Learning Communities For First-Year Students
What are Learning Communities all about? Learning Communities are an opportunity for freshman to live and learn with other students in order to enhance students’ college experience and include co-curricular cultural events related to the course as well as activities and programs within the residence hall. They are also about:
- a holistic approach to living and learning during your first year at Villanova
- centered around a theme, such as: Leadership, Healthy Living, Global Community, Art and Culture, Environmental Leadership
- the intentional pairing of a student's housing assignment and an academic course assignment: the first year seminar course, called Augustine and Culture Seminar (commonly called ACS), a class that all freshmen take
- opportunities to get to know classmates, hall mates and a faculty member in and out of the classroom
"Coming from a small town and very small school, I was really nervous about going to college. However, all of my fears quickly subsided when I joined a Learning Community and immediately made many close friends. I enjoyed being able to know my ACS classmates and professor really well for a full year. The bonds we built will last throughout college and beyond."
Caroline, College of Nursing, Class of 2013