At Keuka College, Living Learning Communities (LLCs) allow you to live with and take classes with other first-year students who share your personal interests, passions or intended academic major. Imagine going to class with the same people you live with, socializing and exploring your interests with the same faculty and students in your classes, and gaining access to experts, mentors and peers who share your desire to learn, grow, and experience all that Keuka College has to offer.
When you reside in a Living Learning Community, you enjoy all the same amenities as other residential students, yet benefit from a unique, community-oriented living experience that bridges the academic, social and residential worlds. You'll have a direct connection to your classroom experience, access to special events and programs, and dedicated staff members who work to make the community a success.
Choose a Community That's Right For You
Each Living Learning Community is unique, but all are centered on a distinctive theme or academic interest area. Learn more about our newest community, available for Fall 2018, below.
Living Learning Community: Relate
If you can relate to the ideas of uncovering your personal leadership style and learning the skills to get the most out of any major, we encourage you to apply to our newest Living Learning Community program: Relate.
Understanding the role relationships play in everything we do is important for translating academic concepts into practical application. As a member of our Relate LLC, you'll develop the skills to think about your major from a broader view and to explore the deeper issues and theories within your discipline. You’ll also:
- Live in an exclusive wing of Space Hall with a small group of like-minded students who will become your support system, safety net, and tight-knit group of friends.
- Take classes with other Relate LLC students during your first year. With the added bonus of living together, you can do homework, collaborate on group projects, study, and engage in discussion from the comfort of Space Hall’s lounges and labs.
- Gain unlimited access to faculty experts who will share their passion, enthusiasm and knowledge with you in- and outside the classroom. Your faculty experts will join you frequently in Space Hall and around campus for activities, discussions, meals, and other social gatherings.
- Partner with an upper-class student—your peer mentor—and see firsthand the types of projects and research opportunities that showcase the importance of close relationships.
- Craft and execute a useful Field Period® experience, one that will help you pinpoint areas of interest and will solidify your future career plans.
- Master the tools to answer the question, “but, how do we know?” for any concept in your major. Develop the critical thinking skills needed to dissect classroom concepts, work well in teams, write better papers, and engage in more substantive discussion with peers.
To apply for one of these limited Living Learning Community spaces, let us know on your online Housing Application (available on the New Student Portal). You’ll need to submit your application by May 15 to be considered for the Relate LLC.
Answers to Common Questions
Who is the Living Learning Community - Relate - for?
Our newest Living Learning Community - Relate is designed for any first-year student, of any major (even undecided!) who wants to develop their personal leadership style, learn about themselves and about the relationships around them, and gain the critical thinking and research skills needed to be successful in their major.
How Do I Apply?
To live in a Living Learning Community, simply indicate your interest when you complete your online Housing Application. Once you have been accepted to Keuka College and pay your deposit, you will be given access to our New Student Portal, where you can submit your Housing Application and other important forms.
What is the Deadline?
If you wish to be considered for our Relate LLC for Fall 2018, you must submit your Housing Application (with LLC interest) by May 15, 2018. We'll let you know by June 1 of your acceptance.
Are There Additional Costs?
There are no additional costs to participate in a Living Learning Community (LLC). However, some LLCs may require you to register for specific classes, or class sections.
Can I Select My Own Roommate?
If you find a roommate who is also interested in joining your desired LLC, you must both indicate that you would like to live in the same community on your Residence Hall Application, and name each other as desired roommates. The Office of Housing and Residence life will then consider your pairing request.