A learning community is a self-selected group of students who share similar academic interests and explore them together in common courses and out of classroom activities. Students in learning communities report making friends quickly. Connecting with faculty, staff and other students more easily, learning community residents are afforded unique opportunities for academic and social success and networking.
The majority of communities are residentially based, which means that participating students not only co-enroll in common first-year courses but also live in the same residence hall. Students generally take at least one course in common and some learning communities offer the additional advantage of living and learning together in a designated residence hall. These communities are a wonderful opportunity for students who are undecided about their major or want to explore a particular academic topic.
There are a multitude of learning community offerings for our new students and our current students. Special interest/themed communities with no academic coursework are also available. Explore the different offerings and choose one that best fits your interests!