At a Glance
- Made up of students with majors in design, computer science, engineering, and digital communications
- Students live in South Quad
- Get hands-on experience outside the classroom
What Makes This Community Different
Students in this community have access to opportunities that will improve their experience at Carolina and prepare them for their careers after graduation.
- Become part of the interdisciplinary living and learning community that brings together creative designers, data scientists, communicators and engineers.
- Build your skill set for an advantage in your future endeavors through research projects, community service programs and leadership events specifically designed around digital technolgies.
- Gain a unique insight into globally integrated workforces.
Take Classes With Your Peers
Galen students can take courses together, called linked courses, that cover a shared interest or fulfill a major requirement.
History 108: Science and Technology in World History
MART 210: Digital Media Arts Fundamentals
SPCH 140: Public Communication
CSCE 145: Algorithmic Design I
COLA 298: Entrepreneurism and Free Enterprise
Why Linked Courses
Research shows students who take courses within their learning community are more likely to take ownership of their academic career and be more engaged with their community.
Faculty Principal Community
These are themed, building-wide learning communities staffed by a faculty member who is an expert in the theme. Students get in-depth experience with their community topic, and gain a greater understanding of how to apply that experience outside the classroom and after they graduate.
Linked Course Community
These are academically focused communities where students live near each other and take major classes together. This helps students connect with others who have similar interests, gives them an opportunity to form relationships outside the classroom and gives them access to academic support when they need it.
Applying to Join This Community
Is this the living learning community for you?
Incoming Students: Submit your housing application, available on on Self-Service Carolina, and follow instructions to apply for a faculty principal community.
Returning Students: Fill out a university housing interest form (available Oct. 1 – 31).