Enhance your college experience by being a part of the Business Learning Community (BLC).
The BLC is a first-year living-learning community integrating academic, social, and career development opportunities to support you in making a smooth, successful transition to college and Kent State University. Students take specific courses together while engaging in various events designed to connect students to business faculty, academic advisors, and business mentors.
"Living in Prentice allowed me to make friends with people who I had classes with, so I could always ask someone for help. The BLC helped me meet people who will be in my classes up until graduation." Nadia Dasani, Prentice Hall Resident
"As a commuter student, I originally felt limited getting to know people on campus. The BLC helped me to start conversations with peers, which made me feel better connected with other business students." Jarrod Crano, Commuter Student
Select to live in Prentice Hall, the home of the Business Learning Community. As the business residence hall on campus, Prentice Hall provides many special amenities to business majors.
Opportunity to live with other business majors who are taking similar coursework
On-site academic advising
Easy access to in-hall programs and events
MAPS office (business peer mentoring)
Tutoring and study skills assistance (sponsored by the Academic Success Center)
Centralized campus location
Grocery market and cafeteria
If you are living on-campus and selecting to join the Business Learning Community, you will be required to live in Prentice Hall as part of the living-learning experience.
Commuters and Honors College students are welcome to join as well, and are not required to live in Prentice Hall. BLC students are welcome to visit Prentice Hall and use the lounge space between classes, attend community events, and visit the academic advising office.
As a first-year BLC student, you will enroll in introductory business courses with fellow BLC members. This adds the learning aspect to the living-learning experience and fosters connections with your peers.
Additionally, as a BLC student you will select a smaller interest area group to help you meet students and faculty who share similar interests with you. Interest area groups are built around the First-Year Experience (FYE) orientation course and cover a variety of topics.
If you are living on campus, select Prentice Hall and the Business Learning Community (BLC) on your housing application*
*If you have already completed your housing application, you may may changes to the application up until June 30th
Be sure to ask about joining the Business Learning Community during the Golden Flash Days, hosted by the Kent State University Admissions Office, and the summer Destination Kent State orientation program.