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2024-2025 First-Year Communities

Honors Community

Select students are invited to participate in the Morris August Honors Living and Learning Community. Students in this community will take a course together in the fall and a course together in the spring. Students have the option to live with other Honors students in the Honors hallway within the Commons.

For more information contact: Director of the Honors Program Phil Barker

Nursing Community

We welcome students majoring in Nursing to join other first year nursing students for a living/learning in the Commons experience. Joining this group will help nursing students form a community that supports their success. Nursing students who choose to live in the Commons will take a class together each semester of their first-year. These classes not only support the progress toward the nursing degree, but also satisfies requirements for the Integrative Studies Program. In these classes, students make connections with the Nursing Program Director and nursing faculty members and receive support from Peer Course Assistants, upper-class majors who have previously excelled in the material.

Beloved Community

The Beloved Community is a residential living community inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a society based on justice, equal opportunity, and love of one’s fellow human beings. The Beloved Community aspires to build a thriving community in which individuals seek to celebrate and appreciate a variety of cultural experiences. It is an opportunity to live with peers who want to actively embrace the diverse, complex identities of every individual, including themselves.


(students that participate in the summer LINKS program will only be able to select from the LINKS hallway during housing selection)

Links is a summer program designed for first-time college students. Links students are exposed to the academic and social expectations of college in a supportive learning community.

We integrate co-curricular and classroom components to make learning relevant and meaningful. You’ll enhance essential skills such as college reading, writing, critical thinking, and communication. After successfully completing Links, you’ll be better prepared to handle the varied demands of college.

Students have a variety of reasons for participating in Links: wanting to get ahead; looking to get a head-start with a challenging major or athletics schedule; wanting to “test the waters” and discover if college is the right fit for them; looking for a reduced course load in the fall or spring; wanting to make friends and connections early; and so many other reasons! Whatever your reason is, we are here to support you and help you find success.

Contact Community Living

If you have questions about housing services (room assignments, housing contract, damage billing, etc.) and are unable to stop by the office, feel free to e-mail or call us.

Transitions & Community Living
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435

☎ 603-358-2339

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Monday – Friday:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Closed on campus holidays.

We're located on the 3rd Floor of the L.P.Young Student Center.