The College for Living is located in Louisville, Kentucky near many resources and recreational opportunities, including shopping, entertainment, grocery stores, dining, Norton Healthcare, Bellarmine University, and easy access to TARC transportation route.
Residential students have their own one-bedroom apartment equipped with a full kitchen, living room and accessible bathroom. Typical of dorm-life, residential students have shared laundry facilities and a common gathering area.
Use the photo gallery below to click through and take a tour of our one-bedroom apartments.
At the College for Living, residential students receive four hours of mentorship and one hour of instruction based on resident interests and focused on developing life skills. Core curriculum includes but is not limited to culinary skills, home economics, communications, financial literacy, and safe living. Additional educational and recreational opportunities are offered each month. Life Skills mentors leading classes provide person-centered support and have diverse backgrounds which provides a well-rounded approach to learning.
This course teaches basic meal preparation skills featuring a new topic each month. The course focuses on skill retention by offering students two opportunities to interact with the dish. The first week of the month offers Kitchen Master: Observation! where students learn how to prepare the dish with guidance from Life Skills Mentors. The second class of the month is Kitchen Master CHALLENGE! where students compete against each other to see who has mastered the dish. Challenge night is a key component of the course because the competition element motivates students to practice throughout the month.
Experience semi-independent living as a residential student, or as a commuter student!
Students who live on campus at the College for Living get to experience living on their own with added support. This model encourages students to gain responsibility and develop an individual routine that will help them be successful in attending a minimum of three weekly one-hour classes. Life Skills Mentors are on campus daily to offer support if needed. Residential students are on a path of developing the skills needed to live independently in the community. These students also have access to our 24 hour helpline for overnight support and emergency situation.
Not ready to live on your own quite yet? No problem! Commuter students have the opportunity to sharpen their life skills and build community without living on campus. Students elect how many classes they would like to attend each month and are also invited to College for Living events and outings. They also receive priority when a residential spot becomes available.