The Office of Residence Life has partnered with multiple academic and administrative departments to design various Learning Communities housed throughout our residence halls. Learning Communities are comprised of groups of students who choose to live on the same floor or in the same residential area and focus learning opportunities on a specific interest or academic area or major. Residence Life sponsors Learning Communities specifically for first year students as well as for upperclass students.
Participation in Residential Learning Communities affords students some excellent benefits including:
- living with other students who share similar majors or interests
- the opportunity to develop close relationships with other students in the community
- focused programming opportunities related to the Learning Community theme
- the opportunity to interact closely with faculty and staff members
- participation in exclusive site visits and field trips
- Resident Assistants chosen specifically for membership in the Learning Community
Learning Communities can assist students in transitioning to SJU and can help students feel connected to the many resources offered at the University. Research shows that students who participate in Learning Communities are more likely to live in an enjoyable community, achieve a higher level of academic success from mutual discussion and study, and have better relationships with faculty and staff members due to unique and creative programming opportunities.
How to get involved in Residential Learning Communities
Incoming First-Year Students:
We welcome incoming first-year students to our Residential Learning Communities!
Applications for the Class of 2020 will be available June 1st, 2016 - July 6th, 2016
The following RLCs are open to First Year Students:
Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to get some basic questions answered that you might have about RLCs at SJU! More questions? Contact Elizabeth Ali, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-660-1941.
Open to Biology, Chemical Biology & Environmental Science majors. All BEAGLE participants will reside in the Science RLC. For more information about the Science RLC, please visit our Science RLC page.
Applications for Upperclassmen RLC Applications are now closed. Applications for Upperclassmen RLCs will open in January 2016.
The Following RLCs are open to Upperclassmen:
Visit our FAQ page for commonly asked questions about RLCs.