The deadline for 2013-2014 ThinkBig Programs has passed.
Our communities* will be located in North Avenue Apartments & WestTech Apartments! You will have the opportunity to live with one other non-ThinkBig participant and still live on your ThinkBig community’s designated floor in one of the North Avenue buildings. For more information, see our About or FAQ pages.
Instructions for 2013-14 Housing Sign-Ups:
You’ll have the opportunity to sign up for a ThinkBig community when you apply for 2013-2014 housing. Participants will live together in apartment style housing and can select one non- ThinkBig roommate of your choice. ThinkBig is a two semester commitment. *Please note that International House and Women, Science, & Technology do not allow non-community participants as roommates.
If you want to participate in International House (I-House) or Women, Science and Technology (WST) you must apply on the appropriate web page: I-House (https://oie.gatech.edu/ihouse) or WST (http://wst.gatech.edu/wst-learning-community-application). The application deadline for WST is February 1, and the I-House application deadline is February 8. You will also need to complete the following directions.
All ThinkBig participants and non-ThinkBig roommate(s) must apply for housing by the February 28 deadline and must fill out the ThinkBig step on the application. Applying for ThinkBig will take priority over all other preferences. The Department of Housing will assign you to the room based on the program you were accepted into.
How to Apply to be in ThinkBig
When you get to the ThinkBig Communities Step the first question will be “Do you want to participate in a ThinkBig Program?” Answer yes and fill out your program choice(s) to be considered for ThinkBig. If you are interested in one program, only request that program and leave the other two program choices blank, etc. If you want to be roommates of other participants, make sure you ask for the same program(s) and in the same order.
How to Apply to be a roommate of someone in ThinkBig, but not participate in ThinkBig
If you want to be a non-ThinkBig roommate, answer “No, you do not want to participate in ThinkBig.” Simply answer yes to the question, “Do you want to be a non-ThinkBig roommate?”
All students in both categories must
On the Roommate Preferences step is where you will find your roommates. If you see “no matching roommate(s) have been found” one of two reasons are possible, the student(s) you are requesting has not applied for housing yet or the student(s) you have requested did not apply for ThinkBig or apply as a non-ThinkBig roommate. All roommates must have accepted each other and must have answered yes to one of the over questions on the ThinkBig Community step in order to be roommates.
*International House and Women, Science, and Technology will continue to be located in Fourth Street Apartments as they have for the past several years. The 4 new programs, Applied Humor, Thought for Food, Center Stage and Kids@Nature will be offered on West Campus. The others will be offered in North Avenue Apartments.
|1) Attend a retreat before classes begin for both Fall and Spring||This is for orientation and to establish cohort connections. Normally, the Friday or Sunday or before classes start.||Ice-breaking helps establish the community between all the students and with the faculty. Housing can help with the ice-breaking activities and retreat coordination.|
2) Programmatic "event" attendance with required attendance at 10 events/term
|Related to the LLC subject.||This component is to accentuate the "learning" component. Some of these should be within the living quarters, but others can be elsewhere. There will also be a student advisory council with each LLC. They will be charged with developing other "events".|
|3) A coffee/tea hour with required attendance at least 2 times a month.||Normally in the hall, same time and place each week. Time is set at the retreats, based on what is convenient for the faculty and students||This is to keep a continuous casual community relationship between the faculty and the students. Suggested place: Living space; Suggested time: between 4-6pm.|
|4) Program/dinner at the end of each term||This serves as a celebration of the group as a whole, their involvement together, and their connection with their common interest in this LLC.|
|5) Participation in Assessment||Completing Assessment Instruments||The ThinkBig Coordinator in Housing will send periodic assessments for the faculty to complete by certain dates.|