Live. Learn. Build Community.

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The Magis Communities at Regis University are designed for students who are committed to learning beyond the classroom and who also are interested in building a stronger sense of community between commuter and residential students. Students participating in these Integrative Learning Communities (ILCs) enroll in the same First Year Seminars while participating in hands-on experiential learning made possible through the collaboration of the Center for Service Learning, the Outdoor Adventure Program, Student Housing and Residential Engagement, and the Office of the First Year Experience. Descriptions of our two 2019-20 learning communities—En/Route and CORE—are below. All interested students (those who plan to commute as well as those who plan to live on campus) apply to participate in these communities through the housing portal. After applying, students will receive follow up information about the acceptance process and about enrollment in the First Year Seminars connected with the Magis Community to which they have applied.

En/Route First-year students

Known as one of Regis College’s most transformative experiences, En/Route offers an alternate pathway through the first-year experience and an invitation to put the Jesuit mission of Regis University into action. By integrating the classroom with weekly fieldwork at a local program or agency, this program contributes to the promotion of justice in the Denver area. Our writing and group discussions, focused on matters of social responsibility and advocacy, will empower you to speak articulately about justice and the common good and to connect your education to a wider reality.

Colorado Outdoor Recreation Experience (CORE)

Passionate about the outdoors? Join the CORE community and learn among others who are actively engaged in the many outdoor activities Denver has to offer. You’ll participate in outdoor safety and sustainability activities while building knowledge and skills (teamwork, collaboration, leadership) to supplement your classroom learning. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in easy-to-moderately strenuous activities including, hiking, biking, and rock climbing.


The purpose of this LLC is to provide an environment that supports student growth and development, community standards, scholarship, civility, citizenship, service and leadership. This community focuses on the question at the heart of the University's mission: "How ought we to live?

All students will have the opportunity to apply for the Living Learning programs when completing their housing applications. The students will then be notified of whether or not they are accepted before the housing process is complete. 

Please note, if you are accepted to an LLC, you can only be roommates with another member of that same LLC. You will not be able to see people in the roommate search process that are in the other LLC, or that are not involved in an LLC at all.

Please see the questions below for applying to your particular LLC so that your short answer responses may be prepared in advance.

  1. What focus will you and your housemates bring to the Ignatian community and why should you be selected as members?
  2. How would your house exemplify leadership in the context of Jesuit Higher Education?
  3. What type of service projects would your house focus on and how would you encourage others to attend your projects?
  4. What would be your expectations of your house and fellow houses in the Ignatian community?
  5. A central tenant of Jesuit Education resides in the question of "how ought we to live?" How will your Ignatian home embody this tenant and put it into action over the course of the year?
  6. Who has agreed to be your Faculty Advisor for the academic year and how are you going to include them the development of your Ignatian home?

Email with questions about the LLCs or the application process.