Possibilities for enhancing the Springfield College Living-Learning Community (LLC) were identified through enrollment management data, program/topic of interest to students, and faculty involvement. The working group collaborated with Residence Life staff to develop and implement two LLCs for our incoming first year students. The communities implemented in fall 2017 were the Entrepreneurship Living Learning Community (open to all majors), and the Life and Health Sciences Living Learning Community (focusing on Biology, Sports Biology, pre-PA, and pre-PT majors). Both communities are housed in Massasoit Hall. Housing and Residence Life and Facilities Management partnered to reconfigure space to afford a flexible classroom/academic meeting area and to provide a shared office space for faculty advisors for better integration and accessibility.

A Living-Learning Advisory Board has been formed and is drafting a recommended process for review of the pilot communities and a process for expansion.