Residential Life

Shared-interest Communities

A place that feels like home with friends who already “get” you.

Optional themed housing areas and activities make it easier to:

  • Make connections and new friendships with classmates who share common interests, goals, and tastes.
  • Get involved with activities on campus.
  • Take full advantage of all that college living offers.

How it works

These rooms and shared lounges are in designated sections or floors of residence halls on campus. A typical shared-interest community totals about 20 residents who enjoy activities together.

Make your choice

  • To live in a themed community, identify your top 3 picks and complete the housing application online. Assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis according to when your completed application and deposit are received.
  • Our residence life team will confirm your final placement around July 5. Then you can begin planning and connecting with your future community members through Nazareth's app for incoming students.

Living in a shared-interest community is entirely optional. If you opt not to, your dorm room assignment will be made in traditional housing in one of Nazareth's first-year residence halls on a first-come, first-served basis according to when your deposit is received. You can still choose to take part in special programming.

Special-interest Community Options

Creative and Performing Arts — A community for music, performance, and art lovers
Naz Spirit — A community of Naz enthusiasts
Global Commons — A community of travel and culture aficionados
Honors-Scholars— An invitation-only community of scholars

On Instagram

See what the shared-interest communities are up to: @NazResLife on Instagram


What does it mean to be part of a community?
How are special programs, events, and activities scheduled?
If I choose to live in a triple or suite, can I still participate?
What if my preferred roommate(s) aren’t interested in the same theme as I am?
Is there a special fee to participate?
If I decide that I don’t like the shared-interest community, can I move?