Themed Communities

A ‘theme community’ is a term we use to talk about some of our exciting, and innovative living communities we offer at Wagner. We offer options for First-Years, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors to participate in Themed Communities! Theme communities offer unique environments where students.  Theme communities let resident students:

  • Explore similar interests and passions
  • Bond with other students
  • Connect with enthusiastic faculty and staff members
  • Gain access to additional academic support
  • Challenge themselves in new ways
  • Make a lasting impact on their collegiate experience

First Year Student Options

Students can apply to first-year theme communities in their housing application! It’s as simple as selecting a box that identifies the community.

This may be the hip New York City neighborhood you’ve been looking for… You don’t have to be an artist or musician… You just have to love what they do!

Visit MOMA and the MET.  See a Broadway show.  Find the offbeat musical venues and tucked-away galleries.  Faculty and staff can show you how to get there.  Your neighbors will be ready to go with you.

Harborview Hall is home to the Arts & Visual Culture floor.

What better way to meet the people in the Honors Program, than to live down the hall from them? In a place where floor-mates and classmates are often one in the same, students in this community support each other personally and academically.

Honors students are often described as driven, independent thinkers, and committed to achieving their goals.  As a result, residents get involved in creating events and programs that meet their needs—which is often not another lecture.  For example, last semester, residents left the stress of campus behind and had a picnic in Clove Lakes Park, just down the hill from campus.

Harborview Hall is home to the First Year Honors Community Floor.

Launched in the Fall 2017, the Civic Engagement Floor provides students interested in leadership, civic engagement and community service in a community of upcoming leaders at Wagner, and beyond!  Students in this community will participate in leadership activities and be provided opportunities to think about civic engagement in New York City.

Incoming first year students can apply to the gender inclusive wing on their housing application form and will only be assigned by completing the application. This community allows roommate pairings of any gender, gender expression, or sex. Residents who do not indicate roommate requests will be assigned a roommate who is also interested in the Gender Inclusive wing.

Sophomore, Junior, & Senior Options

Information regarding returning upperclass student options will be released during housing selection.

The Gender Inclusive Community was proposed and created by Wagner College students!  This community supports and advocates for the cultural experiences of LGBTQAI residents and allies.  The floor will also serve as gender-free housing.  This community allows roommate/suitemate pairings of any gender, gender expression, or sex.  Residents who do not indicate similar roommate requests will be assigned a roommate who is also interested in living in the Gender Inclusive Community.  People will only be assigned to live in this community by completing the designated application and being accepted.

Towers Hall is home to gender inclusive housing.

Fraternities and sororities have been an important element of the Wagner College community since 1931.  Fraternity and Sorority life at Wagner College is built upon the premise that these organizations enhance the educational mission of the College and provide an element of residential and social character to the campus.

Wagner College believes involvement in fraternities and sororities is one of many ways to enhance the quality of life for students by providing a range of opportunities for meaningful individual involvement, development, and growth.  The College also believes fraternities and sororities are organizations that are committed to educating members and potential members about the ideas of scholarship, community service, leadership, brotherhood and sisterhood, interfraternalism, personal integrity, and social development.


The Honors Community is for any student who hopes their residential experience especially supports their academic and intellectual goals. This floor is ideal for those interested in exploring new ideas about themselves and the world. The Honors Community in Guild brings the Honors Program home. It encourages students to collaborate with each other and deepen their friendships. Faculty and staff support students’ personal scholarship and leadership development through meetings, events, and programs. From museum days to flea markets, the Honors Community in Guild is known for traveling off-campus—and having fun while doing it!

Guild Hall is home to the Honors community.

Transfer Student Options

Students interested in transfer student housing can apply via their housing application.

Graduate Student Options

Students can apply to first-year theme communities in their housing application! It’s as simple as selecting a box that identifies the community.

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