What are Living-Learning Community Programs?

Living Learning Communities (LLCs) were created to provide students with the opportunity to experience the transition to a larger university in smaller, more personal groups. They are designed to assist in the academic transition to university instruction, to support the student-faculty interaction beyond the classroom, and to encourage positive student connections within East Carolina University. Students that reside in a learning community take at least two classes together in the Fall semester. Research shows that students that reside in these special living communities tend to have higher grade point averages than other students, and their retention rate towards graduation from the university is much higher than students living in other living situations.

While each LLC at East Carolina University is unique in their focus and theme, all share the same major goals for students:
·         Achieve academic success
·         Be actively engaged in academic, local, and/or global communities
·         Have opportunities to discover their leadership potential

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping our students meet their academic goals. The LLCs at ECU have committed and collaborative faculty, academic partners, Student Affairs educators, and Campus Living staff to help provide student participants with opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.

What Residence Halls house ECU's LLC programs?

Four of our Residence Halls within Campus Living, will host our LLCs for the upcoming academic year. The bulk of our LLC programs will be housed in our newly constructed Gateway Hall in the College Hill Neighborhood. Campus Living is very excited about this new building that opened in the Fall of 2015 and its various characteristics that support Living-Learning Communities, making it a unique and special place to live. The other three buildings housing LLCs are Garrett Hall in the West End Neighborhood, Umstead Hall considered a part of the Central Campus Neighborhood, and Jarvis Hall also a part of the Central Campus Neighborhood.


Gateway is our newest Residence Hall, opened in August 2015 with three different room styles, great community living room space throughout the building, classrooms on the first level, the College Hill Neighborhood Service Office, laptop hook-in areas, and basketball and sand volleyball courts. Gateway will be an exciting and new living adventure for our students. The LLCs who will be hosted in Gateway include: Honors College, Biology, Chemistry and Physics, Kinesiology, Education, Business, Future Pirate Nurse, Wellness, Quest Transfer Student, Music, Dance, Camp P.I.R.A.T.E.S., and Athletics. Gateway will be the hub for our LLC programs as it was specifically designed with our LLCs in mind. Watch the Campus Living website for future updates and information about Gateway as the building finishes construction.


The Engineering LLC is housed in Umstead Hall which is centrally located near several classroom buildings, Joyner Library, engineering faculty and advising offices, dining facilities, Mendenhall Student Center, the Pirate Tutoring Center, and administrative buildings. This location allows for ease of access to student services, getting to class, meeting with faculty or advisors, or grabbing a quick cup of coffee. Students living in the ELC appreciate the convenience of living near it all!


Historic Jarvis Hall houses our Jarvis Leadership program. Jarvis Hall was renovated in 2000 and is centrally located. It is one of our smaller halls, housing about 125 students. Jarvis is centrally located allowing for easy access to academic buildings and student services. Being our oldest Residence Hall Jarvis has a lot of character and a beautiful lobby, prime for some great hall events.


Garrett will be host to the Art + Design LLC students. Garrett is conveniently located next door to the Jenkins Fine Arts Center where many of the Art and Design classes are held. It is considered to be part of the West End of campus and is close to West End Dining Center, Student Recreation Center, Mendenhall Student Center, and Joyner Library.

How do I sign up for an LLC?

Applying for a Living-Learning Community program at ECU is a two pronged process. You must complete your Campus Living Housing contract as well as whatever application/process you need to complete for the Living-Learning Community, as it varies by LLC.

For the Campus Living Housing contract, once you have been accepted to ECU, an admittance packet and your ECU e-mail account details will be mailed to you. This account and password will give you access to the Pirate Port web site for the contracting process. The Campus Living contracting process for new students is available online after paying the ECU enrollment deposit, by using the link on the student's Pirate Port account - The link is located under Tools and then the Student Affairs section. Select Campus Living-Housing and proceed to the sign-up site. New students will pay by credit card the $100 application fee and the $100 Advanced Room fee (credited towards Spring semester room charges).

To determine the application/admittance process for the Living-Learning Community, please work with the departments and/or individuals listed for that LLC as each LLC has its own process for selecting its participants. For more information about the individual programs, visit 

Honors College Living-Learning Community

The Honors College at East Carolina University is a diverse intellectual community for academically talented students of strong character. Honors students engage in stimulating coursework that spans disciplines across campus, providing for a challenging and innovative curricular and co-curricular model. They are provided with the opportunity to engage in immersive service-learning, undergraduate research, and pre-professional experiences throughout their undergraduate years. The Honors College provides students with a living-learning community that allows for the natural formation of study groups, connections to students in similar classes, and a supportive network of academically talented peers.

