July 2014 – Mount Ida College’s Office of Residence Life is introducing a new Living Learning Community called CONNECT for first-year students in selected majors.
CONNECT combines all the necessary ingredients to enable our first year students to transition smoothly into college life in an engaging and supportive living environment. Students majoring in American Studies; Criminal Justice; English; Liberal Studies; Media Communication; Political Science and History; Psychology and Sport Management are automatically enrolled in CONNECT.
Comprising of approximately 55 students, CONNECT will provide a built-in support system that includes peer tutors, success coaches and specially selected resident assistants that will ensure you have the resources and guidance you need.
“CONNECT Living Learning Communities allow students with similar academic interests to take classes together, including First Year Seminar and Introduction to Psychology, and live on the same floor in our residence hall,” says Jen Golojuch, Mount Ida’s Assistant Dean for Campus Living.
“They also help to provide students with skills relevant to their fields, in addition to special program and activity offerings,” Golojuch said.
With a brand new, renovated location in Wingate Hall, complete with a lounge area and study spaces, our students living in CONNECT will have convenient access to academic and peer support when they need it.
“CONNECT is a very exciting opportunity for our students in these majors and we are thrilled to be able to offer this pilot program this fall with the hopes of expanding it in the future,” noted Golojuch.
For more information on CONNECT and additional Living Learning Communities provided on campus including Women in Science Experience, Design and LAMBDA, please visit our Residence Life webpage.