Our Living-Learning communities provide students with an opportunity to interact with faculty, staff, and other students around a theme or academic discipline.
Culinary CommunityThis 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.
Hospitality CommunityThis community is reserved for both freshman and returning hospitality students and is housed on the 2nd floor of Tropical Pointe. 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 an Ethiopian restaurant, visited the Hard Rock Hotel for a tour, as well as a restaurant tour of the art deco district.
Leadership Community The Leadership community, housed on the 2nd floor of Flamingo Hall, is reserved for freshmen. This group offers our future leaders an opportunity to enjoy leadership development activities. Working with faculty and staff, residents will explore the world of leadership outside of the classroom. Activities may include dining with community leaders, hearing speakers, working on group projects for the campus and participating in alternative leadership building activities such as volunteering.
Wildcat Wellness CommunityThis 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.
Global CommunityThe Global Community, housed on the 1st floor of Biscayne Commons, is reserved for freshman and returning students. It is made up of both international and domestic students, allowing for residents to learn from another and appreciate cultural difference. The group works closely with the Arts & Sciences faculty on experiencing many different cultural activities in the greater Miami and Ft. Lauderdale area. This may include, but is not limited to, attending local theatrical events, art and music festivals, even participating in campus activities focused on exploring the world outside of the classroom. Events have included trips to the Deering Estate (a local castle), the Japanese Gardens, enjoyed a symphony and even have visited a local Indian reservation. This group also works closely with our International Learning Community which is made up of students from all over the world.
Fashion CommunityThe Fashion community is housed in Lakeside Towers on the 3rd floor, and is reserved for 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.