Admission to the Honors College at East Carolina University is competitive and by invitation. All first-year Honors students are required to live together in the Honors College Living-Learning Community. Incoming freshmen must select roommates who are participants in the Honors College. The Honors College Living-Learning Community is also home to the EC Scholars, the Business Scholars, Music Scholars, and Early Assurance Programs in Medicine, Nursing, Audiology, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy.

Program Goals: Students will leave the Honors College with a foundation of skills and experiences designed to make them competitive for graduate programs, scholarships, and careers following graduation. Research shows that bringing students together with others who share their academic motivations will help ensure an excellent start of their college career. Students who share a living-learning experience, like that offered by ECU's Honors College, consistently do better academically than students who go it alone. Furthermore, the living-learning experience at ECU creates a cohort of peers that will become a student's foundation for support while at ECU and beyond.

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

Biology Living-Learning Community

The purpose of the Bio Living-Learning Community (BioLLC) is to help freshmen intended Biology and Biochemistry majors succeed at ECU, in the major, and in their careers. The BioLLC will reach its goals by changing the institutional culture for the students so that they take full advantage of everything that a large university offers.

The components of the BioLLC include 1) living together in a group with a shared academic purpose and some shared courses, 2) having an RA in their major, 3) some classes and tutoring scheduled on-site, 4) and regular interaction with faculty, in particular the BioLLC Coordinator, Dr. Sutton. Other programs such as a sailing experience in the Fall semester may also occur.

Program Goals: 

  • Create an environment that invites opportunities for formal and informal interactions between faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Provide opportunities with paraprofessional staff who support and enhance the residential living experience. 
  • Plan and implement programs and activities that integrate the in-class and out-of-class experience of Biology and Biochemistry majors. Opportunities include: student-lead tutoring, leadership and teamwork exercises, service-learning events, faculty and student events, block-scheduled classes with other Biology and Biochemistry majors

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):


Chemistry & Physics Living-Learning Community

The Chemistry and Physics Living Learning Community (CAPs LLC) aims to improve retention and success rates amongst intending and declared majors in both disciplines. The interdisciplinary nature of the CAPs LLC is designed to encourage cross disciplinary learning between physicists and chemists by providing a strong community of support within the structure of a much larger University.

All residents of the CAPs LLC will live together in the same residence hall allowing them to interact closely with other students who share similar goals and interests. Residents will also have the chance to participate in many engaging activities, interact with faculty in informal settings outside the classroom and avail of a resident advisor familiar with their core classes. All activities are designed to further stimulate learning and build a close knit community.

Program Goals: The LLC strives to provide students with opportunities to interact with faculty and majors in their disciplines in inviting formal and informal environments. The LLC also aims to provide students with additional support to allow for an easier transition from high school into a large university.

All LLC participants will:

  • Be block enrolled into the same section of core classes.
  • Enroll in a COAD 1000 class specifically designed for LLC residents.
  • Obtain individualized attention from a faculty mentor.
  • Have access to a resident advisor who is familiar with their core classes.
  • Chemistry and physics majors and intended majors enrolled in the CAPs LLC will reside in Garret Hall. The LLC aspires for every student to be actively involved in all community events and to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

Wellness Living-Learning Community

The Wellness Living Learning Community (WLLC) is a community of students who live together and have a common interest in health and wellness. The WLLC brings students together to create a community focused on building lifestyles that embody all dimensions of wellness—physical, emotional, intellectual, social, environmental, occupational, financial, and spiritual. In addition, students have the opportunity to take what they have learned in the classroom and complete service learning projects designed to improve the health of the surrounding community. Participants in the WLLC will thrive in an environment where personal wellness is supported through education and engagement.

The WLLC is open to all incoming freshmen living on campus who seek to reside within a community that promotes total wellness and responsible decision-making. Students do not need to be in a health-related major in order to apply.

