Students share a common intellectual experience with an academic focus. Two or more General Education courses are paired to promote student success and align with a CI Mission Pillar. Most students are housed with other students in their learning community.* Activities are aimed at blurring the boundaries between living and learning, and improving students’ transition to college life. Students are in fixed cohorts in specific sections of the courses listed and, once accepted, will be enrolled by the Registrar.

* Late in the registration process, seats remaining in LLCs may be made available for students not living on the floor. See FAQs.

Michele Serros Multicultural Living-Learning Community

Description

This community is named for Michele Serros, celebrated Chicana author who was from Ventura County, and is focused on social justice and equity. Students are enrolled in a 6-unit course block in the Fall and a 3-unit class in the Spring. A University Experience Associate (UEA) peer mentor is embedded in each First Year Seminar, and meets with students outside of class in small Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs) every other week. The UEA collaborates with faculty and a Resident Advisor (RA) in housing to promote transition to University life for the LLC cohort. DIGs and LLC programming continue in the Spring semester.

Eligibility/Condition

Designed for incoming freshmen from any major. Living in campus housing strongly encouraged so that students may benefit from a shared residential experience. Students in this LLC will be housed in Santa Rosa Village.

Linked Classes and General Education and Graduation Requirement Credits

Fall 2018:

  • UNIV 150 First Year Seminar (GE: Area A3 Critical Thinking or E Lifelong Learning)
  • CHS 100 Chicanas/os in Contemporary Society 103 Stretch Composition II (GE: D Social Perspectives and Multicultural Graduation Requirement)

Fall 2019:

  • HIST 271 The United States Since 1877 (Title V American Institutions Requirement)

International Living-Learning Community

Description

This community is focused on international themes. Students are enrolled in a 6-unit course block in the Fall. A University Experience Associate (UEA) peer mentor is embedded in the First Year Seminar, and meets with students outside of class in small Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs) every other week. The UEA collaborates with the faculty and a Resident Advisor (RA) in housing to promote transition to University life for the LLC cohort. In Spring, students enroll in 3 units of English together; DIGs and LLC programming continue.

Eligibility/Condition

Designed for incoming freshmen from any major. Students will be housed in Santa Rosa Village.

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

Fall 2018:

  • UNIV 150 First Year Seminar (GE: Area A3 Critical Thinking or E Lifelong Learning)
  • ENGL 102 Stretch Composition I (Counts as elective units)

Spring 2018:

  • ENGL 103 Stretch Composition II (GE A1: Written Communication)

Integrative Student Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Living-Learning Community

Description

This interdisciplinary research community is focused on Santa Rosa Island. Students will be enrolled in a 9 unit bock in Fall semester, and a 9-unit block in the Spring semester. A Research Ambassador peer mentor will be embedded in UNIV 198 in Fall and UNIV 150 in Spring and meets with students outside of class in small Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs) every other week. The mentor collaborates with faculty and a Resident Advisor (RA) in housing to promote transition to University life for the LLC cohort.

Eligibility/Condition

Designed for incoming freshmen from any major. Students will be housed in Santa Rosa Village.

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

Fall 2018:

Students will be enrolled in a 9 unit block.

  • UNIV 198 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research (GE: Critical Thinking, A3)
  • ENGL 102 Stretch Composition I (Counts as elective units)
  • COMM 101 Public Speaking (GE: Oral Communication, A1)

Spring 2019:

Students will be enrolled in a 10 unit block.

  • UNIV 150 First Year Seminar (GE: E Lifelong Learning)
  • ENGL 103 Stretch Composition II (GE: Written Communication, A2)
  • POLS 150 American Government (Partially Satisfies Title V American Institutions)

Website

Student Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF)

Community Engagement Outdoor Adventure Living-Learning Community

Description

This community engages students in examining the environment and learning through community service. Students will be enrolled in 6-unit course block in the Fall and a 3-unit course in the Spring. A University Experience Associate (UEA) is embedded in the First Year Seminar, and meets with students outside of class in small Dolphin Interest Groups (DIGs) every other week. ESRM and SOC courses involve off-campus community service and field trips. The UEA collaborates with faculty and a Resident Advisor (RA) in housing to promote transition to University life for the LLC cohort. DIGs and LLC programming continue in the Spring semester.

Eligibility/Condition

All incoming freshmen. Students will be housed in Santa Rosa Village.

Linked Classes and General Education Credits

Fall 2018:

  • ESRM 100 Introduction to Environmental Science and Resource Management (GE: B2 Life Sciences)
  • UNIV 150 First Year Seminar (GE: Area A3 Critical Thinking or E Lifelong Learning)

Spring 2019:

  • SOC 201 Social Problems (GE: D Social Perspectives)