Residential Communities

Make the transition to living on campus easier by choosing to live with others who share your interests in a residential community.

Rather than being paired with a random roommate, residence community living ensures that you’ll have an interest or lifestyle in common with your new neighbors, regardless of major. You’ll also have the chance to take classes together, explore New York City as a group, and give back through community service.

Being part of a residential community connects what you learn in the classroom with your life at home in the residence halls and enriches the friendships you form with others.

  • The Arches Living & Learning Community

    Arches students visit the Brooklyn Bridge

    Named for the College's most iconic campus feature, the Arches is Manhattan’s flagship living-learning community for freshmen. As Arches students, you live in Lee Hall and take one class together each semester. Outside of the classroom, you’ll be exposed to different types of culture and service work in New York City. It’s a great introduction to college life, and truly builds community from day one.

  • Common Interest Communities


    Common Interest Communities (CICs) are themed residences for students looking to enrich their lives outside of the classroom with peers. By joining the performing arts community, we guarantee there’s a friend across the hall waiting to see a Broadway show with you. Want to start a business? Pitch your idea to fellow members of your entrepreneurship community. CICs help you find your niche on campus, and a great group of friends along with it.