Theme housing is a unique living option for returning students. It is an opportunity for a group of female or male students to share a suite of rooms in Neufeld Hall with fellow students interested in exploring a particular topic. Two pods in Neufeld will be designated as theme housing for the 2013-14 academic year.
Groups of 15 may apply to live in suites by completing and submitting the application. A group interview may be required, depending on the level of interest. The group may be co-ed as long as it is divided with 7 students of one gender living in one pod and 8 students of the other gender living in the other. Information about theme housing for 2014-15 will be available next academic year.
Groups must demonstrate an interest in sharing a living space as well as addressing a certain theme as part of their residential experience. The theme around which the group is focused is limited only by imagination. Examples of possible themes include: wellness, service, gender communication, recreation, literature, peace, Bible study, politics, etc. Be creative!
Groups commit to living and learning with their theme during the academic year, by executing programs that address the community's theme. A minimum of seven such programs must be proposed in the application. Programs might include guest speakers, field trips, special readings, social gatherings, games, meetings, etc. Again, program ideas are limitless!
All policies and standards that are maintained in the traditional residence halls also apply to theme housing units.
Please call the student life office (x3247) if you need additional information, clarification of the process or assistance completing your application.