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Mi Casa Learning Community

First-Year students in the Mi Casa program live and learn together, make forever friendships and become part of New York City while exploring its rich history.

Mi Casa students live together in suite-style housing on the eighth floor of Lee Hall and participate in New York City excursions and community-engaged learning opportunities, exploring the rich cultural history of New York City and Manhattan College's part in it.

To apply for the the Mi Casa learning community, please complete the housing application on the myMC Portal.


As a Mi Casa student, you have the chance to get settled on campus by moving in before the rest of the student body. You will live on the eighth floor of Lee Hall, one of our all suite-style buildings. Residents live on co-ed floors in gender-specific suites. Each suite typically consists of two double-occupancy rooms, and a private bathroom that you share with your roommates. Living in the heart of campus ensures that you'll be part of a safe and fun community, and makes those early morning classes a little bit easier to get to!


During the year you will:

  • Develop an appreciation for how various cultural elements shape your goals and ambitions
  • Develop a sense of place and community at Manhattan College
  • Form support structures and community to aid in academic success and retention
  • Begin to develop skills for self-advocacy in order to make sure your needs are met

Living on a diverse community floor allows individuals to immerse themselves in a cultural environment they might not be familiar with. By choosing this, students gain the opportunities to foster a greater understanding and appreciation for diversity and share their social skills with individuals who may have different values or experiences.

Angelina Perez, Sophomore, English Major

Signature Events 

Diving into the campus community and New York City is one of the best parts of the Global Jaspers community!  Some past events include:

  • Mural painting in floor common spaces
  • Residential/Commuter/Continuing student mixer at the beginnning of the academic year
  • Focused programming in conjuction with the Lee Learning Commons
  • Roundtable programs about historical and current topics in Latinx communities
  • Ability to volunteer with organizations that serve Latinx communities within New York City
  • Residents will work with RAs to create one event on campus during Hispanic Heritage month
  • Students will develop an ongoing relationship with Furza Latina, the Latinx cultural organization on campus

Video: Student Project

Learning Community students love sharing their experiences with others. Arches students Sarah Obeidalla and Caitlin Hall produced this video after visiting a mosque as part of their Arches class, The Nature and Experience of Religion. 

Apply to Mi Casa

Ready for a one-of-a-kind freshman year? Apply to Mi Casa now! There’s no extra cost to join, but we do encourage you to apply early because space is limited. All admitted freshmen are eligible to apply. Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis.