In recognizing that some upperclass students desire a different type of campus connection, the Independent Living Experience (ILE) allows residents the opportunity to increase their independence while retaining the assistance that on-campus living provides. The ILE is housed within The Monroe, Hazel Apartments, and several PMA buildings managed by our partner, COCM. Each building is unique, designed to function like off-campus apartments that our students will experience after graduation. ILE concentrates predominantly on the individual apartment experience more than the community as a whole.
Residence Life staff continue to assist residents living within these less traditional housing options and communities. Graduate Resident Directors (GRDs) will provide guidance and respond to student needs within these more independent, dynamic environments. This new experience aims to bring forward the most effective components of the Upperclass Experience while acknowledging that some students will thrive with less support.
Residence Life, Housing, and other campus services will continue to support these residents as they think critically about their future, determine effective strategies for sustaining academic success, and ensure post-graduate planning for life beyond CWRU.