Theme Housing

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Theme Housing Application(due March 25th)

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 2014-Spring 2015 Theme Housing Communities 

First-Year/Transfer 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. Honors Housing Agreement 2014-2015

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. Quiet & Substance-Free Agreement

FIRST-YEAR RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE (FYRE) - This community will support first-year students with their transition to college by facilitating academic, personal, and leadership development through a variety of program components, initiatives, and resources. Ultimately, FYRE seeks to foster student success during the student’s first year, thus enhancing their rate of retention and is located in Mead Hall. FYRE Agreement

TRANSFER TRANSITION THEME (T3) - This community will offer a structured program to aid participating student with their transition to Eastern from another institution, whether a community college or four-year institution. While T3 is based out of Occum Hall, all residential transfer students are invited to participate. T3 will facilitate academic, personal, and leadership development through a variety of programmatic initiatives. 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. T3 Housing Agreement

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. Honors Housing Agreement 2014-2015

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 Nutmeg Hall. Community Service Housing Agreement 2014-2015

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. Quiet & Substance-Free Agreement

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 Niejadlik Hall. Gender Inclusive Agreement

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. Math & Education Theme Housing Agreement

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – This community will allow participants to learn more about food, food preparation, and nutrition. Students will have the opportunity to try various cooking techniques and will share their creations with others in the community. Healthy eating will be emphasized and this community may also partner with Chartwells Dining Services to learn more about the food service industry and is located in Noble Hall. Food for Thought Agreement

CULTURAL CELEBRATIONS – This community will expose participants to others who vary in background and experiences. The residents in the theme will share their cultural traditions such as cooking, holidays, fashions, language, family structures, religion, etc.  Students will also have the opportunity to explore/learn more about their own cultural backgrounds. This theme will work closely with the Intercultural Center and is located in Laurel Hall. Cultural Celebrations Theme Housing Agreement

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 Nutmeg Hall. Leadership Theme Housing Agreement

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 Laurel Hall. Gaming Theme Housing Agreement

SOPH-MORE EXPERIENCE – This community will aid 2nd year students by providing continuous support and resources to assist in their navigation through their sophomore year. Students in the community will receive resources related to academic, financial aid/scholarships, mentors, career development, and social networking opportunities. Various trips, events, and activities will be planned for the community to insure their success into their 3rd year and is located in High Rise. Soph-MORE Experience Agreement

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 Nutmeg Hall. The Green Theme Agreement

MEN – This community will give students the opportunity to expand their leadership while focusing on issues related to men. Students will hear from guest speakers, plan events and participate in outings geared to promoting excellence and success. Students in this community will remain active in the MALES student organization and is located in Laurel Hall. Men Theme Agreement

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING/CAREER DEVELOPMENT – This community is geared toward students who will be participating in an internship or experiential learning experience or who are interested in maximizing their career development portfolio. Students will work closely with the Center for Internships & Career Development and will be able to attend workshops and events that will enhance their job placement marketability and is located in Laurel Hall. Experiential Learning Theme Housing Agreement

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