Getting the most out of your First Year of College
Learning... Living... Exploring
Our Learning Communities for first-year students, allow students to learn, grow, and form communities as they explore the questions of "Who Am I" and "Who Do I Want To Be" both in and out of the classroom.
"The Learning Communities really capture and combine the two most important parts of college life: education and student cooperation. By living together, students form strong relationships that extend beyond the classroom, into the residence halls, and gave me a better college experience." (Matt, Class of 2013)
First-Year Learning Communities at Villanova University
Students in a Learning Community . . .
- Take their The Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS, a class all freshmen take) with students from their residence hall
- Live together in a freshman hall, usually on south campus
- Sign up for a THEME, which will be explored in a one-credit discussion class that meets in the residence hall each week
- close community in the residence hall
- engaged classroom discussions in ACS
- deep friendships and a feeling of community
- skill development and informed discussion on the theme of your community
Learn more about the Learning Communities and Themes