Adventure Education Living-Learning Center

Residential Programs offers the opportunity for freshmen and some upper-class students to live in a specially-designed Adventure Education Living-Learning Center. The Adventure Education Living-Learning Center provides residents the opportunity to engage in outdoor activities and to live with a close-knit community of others.

Adventure education uses outdoor experiences as a forum for teaching important skills and abilities applicable to all aspects of life at the university and beyond. In the past, outdoor experiences included backpacking, canoeing, mountain biking, sea kayaking and cross-country skiing. As part of the university's co-curriculum, Adventure Education supports growth in integrity, leadership, social awareness and appreciation of diverse ways of knowing and being. As a resident of the Adventure Education Living-Learning Center, you have opportunities to:

  • broaden your capabilities,
  • develop your outdoor leadership, decision-making and technical skills, and
  • enhance your understanding of the relationship between people and nature.

The Center is housed in Schiff Hall and features primarily double rooms. There is space for approximately seventy-five women and men who live on coeducational floors. The facility also features a large living room, TV room, laundry, and kitchen facilities. The building was renovated in the summer of 1997.

Students selected to live in the Adventure Education Living-Learning Center possess the desire to enjoy and learn from outdoor experiences. Prior experience with outdoor activities is not required. Incoming students wishing to apply for the Adventure Education Living-Learning Center should submit an application (available with your online housing application) to the The Residence Life office. This is an open application process, but you should apply early to increase your chance of selection.

Limited space is available for continuing students in this hall. Applications for continuing students are available as of March 2. If we are unable to place you in the Adventure Education Living-Learning Center, your Housing Application will be entered in the Housing Assignment process.