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First Year Specialty Housing

Living Learning Communities

The Residence Life Department 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.

First Year Student Nursing LLC

The First Year Student Nursing LLC is geared towards entering first year students who are interested in the nursing field. Students in the Nursing LLC will be enrolled an introductory required course together and have opportunities in their residence hall to engage with their faculty member as well as upperclassmen nursing students. By developing a cohort of students interested in nursing, students will easily be able to study together in one of the designated Nursing LLC study lounges in the residence hall. In hall events that focus on the specific needs and interests of nursing students will be provided so that students are engaged both in, and out, of the classroom. Students in the Nursing LLC will be able to explore career options, internship opportunities, as well as developing mentoring relationships with faculty and staff members.

Requirements:

Students who would like to live in the First Year Student Nursing LLC must:

  • Be a currently enrolled or entering first year student who has either declared a nursing major or is interested in nursing
  • Be enrolled in the fall semester LEAP course tied to nursing

Honors LLC

The Honors LLC is available to students of all class years participating in the Honors Program. Housed in New Hall for underclassmen, Honors LLC students will be given the unique opportunity to live and learn with other Honors students while taking some of courses directly in New Hall. Faculty members teaching in the Honors Program will host social
and educational events in the residence hall and students will be able to interact with faculty and staff in purposeful and meaningful ways through social engagement.

Requirements:

Students who would like to live in the Honors LLC must:

  • Be active participants in the Honors Program and maintain the requirements laid out by the Honors Program

Specialty Housing

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.

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.

Requirements:

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)

First Year Themed Housing

First Year students are able to indicate a preference to live in a themed community that matches their interests. Themed housing is offered in a variety of First Year residence halls and allows students to connect with other first year students interested in similar hobbies, activities, and values.

Fitness and Outdoors Healthy Living

The Fitness and Outdoors Healthy Living community is comprised of first year students who are interested in being physically fit, living a healthy lifestyle, or exploring the outside world. Resident Advisers provide events and activities that align with these interests and engage students in community building. Past events that Fitness and Outdoors Healthy Living students have participated in include hiking, paintballing, bonfires, and cooking demonstrations.

Arts and Culture

The Arts and Culture community is comprised of first year students who are interested in exploring the arts and cultural activities. Resident Advisers provide events and activities that align with these interest and engage in community building. Past events that Arts and Culture students have participated in include painting, ballet performances, and attending international food festivals.

Service

The Service community is comprised of first year students who are interested in participating in community service. Resident Advisers provide events and activities that bring students into the community and engage students in community building while participating in service opportunities. Past events that Service community students have participated in include volunteering at local hospitals, hosting Halloween events for low-income children, and participating in awareness and fundraising activities for cancer patients.

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