2022-2023 Themed Housing
The Commons is home to our Themed Housing for First-Year students. The difference between Themed Housing and Living and Learning Communities is that the Themed Housing does not have a class component, however, it does have an expectation that students will gather, get to know one another and all have a common interest that they want to share with one another.
We welcome students majoring in Nursing to join other freshman 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 Living and Learning 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.
This themed community is open to any student that has a love of teaching and learning. Live with students who have a focus on helping others and share in common interests. As one of the most popular majors at KSC there will be lots of opportunities to form connections, be in classes together and build community.
Join OWLS (Outdoor, Wellness, Leadership, and Sport) Play! Participate in fun, interactive games and physical activities led by your fellow students and faculty in the Human Performance and Movement Science department and Community Living Staff. Play target games ranging from can jam/corn hole, and disc golf. Play fun team and invasion game sports like whiffle ball and Ultimate frisbee. Play and interact in lifetime (e.g., hiking) and cooperative activities (e.g., capture the flag). Participation in this enjoyable and active group will help you feel more connected to the larger living learning community. Socially friendly physical activities that will inspire feelings of confidence, social support, and freedom to drive the physical activities towards the group’s interests.
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.
The 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.