By Davis Hill
Morrison Hall hosts Eastern’s Living Learning Communities program. This program allows students to live in the dorm with others who share their interests.
It also gives students the opportunity to participate in educational activities outside the classroom.
Each LLC holds events and activities tailored to the interests of its students.
For example, the Experience the Arts LLC might take a trip to the Spokane Symphony, while the Computing and Engineering Sciences LLC might host a lecture on cyber security.
Many LLC residents feel like they are part of a special community.
“It’s definitely a really good place to start out,” said Keirstan Hanson, who is a resident of the Leadership LLC. “Everyone’s always there, always willing to help you out. We’re one big family.”
“It’s been really interesting to meet so many different kinds of people,” said Kevin William-Laws, who lives in the Impressions LLC.
“My experience has been really positive and I found a community I can go to. Our floor is all about … promoting family unity with strangers.”
Nathan Westlund, a music major who lives in the Experience the Arts LLC, agreed.
“You can always find someone with similar interests,” he said. “The only con is that … sometimes, you can’t do everything.”
“It’s a group of people who are so like-minded,” said William-Laws. “There’s so many different people who are there for you in so many different ways.”
Computing and Engineering Sciences
Morrison Sixth Floor South
This LLC is for students who are interested in computer programming, engineering or other math and science-based activities.
Activities include discussing contemporary issues in computing and engineering sciences, math tutoring and game nights.
Morrison Third Floor North
This LLC is for students who are interested in outdoor adventure, recreation and nature. Activities include skiing/snowboarding, river rafting, and rock climbing.
Experience the Arts
Morrison Fifth Floor North
This LLC is for students who are interested in arts, literature, language, philosophy, writing and other related disciplines.
Activities include visits to art galleries, poetry readings and musical performances.
Morrison Fourth Floor South
This LLC is for students who are interested in communication studies, geography, anthropology, psychology and other social and behavioral sciences. Activities include global lecture series, special dinners and trips to the crime lab.
Morrison Third Floor South
This LLC is for students who are interested in exercise, nutrition, and holistic living. Activities include self-defense classes, stress management lectures and collaborations with Health, Wellness, and Prevention staff.
Morrison Second Floor North
This LLC is for students who are interested in gender identity, sexual orientation and social justice. Activities include speakers on social justice, collaboration with women’s and gender studies and the EWU Pride Center.
Morrison Fifth Floor South
This LLC is for students interested in foreign cultures, business and current events, and international travel. Activities include classes on intercultural communication, international connections and Study Abroad programs.
Morrison Fourth Floor North
This LLC is for students interested in learning how to effectively lead others. Activities include leadership presentations, team-building activities, blood-drive sponsorship and panels with the university president.