The Mothers Living & Learning (MLL) program is housed in Madonna Hall, a new building which opened the Fall of 2012. MLL is an innovative residential option for undergraduate single mothers and their children who would like to pursue a college degree full-time while living on campus. This program is for women who have up to two children at least 6 weeks of age and under the age of 10 during their residency. All first time residents of MLL are expected to enroll in and pass IDS 188, The Successful Single Mother class, participate in community days, and attend hall meetings. The MLL program is for students who are dedicated to continuing their education and are seeking community living opportunities that recognize they are parents as well as college students.
Both modern and eco-friendly, Madonna Hall features suites with four bedrooms, a common area with kitchenette, and a full bathroom. Each floor also has a large community area with community kitchens and free laundry.
Each student is given a key to their room and an access card for the building elevator. There is also 24-hour security available on campus. The program provides on-campus housing year-round, by contracting to live in the halls for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Madonna Hall is only closed to residents once a year, closing over Christmas Break, on the dates CSM is closed.
Along with all CSM students, MLL residents can take part in the numerous services and opportunities on CSM’s campus. This includes learning support, tutoring and career services through our Achievement Center; leadership opportunities through our Student Leadership and Organizations Office; and counseling services. Students and their children are encouraged to utilize the Lied Fitness Center as long as children are supervised.
Another important resource for MLL residents is the Director of Single Parent Success who assists all single parents at CSM. In order to support MLL residents, the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Director of Single Parent Success work collaboratively to be a resource to all MLL residents. MLL residents will attend monthly meetings to discuss upcoming events, review policies and develop a community with fellow residents. MLL residents may also become active in the Residence Hall Council and MOMS groups.
MLL students are responsible for finding and financing daycare for their children. Spellman Child Development Center is located on campus and offers convenience and quality in Early Childhood Education. For information about enrolling your child at Spellman, or for assistance locating a childcare provider, contact the Director for Single Parent Success.