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Learning Communities - Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Living-Learning Community? 

Living-Learning Communities at Kent State University are on-campus housing based communities of students living together in the same on-campus building who share similar academic or special interests. Students, faculty, and staff choose to participate in these groups with the intended purpose of enhancing and enriching in-class instruction with out-of-class learning experiences.

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What are Linked Courses?

Linked Courses allows both commuter and residential students to become part of an academic community of students who are taking two to three sections of the same classes together. Students participating in Linked Courses are not expected to live in a designated area. Students are co-registered into linked courses and attend a weekly seminar meeting (First-Year Course). Involvement in Linked Courses will facilitate a successful transition to college by providing support in the following areas:

  • Adjusting to university life
  • Understanding the interrelationship of your courses
  • Gaining study partners
  • Ease of developing friendships with students who are sharing your same course.

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Is there an additional cost to living in a Living-Learning Community?

Living-Learning communities do not have an additional charge.

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Accelerated Bachelors of Business Administration (A-BBA) FAQs

Where is A-BBA located?

A-BBA is located in Prentice Hall.

Does my roommate have to be in A-BBA as well?

Yes, one of the goals of a Living-Learning community is to house students together who are also taking courses together that are connected to this program, thus it is expected that students in this program will live with other students also in this program.
However, there is a slight possibility a community student could receive a non-community roommate in some situations, though rare.
Students who do not plan to participate in the learning community will need to receive special permission from the community coordinator, though permission is not commonly given as the community is reserved for students participating in the program.

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Army ROTC FAQs

Where is the Army ROTC Leadership Living-Learning Community located?

The Army ROTC Leadership Living-Learning Community is located in Dunbar Hall.

How do I become a part of the Army ROTC Living-Learning Community?

You must be a full-time student, actively participating in the Army ROTC program, choose to live in Dunbar Hall and select Army ROTC Leadership LLC on the housing application.

Does my roommate have to be in the Army ROTC Living-Learning Community as well?

Yes. Army ROTC students will get priority over students who are not in the Army ROTC program to live on the floors designated as Army ROTC Leadership Living-Learning Community floors.

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A Community of Entrepreneurs (ACE) FAQs

Where is ACE located?

ACE is located in Prentice Hall.

Does my roommate have to be in ACE as well?

Yes, one of the goals of a Living-Learning community is to house students together who are also taking courses together that are connected to this program, thus it is expected that students in this program will live with other students also in this program.
However, there is a slight possibility a community student could receive a non-community roommate in some situations, though rare.
Students who do not plan to participate in the learning community will need to receive special permission from the community coordinator, though permission is not commonly given as the community is reserved for students participating in the program.

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Business Connection Commons (BCC) FAQs

Where is BCC located?

BCC is located in Prentice Hall.

How do I become a part of BCC?

You must be admitted to the College of Business Administration and request to live in Prentice Hall on your housing application.

What can I expect if I join BCC?

To meet other students in your major, attend programs and activities aimed at your major area of interest, and to be connected to what’s going on in the College of Business Administration.

Does my roommate have to be in BCC as well?

Yes. To live in Prentice Hall, both you and your roommate must be admitted to the College of Business Administration.
All housing spaces in Prentice Hall have been reserved for BCC students. However, due to space demands it is not always possible to guarantee every space reserved for the BCC will be filled by a BCC student, though instances of this situation are rare.

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CAEST FAQs

Where is the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology (CAEST) Living-Learning Community located?

The CAEST Living-Learning Community is located in Dunbar Hall.

How do I become a part of the CAEST Living-Learning Community?

You must be admitted to the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, be majoring in Aeronautics, have tested into MATH 11010, choose to live in Dunbar Hall and select College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability, and Technology LLC on the housing application.

Does my roommate have to be in the CAEST Living-Learning Community as well?

Yes. Aeronautics students will get priority over students who are not aeronautics majors to live on the floors designated as CAEST Living-Learning Community floors.

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CAS: College of Arts and Sciences Living-Learning Community FAQs

Where is CAS located?

The CAS: College of Arts and Sciences Living-Learning community is located in Wright Hall.

Does my roommate have to be in CAS as well?

Yes. To live in Wright Hall, both you and your roommate must be admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). All housing spaces in Wright Hall have been reserved for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). However, due to space demands it is not always possible to guarantee every student living in Wright Hall will have a CAS roommate.

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College of Business Colleagues (CBC) FAQs

Where is CBC located?

The College of Business Colleagues (CBC) is located in Prentice Hall.

