Living Learning Communities
The Office of Residence Life at Spring Hill College believes in the benefits of integrating living and learning to provide students with a cohesive learning experience. Living Learning Communities (LLCs) offer students the ability to live among other students who are mutually interested in certain languages, majors, and experiences. Through collaboration with faculty, staff, and resident advisers students in LLCs participate in shared learning, programming and events tailored towards their interests, and develop friendships that support their academic achievements.
The Spanish House is an LLC offered to upperclassmen students who are native Spanish speakers, or students who are currently, or plan to be, enrolled in an academic course relating to the Spanish language or
Living in the Spanish House offers students with opportunities to speak Spanish, learn about Spanish and Latino/a culture, and engage with faculty and staff members. Through a collaboration with faculty and staff members, regular social and educational events will occur in the residence hall to promote language use and acquisition as well as
providing cultural opportunities for students to engage in.
The Spanish House is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in the Spanish language, culture, or thinking of having an international experience to broaden their perspectives, improve their language skills, and learn more about various Spanish and Latino/a cultures.
Students who would like to live in the Spanish House LLC must:
- Be currently, and continue to be, enrolled in a Spanish language course- or- be a native Spanish speaker
- Participate in a majority of the weekly faculty sponsored social events or “coffeehouses” where you will engage in cultural experiences as well as practice the Spanish language
The Italian House is an LLC offered to upperclassmen students who have been approved to study abroad in Bologna, or have returned from studying abroad, at the Italy Center.
Living in the Italian House offers students opportunities to engage in pre-departure meetings, programming and events to help students learn about Italian culture, and develop or maintain an understanding of the Italian language.
Through a collaboration with faculty and staff members, regular social and educational events will occur in the residence hall to promote language use and acquisition as well as providing cultural opportunities for students to engage in. Participating in the Italian House LLC is a great way for interested students to prepare for their study abroad
experiences, or share their experiences with interested students. A partnership with staff members who are native speakers will give participating students the tools to learn elementary Italian to help ease the transition to Bologna.
The Italian House is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in the Italian language, culture, or thinking of having an international experience to broaden their perspectives, improve their language skills, and learn more about the cultural and social traditions in Italy.
Students who would like to live in the Italian House LLC must:
- Be approved to study abroad, or have returned from studying abroad, at the Italy Center
- Participate in a majority of the weekly discussions and pre departure meetings relating to cultural and linguistic differences for living in Bologna
- Participate in a majority of the monthly “coffee houses” or “conversation hours” hosted by native speakers in order to help students informally learn and practice fundamental Italian.
CLIMB in Residence
CLIMB in Residence offers Sophomore and Junior students the opportunity to fulfill their CLIMB graduation requirement through a service-based program in their residence hall. Housed in Skip’s Place, 24 students will complete 10 hours of community service throughout the course of the fall semester. These students will participate in guided reflection and planning meetings with Residence Life staff members in order to explore the impact that their service has on the community. Successful participation in the CLIMB in Residence LLC will result in students receiving credit on their transcripts for completing
their CLIMB requirement.
Students who would like to participate in the CLIMB in Residence LLC must:
- Be enrolled in the zero credit hour CLIMB in Residence course
- Actively participate in the 3 required planning and reflection meetings throughout the semester
- Organize and complete 10 hours of community service with an approved community partner prior to the last week of classes
- Complete and upload the mandatory CLIMB response through digication
Spring Hill College is comprised of a variety of students who have a number of different interests, passions, and needs. The Residence Life Department wants to meet the needs of our students by offering a variety of specialty housing options.
Beyond the Hill
Students who are participating in paraprofessional courses of certification processes (i.e nursing clinical, students teaching, internships, etc.) have special housing needs due to the wide range of hours students need to be of-campus. In order to meet the needs of these students Beyond the Hill offers the ability to live in apartment style accommodations with other students with similar schedules.
Students who would like to live in the Students in Transition Paraprofessional Housing must:
- Be participating in your programs certification process (i.e. student teaching, completing clinicals, completing an internship) during the 2016-2017 academic year.
- Follow all living requirements associated with Portier Place
Transfer Student Housing
Students transferring to Spring Hill College from other institutions of higher education have specific needs that differ from non-transfer students. Transfer Student Housing offers the opportunity for transfer students to live together in a community of individuals that are new to campus and looking to build and develop friendships and connections
Transfer student housing partners with the Spring Hill college community and Residence Life staff members to providing
programming and events that are specifically designed for the needs of transfer students on campus. Students will be able to participate in community building activities, career exploration, and educational programs geared towards their specific needs.
Students who would like to live in the Transfer Student Housing must:
- Be a currently enrolled spring Hill College student transferring to
- Spring Hill College from another institution of higher education
Quiet Lifestyle Housing
Some students know that they need a quiet environment to best succeed on campus. For students who believe that they would be most comfortable living in a community of other students who also value leading a quiet lifestyle are encouraged to participate in the Quiet Lifestyle housing option.
Students who would like to participate in the Quiet Lifestyle Housing must:
- Adhere to the 24 courtesy hour policy
- Adhere to an elongated set of quiet hours (10pm-9am Sunday-Thursday and 12am-9am Friday-Saturday)