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Thank you for your interest in learning more about Themed Learning Communities!  We're glad you're here!

First Year Experience Themed Community

Greetings Future Pios!

Residence Life and Housing is excited to offer you the opportunity to be a part of a vibrant, first year only community in one of our preferred residence halls! Come live in Swarthout Hall, close to classes, the library, our fitness center and Second Cup coffee shop! Students who select this experience will work closely with student affairs professionals on campus to ensure success inside and outside the classroom as you begin your college career!

If this is something you would like to consider, make sure to indicate your interest in the First Year Experience Community on your housing application. You can also preference Swarthout Hall. We will send more information to those who show interest in this community. 

 If you have questions about the First Year Experience Themed Community please e-mail Residence Life and Housing at

Open Housing

Carroll University defines Open Housing as an inclusive, voluntary housing option where students can share a designated suite with other students regardless of sex, gender identity or gender expression. It is not intended for romantic cohabitation. Students who choose this housing option will be expected to contribute positively to the community by respecting other members’ motivations for choosing this housing option, by upholding all Open Housing policies, and by abiding by all University regulations outlined in the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct. 

For terms and conditions of this community please click on the PDF link below titled "Open Housing Terms and Conditions". If you have any questions please contact the Residence Life and Housing Office (