Living-Learning & Theme Communities
The International Community is open to all upperclass students, Domestic or International, regardless of major. The only requirement is that you must have an interest in meeting and learning about people from other parts of the world. Students will have a chance to explore their own culture as well as others’ in their community. Programs associated with the International Community will explore globalization, cultural identity, and how students interact in an increasingly global world.
Arts Appreciation Community
1st and 2nd Floors Walton Hall
Dance, art, theatre, music, creative writing - if these pursuits interest you as a profession or hobby, the Arts Appreciation Community will be an extraordinary living learning community for you. Open to students in any major, the Arts Appreciation Community involves exploring multiple aspects of the arts and sharing your views with each other. This community will provide residents a chance to show their work in a student art showcase as well as provide students an opportunity to visit local museums in the southeast Michigan area.
8th Floor Hoyt Hall
This community is for students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or any other sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Allies and friends are also invited to live in this community. Students will work to create a supportive and inclusive community that encourages academic and personal growth. Residents can expect programming that explores gender and sexual identities and will be tied into campus organizations like the LGBT Resource Center.
Best Hall and Downing Hall
Downing is only open to residents enrolled in the Honors College. Best Hall is open to Honors College, or those with a 3.3 GPA or higher, if space is available. Preference in both halls is given to those enrolled in the Honors College. A variety of Honors College related activities are regularly held in the halls and students will have greater access to professors as well as Honors College staff. A number of Honors classes are typically held in main lounge of each building each semester.
8th Floor Hill Hall
Students living in the Pre-Professional Community will be provided an opportunity for academic support, career exploration, and integrated social experiences. Residents of this community can look forward to a living experience geared to those who are looking to continue their education beyond their undergraduate career. As such, programs geared toward test-taking preparation, applying to graduate schools, and career coaching will be offered.
Marching Band Community
2nd & 3rd Floors Wise Hall
This community is open to members of the EMU marching band, which performs at all Eagle home football games and other events. Residents will share a social experience and will be able to more easily practice and collaborate.
8th Floor Pittman Hall
Students living in this community will have the opportunity to reside with other students enrolled in the ROTC program at EMU. This experience will provide residents with the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff in the Military Science Department outside the normal classroom experience.
Substance Free Community
2nd Floor Hill Hall & 2nd Floor Sellers Hall
Students living and learning together in this theme community are dedicated to living active, healthy, and substance-free lifestyles. The Substance Free Community provides opportunities for students to have a good time without consuming substances such as alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Residents will enjoy programs focused on physical wellness and psychological well-being.
2nd and 3rd Floors Wise Hall
The Sustainability Community will expose and challenge you to participate in the conservation of a variety of resources. Programs include learning about sustainable business practices, social justice, and protection of the environment. Residents will have the opportunity to work with a number of on-campus organizations and other community entities on programs designed to reduce energy consumption and develop recycling initiatives.
21 and Over Floors
Hill and Hoyt Halls
These floors are designed for students seeking a more mature environment. Students must be over 21 to be eligible.
Transfer Student Floor
This floor is designed for new incoming transfer students who would like to live in an environment with others who are new to EMU.
For graduate students looking to reside near other graduates, the Graduate Cluster in Munson will give students the opportunity to interact with others in various graduate programs.