New this fall we'll be offering a UNIV 101 course with priority going to Mountainview students and taught in Mountainview:

Festivals, Fans, and Jam Bands

This course will examine Woodstock and other rock festivals from a variety of perspectives, tracing the legacy of music festival culture through Grateful Dead concerts and up to modern-day jam bands and rock festivals. We will explore the music of bands such as the Dead, Allman Brothers, Cream, Phish, Widespread Panic, Gov't Mule, Umphrey's McGee, and more, considering such issues as each band's approach to studio recordings vs. live recordings, favorite performance venues, and how each band relates to its fans. Students will develop presentations and short papers on the culture and music of the contemporary jam band/festival scene. For a final project, students will help stage a music festival to be held on campus toward the end of the semester. Look for more details coming soon.

Mountainview has two learning communities:

Engineering Learning Community

The Engineering Community at Mountainview College provides an excellent opportunity for incoming freshmen, who have had some experience with engineering while in high school, to meet other engineering students with similar backgrounds. Students who have participated in Project Lead the Way, New Visions Engineering or any one of many summer programs for prospective engineering students are invited to apply.

Students who are part of the Engineering Community have access to many benefits:

  • Be in the same small course sections (WTSN 103 and WTSN 111) with people in your residence hall
  • Participate in residence hall study sessions
  • Go on field trips conducted by a Watson faculty member
  • Get to know faculty in the Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science in small group settings
  • Take advantage of residence hall programs focusing on engineering

The Engineering Community is designed to foster a sense of community and a shared purpose with other students and their teachers. Students will have more opportunities to interact with a range of people. While their roommate will most likely be a part of the Engineering Community, the floor on which they will live will be a combination of students from other majors as well. Residential Life assignments are made for one year.

How to sign up

Applicants to the Engineering Learning Community will be able to request this when going through the housing process. Please be sure you are planning on an engineering major.

Nursing Learning Community (NLC)

The Nursing Learning Community is an on-campus residential option for a selective number of new nursing students who have been directly admitted into the nursing program. Students living in this community are placed strategically in close proximity to one another. A variety of academic and social activities designed specifically for nursing students are offered throughout the year and academic support is provided by an upper-level resident assistant who is also majoring in nursing. Additionally, the NLC has a study lounge in Hunter Hall that is ideally suited to support the educational needs of nursing students at all levels.

Find out more about Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences.