Why H.O.P.E.?

The H.O.P.E. Living Learning Community aims to develop and enhance the skills of residential pre-health freshman in order to achieve academic success and undergraduate graduation in four years.  It is our intention to create a residential space where pre-health first years can interact and be near other likeminded individuals, to help them grow, prosper and create connections that will translate into the professional world.

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You must apply for housing first through the housing portal. The HOPE application needs to be filled out after you have completed the housing application.

Program Requirements

To be a part of H.O.P.E., a student must be a health-related major such as Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Kinesiology, Nuclear Medicine, Nursing, Nutrition, Pre-Med/Pharmacy, Rehabilitative Science, and Vision Science. This list is not exhaustive. 

Those residents who are selected to participate in H.O.P.E. must meet the following criteria in order to be retained and receive priority housing in the LLC for the second year experience must meet the following criteria:

  • 3.25 GPA
  • 75% attendance to LLC programming

LLC Programming

The programming organized by the Graduate Area Coordinator and the Resident Assistant are geared towards supporting the needs of a student pursuing a health related major. Each month, participants in the H.O.P.E. LLC can expect the following:

  • Tutoring sessions
  • Faculty Dinner
  • Personal Development Success Program
  • Health related programming

In Fall semester, students in H.O.P.E. will select a local health-topic and begin to develop a community service learning project. In Spring semester, students will take part in this service project. Participation in the community service project is mandatory for any student wishing to continue in the H.O.P.E. community.

A calendar of events will be uploaded monthly.


Applications for the 2018-2019 Academic Year, will open June 1st. 

For any student wishing to apply for the H.O.P.E. LLC, a brief application must be completed. Only students who have an application for housing will be considered for the LLC. Information on how to apply for housing can be found on our Apply page.

A mandatory orientation will be held Sunday, August 26th.