Benefits - Living and Learning Communities - Christopher Newport University

Living and Learning Communities


  • Increases comfort with classmates, allowing students to take intellectual risks and participate more fully in their classes
  • Provides a smoother transition to college by giving students an easily identifiable peer group
  • Increases student participation in the classroom
  • Integrates knowledge more effectively through linked courses that have a common topic or address a “big question"
  • Increases retention rates for first-year students through connections to campus activities
  • Guarantees two to three courses necessary for student progress toward degree completion
  • Provides tools to balance students’ academic and social lives
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