Arts Community

The Arts Community is an LLC that supports students interested in exploring their creative side. Whether that be through visual, performing, or musical arts, the Arts Community offers opportunities, field trips, and resources to create.

Painting Workshop in Nassau Hall

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Quick Facts

  • Has a Dance Studio, Painting Studio, and Music Room with supplies and open to students 24/7
  • Residential Fellows from the Art History Department, Office of Communications and Marketing, Office of Sustainability, and community members volunteer their time to run field trips and hold sessions to engage students in their passions
  • Open to students of all years, any major, and varied interests


    Creativity | Belonging | Learning


    • Nassau Hall is home to the Arts Community on campus where students can explore an appreciation for the visual, performing, and musical arts.  Featuring a dance studio, music room, and painting studio, the Arts Community provides a unique opportunity for students to engage in the arts in their own living space.  Whether you are a casual observer of the arts or are deeply connected to the arts, Nassau Hall offers student-developed programs and community partnerships and classes to meet students where they are.  

    Learning Outcomes

    1. Students living in the Arts Community will experiment with their own creative abilities and interests and develop an appreciation for art in their lives.

    How to Apply

    All housing placements for the Arts Community are based upon application review. Applicants must have submitted complete answers to all questions in the application to be considered for placement. Only those who submit an application by the housing deadlines listed on the housing selection website may be considered for placement. You can find more information on the housing process at housing for incoming students.

    For any questions or concerns, contact the Department of Residence Life ( or 585-245-5726) or the Associate Director for Educational Initiatives, Dr. Meg Reitz, ( or 585-245-6363)

    What is a Living-Learning Community?

    A Living-Learning Community (LLC) is a group of students who choose to live together in a Residence Hall to explore a common interest.  Each LLC has a shared academic component (e.g., a course, faculty-led workshops, a service trip) and is strengthened by co-curricular experiences that align with the community's interests and goals.

    Are you a faculty or staff member interested in getting involved?

    Fill out the general interest form or contact Dr. Meg Reitz directly at x6363 or