Food Exploration Living Learning Community

Food Exploration Living Learning Community- Lander Hall

Looking for a place to live next year? Check out the Food Exploration Living Learning Community in the brand new Lander Hall! This unique living learning community is hosted through a partnership between UW Housing & Food Services, the College of the Environment, and the School of Public Health. It’s the perfect place for SPH students to call home in 2015-2016!

Space is available for freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors! Current students should apply for housing between April 7 and April 15 (Priority I).

Does the word food pique your palate and your interest? Are you structured and follow recipes or do you dare to wander and experiment with flavors, textures and tasty possibilities? Do you enjoy growing your own vegetables, nurturing a garden from soil to snack? Are you curious about the story of your meal from farm, field or sea to table? Are Chopped and Celebrity Chef your TV shows of choice? Do you want to join a community of UW food aficionados with similar culinary interests? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might find your Husky home in the Food Exploration Community.

Situated in the rich culinary world of Seattle where community gardens abound and farmers markets are a destination, HFS offers students from all disciplines the opportunity to engage in a vibrant, themed community centered around food—the Food Exploration Theme Community. Whether your interests focus on breaking bread with friends and community, cultivating your culinary prowess, getting your hands dirty with urban farming, promoting public health through nutrition, or striving to find innovative solutions to global hunger, the Food Exploration Theme Community may be the community for you.

Activities and opportunities will draw on the rich food resources of the area including the robust Resident Dining Program offered by HFS, which features locally grown products, Fair Trade Certified coffee, creative culinary teams, and environmentally conscious food production and delivery. Students will also have opportunities to explore the UW Farm, local gardens, urban farming and the thriving Seattle food culture. The Food Exploration Theme Community is offered in collaboration with the College of the Environment and the School of Public Health, which will help students explore academic pathways that can bridge a personal passion for food and a possible career trajectory.

More about theme living learning communities at UW:

Whether a student has a clearly defined career trajectory that has been dreamt about since childhood or is looking to discover their career path by exploring every possibility, Theme Communities provide students a bridge from interest to focused exploration in a vibrant and dynamic residential community. Theme Communities support a diverse array of students who have a shared desire to dive into their Husky Experience with focus and intention. Through the guidance of our thoughtfully selected and strategically trained Residential Life staff, students in Theme Communities are encouraged and challenged to explore how their unique interests influence, contribute to and intersect with their identity, relationships, choices and trajectory. From unique opportunities to interact with faculty and community leaders to intentional experiential learning activities, Theme Communities offer students a broad spectrum of events and activities tailored to the exploration of their unique interests.

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Questions? Contact the HFS student services office: 206-543-4059,