Program Goals: Although each student's experience is different, WLLC participants will have the unique opportunity to connect with students, faculty and staff who all have an interest in health and wellness. Other benefits include:

  • The opportunity to take required health and exercise classes with fellow community members.
  • Contact with a second-year mentor who will assist in your college experience.
  • Participation in social activities related to personal interests.
  • Meeting and networking with people who have a common goal.
  • Developing a network of lifelong friendships.

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

Future Pirate Nurse Living-Learning Village

The Future Pirate Nurse Living-Learning Village (FPNLLV) strives to bring intended nursing students together in a residential environment that provides encouragement, support, and enrichment activities that lead to success in the pursuit of a Nursing degree at East Carolina University.

Living and studying in an environment with like-minded, intended Nursing majors provides aspiring Pirate Nurses extra support as they transition from high school to the university. (NOTE: participating in the Village does not guarantee admission into the nursing program.)

While participating in the FPNLLV, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Take classes together during the Fall and Spring semester
  • Live in an environment that is conducive to academic achievement
  • Be exposed to cultures and ideas that will enhance personal development
  • Experience a day-in-the-life of a nursing student
  • Grow academically, professionally, and personally in their quest to become an ECU Nurse
  • Prepare for the rigors of the Nursing program with preparation for the NLN PAX, time management, and test-taking skills

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

College of Education Living-Learning Community

The College of Education Living-Learning Community (ELLC) gives first-year Education students a unique residential learning experience that connects College of Education faculty, staff members, and classroom learning with Residence Life, to ease the transition into the ECU community and contribute to their success within the College of Education and beyond. Students will enjoy the experience of traditional residence hall life with the added benefit of living with other students who are also going into the Education field.

In addition to the in-hall discussions and guest speakers, students in the ELLC will have the opportunity to engage in a number of activities outside the University environment, attend cultural events, a team-building ropes course, and social activities in and around the ECU community. ELLC students will also complete COAD 1000 together, network with other students in their major, and better transition to college with the help of a "Pirate Pal."

The Education Living-Learning Community provides students with:

  • Individualized attention and support
  • Early and continuous development of leadership skills
  • An environment that is conducive to academic achievement
  • An opportunity to experience different cultures and ideas that will enhance personal and professional development
  • Overall assistance with the transition from high school to college
  • The opportunity to serve as a leader for the College of Education and volunteer with community partners
  • The opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and personally in the quest to become an ECU Educator

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

Quest Transfer Student Living-Learning Community

QUEST, the Transfer Student Living-Learning Community, is an exciting residential learning environment open to incoming transfer students wanting to live on campus. The community is structured to help transfer students make a seamless transition into ECU. Programs and activities are intended to facilitate meaningful connections among students and encourage early engagement within the ECU community.

One of the many benefits to participating in QUEST Transfer Living-Learning Community is the opportunity to connect with administrators, faculty, and staff who have an interest in helping you succeed. In addition, QUEST provides students with the unique opportunity to learn with students across the world without having to leave the country. QUEST is your journey toward success!

The Quest Transfer Student Living-Learning Community will:

  • Promote a smooth transition to East Carolina University
  • Provide leadership and teamwork exercises
  • Develop heightened global preparedness for entering the workforce of a multi-cultural society
  • Meaningful civic engagement initiatives

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

Music Living-Learning Community

The Music Living-Learning Community (MLLC) provides students from diverse backgrounds a unique opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and personally in their quest to become exceptional musicians. Through the consistent reinforcement of positive attitudes and commitment to music, the MLLC aspires to instill the highest musical standards and to teach the importance of musical outreach in professional careers.

Students benefit from study groups, a shared experience with other MLLC residents and peer mentoring opportunities. Residence in the MLLC is expected of all incoming Music majors.

The MLLC is committed to providing opportunities for formal and informal interactions between faculty, staff, and students. Some opportunities include:

  • Tutoring
  • Informal roommate mentorship
  • Classes taught in the residence hall
  • Performance opportunities

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

Explorers Living-Learning Community

The Explorers Living-Learning Community assists First Year students who are undecided about their major. This LLC will support students' career development goals through leadership activities, employer engagement, and one-on-one mentorship by The Career Center staff.

Program Goals: The overall goal for the students who participate in the Explorers Living-Learning Community is to choose a major by the end of their freshman year.

