Special interest housing (SIH) provides students with an opportunity to participate in a dedicated, theme-based housing community. Students in these specialized communities are provided with opportunities to interact with faculty, staff, and their peers on a regular basis.
You may choose one of these communities during the online housing selection process (pending eligibility and availability):
Quiet Community (McNulty Hall, South Hall, Xavier Hall) A community for students who desire a sustained quiet atmosphere. McNulty Hall and South Hall quiet communities are reserved for first-year students only while the Xavier Hall community is for both first-year students and upperclassmen. As a resident, you agree to support and maintain an environment that is quiet and considerate of its members 24/7. Residents are also responsible for the behavior of their guests visiting the community.
Baking & Pastry Arts Community (South Hall) Reserved for first-year Baking & Pastry Arts majors. This community offers opportunities for peer study sessions, faculty involvement, and mentorship by an upperclassman resident assistant (RA) from the College of Culinary Arts. Residents are encouraged to attend at least one RA-hosted social or educational event per term, specific to the community’s focus.
Wellness & Substance-free Community (Snowden Hall and East Hall) A floor for students committed to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Residents agree to abstain from possession and use of alcohol, tobacco, and other illegal substances and associated paraphernalia both within and outside of the community. Residents are also responsible for the behavior of their guests visiting the community. Residents are encouraged to attend at least one RA-hosted social or educational event per term. Events will focus on topics such as nutrition, physical and mental health, etc.