Hola, Normaliz here,
UConn does a great job with providing housing for us students. We have the highest percentage of students living on any public university campus nationwide. You can live in a typical dorm, or live in suites and even apartments. Within the dorms, you can pick a Learning Community that houses students within the same majors or with similar interests. There are over 20 Learning Communities that range from Global House to the Pre-Pharmacy House.
Learning Communities are designed to help you meet people that share interests with you, as well as get involved right inside your Residence Hall, so you can think of it as another club you can join and you live with them as well. Depending on the Learning Community, they create events all throughout the year to provide you knowledgeable and fun activities related to student’s specific interests. They can even be a leadership opportunity by being on the Board and helping design and follow through with these events.
During the past two years at UConn, I have been a part of the Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC). It gave me a chance to meet students from all of the Business Majors and it has given me guidance within my School to determine if I see myself pursuing an Accounting Degree once I graduate. Some of the activities that have been done in the BCLC include speakers, field trips, international trips, sports, and even painting our door frames!
These have been all important to me because not only have I gained more knowledge into the Business School and what future employers are searching for, but I have found friends that share some of the values and goals that are important to me and made my transition to College a completely different and better experience.