The 2013-2014 housing process has been completed for the Academic and themed commmunities. We are no longer accepting applications!! Thank you.
Started in Fall 2012, St. Ambrose Residence Life is offering Themed Housing Communities for Ambrose Students. This initiative is an exciting opportunity for students looking for a unique opportunity in the Residence Halls here at St. Ambrose University. Below is list of the different communities offered for the 2013-14 academic year. Please read through and follow the application process below. If you have further questions contact the Residence Life Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 563-333-6258.
The Academic Community sets out to select the most well-rounded First Year students who hold academia and community involvement at the highest priority. As a result of the activities and services provided by the Academic Community, residents will display habits and attitudes that enhance their leadership abilities, recognize a connection between their living environment and academic success, and recognize the impact of their participation in connection with their personal and academic success. The Academic Community will be housed in North Hall.
The Spiritual Community provides a living and learning environment in which students deepen their spiritual lives and learn from the spiritualties of others. The community is intended for students desiring to fully embrace the Catholic mission of St. Ambrose University and further that mission in the process of paying attention to and maturing in their individual spiritual lives. Ideally the community will be made of up students representing the various religious and denominational traditions which make up our residential population. Direction and support for the community is provided through the Campus Ministry Department of St. Ambrose University in collaboration with the Residence Life Office. The Spiritual Community will be housed in McCarthy Hall.
Want to experience world cultures without leaving campus, or meet American students who love all things international? The International Community at St. Ambrose is a new living experience for students who believe that the world is worth exploring! The community will consist of suites of American and international students and will include special cultural programming such as cooking evenings, movie nights, and culture talks. The International Community is open to students at sophomore level and above. Groups of 2-3 Americans may apply to share a suite with 1-2 international students. Direction and support for the community is provided through the Center of International Education of St. Ambrose University in collaboration with the Residence Life Office. The International Community will be housed in McCarthy Hall.
Themed Houses Community
Themed Campus Houses offer a unique opportunity for those in preferred housing which enables students to grow into a more independent lifestyle while remaining active members of the campus community. Students will work together in creating a theme in which they would like to explore and share with the campus through the form of two programs or service learning projects a semester. Examples of themes would include: art, music, sustainability, community service etc. Students will pair up with a faculty or staff advisor who can help them accomplish their goals and give support. Students accepted to become a themed house would receive first priority in house selection over priority points. Various houses have capacities for between two and five students, so students must plan to fully occupy the house when selecting.