"The world may not yet be a village, but surely
our sense of neighborhood must expand."
(Ernest Boyer, 1987)
Family residences are provided in two communities, the Smyth-Fernwald
area of the Clark Kerr Campus and University Village in nearby Albany.
These vivacious international communities are comprised of over 830 families
from more than 60 countries. Within the communities, residents find a
diversity of languages, cultures, and lifestyles.
Slightly more than half of the University Village population is made
up of families with children. Graduate students are the overwhelming majority,
but undergraduate students with families and post-doctoral students also
reside in the family residential communities.
The community programs address the health and well-being of the families
as well as the academic needs of the student. To that end, day care and
after school programs are offered for young children, and special teen
programs are designed to provide educational & cultural outlets for
community teens. Social groups and events are developed in response to
community needs and residents are encouraged to take leadership roles
within the communities. The Study Center and Computer Lab provide technological
support and study space close to home. For a complete and current listing of programs offered through the University Village Recreation Program, please visit our website by clicking here.