Learning Communities are designed to enhance the experiences of first-year students in areas in which each student has a special interest. In special-themed groups, students from all four colleges share Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) and co-curricular activities with the same students who live in their residence halls.
The environment integrates the students' academic and social experiences by fostering strong friendships with hallmates and meaningful connections with professors. It also provides students the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of special programs, events and trips related to your community’s theme.
Students in most of the Learning Communities live together on South Campus in one of the residence halls; however, some Learning Communities are on Main Campus. They are grouped together based on a selected theme that they will explore throughout the year as part of their community experience. The theme is explored in a one-credit discussion class that meets weekly in the residence hall. Themes include: Art and Culture, Environmental Leadership, Faith and Reason, Global Community, Healthy Living and Leadership.