Our Living-Learning communities provide students with an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and other students around a theme or academic discipline.
This community is reserved for culinary freshman and housed on the 2nd floor of Flamingo Hall. Residents will work side by side with Culinary faculty in the pursuit of connecting what they learn in the classroom with real life industry experiences. This may include, but is not limited to, site visits, special guest speakers, as well as social activities. Students in this community have held floor pot luck dinners, a luncheon with the Dean, visited a fruit and spice park, and attended events featuring the world renowned chef, Anthony Bourdain and one featuring the Food Network’s own Alton Brown.
This community is reserved for returning hospitality students and is housed on the 2nd floor of Lakeside Tower. Residents will work side by side with Hospitality faculty in the pursuit of connecting what they learn in the classroom with real life industry experiences. This may include, but is not limited to, site visits, special guest speakers, as well as social activities. Students in this community have visited Disney, visited the Hard Rock Hotel for a tour, saw Mama Mia, toured both American Airlines and Panther stadiums, as well as a restaurant tour of the art deco district.
Wildcat Wellness Community
This community is housed on the 1st floor of Biscayne Commons and is reserved for freshman and returning students who participate in our campus athletic programs (soccer, cross-country, golf, basketball, etc). Working with faculty and staff, residents will take part in out-of-classroom activities such as attending sporting events, living a healthy lifestyle and participating in various outdoor and/ or educational activities. Some of their outings included going on a paddle board trip, and a trip to the spa.
Criminal Justice Community
The Criminal Justice community, housed on the 2nd floor of Biscayne Commons and is reserved for returning students. This group offers our future leaders in Criminal Justice an opportunity to experience the leadership and CJ based activities outside of the classroom. Activities may include dining with community leaders, listening to speakers, working on group projects for the campus, visiting different law enforcement facilities and participating in alternative leadership building activities such as volunteering. Students in this community will also be required to live an alcohol and drug free lifestyle.
The Fashion community is housed in Tropical Pointe 2nd floor, and is reserved for freshman and returning student fashion majors only. Residents will work closely with faculty on connecting what they have learned in the classroom with the expansive fashion industry in the Miami area. Possible activities include site visits to local stores, including everything from thrift stores to higher end clothing shops. Other venues could include opportunities to see photo studios and possibly popular magazine offices. The group will also be encouraged to host on-campus events to display their creative works.
If you are interested in participating in one of our Living-Learning programs, contact Laurie Doherty at 305-892-7585 or Dr. Daniel Ofstein at 305-892-7055.