10th Anniversary of the Commons
As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Commons this month, Time.com brings us news that other institutions around the country are giving the Hogwarts-style housing and social life a try. Check out Vanderbilt University which spent $150 Million on their Commons system…
“The goal is a living-and-learning environment that promotes both school spirit and responsibility to community among an increasingly diverse student body. Tactics include creating residential areas for first-years only, encouraging student-faculty interaction, extending orientation to full-term classes and hiring extra staff who plan activities like ice cream socials and watch out for strugglers.”
Yes, that’s exactly how it works here.