CRC made this campus feel a little smaller and allowed me to meet other first-year students as excited about community engagement as I am.Natalie K., CRC Resident
Programs and Activities
The CRC Common Read is one of the first opportunities each fall for our entire community to have a shared intellectual experience. The programs and events associated with our book serve as catalysts for us to experience interdisciplinary scholarship and community engagement as an integral part of CRC and the UW.
CRC also has a variety of Signature Programs that are offered year round. Some of these include academic advising, the CRC Olympics, discussion and community forums, interest groups, common reads, and Late Night Breakfast once per semester during finals week.
CRC residents have the opportunity to take part in the one-credit ILS 138: CRC First-Year Seminar. This seminar is a small, discussion-based class where 8-12 students and one instructor, assisted by one former CRC resident have the opportunity to engage in discussion and critical analysis about life and learning at UW-Madison. The class can help you ease your transition into college, as it allows you to get more instructor-student interaction and more dialogue and friendship with other students than in a typical large, lecture-based class. The seminar is taught in Chadbourne Residence Hall, which helps support the integration of your social and academic life on campus.
CRC residents will also have the opportunity to engage with faculty and staff in special topics seminars. These can range from the intersection of art and activism to courses focused on residents getting out into the greater Madison community and doing volunteer work. These topics change on a regular basis but are all designed to get our residents connected to faculty, staff, and each other.
Learning communities offer a variety of activities to participate in throughout the academic year. If you are a current resident of the community, use this Google Calendar to see which events and programs are coming up. For future residents, this calendar can also be used as a resource to determine what types of programming you can expect as a resident of the learning community.