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Residential Commons

Living and learning together fosters close and lasting connections between students and faculty. By 2017, all first-year students will live in one of four Residential Commons, which are faculty-led residence halls on campus.

Why Living-Learning?

Research shows that living-learning communities help students make a smoother academic and social transition to college.

The faculty co-directors in each commons are especially engaged with students, organizing cultural and intellectual programming. Through community-service activities, recreational programming, social outings and events, and team-building activities, students will form lasting bonds with faculty and their peers.
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