Communication & Society Residence Academic Program
CommRAP, the Communication & Society Residential Academic Program, is a living-learning community housed in Buckingham Hall and organized around the theme of communication and society. It’s the only dorm affiliated with CMCI, though we welcome all students who are interested in communication.
With only 200 students living in Buckingham Hall, you’ll quickly get to know faces and find lasting friends and mentors. The school year kicks off with social and academic events and continues with weekly gatherings like breakfast-for-dinner, open mic night and a slam poetry reading. There’s even a faculty family that lives in the building with their dogs.
By the end of your first month, you’ll know why we call ourselves “the BuckingFam.”
You can learn in your pajamas.
About a dozen classes are offered each semester in Buckingham, giving you the opportunity to participate in small seminars right in your own dorm. You can even show up to classes in your pajamas, but not all the time, because many CommRAP classes include field trips, for example, to ad agencies, film festivals and baseball games.
You’ll also share classes elsewhere on campus with other CommRAP students, so it’s easy to get homework help and share study sessions with your neighbors.
It feels like home.
In CommRAP, you’ll live on campus, but in a sanctuary away from central campus. On Saturday morning, walk across the street to the coffee shop, instead of waking up to the sounds of marching band practice. By participating in our many opportunities for student leadership, you can even shape CommRAP into the home you want.
Spend your first year of college in a memorable place with the perfect blend of academic and social support. Come join our “BuckingFam!"