Housing

A Living-Learning Community

Thames Academy is not just a residence, not just classrooms, but an environment where students, faculty and staff live and learn together under one roof.

Housing

Thames Academy is located on the picturesque Thames River in a quiet, upscale residential neighborhood, approximately two blocks south of the Mitchell College campus. This beautiful, Victorian home is not only a residence hall for students — it also houses three classrooms, a common lounge, a kitchen/laundry area, and faculty and staff offices.

Student rooms are located on the second and third floor. Each floor has its own bathroom suite. Accommodations are single sex, and students share their living spaces with one or two roommates. Each room comes furnished with a twin bed with an x-long twin mattress, one desk, one desk chair, and one small dresser for each resident of that room. Rooms also have a closet and one small micro-fridge.

The main doors into the building are secured through a locking system. Students use their identification cards to activate the door and gain access.

A Living-Learning Community

But what makes Thames Academy so special isn’t its architecture or the water views or the micro-fridges, it’s the students, faculty and staff and their commitment to creating a holistic and engaged living-learning community. As a living-learning community, Thames Academy combines the academic and social component of the collegiate experience. The faculty and staff provide students with out-of-class opportunities to participate in academic, social, cultural and recreational programs. This often leads to improved academic performance, broader social circles, a deeper connection with faculty and staff, and a greater commitment to the learning process.

As successful, engaged students, they will develop a lifelong passion for learning. This, combined with effective learning, writing, critical thinking and communication strategies, will give students the tools they need to be successful in higher education or a career.

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