Selection Process

When completing your housing contract, you will also have the option to apply for a Learning Community. Students may specify a first and second choice theme, as well as indicate whether they have a preferred roommate.  If you do have a preferred roommate, the roommate must also apply to be in the learning community. 

Students are selected to be in the learning community based on a variety of factors, including date of deposit, available double and triple rooms, gender, and college.  Most participants are notified of their selection the last week of July or early August.

In addition to themed learning communities, some first year students may find themselves placed in a learning community based on their housing and first year seminar (ACS) assignment. These communities are typically in some of the smaller first year residence halls on main campus. 

Applications will be available on May 1 in conjunction with the University Housing Contract available at
You must pay your deposit to hold your place in the class before being able to apply for housing and subsequently, a learning community. More information on learning communities for resident students can be found here.

Commuting students apply to be in the Commuter Leadership Learning Community. More information is available here

Selection Process

Selection Process

Information about Learning Communities is sent to all accepted new students in early April. You may select a first and a second choice themed option. You may also select just a first choice.

FAQs about Learning Communities

Applying for Residents

Applying for Commuters

Questions? Contact: 

Teri O'Brien
Office of Student Life