Rutgers offers our incoming first-year students with a multitude of learning community offerings. Students in first-year learning communities will enjoy the benefits of sharing common residential and academic experiences while making new friends, exploring common interests and being a part of a close community of peers. We are excited for your participation in a Rutgers Learning Community. These programs will provide you with an opportunity to connect to a community of faculty, staff, and fellow students and to receive individualized attention to build foundations for success in your first year and beyond.
All residential learning communities require an online application. Select a learning community based on your current academic interest or an academic interest area you would like to explore.
What Students Are Saying:
- “Having people you live with in the same classes was a huge help. I am doing a lot better in my classes than I would have if I did not live in a discovery house.”
- “Having a peer mentor who is knowledgeable about many aspects of education, especially research opportunities.”
- “Living with and going to class with the same people helped me to develop friendships and made the transition to Rutgers much easier.”
- “Having classes together. It made us study and learn better.”