Theme Learning Communities

2020-2021 Theme Learning Communities

The Theme Learning Communities (TLCs) are a way to enhance your living experience on campus. While there will be lots of opportunities for you to get involved on campus, the TLC community brings a group of students together and allows them to live with others who share a common passion. The TLCs are meant to make your entire Mines experience better by supporting you in your academic endeavors, not taking time away from your academic work. The TLC experience will begin during the third Oredigger Camp session (August 18-20).

If you are applying for a TLC, you will also need to register for the third Oredigger Camp session (August 18-20). The TLC residents will participate in additional activities during this camp to develop their residential community and create goals for the year.

The applications for Theme Learning Communities can be accessed through the links within the housing application on Trailhead. TLC applications will be accepted April 1 – May 1. If you are chosen to live in a TLC, you will be sent a welcome letter by email, giving you further instructions on housing, roommate selection, and Oredigger Camp. Once you’ve made your roommate selection by contacting the other members of your TLC, you’ll officially be a part of the TLC and you’ll start to hear from the folks who will be running your community. As a TLC resident, the cost of Oredigger Camp will be $25.00.

If you apply for a TLC but are not selected to live in the TLC, you will be notified by May 15. You may decide to attend the third session of Oredigger Camp as scheduled, you may attend a different camp, or you may cancel. If you are not selected as a TLC participant, the cost of Oredigger Camp is $75.00. Scholarships are available to assist with the cost of camp, please inquire with the Office of New Student and Transition Services.

The move-in day for 2020-2021 TLC members will be Noon – 4 PM on Monday, August 17, 2020.

 

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2019-2020 Theme Learning Communities

2020-2021 Incoming First-Year Students Theme Learning Community (TLC) Timeline

Late March

Oredigger Camp Registration Opens.

Students applying for Theme Learning Communities within the Residence Halls should plan to attend the third Oredigger Camp session (August 18-20).

April 1 – May 1

The applications for Theme Learning Communities (TLCs) can be accessed through the links within the housing application on Trailhead.

May 15

If you are chosen to live in a TLC, you will be sent a welcome letter by email, giving you further instructions on housing, roommate selection, and Oredigger Camp. If you are not selected to live in a TLC, you will be notified by this date and provided further options for Oredigger Camp.

August 17

The move-in day for International students and any (TLC or Non-TLC) incoming first-year students attending the third Oredigger Camp Session (August 18-20).

TLC residents NOT attending the August 13-15 Oredigger Camp Session may only move-in on August 15th.

August 20

The move-in day for ALL incoming first-year students including TLC residents that do NOT attend the third Oredigger Camp session (August 18-20).

Oredigger Camp

All students applying for Theme Learning Communities within the Residence Halls should plan to attend the third Oredigger Camp session (August 18-20). The TLC experience will begin during the August third Oredigger Camp session (August 18-20).

Please visit the New Student and Transition Services website for more information.

For more information, please email us at housing@mines.edu.