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

Kinesiology Living-Learning Community

The Kinesiology Living-Learning Community is designed to assist intended Kinesiology majors as they pursue their academic goals. Participants in the Kinesiology LLC will have the opportunity to connect and live with other students who share their academic goals and interests. Students will also have greater access to faculty and staff within the Kinesiology major, and they will be exposed to a variety of campus resources, leadership and service opportunities, and information regarding their field of study.

The primary objectives of the Kinesiology LLC are to: 1) provide a strong academically supportive environment to help the students be successful their first year at university and 2) create a learning community for intended Kinesiology majors (exercise physiology, health fitness specialist, sport studies, physical education) that will provide them with an understanding of how to successfully prepare for graduate training in the many sub-disciplines of kinesiology and other research-related careers.

The primary goals of the Kinesiology LLC are:

  • To aid the students in having academic success their first year at ECU
  • To provide students with a more thorough understanding of the many careers that are available to Kinesiology majors
  • To provide students with opportunities to interact with Kinesiology faculty senior level undergraduate and graduate kinesiology majors.
  • To provide students with opportunities to interact with Kinesiology faculty and faculty from other departments.

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

College of Business Living-Learning Community

The College of Business Living-Learning Community (BLLC) gives first-year Business students a unique residential learning experience that connects classroom learning with residence life. Students enjoy the typical advantages of living on campus in a residence hall with the added benefit of living among other students who share their academic goals and interests.

BLLC residents will live on a hall together with other Business majors in the BLLC program, participate in a variety of engaging programs and activities, complete some required Business courses in small groups with other residents in the BLLC, network with other students in their major, interact with faculty outside of the classroom in informal settings, and gain access to helpful Peer Mentors.

The BLLC provides participants with:  

  • Individualized attention  
  • Concentration on academic achievement in a productive and supportive environment
  • Early and continuous development of leadership skills
  • Overall assistance with the transition from high school to college

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

Camp P.I.R.A.T.E.S. Living-Learning Community

The Camp P.I.R.A.T.E.S. Living Learning Community (CP LLC) is designed for students who have attended Camp P.I.R.A.T.E.S. in August. Camp P.I.R.A.T.E.S. is a three-day, two-night program held in August prior to classes starting. The program welcomes new Pirates to ECU with the purpose of giving them an opportunity to have fun, make friends, and learn more about life at ECU. At camp, student prepare for their first year as a Pirate by participating in activities designed to develop new friendships, learn about resources on campus, embrace the Pirate spirit and traditions, and become part of the Pirate family.

The Camp P.I.R.A.T.E.S. LLC will allow students who attend the camp to remain connected through the year and build on the strong foundation already established. Continued class meeting and events throughout the semester will allow for discussions as transition issues occur.

Program Goals: The LLC also aims to provide students with additional support to allow for an easier transition from high school into a large university. The LLC will offer support for new students with the academic, social, and emotional changes that occur with the transition to college. It will provide a foundation for a successful college experience.

All LLC participants will: 

  • Be block-enrolled into courses  
  • Enroll in a COAD 1000 for Camp P.I.R.A.T.E.S. attendees  
  • Attend informal activities and workshops  
  • Develop a network of lifelong friendships

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

Dance Living-Learning Community

The Dance LLC provides a supportive and engaging environment for freshman Dance majors to promote their success in this rigorous program as they strive to balance the intensive demands of dance studio classes and rehearsals, transition from dance as an extra-curricular pursuit to an academic major, meet the physical demands of dance, and become a member of the dance community. The Dance LLC provides support through an environment where the unique challenges of this program are understood by peers, faculty, and staff.

All freshmen Dance Performance and Dance Education majors (determined through an audition process) are required to live in the Dance LLC.

Students who participate in the Dance LLC will:  

  • Achieve artistic and academic success.  
  • Be actively engaged in the School of Theatre and Dance and related student organizations.  
  • Develop broad awareness of the field of dance and the opportunities for professional preparation and engagement during their college career.

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

League Living-Learning Community

The League Living Learning Community is designed to support first year males interested in sports and sports related issues. Students in this community will benefit from social opportunities, as well as educationally enriching programs. The League’s main focus will be male retention and academic success. In partnership with the Office of Student Transitions, the Campus Recreation and Wellness staff, students will participate in activities, programs and service initiatives to enhance their development. Male students accepted into The League will

  • Complete KINE 1000 and COAD 1000 together
  • Attend sporting events and tour ECU athletics facility
  • Attend and participate in a Monthly Speakers Series
  • As a community participate in an intramural team and have the opportunity to become a referee
  • Attend and participate in a Cultural Trip

Program Goals

The primary goals of The League LLC are:

  • Increase retention and graduation rate of male students at ECU
  • Support the passion for sports through a variety of educational initiatives.
  • Develop intellectual and well-rounded male students.
  • Promote academic success by connecting students with campus resources.

