Arts Interdisciplinary Living Community
College of the Arts Housing
Are you a visual, performing or communication arts student who would enjoy living and engaging with artists of all disciplines? The College of the Arts' Arts Interdisciplinary Living Community (AILC) may be the environment you are looking for. Comprised of students majoring in art & design, music, theatre, dance, television and/or communication and media, the AILC occupies two floors in the Freeman Residence Hall on the south end of the campus — just across from the Cali School of Music and a few minutes walk from all of the college's visual arts and performance facilities.
But AILC is not just about convenience. It is about students with creative and multidisciplinary interests living together . . . sharing their passions and challenges and discovering their common ground.
The AILC Experience
The Arts Interdisciplinary Living Community is available to new freshmen and already-enrolled students in the College of the Arts.* To foster the interdisciplinary experience, efforts are made to balance representation of the different majors, where possible, among the residents.
Rooms on the AILC floors are largely doubles. There is also a lounge and an adjacent art-studio facility equipped with a piano, work tables, easils and display walls -- spaces in which students can work and rehearse 'at home,' when they are not otherwise in the acadenuc studios or practice rooms. A bulletin board allows for posting exhibition/performance/field trip announcements and notices of other common interests.
The AILC floors are staffed by Community Assistants (CA's) who are upper-class students majoring in the College of the Ats. The CA's assist students in finding and creating opportunities for social engagement and peer learning across the disciplines; foster the informal exchange of ideas, joint projects and field trips; and encourage residents to be pro-active in the community. Residents will participate in Floor meetings and may initiate or help organize special activities such as open-mic nights, talent shows, theatre-trips to New York, student exhibitions, movie-nights, ec. The AILC is as rich and stimulating as its residents make it.
*note: Living in the AILC is an option, not a requirement, for College of the Arts students.
How to Apply
Students interested in living in the AILC must be admitted as majors to the College of the Arts as well as demonstrate an expressed interest in participating in an interdisciplinary living community. Applicants must also have paid their admission and housing deposits.
While the majority of students in the AILC are freshmen, upper classmen may be allowed to return on a space available basis — particularly those who wish to help enrich and foster the community together with new residents.
Students are encouraged to apply to the AILC as early as possible.
To apply for AILC housing, follow the instructions of the Office of Residential Education and Services. (Click on the link pertaining to your student status):
- Incoming Freshmen: http://www.montclair.edu/resed/housing/newfreshmen.html
(note: Students must be eligible for and have already applied for Montclair State University housing before submitting this application for the AILC Floor.)
- Current Returning Students: http://www.montclair.edu/resed/housing/returning.html