First-year students are housed in four residence halls: McDonnell, Smith, Swartz and Vedder Halls. A typical double occupancy room is approximately 160 square feet (or higher).
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The Residential Colleges program is highly recommended for new international students. It offers a unique living/learning opportunity where first-year students with similar interests can take a course as well as live together. The program offers courses in the following eight themes: Arts, Environmental, Discovery, Global, Humanities, Language & Culture, Social Justice, and Society & Technology.
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The Healthy Living (Health and Wellness) community, designed in partnership with students, provides a fun and exciting social environment in which alcohol, tobacco and other drugs may not be used on the hall. All residents make a commitment to maintain a substance-free living space and create an atmosphere of mutual respect for individual lifestyle choices.