have friends nearby to study with, you get to know your professors well, and you have fun.
Will it help with my grades?
It should help. National studies show that students participating in Living and Learning communities earn higher grades and are more likely to stay in college beyond the first semester.
Do I have to live with another Live and Learn participant?
No, you can live anywhere in the Campus View Residence Halls and you can choose your own roommate or have the Director of Campus View choose your roommate. Also, there will be a few students from the area chosen to join. In this way, students will get to know others living in the area and those in the area will get to know students at the residence halls.
What are the classes?
There are three classes in the community, Psychology 202 for 3 credits taught by Dennis Carpenter, Ph.D.; English 101 for 3 credits taught by Karen McLeer, Ph.D.; and Lecture 100 Transition to College/Learning within a Community for 1 credit taught by Linda Gentes, M.S.
What's the deal with these three courses?
< p>The three instructors connect some of the course work and some of the assignments between the classes. A big bonus of the L & L community is you receive an IS designation towards your Associate's Degree. IS stands for Interdisciplinary Studies.
Is this program only for students who are having problems or only for very smart students?
This program is for all students with all different types of personalities. Those invited are chosen because of their place of residence, placement in English 101, and potential to be a vibrant member of a dynamic learning group.
What is the schedule like and do I take other courses?
The schedule for these 3 courses totaling 7 credits is perfectly organized for you. At STAR (SummerTime Advising & Registration) you will register for all three classes. In addition, you will probably register for 2 or more other courses of your own choosing.
Do I meet other people?
Yes, at your residence, in other classes, clubs, etc. you will be able to meet many other students. You will also be able to introduce your L & L friends to lots of other people. It makes it easier to find friends who share similar interests.
How do I sign up?
You let Student Affairs know by calling them at 608-647-6186, Ext. 223 or by e-mail: John Poole or tell Linda Gentes who will follow up your application with a phone call.
What is the best part?
You have fun, there is laughter in and out of class, you can work in study groups and you can easily find someone to help you with your questions.
For more details contact Student Affairs.