Does my roommate have to be in CBC as well?

Yes, one of the goals of a Living-Learning community is to house students together who are also taking courses together that are connected to this program, thus it is expected that students in this program will live with other students also in this program.
However, there is a slight possibility a community student could receive a non-community roommate in some situations, though rare.
Students who do not plan to participate in the living learning community will need to receive special permission from the community coordinator, though permission is not commonly given as the space is reserved for students participating in the community.

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College of Communication and Information (CCI) Commons FAQs

Where is CCI Commons located?

CCI Commons is located in Olson Hall.

How do I become a part of CCI Commons?

You must be a College of Communication and Information major and request to live in Olson Hall on your housing application.

What can I expect if I join CCI?

To meet other students in your major, attend programs aimed at your major area of interest, and to be connected to what’s going on in the College of Communication and Information and on campus.

Does my roommate have to be in CCI as well?

Yes. To live in Olson Hall, both you and your roommate must be admitted to the College of Communication and Information (CCI). All housing spaces in Olson Hall have been reserved for the College of Communication and Information Commons. However, due to space demands it is not always possible to guarantee every student living in Olson Hall will have a CCI-Commons roommate, though instances of this situation are rare.

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Education Health and Human Services (EHHS) FAQs

Where is EHHS located?

The Education Health and Human Services Living-Learning Community (EHHS) is located in Centennial Court B.

Does my roommate have to be in EHHS as well?

Yes, one of the goals of a Living-Learning community is to house students together who are also taking courses together that are connected to this program, thus it is expected that students in this program will live with other students also in this community.
However, there is a slight possibility a community student could receive a non-community roommate in some situations, though rare.
Students who do not plan to participate in the Living-Learning community will need to receive special permission from the community coordinator, though permission is not commonly given as the space is reserved for students participating in the community.

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EXCEL FAQs

Where is EXCEL located?

EXCEL is located in Lake Hall.

Does my roommate have to be in EXCEL as well?

Yes, one of the goals of a Living-Learning community is to house students together who are also taking courses together that are connected to this program, thus it is expected that students in this program will live with other students also in this community. It is encouraged that you and your roommate are both exploratory majors.
However, there is a slight possibility a community student could receive a non-community roommate in some situations, though rare.
Students who do not plan to participate in the learning community will need to receive special permission from the community coordinator, though permission is not commonly given as the community is reserved for students participating in the program.

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Fine Arts Community (FAC) FAQs

Where is the Fine Arts Community located?

The Fine Arts Community is located in Verder Hall. However, students living anywhere on-campus are welcome to participate in Fine Arts Community events and programs.

How do I become part of Fine Arts Community?

You can choose to live in Verder Hall. If you do not live in Verder Hall, you can attend the Art Studio opening meeting during the first week of the fall semester to learn about the studio space and join the community.

Does my roommate have to be in the Fine Arts Community as well?

No. Historically students in art majors or with an interest in art or architecture have chosen to live in Verder Hall. Thus, over time this building has come to be considered the Fine Arts Community.

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First-Year Experience (FYE) FAQs

Where is FYE located?

FYE is located in the Eastway Complex and Korb Hall. These buildings include:

  • Fletcher Hall
  • Manchester Hall
  • Allyn Hall
  • Clark Hall
  • Korb Hall

How do I become a part of FYE?

To become a part of FYE, simply request to be placed in the First Year Experience on the housing application and choose from the halls listed as part of FYE. The Department of Residence Services will try its best to accommodate all room requests, however we cannot guarantee your request will be filled.

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Honors College FAQs

Where is the Honors program located?

The Honors program is located in Stopher Hall and Johnson Hall.

Does my roommate have to be in the Honors program as well?

Yes, to live in Johnson or Stopher Hall, both you and your roommate must be Honors students. However, if you choose to live somewhere else on campus, you can still participate as an Honors student.
All housing spaces in Johnson Hall and Stopher Hall have been reserved for Honors College. However, due to space demands it is not always possible to guarantee every space reserved for Honors will be filled by an Honors student, though instances of this situation are rare.

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International Village Experience (IVE) FAQs

Where is the International Village Experience Community located?

International Village Experience is located in Koonce Hall.

How do I become a part of the International Village Experience Community?

Choose to live in Koonce Hall and select IVE on the housing application.

Does my requested roommate have to request to live in International Village Experience as well?

No. However, the activities, events and social atmosphere that will take place in this community will be focused around the theme of the community. A student residing in this community who is not interested in this theme may potentially feel disinterested in some of the activities due to the theme.

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