The Office of Student Life helps coordinate Freshmen Living Learning Communities. All freshmen at the University of Charleston enrolled in mentoring (UNIV 101/102) are assigned to the halls based upon their mentor course section. These students will attend the mentoring class together once a week and participate in residence hall and campus programs coordinated by their Resident Assistant and Peer Educator. This new "structure" helps students connect their curricular experiences with co-curricular programs and workshops. Commuters will participate in these "Living Learning Communities" as well, through participation in residence life and student life.
When UC students were asked about the benefits of living on campus they responded with the following:
- "It's very family oriented"
- "Provides a positive support system"
- "Comfortable living arrangements"
- "Direct quick internet connections in your rooms"
- "Community atmosphere"
- "You're closer to all of your friends"
- "Everyone is here"
- "Living Learning Communities make it easier"
- "Campus is small so you get to know people and can easily find help"
- "Hall activities"
- "Everything is more accessible"
- "You can get to class in five minutes"
- "You get to experience living on your own"
- "You get to experience living with different people from diverse cultures"
- "Closer to campus facilities"
— Real Quotes From Real Students