Last but not least, we’re going to the most interesting first-year high-rise residence hall in Ehringhaus. While hidden from the road, this hall has a lot of character. It’s a 6 floor hall with style and one of the best views at Carolina. More than 600 residents call this place home, and I have stories of why it’s an exciting place to live. You want to keep reading.
Ever thought about learning Chinese? Whether you’re considering a Chinese major or minor or are already fluent, the Chinese House Living-Learning Community is a perfect opportunity to get some practice!
Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are groups of students living together who share a common interest. The Chinese House LLC provides conversational hours and cultural programs right in a residence hall (Teague, in this case) so that speakers can become fluent while chatting with their friends and hallmates.
Linda Zhang, the Student Coordinator, has a lot to share about the Chinese House. Currently living in the LLC are four native Chinese speakers and eight learning members with a wide range of proficiency. Continue reading Live in the Chinese House!
Comparing the benefits of first-year housing options
Beginning in fall 2013, most first-year students will be assigned to live in one of the designated First Year Experience (FYE) Communities. Alternatively, first-year students can choose to apply to live in a Living-Learning Community (LLC). I know it might be a little confusing to decide which is right for you. Hopefully this diagram will help sort out most of the main differences between the FYE Communities and LLCs.
LLC members in McIver learn new ways to think about important issues
As one of my fellow bloggers, Megan, can attest to, being part of the Living-Learning Community WELL (Women Experiencing Learning & Leadership) is a great opportunity to really find your home away from home at Carolina. The women of WELL don’t just live together on a hall – instead, they become like a family.
As Elizabeth Lynch, who has lived in WELL for the past three years and is now the RA on the hall, put it, “I have lived in WELL since my sophomore year and it has been the best part of Carolina for me. It gave me a comfortable, encouraging and welcoming place to call home.”
LLC members win award for video about volunteering at Ronald McDonald House
As part of their participation in the worldwide scavenger hunt GISHWHES (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen) during Oct. 2012, Daena Vogt-Lowell and Karla Jimenez were tasked with making a video that shows a random act of kindness.
They decided that volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill with their Living-Learning Community, Service and Leadership (S&L), would be the perfect opportunity to do so.
Living-Learning Community members show off what make their halls special
If you’re looking for a unique living experience, a Living-Learning Community is a great option. Whether you are new to Carolina and want to get connected with all that campus has to offer, or you want to live within a community of people who all have a common interest, there is definitely an LLC that is the perfect fit for you. Learn more about a few of these communities by watching the videos that members made to show why they love where they live.
SYNC helps members manage stress and connect with campus resources
The “Sophomore Slump” is a period that many students face during their second year of college.
The thrill and excitement from your first year on campus dies down, the pressure to finalize your major mounts, classes start getting tougher and balancing school with work, extracurricular activities, friends and family seems next to impossible.
Needless to say, the stress can be overwhelming.
Teague LLC residents bond over passion for Chinese culture
Sometimes, finding your way at UNC can feel overwhelming. For the 14 members of the Chinese House Living-Learning Community, though, that task is a bit easier.
“Living in an LLC makes UNC seem a little smaller because you know you have a group of people you can always count on,” said Antonio Jackson, the Chinese House student coordinator.
Living-Learning Communities offer more than their titles suggest
I know from firsthand experience that Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) are, by far, one of the best living options available to UNC students. During my first year at Carolina, I was a member of The Carolina Experience (TCE) Living-Learning Community, and I loved my time in TCE so much that I decided to return last year as one of four student mentors.
In its simplest definition, TCE helps members adjust to life at UNC and learn about many of the invaluable resources available on campus. But to me, TCE is so much more than that. It is where I met some of my best friends at UNC, where I made valuable connections with my peers, where I gained important leadership experience, and where I discovered opportunities I didn’t even know existed before arriving to Carolina.
The importance of these experiences in my life could never be accurately articulated in a title or even in a few short paragraphs. TCE is definitely not the only LLC with a name that could be misleading or confusing to potential members looking for a unique housing opportunity.
Living green at Carolina
The Sustainability Living-Learning Community in Morrison is one of Carolina’s best-known Living-Learning Communities. To glimpse inside, we interviewed two Sustainability residents: first-year English & history major Andrew Soboeiro from Pinehurst and first-year geography & global studies major Ellen Currin from Raleigh. Here’s what they have to say about sustainability living at UNC!