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 2013-2014 academic year will be available on May 31st here. RLC Applications are accepted until July 5th at Noon. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis (so apply early!!) decision emails are sent via email on: June 13th, June 28th and July 5th. Students accepted into an RLC will participate in RLC Housing Selecton on Friday, July 19th. More questions? Contact Sarah Jones, email@example.com or 610-660-1941.
Biology, Chemical Biology & Environmental Science majors: register for BEAGLE here.
The application process for the 2013-2014 academic year is currently closed. Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year will be available in January.
Current RLC Members: