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Arts & Expression Learning Communities

Do you like to express yourself through the arts: acting, drawing, music, paintings, poetry and spoken word, sculpture, etc.?  In joining any of the three communities below, you will live with students from a variety of majors and together you will explore the arts on campus and in the surrounding area.  All students in these learning communities will be housed in Boland Hall.

Please visit our Arts & Expression learning community partners, for additional information about programs they offer: Pulse; Fashion Communications Milestone S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; College of Visual and Performing Arts; Office of Multicultural Affairs; Verbal Blend.



Arts Adventure Learning Community

The Arts Adventure Learning Community supports the philosophy that the arts are an essential part of a college education. Students participating in this learning community will live together and be engaged in the arts through performances, gallery shows, and other forms of artistic expression. Participants will live with other students from a variety of majors and will collaborate on artistic projects and learning experiences within the hall.  Through this learning community, students will experience and engage in the cultural opportunities available both on campus and regionally.
  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students.
  • There is no course requirement for this learning community.
  • Location: Boland Hall on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd floors for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Fashion Communications Learning Community

The Fashion Communications Learning Community is designed for students who are passionate about fashion and looking to explore Fashion beyond the classroom.  This LC offers students numerous fun and intellectually engaging activities aimed at developing creativity and vision, evaluating fashion advertising, exploring design concepts and merchandising theories, and watching the occasional episodes of Project Runway. Students will be offered a number of opportunities to engage with the campus about fashion outside of their program by attending panel discussions and guest lectures.  
  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students.
  • There is no course requirement for this learning community.
  • Location: Boland Hall on the 6th floor for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Poets Learning Community

The Poets Learning Community brings together first-year students interested in writing and performing their diverse stories through spoken word poetry at Syracuse University. Through a series of Verbal Blend workshops, special events, and interactions with other poets, students build a supportive community for writing, public speaking, and artistic expression through spoken word and hip-hop.  Additionally, students in the learning community will be mentored by upper-class student poets known as Poets Achieving Leadership (PAL). The learning community strives to provide a safe environment for poets to share their diverse stories, write and perform original poetry as well as to provide programs geared towards bringing awareness to spoken-word poetry, slams and hip-hop.
  • Open to first-year undergraduate SU students.
  • Open to selected upper-class students serving as peer mentors.
  • There is no course requirement for this learning community.
  • Location: Boland Hall on the 5th floor for the 2017-2018 academic year.