CRC residents pose at their devocation

Chadbourne Residential College

How to Join

  1. Sign your University Residence Halls contract and submit your advance payment in My UW Housing
  2. Select the Chadbourne Residential College as your top choice when you submit your hall preferences in My UW Housing
  3. Prioritize learning communities over residence halls when you submit your hall preferences in My UW Housing
  4. Receive your room assignment

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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


Students gathered around in a seminar.

CRC First-Year Seminar
Foundations of a Liberal Arts Education | Inter-LS 130 | 1 Credit

Participating in the fall seminar is central to the CRC experience. You’ll meet weekly with a small group of students to explore what it means to be a liberally educated person. Topics include managing the transition to college, how to engage in constructive dialogue, problem-solving, and making connections on campus and beyond. Once a month, you’ll participate in larger, community-wide events with special guests from campus. Guests speakers build on the themes you’re exploring in seminar and spark intellectually stimulating discussions.

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Community Goals

  • Begin a lifelong journey of curiosity, leadership & service.
  • Explore what it means to be liberally educated and how to leverage your liberal arts education after graduation.
  • Optimize your campus experience through participation in CRC collaborations with campus and community partners.
  • Create academic and social connections within the CRC, on campus and in the community.

CRC is dedicated to offering the best of a small liberal arts college experience while leveraging all of the opportunities a large R1 research institution has to offer. The CRC team is dedicated to providing opportunities that will nurture and empower you to explore your interests and find your passion through introductions to new people and experiences combined with hands-on projects designed to develop your leadership skills.

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Events & Activities

The CRC First Year Seminar: Foundations of a Liberal Arts Education is the cornerstone of the CRC experience. The seminar is designed to guide first-seminar students in an exploration of the meaning and value of a liberal arts education. Beyond the classroom, CRC students will have the opportunity throughout the year to participate in signature programming:

  • Community engagement initiatives
  • Campus & community exploration field trips
  • CRC Tea
  • Kevin J Cocoran Academic Enrichment Grant
  • Writing Center office hours in the CRC
  • Tutoring and study skills opportunities & workshops

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CRC Professional Staff

Claire Bailey-Marren

Position title: Cross-College Advising Service (CCAS) Advisor

Jeffrey Beneker

Position title: Faculty Director of CRC
Professor of Classics

Marcia Hatcher

Position title: Residence Life Coordinator

Kim Lowe

Position title: Residence Life Program Manager