Theme Housing

Are you interested in Theme Housing?

First-Year and Transfer Theme Housing Application: Apply Here
Upperclassman Theme Housing Application: Apply Here

Theme housing at Eastern brings together students with similar interests to live together within the same area of a residence hall. Theme housing serves as an additional opportunity for students to gain leadership, academic and social skills. Students living in theme housing will participate in meetings, assist in planning programs, work toward common goals, and engage with the larger residential community. Students who elect to live in theme housing must complete a separate application prior to the room selection process. If accepted into a theme, participants must sign an agreement acknowledging that they will fully contribute and participate in what the theme area has to offer.

Fall 2015-Spring 2016 Theme Housing Communities

First-Year/Transfer Theme Housing Communities:

HONORS SCHOLARSThis community will serve as a support for students who have been identified as University  Honors Scholars. This community will provide academic and social support for these students while providing opportunities for them to engage with the Eastern Community. This community will work closely with the University Honors Program and is located in Constitution Hall.

QUIET/SUBSTANCE-FREE – This community will serve as a support  for students who desire a quieter residential setting and who want to surround themselves with others who commit their lifestyle to remaining substance-free. As such, students who apply for this community should be accustomed to not partaking of alcohol substances or smoke-related substances and will be required to refrain from bringing guests who do partake of such substances into the community. This community will also exercise extended “Quiet Hours” of 8pm-8am and is located in Constitution Hall.

FIRST-YEAR RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE (FYRE) - This community will offer students a structured program to assist with their transition to college by facilitating academic, personal and leadership development through programmatic components, initiatives and resources. FYRE seeks to foster student success during the student’s first year to enhance retention into the second year and is located in Mead Hall.

TRANSFER TRANSITION THEME (T3) - This community offers a structured program to aid participating student with their transition to Eastern Connecticut State University from another institution, whether a community college or four-year institution. T3 seeks to seamlessly integrate students to the University and foster student success during their first year at Eastern, enhancing their rates of retention, campus engagement and sense of belonging and is located in Occum Hall for transfer students assigned to Occum and Mead Hall for those assigned to Mead Hall.

FIRST-GENERATION (First G) - This community provides resources and support for college student who self-identify as the first in their family to attend college. The First-G community will offer peer mentoring, individual and small group tutoring, academic counseling, social activities, informative workships and other resources that will assist students in successfully navigating their matriculation at Eastern and is located in Winthrop Hall.

GENDER INCLUSIVE – This community will serve as a supportive and welcoming environment for students who have an interest in being as inclusive as possible as it pertains to gender identities and gender expression and would find comfort in living with others who have similar interests. Students within this community will have the option of receiving support from Campus Safe Space Allies as well as the Pride Room and is located in Constitution Hall.

CIVIC & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – This community will unite students who demonstrate an interest and commitment to issues surrounding social justice and community engagement. Residents will examine global and local social issues; residents will also develop and implement programs to address the needs of the local Willimantic community.  This community will work closely with the Center for Community Engagement and is located in Constitution Hall.

LEAP INTO LEADERSHIP – This community will serve students who are interested in expanding their leadership skills while having the ability to network university officials and alumni. Students in this theme will participate in the LEAP into Leadership series sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and will work collaboratively with a leadership mentor and is located in Mead Hall.

SOCIAL JUSTICE - This community will expose participants to a diverse array of people, experiences and causes while being united in their passion for social justice and equality. Participants will become aware of social isses and trends and will exchange viewpoints on matters of culture, religion, race, language, and gender equity. Students will also have the opportunity to expand upon personal knowledge through a dynamic collaboration with peers and other univeristy offices and will be located in Mead Hall.

Upperclassman Communities:

HONORS SCHOLARS – This community will serve as a support for students who have been identified as University  Honors Scholars. This community will provide academic and social support for these students while providing opportunities for them to engage with the Eastern Community. This community will work closely with the University Honors Program and is located in Nutmeg Hall.

CIVIC & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT – This community will unite students who demonstrate an interest and commitment to issues surrounding social justice and community engagement. Residents will examine global and local social issues; residents will also develop and implement programs to address the needs of the local Willimantic community.  This community will work closely with the Center for Community Engagement and is located in Laurel Hall.

QUIET/SUBSTANCE-FREE – This community will serve as a support  for students who desire a quieter residential setting and who want to surround themselves with others who commit their lifestyle to remaining substance-free. As such, students who apply for this community should be accustomed to not partaking of alcohol substances or smoke-related substances and will be required to refrain from bringing guests who do partake of such substances into the community. This community will also exercise extended “Quiet Hours” of 8pm-8am and is located in Niejadlik Hall.

GENDER INCLUSIVE – This community will serve as a supportive and welcoming environment for students who have an interest in being as inclusive as possible as it pertains to gender identities and gender expression and would find comfort in living with others who have similar interests. Students within this community will have the option of receiving support from Campus Safe Space Allies as well as the Pride Room and is located in Nutmeg Hall.

EDUCATION & MATH COMMUNITY – This community will serve as a support for students who have identified Education or Math as their major (or have a strong interest in the subjects). Students will have the opportunity to participate in  conversation circles in order to further develop their academic and social opportunities within their program. This community will also provide opportunities for participants to work closely with the Math and Education departments as well as the Mathematics Achievement Center (MAC) and is located in Nutmeg Hall.

SOCIAL JUSTICE – This community will expose participants to a diverse array of people, experiences and causes while being united in their passion for social justice and equality. Participants will become aware of social isses and trends and will exchange viewpoints on matters of culture, religion, race, language, and gender equity. Students will also have the opportunity to expand upon personal knowledge through a dynamic collaboration with peers and other univeristy offices and is located in High Rise.

LEAP INTO LEADERSHIP – This community will serve students who are interested in expanding their leadership skills while having the ability to network university officials and alumni. Students in this theme will participate in the LEAP into Leadership series sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and will work collaboratively with a leadership mentor and is located in Laurel Hall.

FUN & GAMES – This community will facilitate an awareness and an appreciation of the culture of gaming as it relates to cards, video games, board games, etc. Participants will expand their own interests in gaming while sharing their interest with others. This community will strive to break the gender, racial, and intellectual stereotypes typically associated with gaming and is located in Noble Hall.

THE GREEN THEME- ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY – This community will allow students who are interested in environmental issues the opportunity to participate in numerous initiatives related to sustainability, going green, reducing carbon footprint, conserving natural resources, and recycling. Various service projects related to the environment will be conducted throughout the year and is located in Laurel Hall.

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