Residential Learning Communities

A Residential Learning Community (RLC) is a group of students who live on the same residence hall floor and have common majors, career goals, and/or personal interests.

This unique housing opportunity creates an environment for  students to succeed academically and develop strong friendships. Students interact with and learn from faculty in the classroom and within the local community. These meaningful relationships empower them to form strong academic networks and long-lasting social bonds.

Each Community has its own group-defined goals and events. However, all Communities include:

  • Rich, meaningful connections to the classroom.
  • Unique opportunities for students to learn and grow through a variety of activities and events.
  • Support from staff who are dedicated to cultivating successful student leaders.

What are the benefits?

  • Develop valuable relationships with faculty, peer instructors and upperclassmen student mentors who are ready to guide and support you.
  • Explore your major or interests on a deeper level.
  • Partner with peers to form study groups.
  • A welcoming, tight-knit community that extends to life throughout campus and beyond.

What is the cost?

  • There is no additional cost to participate.
  • Students pay the same housing rate as other students in their building.

Hear more about RLCs

Listen to Rebekah Gardner of Residence Life discuss Residential Learning Communities with Campbell’s Rhymes with Orange podcast hosts.

Which community is right for me?