Special Interest Housing

Special Interest Housing (themed housing) gives you the option to personalize your living experience to help you get the most out of life in the residence halls.

Students selected to participate will have the opportunity to live and work together around a common purpose or theme. Living together allows you to live, study, and learn together to achieve the goals you set out to achieve for you and your friends.

What Are The Advantages of Special Interest Housing?

  • It allows students to personalize their residential experience and tailor it to their own unique needs.
  • It extends learning outside the classroom and enhances the residential experience and the overall campus climate.
  • It's an exciting way to increase faculty and staff involvement in the residence halls.

2014-2015 Freshmen Special Interest Housing Communities

Students for Service

First Year students can choose to join the Students for Service Community where they will engage in programming that encourages service to others.  Programming will include regular service trips in the local community followed by guided reflections.  The service and reflections will allow residents to explore questions of service, diversity and social justice.   Community members will also be exposed to service opportunities offered through Stonehill such as H.O.P.E., Into the Streets, the Farm at Stonehill College, and Stonehill Service Corps. The Students for Service Community will reside in the Holy Cross Center.

Community Expectations

  • Students will set community guidelines and will help maintain those guidelines by appropriately confronting others regarding violations of community expectations
  • Students will be active members of the community and will regularly participate in programming
  • Students will engage the Stonehill community and peers in conversations around community service and serve as a resource to others

Students for Service Community Application

 

Healthy Living Community

First Year students can choose to join the Healthy Living Community where they will engage in programming that encourages living a healthy lifestyle.  Programming will concentrate on a holistic approach to wellness and will focus on topics such as physical, spiritual, emotional, and social well-being.  The community will have the opportunity to further their personal development through discussions with campus experts including but not limited to Counseling Services, Health Services, Health & Wellness Education, and Campus Ministry.  The Healthy Living Community will reside in the Holy Cross Center

Community Expectations

  • Students will set community guidelines and will help maintain those guidelines by appropriately confronting others regarding violations of community expectations
  • Students will be expected to maintain a substance free environment which includes ensuring that all guests also abide by community guidelines.
  • Students will be active members of the community and will regularly participate in programming
  • Engage the Stonehill community and peers in conversations around healthy living and serve as a resource to others

Healthy Living Community Application