Living Learning Communities (LLCs) provide unique environments where select groups of students share common residential and learning experiences.
Living Learning Communities (LLCs) provide unique environments where select groups of students share common residential and learning experiences. Based on disciplinary and interdisciplinary themes, LLCs create intentional links between academic, social, and residential experiences.
It is an honor and privilege to be a member of a Living Learning Community. Spaces are limited. Priority is given to students who demonstrate a commitment to academic success, intellectual curiosity, civic engagement and lifelong learning. A letter of interest outlines why students wish to participate and any previous experience should be accompanied with the housing application.
In the Wellness LLC, located in “V” and “W” halls, community members share goals of developing well-balanced lifestyle choices. Programs are designed to provide experience in making healthy lifestyle choices and developing strategies for lifetime fitness and wellness. Members will be exposed to nutritional information, cooking classes, fitness programs and stress management programs.
Benefits of the Wellness LLC
Located In: “V” Hall and “W” Hall: Open to all New College students.
Looking for a way to enhance your global experience? Members of Global Village have the opportunity to live with students who share a desire to learn more about international travel, culture and the global community. We encourage exchange students, as well as, NCF students to share their cultural differences in an attempt to strengthen international relationships and broaden their educational experience.
The Global Village is open to students of all majors who are interested in being a part of a community of scholars striving for global understanding and tolerance. Members will have the opportunity to attend cultural programming, international themed meals and guest lecturers and learn how to prepare themselves to travel abroad.
Located In: “X” Hall. Open to all NCF students
Benefits of the Global Village LLC
In Quiet Community, members have the opportunity to live with students who share a focus on academics. This community is allocated for those who want quiet living conditions all the time, 24 hours a day. Availability is based on student request for this type of living and interest of the student population.
Located In: “Y” Hall. Open to all New College students.
Benefits of the Quiet Community – LLC
Rules and Regulations
SuccessQuest is a semester-long program that engages students in building skills that support success. The program will include pre-work, special orientation activities, and 12 programs, plus individual activities.
Pre-work: Participants will complete personal, career and wellness assessments
Special Orientation Activities: Reception for participants and their families, initial program meeting
Programs and Activities:
The LGBTQ+ Living Learning Community is located in V Hall. The overall goal of this LLC is to allow for its members to share in common goals of freedom of express and exploration of identity.
Students residing in this LLC have the opportunity to enjoy a comfortable living and learning experience, where residents are placed without requirements of gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.
This community seeks to connect students interested in supporting and educating themselves and their community about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, pansexual, asexual, aromantic, queer and allied people.
Programming in this LLC will be focused on enhancing the intellectual and cultural environment of the New College campus with particular regard to those issues which pertain to the historical and contemporary experiences of LGBTQIA+ people by accomplishing the following learning objectives:
Learning Objectives for this LLC are:
In the Sustainability LLC members will be encouraged to learn about and live their most sustainable lives. The Sustainability LLC will provide regular educational programs as well as the opportunity to engage with peers who are similarly seeking to reduce their impact on the Earth.
There will be no prerequisites to apply for the Sustainability LLC, besides a willingness to strive for a more sustainable lifestyle. Most importantly, participation will not be a competition, but a means for inspiration.
All members will be expected to contribute to a communal garden, with individual responsibilities and time commitments to be set at the beginning of the academic year with all members present. Individual plots will also be available by request depending on space availability.
Every semester there will be three RA events thrown relating to sustainable lifestyle topics, such as:
The Sustainability LLC will work with the faculty sponsor to explore sustainable organizations in Sarasota and network with members of the community to promote sustainable career paths with service outreach projects and field trips, such as:
Sustainability LLC will also partner with the Council of Green Affairs and RAW (Resources Aren’t Waste) club to help in planning and volunteering for events.
Located in: “Z” Hall: Open to all New College students
Do you like words? Would you like to live in a community of students interested in writing? Would you like to be involved with writing-related programming, like writing groups or writer’s retreats, or a customized tutorial for Writing LLC students? If you answered yes to any of these, the new-for-2017/18 Writing LLC might be for you!
The Writing LLC will be partnered with the Writing Resource Center (WRC).
Located in: “Z” Hall: Open to all New College students
The Outdoor Adventure LLC aims to foster a community of individuals who enjoy camping, hiking, spending time in the outdoors and the preservation of our natural resources for future generations to enjoy. Members will work together to plan excursions to Florida’s many beautiful public parks and forests while following the principles of Leave No Trace, and will be able to take part in workshops on various aspects of camping and hiking safety.
Located in: TBD (Letter Dorm): Open to all New College students
The Music Performance LLC intends to create and support a community of individuals who enjoy playing musical instruments and watching or being involved with musical performances. Members do not need to be pursuing a music, art, or humanities AOC to be a part of this community, they only need the interest and passion. This community may be perfect for those feeling nostalgic for their high school marching band, those who spend the day in the lab and then come home and practice their cello, or those who have ever thought about trying out for the New Cats Jazz Band.
Located in: TBD (Letter Dorm): Open to all New College students.