When you live in the residence halls you’re part of the campus - close to the library, computer labs and classrooms. Best of all, your friends—old friends and the ones you haven't made yet—are right around the corner. All residence halls (except Founders Hall) are mixed-class halls, which means first-year students, sophomores, juniors, and seniors live in one shared community. The number of residents on each floor ranges from 40-60 students.
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Theme Housing Options
The Office of Housing & Residence Life is excited to be implementing theme housing within our residence hall communities. Residents will have the option to select a themed community that they would be most interested in living in as part of the housing application & selection process. The idea is to have students with a shared interest living in close proximity to one another to create a more inclusive and active floor community. Below are the theme options for the 2016-17 Academic Year:
· An excessively zealous person; fanatic
o This community is all about students with interests in gaming and/or those with interests in any fandom communities (including gaming, comics, movies, television, etc.).
Visual & Performing Arts (“Motet”)
· A vocal composition in polyphonic style, on Biblical or similar prose text, intended for use in a church service
o Musically or artistically inclined students will come together in this community. Activities will center on creative themes that will allow student to highlight their artistic aptitudes.
· Any creed or formula of belief.
o Keeping in tradition with the mission of HNU, this community will explore the topic of spirituality and programs will be related to discovering more about different faiths and spiritual trends & practices.
Hawk Housing (“Panoptic”)
· All-inclusive (Theme-less floor)
o This community will not have a specific theme, but rather will bring together students with varying interests to learn from one another.
Social Justice (“Parity”)
· Equality, as in amount, status, or character.
o Programs and discussions in this community will revolve around issues of social justice and equality in all aspects of the concept.
Emerging Leaders (“Greenleaf”)
· Named after Robert Greenleaf, who coined the phrase “Servant Leadership”
o This community will focus on the themes of leadership, service, and how leaders can serve their communities (HNU & beyond). Activities will include service opportunities on and off campus as well as discussions about what it means to be a leader.
Quiet Lifestyle (“Arcadia”)
· Real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
o This community is for students wanting a more serene living environment. 24 hour quiet hours will be in place for this floor at all times throughout the year.
Wellness & Substance-Free (“Austere”)
· Sober or to abstain from an action
o Members of this community commit to being free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Programs & discussion in this community will revolve around the topics of self-care and personal reflection.
Outdoor Recreation & Sustainable Living (“Viridis”)
· Latin origin – meaning “green”
o This community deals with all things sustainability and is aimed at those who enjoy the outdoors as well. This includes recycling, reducing your carbon footprint, and eating organically. Activities and events will happen on and off-campus relating to experiencing the outdoor activities and beauty that the Bay Area has to offer.
· Characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
o This community will cater to students with interests & majors in the sciences, including biology, chemistry and physics.
21+ Community (“Solon” & “Nestor”)
o These single-gender communities are reserved for those who are 21 years of age or older. Graduate students living on campus will get preference for these communities. Undergraduates will be placed in these communities as space is available.