2XP Community: The Second Year Experience

*** PLEASE NOTE: Lauder College House is transitioning to a first-year house in the fall of 2023 due to renovations in the Quad. As such none of our program communities will be active for the 23-24 academic year***
In 2XP, second-year students will be able to live together in a community where they can engage in activities that support their unique needs, challenge themselves to build on their experiences, and celebrate the knowledge and talents they bring to Lauder College House. We will support each other through reflective conversations during exclusive study breaks, dinner, and events featuring special guests from campus resources. We will challenge each other through leadership development activities and trainings, mentorship initiatives, and civic engagement projects. We will celebrate each other through experience-sharing, special excursions, and showcase events throughout the academic year.
2XP is located on the 7th floor of Lauder College House. This floor includes a fitness room, wellness space, and community room with kitchen. These spaces are available for use by all Lauder College House residents.
Program Goals:
Students who participate in 2XP activities will be able to:
  • Reflect on their experiences to recognize their growth from first to second year

  • Apply their skills and knowledge to the benefit of the house and local community through mentoring and civic engagement projects

  • Connect with campus resources from a variety of departments

  • Develop meaningful relationships with community peers, faculty, and staff

  • Practice life skills in preparation for off-campus (or post-college) living environments

  • Engage in activities and discussion that promote career goals

Program Focus:

Support — activities focus on encouraging healthy self-concept and building resilience (examples: wellness activities, small-group discussions, dinners)
Challenge —activities focus on identifying skills, knowledge, attitudes to be developed, strengthened or discovered (examples: workshops, panel discussion)
Celebrate — activities focus on recognizing the skills, talents, and progress of others and developing a sense of pride in one's contributions (examples: talent showcase events, note-writing, community awards)


Open to Upperclass Students
Program Location: 7th floor, Lauder College House