When the new Living-Learning Communities open on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus, they will follow the successful model of the six LLCs in Allendale that offer students an immersive learning experience.
Four new LLCs will open for, primarily, first-year or transfer students in Winter Hall in the Fall semester. Three are for students who have chosen to major in social work, engineering or business. The fourth — Momentum House — is geared toward students who are undecided or have selected a different major.
Faculty and staff members involved in planning these Grand Rapids LLCs said students will benefit from living and learning together in a cohort because of their shared interests.
Brett Crawford, assistant professor of management, said first-year students taking general education classes will see advantages if they choose a Winter Hall LLC.
"We typically don't see students in business courses until the end of their sophomore year," Crawford said. "So students in the Winter Hall LLC would be with like-minded students, taking classes together on the downtown campus and participating in the experiential learning opportunities that will be offered."