To apply to The League LLC, please complete the application: The League Living Learning Community Application

Applications are due by May 1st, 2016.
For additional information, please visit the following link(s):

Athletics Living-Learning Community

The Athletics Living-Learning Community is designed to promote the concept of leadership development within its members. Coursework will revolve around a review of leaders and their methods, with practical application involving team skills. The participants selected for the Athletics LLC will be exposed to various campus-wide social activities available to the general ECU student population, but not normally accessible to student-athletes.

Selection as a student athlete for a varsity sport at East Carolina University is required for admission to the Athletics Living-Learning Community.

The primary goal of the Athletic LLC is to build leaders among our student athletes. The classes these athletes take focus on leadership development which help prime these students to serve as team captains and represent their teams on the Student Athlete Council.

For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

Art & Design Living-Learning Community

In the Art and Design Living-Learning Community (A+D LLC) we discover how to be a successful artist and/or designer, and student, connect directly with faculty, and explore the disciplines and resources of the School—from dark rooms and weaving looms to a wood shop and 3D printers. We investigate each of the School's programs including animation/interactive design, art education, art history, ceramics, cinematic arts and media production (film), graphic design, illustration, metal design (jewelry), painting, photography, printmaking sculpture, and textile design. The A+D LLC is an option for incoming freshmen enrolled in one of the School of Art and Design’s degrees.

The primary goal of the Art + Design LLC is to assist incoming freshmen in adjusting to college life the unique demands of being an Art and Design major. The A+D LLC will focus on:
•  Helping students develop the skills and habits of a successful Art and Design student
•  Connecting them to resources within the School
•  Learning about the disciplines housed within the School
•  Facilitating connections with others including peers, faculty and staff, community members, etc.

To enroll in the LLC, please email Kate LaMere:

Engineering Living-Learning Community

The focus and mission of the Engineering Learning Community (ELC) is to bring together Engineering students in a residential environment that provides encouragement and support which leads to success in pursuit of an Engineering degree. The ELC provides students with the opportunity to grow academically, professionally, and personally in their quest to become an engineer. The ELC is located in Umstead Hall, centrally located near several classroom buildings, Joyner Library, Engineering faculty and advisors, dining facilities, the Pirate Tutoring Center, and Mendenhall Student Center. Students living in the ELC appreciate the convenience of living near it all!

Students accepted for admission to East Carolina University are not automatically accepted into the Engineering program. Students wishing to pursue the Engineering major must submit a supplemental application to the Department of Engineering to be considered for acceptance into the major. Incoming students that have applied and been accepted into the Engineering programs will have an Engineering Learning Community application sent to them in their acceptance packet from the Department of Engineering. The ELC is exclusive to Engineering majors only and space is limited.

The ELC will create an environment that invites opportunities for formal and informal interactions between faculty, staff and students. It will provide opportunities and paraprofessional staff who support and enhance the residential living experience. The ELC will plan and implement programs and activities that integrate the in-class and out-of-class experience of Engineering majors. Opportunities offered include:

  • Student-led tutoring
  • Leadership and teamwork exercises
  • Informal faculty/student get-togethers
  • Block-scheduled classes with other Engineering students

For additional information, utilize the following link(s): 

Jarvis Leadership Living-Learning Community

The Jarvis Leadership Program Living-Learning Community strives to empower students for academic success through involvement in leadership, citizenship, and relationship building at East Carolina University. Residents of Jarvis Hall are involved, successful, civic-minded students who are dedicated to enhancing their personal growth and leadership development. Throughout the year, they interact with successful community members and civic leaders as well as participate in interactive workshops, leadership seminars, skill training, and service-learning. Jarvis Leadership Program strives to develop and maintain a tradition of leadership and achievement. One of the primary tenants of Jarvis is student learning. The programs and workshops we offer are instrumental in making sure that learning occurs in the residence halls. Programming is an essential component of numerous initiatives designed to meet the unique needs of Leadership students. Through achievement in the Jarvis Leadership Program, residents will:

