Former students have claimed time and time again that the environment isn't just a community, but instead an interactive "family" of friends. Because of its size, Founders' Green continues to provide a community oriented atmosphere where students thrive and learn from one another and develop meaningful friendships that last a lifetime.
Housing is apartment-style. Apartments are three or four bedrooms, accommodating three to four students each. Each apartment also contains a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. The community, designed especially for student artists, is programmed to encourage the exploration of the foundation year and help to foster the overall community amongst its residents.
Founders' Green is the ideal hall for any resident who prefers a more community-oriented atmosphere. The complex features a secure entrance, study lounges and social lounges completely furnished with tables, chairs, couches, and televisions creating a comfortable social atmosphere. There will also be a late night dining option for students with late classes, as well as a black box performing space and a lecture hall. Studios are available for students who need space to work on their projects.
The complex's main entrance is called Latrobe House and it includes:
- A 24-hour Desk that is the central point for information and safety & security concerns
- A mailboxes and vending room that takes cash or MICARDs
- A lounge & gallery space
- A programming space for events
The Founders' Green staff works along with student leaders on the MICA campus to provide a dynamic living and learning community of artists. Programs, or educational opportunities, provide a myriad of experiences for a complete education, from teaching life skills, to broadening the minds of students on social issues, to providing a complement to the new student experience. Students will find that living on campus is enriching for their overall learning experience at MICA. Our staff provides a safe and inclusive environment where learning, creating, and growing are things that happen inside our community of amazing resident artists. Staffing for the complex includes two live-in Residential Coordinators, one Graduate Assistant for Residence Life, 12 Residential Advisors, the 24-hour Desk Assistants, and the Office of Residence Life & Off-Campus Housing.
There are several different apartment styles:
- 1 single / 1 double
- 2 singles / 1 double
- 1 double (limited)
- 2 doubles
- 4 singles
All apartments are furnished with:
- Bed-Extra Long Twin Size
- Wardrobe w/ drawers
- Homosote boards on the walls
- Kitchen table
- Kitchen chairs
- Window blinds