Meeting others, studying in groups, interacting with your professors, being active in class--these are keys to success in college. Learning Communities and Living-Learning Communities can help you do all these things.
A Learning Community is a group of students who take two to four classes together. You'll get to know your classmates more quickly and feel at ease faster than if you were facing a new group of people in each classroom. You can feel more comfortable speaking up in class because you know everyone.
Living-Learning Communities are established to provide distinctive settings where your academic success is supported through residential experiences. While you may not take classes together, Living-Learning Communities bring academics into the residence halls through on-site classes, advising and referral services, tutors and special opportunities to interact with faculty.
What’s the difference?
Learning Communities have an academic focus and you don’t necessarily live with the students in your Learning Community. In a Living-Learning Community, you will live with students who share common interests.