  • Learn from and teach his/her peers about one's own leadership experience
  • Plan to participate in the English 1100 or COAD 1000, and LDSP-1000 for Jarvis Residents 
  •  Live in an environment conducive to superior academic achievement 
  • Give back to the surrounding Greenville community through service initiatives by completing 20 service hours a semester
  • Have and maintain a semester GPA of 2.75 and cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Maintain an acceptable level of conduct while residing in Jarvis Leadership Hall.
  • Move into Jarvis Hall on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 prior to 2pm
  • Attend and participate in ECU Leads Retreat on August 16-18, 2017
  • Attend three programs related to stage 1 of the ECU Leads program.
  • Attend and participate in the ECU Leads Speaker event.
  • Attend and participate in the Jarvis Leadership curriculum which includes attending programs and facilitating leadership activities.
  • Attend and participate in monthly mentor group meetings throughout the year.
  • Participate in monthly Common Read discussions
  • Participate in a campus leadership opportunity of your choosing each academic year 
To apply to the Jarvis Leadership LLC, please complete the process outlined here: Jarvis Leadership Application for 2017. Applications are due by May 1st, 2017.
For additional information, utilize the following link(s):

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Our Hall Governments

Hall governments provide students in each hall a connection between the Residence Hall Association and their respective hall. At least one Resident Assistant and the Hall Coordinator advise each Hall government. The advisors merely give feedback; otherwise the government is fully run by the students that have been elected by the other residence in the halls. Each hall government is composed of six positions that are outlined in the RHA constitution as: president, vice president, business manager, treasurer, and two RHA representatives. The hall coordinator may add other positions as see fit for the success of that particular hall government. The ultimate goal of the hall government is to have students be the voice of their peers and to help RHA in providing a fun living environment on the campus of ECU.

RHA (Resident Hall Association)

Residence Hall Association, RHA, is the student run organization that represents all students that live on campus. The purpose of RHA is to make sure that the students have a prominent voice on the campus and to provide an enriched living experience full of social, educational, and service opportunities throughout the academic year. The duty of the RHA representatives from each hall is to express the concerns of the students from that hall and to serve as the messenger to RHA from the halls. RHA consists of an executive board, a general assembly, and the general body. The executive board is advised by an Assistant Director of Campus Living and a Graduate Assistant that resides in a residence hall. Six students that previously held positions in their hall government form the executive board; that also still live on campus. The six positions consist of a president, vice president, business manager, parliamentarian, national communications coordinator, and marketing manager.

Visit the RHA website for more information.

East Carolina University Residential Scholar Program

The Beginning.

The first merit based residential scholarship program established on the East Carolina campus. Founded to reward and encourage students to become active members of their campus and local community and to expose students to the leadership journey that others have taken. The first scholarship program to envision and implement a strategic program of involvements with campus and community leaders to mentor and share their life experiences. Established in 2010 and inspired by the desire to create and improve the leadership and community involvement experiences of ECU students, the Residential Scholar Program provides an undergraduate experience unlike any other.

The Framework.

An award of $3,000 per year to be used to support a student's undergraduate on campus housing expenses. The program encourages your involvement with a vibrant group of like-minded students. Provides access to experienced mentors to introduce passion  and potential to a world of opportunity. Exclusive monthly enrichment and networking opportunities with campus and community leaders. Opportunities to apply for Campus Living funded grants to create community and campus initiatives.

The Freedom.

Scholars bring the potential. We set it free. We fund. We connect. We encourage. We teach. And on occasion, we challenge you to be more, to do more. Frequently, we just get out of the way and watch our students do great things. We want to provide a framework, then let Residential Scholars feel free to pursue their own interests, determine their own sphere of influence, and have their own impact.

2017-2018 Selection Timeline:

  • Applications are currently available through AcademicWorks
  • Applications due by 11:59pm on Sunday, January 29, 2017
  • Letters of Recommendation due by 5pm Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Committee reviews applications the week of February 5, 2017
  • Interviews will be scheduled the week of February 13, 2017
  • Applicants will be notified of their status Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Acceptance letter from accepted students will be due Friday, February 24, 2017

Important Information:

Please submit your two professional letters of recommendation with attention to Amanda Murphy either via email to or to her in person at the Campus Living office in Jones Residence Hall. Letters of Recommendation are due by 5 pm on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

Applications are available at