Learning Communities

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Engineering Learning Community Boats
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Live. Learn. Connect.

What is a Learning Community?

Learning Communities are groups of students with a shared academic interest and/or experience. Members of a Learning Community:

  • live together, often on the same residence hall floor
  • learn together through at least one shared class
  • connect to students, upperclass student mentors, and faculty with shared interests
  • prepare for the future through exclusive academic, social, and professional activities and events
  • benefit from academic support programs
  • take field trips and participate in community service projects
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What Do Students Say?

Who Can Be In a Learning Community?

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Learning Communities are open to any interested student during their first-year at UNL. Our Learning Communities are focused on many different academic interests, as well as one — University Exploration — for those who aren’t yet sure about their academic home at UNL. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for membership in a Learning Community, indicate your preference on your Housing Contract. 

In addition, participation in Scholar Communities is possible by invitation or alternate application processes. Please see individual Scholar Community pages for more specific application/invitation information.