Themed Living Communities
What are Themed Living Communities?
Themed Living Communities (TLCs) are "packs" of students intentionally brought together around a common purpose in order to form a deeper understanding of values, discover their passions, and become more invested in the campus community.
How are TLCs different from any other floor or building community?
Residents who are part of a Themed Living Community experience many of the same engagement opportunities and points of connection as non-themed living communities but with these experiences tailored to the community’s specific theme. In addition to traditional residential educational strategies, TLC residents also benefit from TLC-specific educational strategies such as TLC signature events and the potential to have a student mentor through the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Honor Society Mentorship Program. Finally, each TLC has at least one campus connection expert, a staff member from a department related to the TLCs theme, who collaborates with Residential Life to develop the TLC’s curriculum and provide additional opportunities for thematic engagement.
As a Residential CORE initiative, Themed Living Communities use thematic elements to meet the same learning goals as other Residential Curriculum initiatives:
Civility through Community Engagement
Orientation toward Jesuit Values
Essential Skills for Personal & Academic Success
How to Apply to a TLC
TLC Applications are due June 1st!
If you are interested in the LEAD, TRIO, or Transitions Themed Living Community, you must complete a separate Themed Living Community Application. If you are in the Honors program, you will automatically be placed in honors housing; To opt out of honors housing, please email email@example.com.
On May 1st, TLC applications will be made available to first-year students. They will be due June 1st.
Tips for your TLC Application
The more information you provide, the more effectively we can match you with a TLC.
TLC curriculums are tailored for each cohort, so if there is an experience you would like to get out of your TLC or a topic you would like to explore be sure to indicate this in your application.
Preferred/matched roommates are much easier to accommodate if they are included in your TLC application and if they have also completed a TLC Application.
Some Themed Living Communities have additional requirements or prerequisites for participation. Interested students must complete all required applications and/or meet all prerequisites for both the Office of Residential Life and the associated program to be eligible for that TLC.
Residents will be notified if they have been offered a placement within a Themed Living Community via their my.elemspa.com email address at least 4 business days prior to housing assignments being released. In order to assure we can adjust assignments in a timely manner, students who choose to opt out of their TLC assignment must notify the Residential Life Office within 2 business days of receiving their assignment offer.
- Please contact the Residential Life office at 504.865.2445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Themed Living Communities
The LEAD (Leadership Engagement And Development) community is open to all students who seek to discover their leadership potential by getting involved on campus. The LEAD TLC provides these opportunities through leadership seminars, workshops, and residence hall programs.
LEAD TLC Campus Connection Experts: Dale Hall and Daniel Harris, Assistant Directors of Student Life
LEAD TLC Signature Event: Lunch & Learn Leadership Seminars
Students admitted to the Honors program may live in a community where they are surrounded by their peers from the Honors program. This placement provides incoming Honors students the benefits of living, studying, and socializing together and the opportunity to participate in the rich array of programs and events designed specifically for first-year students. Students will work closely with Honors faculty to participate in programs such as the mentoring program for first-year and upper-class students and the annual Honors laser tag event.
Honors TLC Campus Connection Expert:
Honors TLC Signature Event: Ignatian colloquium class
All first-year students are eligible to apply to the University Honors Program. To learn more about the University Honors Program, please visit: http://academicaffairs.elemspa.com/honors/admissions
The TRIO Community is specifically designed to provide academic support and individualized attention to students who meet the criteria of eligibility for US TRIO Student Support Services: students who either (a) are identified as a first-generation college student, (b) have a disability, and/or (c) come from a low socio-economic background. The TRIO TLC provides these opportunities through eligibility-based seminars, workshops, and residence hall programs.
TRIO TLC Campus Connection Expert:
TRIO TLC Signature Event: TBD