The Residential College is a new option for first year students that offers unique faculty-student interaction in a community that bridges the academic and residential experience. Octavio Flores-Cuadra, a professor in Romance Languages and Literatures, serves as pre-major advisor to all residents living in this area and collaborates with the RAs to sponsor events that provide opportunities for intellectual, artistic and social learning. Students who choose to be part of this program will reside in Nicolson Hall for their first two years and will have an opportunity to develop an especially close relationship with their faculty advisor. Students are expected to participate in programs and community service projects sponsored by the Residential College.